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Released: 20-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Association for Molecular Pathology Releases Survey Findings and Recommendations to Improve Implementation of European Union’s In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation
Association for Molecular Pathology

The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), the premier global, molecular diagnostic professional society, today released the results of its Impacts of the European Union (EU) In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR) Survey. The anonymous survey was created and administered to molecular diagnostics professionals around the world to determine current levels of understanding, assess broad implications, and identify future trends related to the new regulation.

Released: 19-Feb-2024 8:05 PM EST
Studies find flu vaccines were effective in 2022-2023 flu season
Regenstrief Institute

The prospect of the worrisome triple threat of COVID, RSV and flu was assuaged last year by the effectiveness of flu vaccines.

19-Feb-2024 5:00 AM EST
Droughts may trigger HIV transmission increase among women in rural sub-Saharan Africa, study finds
University of Bristol

Droughts have the potential to increase the spread of HIV for women living in rural parts of Africa, researchers at the University of Bristol have found.

Released: 15-Feb-2024 2:00 PM EST
UIC research helps create new antibiotic that evades bacterial resistance
University of Illinois Chicago

New drug inspired by images that captured how bacteria block antibiotic activity

   
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Released: 15-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Magnetic fields kill bacteria that infect medical implants
UT Southwestern Medical Center

The same technology at work in induction cooktops cut the amount of bacteria present in a prosthetic joint infection when used in conjunction with antibiotics in a mouse model, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report in a new study.

13-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Study Reveals Accelerated Aging in Women Living With HIV
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Women with HIV experience accelerated DNA aging, a phenomenon that can lead to poor physical function, according to a study led by Stephanie Shiau, an assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Rutgers School of Public Health.

Newswise: Scientists discover hidden army of lung flu fighters
Released: 14-Feb-2024 11:05 PM EST
Scientists discover hidden army of lung flu fighters
University of California, Riverside

Scientists have long thought of the fluid-filled sac around our lungs merely as a cushion from external damage.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Medicine-Led Study Shows Rapid COVID-19 Tests Done at Home are Reliable
Released: 13-Feb-2024 11:00 PM EST
Johns Hopkins Medicine-Led Study Shows Rapid COVID-19 Tests Done at Home are Reliable
Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a study involving nearly 1,000 patients seen at the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital (BCCFH) during a five-month period in 2022 — researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine, the University of Maryland School of Medicine and five other collaborators report that a rapid antigen test (RAT) for detecting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can be used at home with accuracy comparable to the same test being administered by a health care professional.

Released: 13-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
Life doesn't stop at age 65. Get the latest on seniors and healthy aging in the Seniors channel
Newswise

Below are some of the latest research and features on this growing population of older adults in the Seniors channel on Newswise.

Newswise: New Trial Highlights Incremental Progress Towards a Cure for HIV-1
Released: 13-Feb-2024 9:00 AM EST
New Trial Highlights Incremental Progress Towards a Cure for HIV-1
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

A new clinical trial, led by clinicians and researchers at the UNC School of Medicine, show that the combination of the drug vorinostat and immunotherapy may modestly shrink the latent HIV reservoir, but more work needs to be done in the field to create a cure.

Newswise: Researchers Develop Economical Tool to Facilitate Identification of Disease-Causing Pathogens
12-Feb-2024 2:00 PM EST
Researchers Develop Economical Tool to Facilitate Identification of Disease-Causing Pathogens
Southern Methodist University

SMU nanotechnology expert MinJun Kim helped a team of researchers at The University of Texas at Austin to develop a less expensive way to detect nuclease digestion – one of the critical steps in many nucleic acid sensing applications, such as those used to identify COVID-19.

   
Newswise: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles RECOVER Study Collaborators Publish Comprehensive Report on Long COVID Symptoms in Children
Released: 12-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles RECOVER Study Collaborators Publish Comprehensive Report on Long COVID Symptoms in Children
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of 10 pediatric sites involved in the nationwide Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery (RECOVER) Initiative, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health to improve the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of long COVID in children.

Released: 12-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
Long COVID-19 is linked to chronic pain conditions
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Therapies for pain conditions like fibromyalgia provide clues for helping those with long COVID, finds a new University of Michigan study.

Released: 12-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Encefalite: Especialista da Mayo Clinic explica por que o tratamento precoce é importante
Mayo Clinic

A Encefalite é uma doença que envolve a inflamação ou inchaço do cérebro. Isso pode acontecer devido a infecções ou problemas no sistema imunológico, e o tratamento precoce é importante.

Released: 12-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
التهاب الدماغ: يشرح خبير من مايو كلينك سبب أهمية العلاج المبكر
Mayo Clinic

التهاب الدماغ هو مرض ينطوي على التهاب أو تورم الدماغ. ويمكن أن يحدث بسبب التهابات أو مشكلات تصيب الجهاز المناعي، والعلاج المبكر لتلك الحالة مهم. يقول ساروش إيراني، بكالوريوس الطب والجراحة.، طبيب الأعصاب، وباحث في مايو كلينك في جاكسونفيل، فلوريدا أنه لهذا السبب من الضروري رفع مستوى الوعي.

Released: 12-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Encefalitis: Experto de Mayo Clinic explica por qué es importante el tratamiento temprano
Mayo Clinic

La Encefalitis es una enfermedad que implica inflamación o hinchazón del cerebro. Esto puede suceder debido a infecciones o problemas con el sistema inmunológico, y el tratamiento temprano es importante.

Released: 7-Feb-2024 5:10 PM EST
UTHealth Houston report in NEJM: Deadly fungal infection acquired during surgery in Mexico led to death and brainstem, blood supply injuries
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

A life-threatening mold infection known as health care-associated Fusarium solani meningitis can be associated with a delayed, but devastating, injury to the brainstem and its blood supply among those infected, according to physicians from UTHealth Houston.

Newswise: New Approach to Tackling Bacterial Infections Identified
5-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
New Approach to Tackling Bacterial Infections Identified
Mount Sinai Health System

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified a new approach to controlling bacterial infections. The findings were described in the February 6 online issue of Nature Structural & Molecular Biology.

Newswise: How T cells combat tuberculosis
Released: 6-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
How T cells combat tuberculosis
La Jolla Institute for Immunology

Scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) have uncovered important clues to how human T cells combat the bacterium that causes tuberculosis.

Newswise: A rare recent case of retrovirus integration: An infectious gibbon ape leukaemia virus is colonising a rodent’s genome in New Guinea
Released: 5-Feb-2024 10:05 PM EST
A rare recent case of retrovirus integration: An infectious gibbon ape leukaemia virus is colonising a rodent’s genome in New Guinea
Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.

Retroviruses are viruses that multiply by incorporating their genes into the genome of a host cell. If the infected cell is a germ cell, the retrovirus can then be passed on to the next generation as an “endogenous” retrovirus (ERV) and spread as part of the host genome in that host species.

   
Newswise: Sexually transmitted infections among older adults pose a global public health challenge
Released: 5-Feb-2024 10:05 PM EST
Sexually transmitted infections among older adults pose a global public health challenge
University of Oslo

People around the world live longer than ever before. The number of people above the age of 60 will almost double by 2050, according to WHO.

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Newswise: Creating a Virus-Resistant Bacterium Using a Synthetic Engineered Genome
Released: 5-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
Creating a Virus-Resistant Bacterium Using a Synthetic Engineered Genome
Department of Energy, Office of Science

To improve bioproducts productivity, researchers have engineered the genome of E. coli to make it immune to viral infections.

   
Released: 5-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Mild Covid-19 infections make insomnia more likely, especially in people with anxiety or depression
Frontiers

A survey of people who had been diagnosed with Covid-19 but never hospitalized found that 76% developed insomnia — and anxious or depressed people were more vulnerable.

1-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
Immune response, not acute viral infections, responsible for neurological damage, McMaster researchers discover
McMaster University

For years, there has been a long-held belief that acute viral infections like Zika or COVID-19 are directly responsible for neurological damage, but researchers from McMaster University have now discovered that it’s the immune system’s response that is behind it.

Released: 2-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
Machine learning to battle COVID-19 bacterial co-infection
University of Queensland

University of Queensland researchers have used machine learning to help predict the risk of secondary bacterial infections in hospitalised COVID-19 patients.

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Released: 1-Feb-2024 5:00 PM EST
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT: Nurses -- The Most Trusted Profession in an Age of Mistrust
Newswise

For 21 years, nurses have consistently been the most trusted profession, according to the yearly Gallup poll. (The new poll will be issued by the end of January). Dr Rushton, who specializes in burnout, will speak on trust, moral injury, and how nurses cope in this day and age.

Released: 1-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
Had COVID-19 But Your Friend Didn’t? Why the Difference?
Cedars-Sinai

Investigators in the Department of Computational Biomedicine at Cedars-Sinai wanted to find out which factors influenced susceptibility to COVID-19 infection and disease severity the most. Was it genetics? Or was it home environment, meaning the germs circulating throughout your everyday life?

Released: 31-Jan-2024 12:05 PM EST
Detecting hepatitis viruses in wastewater
Ruhr-Universität Bochum

In addition to collecting water samples from the Rhine-Herne canal and the Emscher river over the course of a year, Fiona Rau had access to further wastewater samples from 21 sewage treatment plants in NRW.

   
Released: 31-Jan-2024 12:05 PM EST
New and highly infectious E. coli strain resistant to powerful antibiotics
University of Birmingham

A new type of E. coli that is both highly infectious and resistant to some antibiotics has been discovered.

Newswise: Engineering viruses to kill deadly pathogens
Released: 31-Jan-2024 12:05 PM EST
Engineering viruses to kill deadly pathogens
Northwestern University

Northwestern University researchers have successfully coaxed a deadly pathogen to destroy itself from the inside out.

Released: 30-Jan-2024 2:05 PM EST
Our winter of discontent: Get the latest news on the flu in the Influenza channel
Newswise

The latest research and expertise on the flue can be found in the Influenza channel on Newswise.

Released: 30-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST
DNA particles that mimic viruses hold promise as vaccines
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Using a virus-like delivery particle made from DNA, researchers from MIT and the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard have created a vaccine that can induce a strong antibody response against SARS-CoV-2.

Released: 30-Jan-2024 9:30 AM EST
Tomato juice’s antimicrobial properties can kill salmonella
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

Tomato juice can kill Salmonella Typhi and other bacteria that can harm people's digestive and urinary tract health, according to research published this week in Microbiology Spectrum, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

   
Newswise: People Are Inclined to Hide a Contagious Illness While Around Others, Research Shows
Released: 29-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST
People Are Inclined to Hide a Contagious Illness While Around Others, Research Shows
Association for Psychological Science

A startling number of people conceal an infectious illness to avoid missing work, travel, or social events, new research at the University of Michigan suggests.

Newswise: How the coronavirus defends itself against our immune system
Released: 24-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST
How the coronavirus defends itself against our immune system
University of Göttingen

Over 700 million people were infected and almost seven million died, making SARS-CoV-2 the most devastating pandemic of the 21st century.

Released: 22-Jan-2024 8:00 AM EST
Spike in Influenza, COVID-19, and Other Respiratory Illnesses Can Lead to Rise in Cardiovascular Complications
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai cardiologists warn about the risk of heart problems during winter for American Heart Month

18-Jan-2024 10:05 AM EST
New Criteria for Sepsis in Children Based on Organ Dysfunction
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Clinician-scientists from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago were among a diverse, international group of experts tasked by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) with developing and validating new data-based criteria for sepsis in children. Sepsis is a major public heath burden, claiming the lives of over 3.3 million children worldwide every year. The new pediatric sepsis criteria – called the Phoenix criteria – follow the paradigm shift in the recent adult criteria that define sepsis as severe response to infection involving organ dysfunction, as opposed to an earlier focus on systemic inflammation.

Released: 19-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST
Bacterial meningitis damages one in three children for life
Karolinska Institute

One in three children who suffer from bacterial meningitis live with permanent neurological disabilities due to the infection.

Released: 19-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST
Don't wait for an emergency to get the latest emergency medicine news
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Find the latest research and features on emergency medicine in the Emergency Medicine channel on Newswise.

       
Newswise: Antibiotics highjack bacterial immunity
Released: 19-Jan-2024 12:05 PM EST
Antibiotics highjack bacterial immunity
Cluster of Excellence “Controlling Microbes to Fight Infections” (CMFI)

Molecular defense system protects bacteria from viruses and at the same time makes them susceptible to antibiotics.

Released: 19-Jan-2024 8:05 AM EST
Study sheds light on how viral infections interact with our bodies
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Much of what we know about viral respiratory infections like COVID-19 and influenza comes from studies of symptomatic patients.

Released: 19-Jan-2024 7:05 AM EST
Climate change linked to spread of diarrheal illness
University of Surrey

Temperature, day length and humidity have been found to be linked to the increased spread of a diarrhoeal illness a new study from the University of Surrey reveals.

Released: 19-Jan-2024 7:05 AM EST
FIFA World Cup ends with win for Argentina and COVID-19, new research finds
York University

The 2022 FIFA World Cup ended with a tight win for Argentina over France on penalties, but it was also a triumph for SARS-CoV-2 with a significant jump in the number of cases, some of which York University researchers say could have been prevented.

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Released: 18-Jan-2024 3:05 PM EST
How 'late-rising' T cells combat a stubborn virus
La Jolla Institute for Immunology

“We found sort of a special ‘flavor’ of CD4+ T cells critical for clearing this chronic virus replication,”



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