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Aggressive UTI Bacteria Hijack Copper, Feed Off It

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Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria — those at the root of hard-to-treat urinary tract infections (UTIs) — hijack trace amounts of copper in the body and use it as a nutrient to fuel growth. The finding suggests blocking this system may starve E. coli infections, opening the door to treating UTIs using drugs that work differently from traditional antibiotics.

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Wayne State Receives $1.8 Million NIH Grant to Research and Work Toward Improved Cholera Treatments

With the help of a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health, researchers at Wayne State University are using a new zebrafish animal model to better understand how V. cholerae acts as a human pathogen, enabling future research to identify new therapeutic treatments as well as targets for environmental remediation. The grant is entitled “Mechanisms for Vibrio cholerae colonization and pathogenesis in zebrafish.”

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Art Therapy, Racial Indentity, Preventing Falls, Cystic Fibrosis Trial, and More in the Children's Health News Source

Click here for the latest research and features on Children's Health.

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High Dose Influenza Vaccine Leads to Lower Rate of Hospitalization From Respiratory Illnesses in Nursing Home Residents

CLEVELAND – In the largest nursing home study to date on the effect of a high dose (HD) flu vaccine, researchers found that vaccines with four times the antigen of standard flu (SD) vaccines significantly reduced the risk of respiratory and all-cause hospitalization during flu season. The study found a 12.7 percent relative reduction in the incidence of hospitalization for respiratory illness, such as pneumonia, and an 8.5 percent reduction of all-cause hospitalizations among residents on Medicare who lived at nursing homes that received HD instead of SD flu vaccines. The findings are published in the journal The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

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Essential Oils Can Assist with Livestock Digestion, Study Finds

Kansas State University researchers have found that essential oils can play a role in livestock health.

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Embargoed AJPH Research: Gestational Weight Gain, Disparities in Hydration, Zika in Brazil

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about: Gestational weight gain and maternal obesity, disparities in hydration status, Zika and reproductive rights in Brazil

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The American Dermatological Association will Co-Sponsor the American Academy of Ophthalmology Recommendation on Herpes Zoster (Shingles) Vaccination for Patients 50 Years and Older

The American Dermatological Association joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in their recommendation for Shingles vaccines in appropriate patients over the age of 50.

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A Step Closer to Halting the Spread of Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya

Upstate Medical University researcher Anna Stewart Ibarra, Ph.D., M.P.A., and her colleagues have created a mathematical model that can serve as a guide to make monthly predictions on when people are at greatest risk for contracting mosquito-borne viruses, such as dengue, Zika and chikungunya, due to climate conditions.

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UW-Led Center Plays Key Role in Finding Zika-Transmitting Mosquito in State

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The new Upper Midwestern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases, led by the University of Wisconsin–Madison, this week identified the Asian tiger mosquito, which can spread the Zika virus, for the first time in Wisconsin.

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Skin Vaccination with Microneedle Patch, Influenza Fusion Protein Improves Efficacy of Seasonal Flu Vaccines, Study Finds

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A boosting skin vaccination with a biodegradable microneedle patch and protein constructed from sequences of influenza virus subtypes could improve the effectiveness of conventional influenza vaccines, according to a study led by Georgia State University.







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