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Penn Team Tracks Rare T Cells in Blood to Better Understand Annual Flu Vaccine

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A team has found a way to identify the small population of circulating helper T cells present in the blood after an annual flu vaccine to monitor their contribution to antibody strength. A technique that identifies these helper immune cells could inform future vaccine design, especially for vulnerable populations.

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Micro-RNA May Amplify Effectiveness of Sorafenib in Difficult Liver Cancer Cases

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Only 25% of patients respond to sorafenib treatment, so researchers have endeavored to understand its mechanism of action and discover a way to boost its effectiveness.

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Malaria, Infectious Diseases, Global Public Health

New Grant Boosts UC San Diego-Led Malaria Research Program

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An international research team, led by principal investigator Elizabeth A. Winzeler, PhD, professor in the pediatric division of host-microbe systems and therapeutics at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, and colleagues have received a three-year, $4.7 million supplemental grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance their development of improved therapies for malaria eradication and elimination.

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Immunity, Immunology, Antibodies, zika, Virus, Vaccine, Birth Defect, Congenital, Dna Vaccines, Clinical Trials

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Yeast Found in Babies’ Guts Increases Risk of Asthma

University of British Columbia microbiologists have found a yeast in the gut of new babies in Ecuador that appears to be a strong predictor that they will develop asthma in childhood. The new research furthers our understanding of the role microscopic organisms play in our overall health.

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HIV, Transplantation

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Ulcerative Colitis, Inflamamatory Bowel Disease (Ibd), Crohn's Diease, Digestive Diseases, Vitamin D, Vitamin D Levels, Colonoscopy, Relapses, Remission, Cathelicidin, Protein, Microbiome, flare-up, clinical remission, Colon, colon disease, Gastroenterology And Hepatology

Lower Serum Vitamin D During Remission Increases Risk of Clinical Relapse in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis

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A new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has found that lower levels of vitamin D in the blood increase the risk of clinical relapse in patients with Ulcerative Colitis (UC), an inflammatory bowel disease that causes long-lasting inflammation and ulcers in the colon. The study was published in the February issue of the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

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Infectious Diseases, Aaas Fellow, Biomedical Sciences, Medical Eduction, Scientists, infectious microorganisms, Immunology, Biomedical Research, Aaas Public Engagement Fellows

NYITCOM’s Martinez Named AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellow

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Luis Martinez, Ph.D., is an infectious disease researcher selected as a Fellow in the second cohort of the AAAS Alan I. Leshner Leadership Institute for Public Engagement with Science.

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Flu Vaccine, CDC, Center For Disease Control, Influenza

Success of This Year's Flu Vaccine: U-M Experts Available

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Appendectomy, Appendicitis, Antibiotics, Children

Antibiotics Could Be Alternative to Surgery as Treatment for Appendicitis

A study by researchers at the University of Southampton shows that antibiotics may be an effective treatment for acute non-complicated appendicitis in children, instead of surgery. The systematic review of existing literature is published in Pediatrics.

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Dermatology, Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, antibiotic resisistance, antiomicrobial resistanc, MRSA

Antibiotic Effective Against Drug-Resistant Bacteria in Pediatric Skin Infections

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterial scourge that is resistant to most common antibiotics and thus difficult to treat, particularly in children where it commonly causes complicated skin and skin structure infections. In a randomized, controlled clinical trial — the first of its kind — a multi-institution research team reports that daptomycin, part of a new class of antibiotics currently approved only for use in adults, is effective and well-tolerated in children.

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Microbiomes, Exomoons, Solar Nebula, Ferroelectrics, and More in the DOE Science News Source

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Foot-and-Mouth Crises to Be Averted with Vaccination Strategy

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Future outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) can be controlled effectively and quickly with vaccinations – saving millions of pounds and hundreds of thousands of livestock – according to research by the University of Warwick.

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Ulcer, stomach bug, Helicobacter Pylori, Pathogen, Pathogen Evolution

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Intestinal Microbes, Immune System, gut microbes, Microbes and Immune System, Microbial, Microbial influence, Gut Bacteria, Gut Bacteria and Health, Gut Interactions, Bacteria, Intestines, GUT, Immune Cells

Scientists Monitor Crosstalk Between Intestinal Microbes and Immune System

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Harvard Medical School researchers have successfully “listened in” on the crosstalk between gut microbes and the immune system.

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Cancer, Cancer Care Center, Leukemia, Acute Leukemia, ALL acute lymphoblastic leukemia, AML

Specialized Cancer Centers Play a Role in Survival of Adolescents and Young Adults with Acute Leukemia

A UAB study shows specialized treatment sites contribute to better survival rates for those with acute leukemia.

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hemagtology, JCI Insight, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Histiocytosis, Langerhans, HLH, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, press release, news, Research

Doctors Treat Deadly Cancerous Disorders with Gene-Guided, Targeted Therapy

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Genomic testing of biopsies from patients with deadly, treatment-resistant cancerous blood syndromes called histiocytoses allowed doctors to identify genes fueling the ailments and use targeted molecular drugs to successfully treat them. Researchers report their data in Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight (JCI Insight). They recommend the regular use of comprehensive genomic profiling at diagnosis to positively impact clinical care,

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zika, Pregnancy, Miscarriage, Placenta

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Antibiotic Resistance, Microbes, Infection, klebsiella pneumonia

Queen’s Researchers Make Breakthrough in Fight Against Superbug

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered why a lethal superbug is so resistant to the last line antibiotic meaning potential treatments could now be developed to fight the killer infection.







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