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TB, molecular tests, Molecular Testing, Tuberculosis, Harvard Medical School, Fluoroquinolones, Genetic Mutations, Clinical Infectious DIseases, Maha Farhat, Carole Mitnick, Drug Resistance

Predicting TB's Behavior

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Novel molecular tests that detect certain genetic mutations in tuberculosis are as good in predicting response to treatment and risk of dying as old-fashioned drug-sensitivity tests done in lab cultures. The results stem from a head-to-head comparison between standard culture-based drug-sensitivity tests and molecular tests that detect specific genetic mutations that make TB resistant to treatment. The findings, based on analysis of 171 samples obtained from patients in Lima, Peru, should provide reassurance of molecular tests’ reliability as predictor of overall treatment outcome.

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Influenza, gut microbiome, Flavonoids

Natural Compound Coupled with Specific Gut Microbes May Prevent Severe Flu

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a particular gut microbe can prevent severe flu infections in mice, likely by breaking down naturally occurring compounds — called flavonoids — commonly found in foods such as black tea, red wine and blueberries.

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Infectious Diseases, hand, foot and mouth, Pediatrics

The Medical Minute: Preventing the Spread of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

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Hand, foot and mouth disease may sound scary to a parent unfamiliar with the condition, but for young children, it’s nearly as common – and about as serious – as catching a cold.

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Ebola

Ebola Detected in Semen of Survivors Two Years After Infection

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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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Northern Arizona University, HIV, Ecoss, Bruce Hungate, Center for Ecosystem Science and Society

NAU Researcher Collaborates on Study of Risk Factors for HIV in Men

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According to a new paper published in the scientific journal mBio, an increase in some types of bacteria living under the foreskin can increase a man’s risk of HIV infection by up to 63 percent.

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Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Disease, Vaccination, Children, Hpv Vaccine, Mmr Vaccine, Chicken Pox, Back To School Tips, Chicago

Loyola Pediatric Infectious Disease Physician Dispels Vaccine Myths Ahead of Back-to-School Physicals

Nadia Qureshi, MD, pediatric infectious disease physician at Loyola University Medical Center, and assistant professor of pediatrics at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, sheds light on some common myths about vaccines.

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Hepatitis B research, hepatitis B virus (HBV)

Infectious Disease Expert Says a New Generation of Antiviral Therapies Is Urgently Needed Against Hepatitis B

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Southern Research scientist Dr. Raj Kalkeri says a new generation of antiviral therapies is urgently needed against hepatitis B, a chronic disease affecting 240 million people whose cure has proved elusive.

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69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, Infectious Diseases, Influenza, flu, flu testing, flu outbreaks, Antibiotic Resistance, Laboratory Medicine, clinical laboratory testing, influenza surveillance

Two Innovative Methods Could Help to Predict Flu Outbreaks and Prevent the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance

Researchers have discovered new methods that could improve treatment for infectious diseases by enabling earlier detection of influenza outbreaks and curtailing inappropriate antibiotic usage. The findings were presented today at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in San Diego.

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Sickle Cell Disease, Sickle Cell Anemia, Chicago, Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza Headliner Jidenna to Visit UIC Hospital

Lollapalooza performer Jidenna, a Wondaland artist, will visit patients in the UI Health Sickle Cell Center on Aug. 3. AllOneBlood, a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to empowering people suffering from sickle cell and eradicating the disease, is organizing the visit.

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HIV, vorinostat, Assay

Vorinostat Renders Dormant HIV Infection Vulnerable to Clearance

For the first time researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed an assay that can measure antigen production and clearance caused by a latency-reversing agent.







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