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Brian VanderVen, College of Veterinary Medicine, LucA, LucA Mtb, Tuberculosis, Mycobacterium, Cholesterol, Macrophages, Fatty Acids, Microbiology, Infectious Disease, Pathogenesis

Cornell Discovery Holds Potential for Treating Tuberculosis

A recent discovery by Cornell University researchers could lead to a new, effective treatment for persistent tuberculosis infections.

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Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Attains National Accreditation

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The graduate-level Zilber School was created to to address health disparities in Milwaukee and other cities and the shortage of trained workers who practice in urban areas. Between 2013 and 2017, the school attracted more than $9.3 million in federal research grants.

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Antibiotics, Antibiotics resistance, antibiotic overuse, Infections, Bacterial Infections

The Medical Minute: Antibiotics Are Not Always the Answer

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Overuse of antibiotics can cause problems for both individual patients and the general population. That’s why it’s important to take them only for true bacterial infections.

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CMV, CMV vaccine, CMV antibodies

Antibodies Halt Placental Transmission of CMV-Like Virus in Monkeys

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Researchers from Duke University School of Medicine and Tulane National Primate Research Center report findings in monkeys that demonstrates a CMV vaccine approach that appears to be capable of protecting the animal’s fetus from infection.

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HIVAIDS, Alcohol Use, Antiretroviral Therapy, risky drinking, Medication Adherence, Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence

At-Risk Alcohol Use Predicts Lower Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy among Persons with HIV/AIDS

Advancements in antiretroviral therapy (ART) have allowed people living with HIV/AIDS to maintain a quality of life similar to those without HIV infection. Medication adherence is key, however, as non-adherence to ART can lead to poorer HIV suppression, decreased CD4 cell count, and an increased risk for antiretroviral drug resistance. Prior research has shown that alcohol use is common among persons living with HIV/AIDS, and that the rate of current heavy drinking may be almost double that of the general population. This study examined whether “at-risk” alcohol use – defined as more than three drinks per day for women and more than four drinks per day for men – was associated with ART non-adherence among persons living with HIV/AIDS.

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Infection Control, Superbugs, ultraviolet light

Fighting Back Against Antimicrobial Resistance Using New Technology

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Antimicrobial resistance is a growing problem, as some infections that used to be easily cured are now immune to even our most powerful antibiotics.

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Antibiotic Resistance, University of Birmingham

New Study Links Antibiotic Resistance to Common Household Disinfectant Triclosan

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Scientists from the University of Birmingham and Norwich Research Park have discovered a link between a major mechanism of antibiotic resistance and resistance to the disinfectant triclosan which is commonly found in domestic products.

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West Nile Virus, Predictive Modeling, mosquito control

Keep Your Guard Up Against West Nile Virus, Say South Dakota Scientists

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West Nile Virus, Predictive Modeling, mosquito surveillance, mosquito control, NASA Applied Science Public Health and Air Quality Program, South Dakota Department of Health, Earth imaging satellites

Keep Your Guard Up Against West Nile Virus

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Use insect repellent and wear protective clothing when we’re outside in the evening— even when it doesn’t feel like mosquitoes are biting. It’s West Nile Virus season!

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Enviromental Health, Endocrine Disruptors, BPA, Environmental Justice

“Science in the Service of the People”

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“Are you unhappy with your environment?” asked the flyer for a Town Hall meeting at the Faith Temple Holy Church in Chester, PA, held earlier this month. Residents gathered for a Q&A with environmental scientists, Rev. Horace Stand, church pastor and founder of the Chester Environmental Partnership (CEP), and long-time Chester residents and CEP members Dolores and John Shelton.







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