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Article ID: 697626

HIV Expert: “Stop Enabling HIV Epidemic, Normalize Testing”

New York Institute of Technology

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18-Jul-2018 4:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697599

Sugar-Coated Sheets Selectively Target Pathogens

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Researchers design self-assembling nanosheets that mimic the surface of cells.

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18-Jul-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697521

Why Men Might Recover From Flu Faster Than Women

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Men may recover more quickly from influenza infections because they produce more of a key lung-healing protein, a study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests.

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17-Jul-2018 10:20 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697488

Southern Research Adds Veteran Researcher as Infectious Diseases Chair

Southern Research

Southern Research announced today that accomplished researcher Dr. Babu L. Tekwani has joined the Birmingham-based organization as Distinguished Fellow and Chair of the Infectious Disease Department in Drug Discovery.

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17-Jul-2018 8:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697509

UF Researchers Zero in on Potential Threat of New Mosquito Virus

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

In a new study, Barry Alto and his research group found yellow fever and Asian tiger mosquitoes – two abundant species in Florida -- can carry the Mayaro virus.

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17-Jul-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697504

Technique May Improve Lung Delivery of Bacteria-Killing Phage

Georgia Institute of Technology

A new delivery system for bacteriophages—viruses that selectively attack harmful bacteria—could help give doctors a new way to battle lung infections that threaten older patients and people with cystic fibrosis.

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16-Jul-2018 8:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697489

NIH Awards $42 Million Grant to Fuel Research Discoveries at Tulane National Primate Research Center

Tulane University

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, $42 million grant to the Tulane National Primate Research Center to continue its mission to fight diseases and improve human health through biomedical research.

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16-Jul-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697444

Childhood Infections May Have Lasting Effects on School Performance

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Severe infections leading to hospitalizations during childhood are associated with lower school achievement in adolescence, reports a study in the July issue of The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (PIDJ). The official journal of The European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases, PIDJ is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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16-Jul-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697375

Missouri S&T Biochemical Engineer Patents Low-Cost Method of Removing Bacterial Toxins From Fluids

Missouri University of Science and Technology

By some estimates, 18 million people die each year from sepsis triggered by endotoxins – fragments of the outer membranes of bacteria. A biochemical engineer at Missouri University of Science and Technology has patented a method of removing these harmful elements from water and also from pharmaceutical formulations.Her goal: improve drug safety and increase access to clean drinking water in the developing world.

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12-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697312

Scientists ID Protein Exploited by Virus Ravaging West Africa

University of California San Diego

New research has uncovered a protein enabling the replication of arenaviruses, lethal pathogens spreading in West Africa. The research identified DDX3 as a key factor through its unexpected ability to dismantle normal human immune system defenses. The study may pave the way to new therapeutic treatments for arenaviruses and hemorrhagic fever.

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11-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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