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University At Buffalo, Superbug, Hospital Infection, Pharmacy

Ineffective Antibiotics Form Strong Teams Against Deadly Super Bacteria

A team of researchers found that combinations of three antibiotics – that are each ineffective against superbugs when used alone – are capable of eradicating two of the six ESKAPE pathogens when delivered together.

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San Diego, Palm Beach Florida, zika, Infectious Disease, zika virus

Zika Reached Miami at Least Four Times, Caribbean Travel Likely Responsible

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With mosquito season looming in the Northern Hemisphere, doctors and researchers are poised to take on a new round of Zika virus infections. Now a new study by a large group of international researchers led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) explains how Zika virus entered the United States via Florida in 2016—and how it might re-enter the country this year.

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zika virus, Genome, Sequencing, DNA, Brazil, Americas, University of Birmingham, University of Oxford

UK and Brazilian Researchers Collaborate to Uncover the Hidden Spread of Zika Virus in Brazil and the Americas Using Virus Genome Sequences

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An international research collaboration has studied the genetics of Zika virus in Brazil and beyond, providing a new understanding of the disease and its rapid spread through space and time. The research has significant public health implications and has the potential to improve responses to future outbreaks.

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Mosquito Bite, Tick Bite, Summer, Bee Stings, Disease, UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Lyme Disease

After a Wet Winter, Insects Appear with a Vengeance

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While many insects pose no threat to us, some are cause for concern.

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hep c, Hepatitis C, Liver Disease, Liver, intermountain medical center, intermountain healthcare, Sofosbuvir, Alcoholism, Transplant, Transplantation, Cirrhosis, Cirrhosis Of The Liver

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Polyomavirus, Sv40, Virus, Endoplasmic Reticulum, Microtubules, Kinesin, Viral Infections, Merkel cell carcinoma , Cell Biology

Revealed: How a Virus Tricks Our Cells Into Helping It Build Its Invasion Route

If every cell in our body is a factory, viruses are industrial spies who try to break in and take over. New findings about how one of the most mysterious types of spy – polyomaviruses -- accomplishes this feat could aid the fight against Merkel cell carcinoma, and diseases in organ transplant and cancer patients.

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Parasitic plants , Mistletoe, Seed Dispersal, Enviornment, bird ecology, Puerto Rico

Mistletoe Research May Keep You Healthy

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A new study examines the spread of mistletoe—a parasitic plant—and finds that the plant’s success is determined not only by its compatibility with a host tree, but also whether or not the plants’ fruiting seasons overlap. Knowing what factors are necessary for the parasite to spread may help scientists better understand the variability of other parasitic interactions, including infectious diseases.

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zika, Disease, Mosquito, Pregnancy

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Influenza, Viral, Immunology, BEZ235, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Influenza Virus

A New Strategy Reported to Combat Influenza and Speed Recovery

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have used a drug being developed to fight solid tumors to restore normal metabolism in flu-infected cells and reduce viral production without the threat of drug resistance

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Gonorrhea, Antibiotics, Antibiotic Resistance, Ceftriaxone, Ciprofloxacin, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Sexually Transmitted Infections, STI, STD, STI treatment, STD treatment

Scientists Develop Test to Identify Best Treatment for Gonorrhea

Researchers from UCLA have developed a laboratory test that helps physicians determine which people with gonorrhea may be more treatable with an antibiotic that has not been recommended since 2007 because of concerns that the resistance to the drug was growing.







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