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Improved Pneumonia Treatment Focus of Current MSU Research

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Streptococcus pneumoniae likely is not a term immediately recognizable by most individuals, even if they have had unpleasant run-ins with the common bacterium. However, experts at Mississippi State University are pioneering pathways to new treatment options.

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Presidential Debate: Expert Panel Gives Scientific Analysis of Candidates' Performances

Four expert panelists each day will present their analyses and answer your questions live and face-to-face. This event will be virtual. You can attend with any device -- PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device (with a webcam) – anywhere with good bandwidth. To participate (ask questions) in the meeting, you must be on video, just as a normal news conference. Register below for guaranteed seating; there is limited seating in the virtual room. Eight experts (four at each event) will present their analyses. The diverse expert team (7 universities and an institute) will analyze both candidates during the debates for their gestures, facial expressions (including smiles--number, type, appropriateness, etc.), posture, language, including sentiment, tone, inflammatory language, repetition, vocabulary, sentence structure, metaphors, framing, themes, suggestions, subtlety, nuance, honesty (deceit/lies—explicit and implicit), transparency, gender issues, and more...

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Dodge the Flu: Get Your Shot

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The American Academy of Pediatrics updated its annual influenza season guidelines, withdrawing the child-friendly nasal flu vaccine, FluMist, this year. Here’s what you need to know to stay ahead this flu season.

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Antibody Discovery Could Help Create Improved Flu Vaccines

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators report they have discovered a type of immune antibody that can rapidly evolve to neutralize a wide array of influenza virus strains – including those the body hasn’t yet encountered.

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CHORI Study Reveals Potential Improvements for Effectiveness of Meningococcal Vaccines

A study conducted by UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) scientists shows greatly improved protective antibody responses to a new mutant vaccine antigen for prevention of disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis - also known as meningococcus - that has the potential to improve the current vaccines for meningitis.

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TSRI and IAVI Researchers Harness Antibody Evolution on the Path to an AIDS Vaccine

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A series of new studies led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative describe a potential vaccination strategy to jump-start the selection and evolution of broadly effective antibodies to prevent HIV infection.

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Dengue Vaccine Could Increase or Worsen Dengue in Some Settings

The only approved vaccine for dengue may actually increase the incidence of dengue infections requiring hospitalization rather than preventing the disease if health officials aren’t careful about where they vaccinate, new public health research published Sept. 2 in Science suggests.

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Georgetown Professor Says #YellowFever Remains a Global Threat; Advocates Expanding Ring of Vaccination

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New Collaborative Effort Aims to Improve Adult Vaccination Rates Within Primary Care Setting

A new quality improvement initiative that aims to create effective solutions in optimizing adult vaccination rates was announced today. The program, the Adult Immunization Project, is a collaboration among the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), Duke Primary Care, Pfizer, and Premier. Researchers will jointly work to develop evidence-based interventions to support indicated adult vaccination practices among providers in the Duke Health system

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Medical Considerations for International Travel

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Nanovaccine Could Enhance Cancer Immunotherapy, Reduce Side Effects

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Researchers have created a nanovaccine that could make a current approach to cancer immunotherapy more effective while also reducing side effects.

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Don't Miss THIS on Your Back-to-School List, Say Rutgers Pediatric Experts

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Each year, the pilgrimage for new school supplies is a given as the summer draws to a close. But one thing you should be sure to include on your back-to-school checklist is a call to the pediatrician to ensure your child’s vaccinations are up to date, Rutgers pediatric specialists say.

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Expert: Vaccines to Counter Opioid Addiction Showing Promise

Expert can speak on the promise of vaccines to counter heroin addiction and broader efforts to address opioid addiction. Roger Crystal, M.D., CEO of Opiant Pharmaceuticals, has an interest in this area inspired by his company’s own efforts to develop opioid antagonist nasal sprays and other innovative formulations for the treatment of substance abuse disorders, addictive disorders and eating disorders.

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Nanoparticle That Mimics Salmonella Counteracts Chemotherapy Resistance, Protein’s Role in Cell Division, A Novel MRI Method, and MORE in the Cancer News Source

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Mutational Tug of War Over HIV's Disease-Inducing Potential

A study from Emory AIDS researchers shows how the expected disease severity when someone is newly infected by HIV reflects a balance between the virus' invisibility to the host's immune system and its ability to reproduce.

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Vaccine Developed for Devastating Pig Virus

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University of Saskatchewan scientists at the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization International Vaccine Centre have developed and tested a prototype vaccine against Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) which has so far killed more than eight million pigs and cost more than $400 million in lost income since 2013.

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Flu Nasal Spray Provides Similar Protection Against Influenza as Flu Shot: Study

For the study, The research team conducted a three-year trial in a Hutterite colony, where people live communally and are relatively isolated from cities and towns, to determine whether vaccinating children and adolescents with the flu nasal spray provided better direct and community protection than the standard flu shot.

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Distraction Techniques Can Soothe Shot Anxiety During This Year’s Flu Season

A typical visit to the pediatrician when it is time for a child to get a shot can include tears, tantrums and might not seem worth the trouble. But with the FluMist not being offered by many physicians this year due to ineffectiveness, doctors at Nationwide Children’s Hospital recommend your child still get the flu shot. To calm shot-related anxiety, parents can ask their pediatrician about distraction techniques to help comfort their child when receiving a shot.

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TSRI Scientists Pinpoint Ebola’s Weak Spots

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Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute now have a high-resolution view of exactly how the experimental therapy ZMapp targets Ebola virus.

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Tips on Avoiding Illness at Major Events (Like the Olympics) and Projections for a Zika Vaccine

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Zika isn’t the only health concern now that the games have begun in Rio. Massive crowds from around the globe will be at the Olympics, and that means a world-class array of germs will mix with them. Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert Gregory Poland, M.D., offers several tips for avoiding illness when you are around lots of people, whether at the Olympics, a professional sports event, convention, concert or other major event.







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