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Article ID: 681595

Trusted Messages Key to Counter Community Concerns During Disease Outbreak

University of Louisville

Utilizing messages focused on images created by local artists and written information communicated through local dialects proved essential to counter misperceptions during the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, according to a study conducted in part by Muriel J. Harris, Ph.D., associate professor, University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences, Department of Health Promotion and Behavior Sciences.

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21-Sep-2017 3:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 680041

DNA Detectives Crack the Case on Biothreat Look-Alikes

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Biological “detectives” are tracking down biothreats such as the bacteria that causes tularemia (“rabbit fever”), but they constantly face the challenge of avoiding false positives.

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24-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 679834

Johns Hopkins Materials Scientists Probe a Protein’s Role in Speeding Ebola’s Spread

Johns Hopkins University

Scientists have pinpointed how a tiny protein seems to make the deadly Ebola virus particularly contagious.

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21-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 679434

Einstein Researchers Awarded Three NIH Grants Totaling $12Million to Fight Virulent Viruses

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

The NIH has awarded Einstein researchers three grants totaling more than $12 million to protect against three deadly viruses—Ebola, Marburg and hantavirus. Research collaborations between Kartik Chandran, Ph.D., professor of microbiology & immunology and the Harold and Muriel Block Faculty Scholar in Virology, and Jonathan Lai, Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry, have led to novel approaches for developing vaccines and treatments.

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11-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 678968

Ebola Detected in Semen of Survivors Two Years After Infection

University of North Carolina Health Care System

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found Ebola RNA in the semen of survivors two years after infection. They are calling on the World Health Organization to update its guidelines on sexual transmission.

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2-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 677926

Ebola Lingers in Survivors’ Eyes

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Three years after an Ebola epidemic swept across West Africa, researchers have found a clue to how the virus may live on in the eyes of survivors suffering from uveitis – one of the more serious and common complications of the disease.

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16-Jul-2017 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 677688

Tulane University Awarded $12 Million to Create Lassa Fever Vaccine and Treatment

Tulane University

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Tulane University more than $12 million to test a promising drug treatment against Lassa fever and develop a vaccine against the deadly disease endemic in parts of West Africa.

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11-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 676461

Influenza Virus Can Overcome Potentially Crippling Mutations

Scripps Research Institute

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have shown that for the virus that causes the flu, two wrongs can sometimes make a right.

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14-Jun-2017 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 676324

Argonne X-Rays Used to Help Identify a Key Lassa Virus Structure

Argonne National Laboratory

Research done at Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source was vital to the process of identifying the structure, which provides a guide for designing a Lassa virus vaccine. Lassa virus is endemic to Africa and kills thousands of people a year; it is particularly deadly for pregnant women.

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13-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 676281

Pregnancy Problems Not Necessarily Tied to Zika Viral Load or Dengue Fever

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Zika viral load and the degree of Zika symptoms during pregnancy are not necessarily associated with problems during pregnancy or fetal abnormalities at birth. The presence of antibodies to previously acquired dengue fever also is not necessarily linked to abnormalities during pregnancy or at birth.

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12-Jun-2017 9:05 PM EDT
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