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Sulfonation, Hiv Replication, Ltr Regulation

Novel Regulatory Step During HIV Replication

A previously unknown regulatory step during human immunodeficiency (HIV) replication provides a potentially valuable new target for HIV/AIDS therapy, report researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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Plasmodium Falciparum, Malaria, Defensin Mimetic, Mosquitos, Peptide Anti Infectives, Polymedix

Novel Antibiotic Class Also Active against Malaria Parasite

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A new class of antimicrobial agent with broad-spectrum activity has been found to also kill Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes the most lethal form of human malaria.

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flu, Vaccine, Flu Shot, Canadian Institutes Of Health Research, Cihr, Plos Medicine, Dr. Jeff Kwong, Universal Vaccination, Ontario, Infectious Disease

Universal Vaccination Associated with Reductions in Influenza-related Deaths, Hospitalizations and Doctor Visits

A long awaited Canadian study on the effectiveness of universal vaccination for seasonal influenza was published by Canadian researchers yesterday in the open access journal PLoS Medicine. The study was led by Dr. Jeff Kwong, a CIHR-funded researcher at the Institute of Clinical and Evaluative Sciences and an assistant professor at the University of Toronto.

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Infections, Disease, Antibiotics, Novabay Pharmaceuticals, Anti Microbial, Pathogens, MRSA, Microbiology, Icaac/Idsa, N Chloroamine, White Blood Cells

What the World Needs Now: Safe Non-Antibiotic Anti-Infectives

At the upcoming first-ever joint meeting of the American Society for Microbiology and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (48th Annual ICAAC/IDSA 46th Annual Meeting, October 25-28, 2008, in Washington, D.C.), Emeryville, CA.-based NovaBay Pharmaceuticals presented four posters and an oral presentation regarding the company's topical anti-microbial program.

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MRSA, Nasal Screening

Researchers Downplay MRSA Screening as Effective Infection Control Intervention

Three Virginia Commonwealth University epidemiologists are downplaying the value of mandatory universal nasal screening of patients for MRSA, arguing that proven, hospital-wide infection control practices can prevent more of the potentially fatal infections.

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Antibiotic Resistance, Rna Polymerase, Myxopyronin, DNA

Researchers Find Clue to Antibiotic Resistance

UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham) researchers have discovered how one highly effective antibiotic finds and destroys its targeted bacteria. The findings could have great implications for combating antibiotic resistance and promoting antibiotic efficiency. In research published online Oct. 22 in Nature, the UAB team pinpointed the place on bacteria where an antibiotic called myxopyronin launches its attack, and why that attack is successful.

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Breastfeeding, BYU, UTAH, Cholera, Ccr10, Immunity

Study Shows How Breastfeeding Transfers Immunity to Babies

A BYU-Harvard-Stanford research team has identified a molecule that is key to mothers' ability to pass along immunity to intestinal infections to their babies through breast milk.

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Tuberculosis, Vaccine, BCG, TB, Immune Response

Research Identifies Promising Type of TB Vaccine

A recombinant vaccine against tuberculosis shows promise, Saint Louis University researchers find.

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Infammatory Bowel Disease, Pro Inflammatory Cells, Immunology

Bugs in the Gut Trigger Production of Important Immune Cells

A new study reveals that specific types of bacteria in the intestine trigger the generation of pro-inflammatory immune cells, a finding that could eventually lead to novel treatments for inflammatory bowel disease and other diseases.

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Pandemic, flu, Quarantine, Food, Distribution, School, Closing, Education, Red, Cross, Emergency, Response, Disease, Spread, Census, Infect, Virus

Pandemic Flu Models Improve Food, Quarantine Strategies

A presentation on October 12 at the INFORMS Annual Meeting will describe pandemic flu models that can help organizations improve their food distribution and school closing strategies in the event of such an emergency. The models are flexible so that multiple scenarios can be investigated to see which options meet an organization's specific goal.







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