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Article ID: 692381

How Pathogenic Bacteria Prepare a Sticky Adhesion Protein

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Researchers at Harvard Medical School, the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of Georgia have described how the protein that allows strep and staph bacteria to stick to human cells is prepared and packaged. The research, which could facilitate the development of new antibiotics, will appear in the April 6 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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Article ID: 692148

New Blood Test Found to Predict Onset of TB Up to Two Years in Advance

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

A new blood test has been found to more accurately predict the development of tuberculosis up to two years before its onset in people living with someone with active TB, according to research published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, an American Thoracic Society journal.

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Article ID: 691983

Finnish Study Reveals Large Drop in Infection-Related Deaths Following Kidney Transplantation

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• The risk of death due to infectious causes after kidney transplantation in Finland has dropped by half since the 1990s. • Common bacterial infections remain the most frequent cause of infection-related deaths among transplant recipients.

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30-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691995

For a Better Influenza Vaccine, Focus on the Neglected “N”

University of Chicago Medical Center

In the April 5, 2018 issue of the journal Cell, researchers push for greater emphasis on the neglected viral-surface influenza protein neuraminidase. For decades, flu vaccines have concentrated on hemagglutinin. The authors maintain that a focus on neuraminidase could lower infection rates and lessen severity.

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Article ID: 692242

How Did Gonorrhea Become a Drug-Resistant Superbug?

University of North Carolina Health Care System

UNC School of Medicine researchers have identified mutations to the bacterium Neisseria gonnorrhoeae that enable resistance to ceftriaxone that could lead to the global spread of ceftriaxone-resistant “superbug” strains.

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Article ID: 692244

Faster Diagnostics, Personalized Antibiotics Needed to Halt Superbugs

Cornell University

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Article ID: 692158

Peer Influence, Better HIV Counseling Could Encourage More Boys in Africa to Be Circumcised

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

With research showing that male circumcision reduces the odds of getting HIV through heterosexual sex by 60 percent, more boys and young men – primarily those between the ages of 10 and 19 – are having the procedure done, largely in eastern and southern African nations where circumcision is rarely performed at birth.

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Article ID: 692097

Scripps Research Discovery Paves Way for Better Flu Prevention, Treatment

Scripps Research Institute

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a new aspect of the flu virus and how it interacts with antibodies in the lungs.

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2-Apr-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692123

Some Animal Viruses May Survive in Imported Feed Ingredients

South Dakota State University

Seven of the 11 animal viruses tested can potentially survive the transglobal journey from Asia or Europe to the United States in at least two commonly imported feed ingredients. That means feed biosecurity should be a major priority.

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Article ID: 692103

Fred Hutch Tip Sheet - 04/03/18

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

The Fred Hutch Tip Sheet includes story ideas about: New paths to malaria prevention; proteins involved in muscular dystrophy; pathogen-associated cancers; lung cancer in women who never smoked; financial impact of cancer care; more

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2-Apr-2018 10:05 PM EDT
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