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Discovery: Many White-Tailed Deer Have Malaria

By chance, scientists have discovered a malaria parasite that infects white-tailed deer. It’s the first-ever malaria parasite known to live in a deer species and the only native malaria parasite found in any mammal in North or South America.

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AMP Updates Pathology Residency Curriculum Recommendations

The paper provides residency programs with specific recommendations from subject matter experts on 10 major molecular pathology topics: basic molecular pathology goals and laboratory management; basic concepts in molecular biology and genetics; technology; inherited disorders; oncology; infectious diseases; pharmacogenetics; histocompatibility and identity; genomics, and information management.

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Columbia Experts Answer Questions About the Zika Virus

Columbia University Medical Center and Mailman School of Public Health experts offer insight into the arrival of the Zika virus in South America and the Caribbean.

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UF/IFAS Faculty Experts Can Talk About the Connection Between Mosquitoes and the Zika Virus.

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Johns Hopkins Study Identifies Possible Marker for Recurring HPV-Linked Oropharyngeal Cancers

A look-back analysis of HPV infection antibodies in patients treated for oropharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancers linked to HPV infection suggests at least one of the antibodies could be useful in identifying those at risk for a recurrence of the cancer, say scientists at The Johns Hopkins University. A report on the study is published in the February issue of Cancer Prevention Research.

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University of Georgia to Collaborate with GeoVax on Zika Vaccine

The University of Georgia announced Wednesday that it has entered into a collaborative research agreement with GeoVax Labs Inc. to develop and test a vaccine to prevent the emerging and virulent Zika virus infection.

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Molecular Switch Lets Salmonella Fight or Evade Immune System

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered a molecular regulator that allows salmonella bacteria to switch from actively causing disease to lurking in a chronic but asymptomatic state called a biofilm.

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C. diff Study Provides Insight Into Antibiotic Resistance, Infection Risks

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Exposure to specific antibiotics is linked to the development of certain strains of antibiotic-resistant C. difficile, one of the fastest growing bacteria superbugs, according to a new study published by Stuart Johnson, MD, of Loyola University Health System (LUHS), Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM) and the Hines VA Medical Hospital.

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The Medical Minute: Understanding Who's at Risk for Zika Virus

If you hadn’t heard of the Zika virus, chances are that has changed with recent reports of outbreaks of the mosquito-borne illness in Latin America, and possible cases in the United States.

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Findings of a Preliminary Study Find Correlation between Exceptionally Hot and Dry Winter in Northeast Brazil and Outbreak of the Zika Virus

Preliminary findings published in The Lancet, one of the world’s most prestigious journals

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Sexual Aspect of Zika Adds Whole New Layer of Complex Management, UB Expert Says

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University of Maryland School of Medicine Experts Available to Discuss Zika Virus

As it spreads throughout South and Central America and beyond, Zika presents a unique challenge to health officials and to the public. University of Maryland School of Medicine infectious disease specialists can offer insight into the virus, its potential hazards, and the possibility that it may spread to the U.S.

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Mosquito Expert on Zika Virus: ‘I Am Confident We Will See Transmission This Summer’

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Baylor University Biology Professor Richard Duhrkopf, Ph.D., says, "Given what is happening in the Caribbean and South America, the threat of Zika virus is real for the U.S."

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7 Things You Should Know About the Zika Virus

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How concerned should you be about Zika virus? Colorado State University researchers weigh in on the topic.

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Real Time Outbreak Surveillance Using Genomics Now Possible in Resource-Limited Conditions

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New research published in Nature has shown how genome sequencing can be rapidly established to monitor outbreaks.

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Experts at #GWU Available to Comment on the #Zika Virus

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Whooping Cough Booster Vouchers Don’t Boost Immunization Rates of Caregivers

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A team of researchers lead evaluated the feasibility and impact of different interventions aimed at increasing the number of Tdap vaccinated caregivers.

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Georgetown Infectious Disease Expert Comments on Possible Case of Sexually Transmitted Zika Virus

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