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Zika Infections Unlikely to Be Passed by Kissing, Casual Contact

According to researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison who conducted studies with monkeys, casual contact like kissing or sharing a fork or spoon is not enough for the virus to move between hosts. Their findings were published today (Aug. 1, 2017) in the journal Nature Communications.

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McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Claudio Soto Ph.D., Misfolded Protein Diseases, Prion Diseases, Mad Cow Disease, Creutzfeldt Jacob Disease, Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Infectious, Mitchell Center

UTHealth Research: Misfolded Form of Pancreatic Protein Could Induce Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

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The symptoms of type 2 diabetes can be induced by a misfolded form of a pancreatic protein and possibly be transmitted by a mechanism similar to prion diseases such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease), according to researchers from McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston.

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flu, Flu Shot, Pregnancy, Infant, Flu And Pregnancy

Study Finds Flu Shot During Pregnancy Helps Mom and Baby

Pregnant women and young babies are among those most at risk for complications, hospitalization, and death from the flu. While doctors have long recommended flu shots for protection, experts weren’t exactly sure how the shots affect pregnancy.

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69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, Aacc, Laboratory Medicine, diagnostic technology

SiO2 Medical Products and Sanaria Sign Agreement for Cryogenic Vials for PfSPZ Vaccine to Prevent Malaria

SiO2 Medical Products, Inc. (“SMP”), a U.S.-based designer, developer, manufacturer, and supplier of pharmaceutical packaging, labware, and consumables products, and Sanaria Inc. (“Sanaria”), a U.S.-based developer, manufacturer, and supplier of vaccines, today announced the signing of an agreement for the development, manufacture, and supply of cryogenic vials for Sanaria’s malaria vaccine, Sanaria® PfSPZ Vaccine.

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Influenza Vaccines , Cross Protective Immunity, Sang-Moo Kang, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases , National Institutes of Health, Institute for Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Researcher Gets $1.9 Million to Study Influenza Vaccines and Cross Protective Immunity

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Dr. Sang-Moo Kang, professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has renewed a four-year, $1.9 million federal grant to develop influenza vaccines that offer enhanced protection against a broad range of influenza virus strains.

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The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dermatology, dermatophyte, Nanomedicine, Dermatophytosis, Ringworm, Nitric Oxide, Research

Research on Nitric Oxide-Releasing Nanoparticles Reveals Promising Skin Infection Treatment

A research team led by Adam Friedman, MD, associate professor of dermatology at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has found that topically applied nitric oxide-releasing nanoparticles are a viable treatment for deep fungal infections of the skin caused by dermatophytes.

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Tricorder, X-Prize, Star Trek, Qualcomm, Qualcomm Tricorder Xprize, Diagnostic, Science Fiction

Livestreaming Today: Star Trek Tricorder XPrize Winning Device Presentation

Press can register here to livestream this special session through Newswise Live on Monday, July 31 at 7:30 PM EDT

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HIV, Aids Treatment, Hematopoietic Cells, HIV Reservoirs

The Cells That Stand in the Way of Curing HIV: New Discovery Expands Understanding of Bone Marrow’s Role

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The reservoirs of long-term HIV infection mean patients must keep taking daily medication for life. But a new discovery could aid the search for new drugs to clear it entirely

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GP-Based Testing for HIV Is Cost-Effective and Should Be Rolled Out in 74 Local Authorities

Offering HIV testing to people at health checks when they register at a new GP surgery in high-prevalence areas is cost-effective and will save lives, according to a study involving over 86,000 people from 40 GP surgeries

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Winning Star Trek Tricorder Device to Be Presented to Experts at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

Press can register here to livestream this special session through Newswise Live on Monday, July 31 at 7:30 PM EDT. The winner of the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition will present DxtER—a real-life tricorder—at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in San Diego. This special session will be the first time that the device is presented to researchers at a U.S. scientific conference.







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