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ASU Biodesign Scientists Develop Improved, Potentially Safer Zika Vaccine

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ASU Biodesign Institute scientist Qiang “Shawn” Chen has led his research team to develop the world’s first plant-based Zika vaccine that could be more potent, safer and cheaper to produce than any other efforts to date.

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American Academy Of Dermatology, Dermatology, Dermatologist, Dermatology A to Z, Skin Care, Ringworm, how to identify ringworm, how to prevent ringworm, how to treat ringworm, summer skin conditions, joch itch, Fungus, fungal skin infection , Infection, skin fungus, fungus on the skin

Is It Ringworm? Signs and Symptoms

What do athlete’s foot, jock itch, and barber’s itch all have in common? They are all cases of ringworm, say dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology. However, despite its name, ringworm is a skin infection caused by a fungus, not a worm. It is very common, and your risk increases in hot, humid weather.

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Magnetic Fields Turn Up the Heat on Bacterial Biofilms

A short exposure to an alternating magnetic field might someday replace multiple surgeries and weeks of IV antibiotics as treatment for stubborn infections on artificial joints, new research suggests.

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Relieving Antibiotic Resistance: Researchers Answer Questions About E. Coli, Take Steps Toward New Treatment

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By understanding the functional differences between proteins expressed by two E. coli strains, researchers at Kansas State University are exploring new opportunities to inhibit their impacts to human health.

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Roswell Park Cancer Institute Named a U.S. News ‘Best Hospital’ For Cancer

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Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been named a 2017–18 Best Hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. The Buffalo, N.Y., comprehensive cancer center was ranked by the news outlet as 33rd among nearly 900 cancer hospitals reviewed nationwide, and was also recognized as high-performing in urology and lung cancer surgery.

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Can a Zika Outbreak Be Sustained Sexually? It’s Complicated

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Unlike other mosquito-borne outbreaks, Zika doubles as a sexually transmitted infection, with men retaining the virus 10 times longer in their semen than women do in their vaginal fluids. According to research initiated at the Santa Fe Institute, populations least likely to get tested for Zika could create a silent, sustained outbreak.

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Single Strep Bacteria Protein Sets Off White Blood Cell’s Early Warning System

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Group A Streptococcus bacteria — the cause of strep throat and flesh-eating infections — have been well studied for nearly a century. But researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences recently made a surprising discovery: strep’s M protein alone wipes out macrophages, but not other types of immune cells. The macrophages’ self-sacrifice serves as an early warning of infection to the rest of the immune system.

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"Monkey Wrench" Molecule Jams Tuberculosis Protein

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Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory were part of a recent discovery of a new molecule that attacks tuberculosis-causing bacteria by cutting off its production of a chemical necessary for its survival.

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 Allergies,  Immune cells,  Immune responses,  Infections,  Weishan Huang,  Avery August, Infections, Immune Cells, Immunue Response

Immune Cells May Be Key to Better Allergy, Infection Therapies

By learning how a recently discovered immune cell works in the body, researchers hope to one day harness the cells to better treat allergies and infections, according to new Cornell University research.







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