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Article ID: 565609

Major Study Examines CF Survival Rates and MRSA Infections

Case Western Reserve University

A team of researchers led by Elliott Dasenbrook, MD, MHS, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and Associate Director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program at University Hospitals Case Medical Center’s Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital today published the findings from a major study about cystic fibrosis (CF) survival rates.

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Article ID: 565631

2009 H1N1 Vaccine Protects Against 1918 Influenza Virus; Cross-Protection Helps Alleviate Bioterrorism Concerns

Mount Sinai Health System

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have determined people who were vaccinated against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus may also be protected against the lethal 1918 Spanish influenza virus, which killed more than 50 million people worldwide.

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Article ID: 565615

How Bacteria Boost the Immune System

Loyola University Health System

Scientists have long known that certain types of bacteria boost the immune system. A new study is showing how bacteria perform this essential task.

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Article ID: 565627

Vitamin D May Protect Against Influenza and Other Viruses

Greenwich Hospital

Vitamin D may help reduce the incidence and severity of viral respiratory tract infections including influenza, according to a new study conducted by investigators at Greenwich Hospital and Yale University School of Medicine.

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Article ID: 565392

New Immunizations Guidelines Everyone Should Know

Butler University

Summer is all about barbeques and lazy days at the pool. It’s also a good time to start thinking about preparing for flu season, and the vaccinations you or your child may need for the upcoming year, says Carrie Maffeo, a professor of pharmacy at Butler University, who specializes in immunizations.

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Article ID: 565412

The Key to Better Infection Control is Better Disinfecting Tools

BioNeutral Group

Currently, disinfecting formulations can take more than 10 minutes after application to eradicate a microorganism, and they are often toxic formulations. The amount of time required for effectiveness and the harm the products inflict on the environment make this an unrealistic and unviable solution to the problem. One scientist may have found an effective alternative.

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Article ID: 565537

New Progress for HIV/AIDS Therapeutic Vaccine As First Trial Moves Forward

GeoVax Labs

According to Melanie Thompson, Principal Investigator at The AIDS Research Consortium of Atlanta (ARCA). "A vaccine that enhanced the body's ability to control HIV and delayed or decreased the dependence on anti-HIV drugs would be a major breakthrough for HIV treatment."

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New Grant Supports Development of Antimicrobial Sutures to Combat Infection

PolyMedix

A new discovery may help curb surgical site infections (SSI) through the use of a novel antibiotic agent that can be incorporated into sutures.

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Directly Observed HIV Treatment by Patient-Nominated Treatment Supporter Improves Survival

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Community-based model of directly observed therapy has no effect on virologic outcomes, but significantly improves HIV patient survival.

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Treatment with Naturally Occuring Protein Prevents and Reverses Brain Damage Caused by Meningitis

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Studies suggest role for IL-10 in prevention and treatment of potentially devastating neurological disease in newborns.

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