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Article ID: 571941

Trap Tricks Pregnant Mosquitoes With Enticingly Lethal Maternity Ward

Tulane University

Innovative trap fights dengue fever by preying on mosquitoes' motherly instincts.

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20-Dec-2010 1:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 571789

Giant African Rats Successfully Detect Tuberculosis More Accurately than Commonly Used Techniques

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH)

Trained giant African rats increased positive TB detection rates by 44 percent over microscopy, the most commonly-used technique for diagnosing TB, according to a new study released in the December issue of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

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14-Dec-2010 8:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 571709

New Tuberculosis Test to Have Worldwide Impact

Rutgers University

The WHO's endorsement of a new DNA-based test for tuberculosis has the potential to help millions of people worldwide. The prime developer of the test is Dr. David Alland of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

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10-Dec-2010 3:25 PM EST
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Article ID: 571669

You Could Have a Flu Christmas About You…Unless You Are Vaccinated

Rutgers University

Elvis sang of a blue Christmas, but a 'flu Christmas' would be even worse. The dean of UMDNJ-SOM says there is still time to get a vaccine to make sure you don't give or get the gift of flu this year.

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9-Dec-2010 5:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 571668

There’s a New ‘Officer’ in the Infection Control Army

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins scientists have identified a previously unrecognized step in the activation of infection-fighting white blood cells, the main immunity troops in the body’s war on bacteria, viruses and foreign proteins.

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9-Dec-2010 4:35 PM EST
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Article ID: 571590

Milestone in Fight Against Deadly Diseases: Scientists Work Together to Map and Solve 500 Protein Structures

Center for Infectious Disease Research, formerly Seattle Biomedical Research Institute (Seattle BioMed)

Scientists at Seattle Biomedical Research Institute (Seattle BioMed) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have reached a major milestone in the effort to wipe out some of the most lethal diseases on the planet. As leaders of two large structural genomics centers, they’ve experimentally determined 500 three-dimensional protein structures from a number of bacterial and protozoan pathogens, which could potentially lead to new drugs, vaccines and diagnostics to combat deadly infectious diseases.

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8-Dec-2010 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 571422

Case Report: Near-Lethal Bout of Swine Flu Successfully Treated with Heart-lung Machine and Lung Transplant

Johns Hopkins Medicine

According to the critical care experts at The Johns Hopkins Hospital who treated him, Allen Bagents, 24, of Arlington, Va., is the least likely person anyone ever expects to get sick, let alone suffer a six-week, potentially fatal bout with the swine flu, better known as H1N1 influenza.

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3-Dec-2010 2:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 571468

Research Fuels Hope for Hard-To-Treat Hepatitis C Patients

Saint Louis University Medical Center

The outlook for patients with hepatitis C continues to improve as results from a clinical trial led by a Saint Louis University researcher found that the drug boceprevir helped cure hard-to-treat patients.

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6-Dec-2010 12:00 PM EST
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    4-Dec-2010 8:00 AM EST

Article ID: 571419

Researcher Unveils New Approach to Blocking Malaria Transmission

University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago researcher Dr. John Quigley unveils a new approach to blocking malaria transmission during the American Society of Hematology's annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.

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3-Dec-2010 12:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 571411

Flu Vaccines for Children May Reduce Illness in Children and Adults, Costs

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

A wide-scale study of the effectiveness of flu vaccine in children is needed in Europe to fully assess the benefits, not only in keeping the kids from getting sick, but limiting the spread of flu to adults. That is the conclusion of a doctor at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, writing in the December issue of The Lancet Infectious Disease journal based in London.

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3-Dec-2010 12:00 PM EST
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