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Article ID: 696222

Researcher Pursues Updated Vaccine Against Whooping Cough

West Virginia University

To remain effective, the pertussis vaccine must be modified to keep pace with evolving bacteria. As the vaccines' efficacy is declining, Heath Damron, an assistant professor in the WVU School of Medicine, is pursuing innovations to strengthen the vaccine and still keep it safe.

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18-Jun-2018 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696006

Composition of Complex Sugars in Breast Milk May Prevent Future Food Allergies

University of California San Diego Health

The unique composition of a mother’s breastmilk may help to reduce food sensitization in her infant, report researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine with colleagues in Canada.

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12-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695683

Killing bacteria by silencing genes may be alternative to antibiotics

Penn State College of Medicine

A new approach to killing C. difficile that silences key bacterial genes while sparing other bacteria may provide a new way to treat the most common hospital-acquired bacterial infection in the United States, according to researchers.

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6-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695573

Older Adults with Asthma Are Happier When They Have More Say in Their Care

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

A new study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows that a greater desire by older asthma patients for involvement in medical decision-making was associated with a better quality of life

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5-Jun-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695182

Asthma and Flu: A Double Whammy

Universite de Montreal

Vaccinating asthmatic pre-schoolers against influenza could dramatically reduce their risk of being hospitalized after an attack, Canadian researchers find.

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29-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 677920

How an Enzyme Repairs DNA, Controlling DNA-Based Robots, Neural Stem Cells Helping to Repair Spinal Cord Injuries, and More in the Cell Biology News Source

Newswise

The latest research and features in cell biology in the Cell Biology News Source

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1-Jun-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695067

Adolescents with Hay Fever Have Higher Rates of Anxiety and Depression, Lower Resistance to Stress

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

An article published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows allergies can have serious, far-reaching consequences, especially on adolescent sufferers.

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24-May-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695003

Parents Want Better Food Labeling in Schools to Help Keep Their Kids with Food Allergy Safe

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

One in five parents did not feel that their child with food allergy was safe while at school, according to results of a national survey published in BMC Pediatrics. While most of the 289 parents surveyed reported that their child’s school had implemented at least one food allergy policy, they felt that more could be done.

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23-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694978

Penn Researchers Identify Cellular Source of Molecule Implicated in Nasal Polyps, Asthma Attacks

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A new discovery about how the immune system responds to common sinus infections and asthma could explain why patients develop these issues in the first place and ultimately may lead to improved targeted therapies.

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23-May-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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