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The University of Kansas Cancer Center Joins Other National Cancer Institute-Designated Centers to Endorse Updated HPV Vaccine Recommendations

Statement supports shorter dosing schedule, urges action to increase national vaccination rates

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Thyroid Awareness Month, Thyroid Awareness, Thyroid, Otolaryngology, Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Self Exam, Early Detection, Thyroid Disease, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Health System, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Gland, January

January Is Thyroid Awareness Month

Mount Sinai Doctors Stress Importance of Self-Examinations for Early Detection

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Clostridium Difficile, fecal transplant, Colonoscopy, human microbiome, oral capsule, Rebiotix, Gastroenterolgy

Mayo Clinic Enrolls First Patient in Phase 1 Study of Orally Delivered Capsule to Treat Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection

Mayo Clinic announced today that it has enrolled the first patient in a phase one study of a unfrozen oral capsule formulated to treat Clostridium difficile infection.

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Research, Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Colon Cancer

‘Collateral’ Lethality May Offer New Therapeutic Approach for Cancers of the Pancreas, Stomach and Colon

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Cancer cells often delete genes that normally suppress tumor formation. These deletions also may extend to neighboring genes, an event known as “collateral lethality,” which may create new options for development of therapies for several cancers.

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Northwestern to Lead Trial for Rare Cancer Patients

CHICAGO --- A novel national trial for people with no established alternative to treat their rare cancers is being co-led by Northwestern Medicine investigators, who helped conceive of and develop the project.The clinical trial called DART will offer eligible cancer patients a combination of two immunotherapy drugs that help reactivate the patients’ own immune system to fight cancer.

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Vaccine, Immune System, pathogenic particles, Biophysics, biophysical

Biophysics Plays Key Role in Immune System Signaling and Response

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How big you are may be as important as what you look like, at least to immune system cells watching for dangerous bacteria and viruses.

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Penn Study Identifies Potent Inhibitor of Zika Entry Into Human Cells

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Researchers identified a panel of small molecules that inhibit Zika virus infection, including one that stands out as a potent inhibitor of Zika viral entry into relevant human cell types. They screened a library of 2,000 bioactive compounds for their ability to block Zika virus infection in three distinct cell types using two strains of the virus.

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HIV Therapy Could Be Contributing to Syphilis Outbreak

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Drugs used to treat HIV could affect how the body responds to syphilis, inadvertently contributing to a current outbreak, a new study suggests.

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Nerve, Nerve Damaging Protein, Protein Particles, Prions, Bacteria, Misfolded Protein, Clostridium botulinum, C. Botulinum, Forming Prions, Bacterial Survival, Amyloid

New Trick Up Their Sleeve

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Nerve-damaging protein particles called prions have long been known to exist in mammals. Now, in a surprising discovery, investigators from Harvard Medical School report they have found evidence that bacteria can also make prions. Prions—self-propagating clumps of misfolded protein—have been identified as the cause of several rare but universally fatal neurodegenerative conditions, including bovine spongiform encephalopathy, popularly known as mad cow disease.

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Herpes Simplex Virus 2, vaccine candidates, PLoS Pathogens

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GeoVax to Collaborate with Georgia State on Development of Hepatitis B Therapeutic Vaccine

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The Georgia State University Research Foundation has entered into a research collaboration agreement with GeoVax Labs, Inc., a Georgia-based biotechnology company developing human vaccines, to advance development of a therapeutic vaccine for treatment of chronic Hepatitis B infections.

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Dermatology, Sarcoidosis, Tech, APP, Apple, Rare Diseases, Research

Penn Medicine Launches First Apple ResearchKit App for Sarcoidosis Patients

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Penn Medicine today launched its first Apple ResearchKit app, focused on patients with sarcoidosis, an inflammatory condition that can affect the lungs, skin, eyes, heart, brain, and other organs. The effort marks Penn’s first time using modules from Apple’s ResearchKit framework, as part of the institution’s focus on mobile health and innovative research strategies.

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Endocrine Society, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism , Endocrinology, Type 1 Diabetes, Microbiome, Microbiota, Intestinal Bacteria, Inflammation

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Parents Struggle with When to Keep Kids Home Sick From School; Experts on Peanut Allergies Weigh In on New Guidelines; A Better Way to Test for Jaundice, and More in the Children's Health News Source

Click here for the latest research and features on Children's Health.

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Jaundice, Bilirubin, unbound bilirubin, total serum bilirubin, preterm babies, Preterm Infants, Premature Baby, Neonate, NICU, Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson

Rutgers Study Finds Better Way to Test for Jaundice

Researchers at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has found a more accurate test for jaundice, finding that measuring solely for the level of unbound bilirubin rather than total serum bilirubin would more accurately determine the risk of neurotoxicity.

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Duke Health, Infections Diseases, Mrsa Infections, UV disinfection, UVC , Acinetobacter, C Difficile, vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium, drug-resistant bacteria, drug-resistant organisms, drug-resistant bacterial pathogens, Hospital Safety, Hospital Infection Rates, Infection Control, CDC, CDC Prevention Epicenters Program, Niaid, National Center f

UV Light Can Aid Hospitals’ Fight to Wipe Out Drug-Resistant Superbugs

A new tool -- a type of ultraviolet light called UVC -- could aid hospitals in the ongoing battle to keep drug-resistant bacteria from lingering in patient rooms and causing new infections.

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antibiotic resisistance, Infection Control

Creighton Expert Available to Talk About Antibiotic Resistant Infections and Antibiotics

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Leishmania, persistent infection, Latent Infection, Immune System

Persistent Infection Keeps Immune Memory Sharp, Leading to Long-Term Protection

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Microbes can persist in people for years after an illness, even in people who are healthy and immune to recurrence. Now, researchers have found a clue to this seeming paradox: Persistent microbes are constantly multiplying and being killed, keeping the immune system prepared for any new encounters.

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Vaccine, Pneumonia Vaccinations, flu, Whooping Cough, Shingles, shingles prevention, Flu Prevention, Pneumonia, Prevnar, Tdap

FOUR Important Vaccines Adults Shouldn’t Skip

Vaccines are an important part of routine healthcare for adults, seniors and women who are pregnant. Older adults and seniors need protection against infectious illnesses just like children do. Dr. Cathleen Veach lists the four most important vaccines for adults.

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Parents Struggle with When to Keep Kids Home Sick From School

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Opinions among parents differ when it comes to how sick is too sick to stay home, or the importance of sick day consequences such as parents missing work or kids missing tests.







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