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First Case in Texas: Four Ways to Protect Against West Nile Virus from Dr. Ross Tobleman

Follow the "four Ds" to prevent infection and decrease the spread of West Nile Virus this summer.

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Measles-Flu Comparison Yields Insights for Vaccine Design

By comparing flu viruses to the virus that causes measles, researchers fine-tuned a tool that may enable faster vaccine design.

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Trending Stories Report for 22 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: swelling magnets; using genetics to fight dengue fever; cybersecurity; Hubble finds 'Nasty' star; ventilation and patient survival; food security; gamification in business; and cancer research on implants to improve glioma treatment.

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Mosquito Sex-Determining Gene Could Help Fight Dengue Fever

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Researchers with the Fralin Life Science Institute at Virginia Tech have identified a gene responsible for sex determination in mosquitoes that can transmit yellow fever, dengue, and chikungunya viruses.

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Anti-Stroke Drug Effective Treatment for Middle-Ear Infections, Researchers Say

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An existing anti-stroke drug is an effective treatment for middle-ear infections, showing the ability to suppress mucus overproduction, improve bacterial clearance and reduce hearing loss, according to researchers at Georgia State University and the University of Rochester.

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Helping Doctors Predict What’s Next for Patients Diagnosed with Hepatitis C

As more Baby Boomers are screened for hepatitis C, a patient risk prediction model developed by the University of Michigan Health System, may help doctors target costly medications to those most likely to develop serious liver issues.

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Re-Engineered Antibiotic Shows Potential for Treatment of Drug-Resistant Bacteria

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Researchers led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have developed a second-generation antibiotic that shows early effectiveness against common bacterial infections that pose a serious health threat to children and adults. The findings appear today in the scientific journal Science Translational Medicine.

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Study Suggests Health and Social Inequities May Drive HIV Infection in Young Men Who Have Sex with Men

Researchers at New York University’s Center for Health, Identity, Behavior & Prevention Studies (CHIBPS) sought to identify the factors associated with incident HIV infection among a cohort of racially/ethnically and socioeconomically diverse YMSM.

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UF/IFAS Scientists Zero in on Brown Dog Tick Control

Brown Dog Ticks can drive homeowners and their canines to extreme measures. But new research from UF/IFAS scientists can help alleviate the problem.