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Article ID: 714308

Quick DNA test for malaria drug resistance is life-saver, holds promise for other diseases

Vanderbilt University

Drug-resistant malaria is prevalent in Southeast Asia and may spread. Doctors currently can tell whether powerful malaria drugs will work through or a DNA duplication method that allows for optical detection of a disease’s biomarkers, but it's tough to use in low-resource areas.

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12-Jun-2019 2:30 PM EDT
Newswise: New vulnerability found in major human viruses
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    11-Jun-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 713936

New vulnerability found in major human viruses

PLOS

Discovery of a new feature of a large class of pathogenic viruses may allow development of new antiviral medications for the common cold, polio, and other illnesses

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4-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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    9-Jun-2019 3:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 713707

Sun-Exposed Oyster Mushrooms Help Patients Fight Tuberculosis

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

In a new study, researchers show that sun-exposed oyster mushrooms offer a readily available source of vitamin D that can help TB patients respond better to anti-TB drugs by improving immune response.

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3-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: NIH Grant Funds $23 Million Study of Diseases Affecting People Living with HIV

Article ID: 714089

NIH Grant Funds $23 Million Study of Diseases Affecting People Living with HIV

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a seven-year, $23 million grant to researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System to study HIV and the chronic illnesses that often accompany HIV infection, including cardiovascular and lung disease, diabetes, and cancer.

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7-Jun-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Newswise: The Nicotine in E-cigarettes Appears to Impair Mucus Clearance
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    7-Jun-2019 12:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 713906

The Nicotine in E-cigarettes Appears to Impair Mucus Clearance

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

E-cigarette vaping with nicotine appears to hamper mucus clearance from the airways, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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4-Jun-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 713937

New Minimally Invasive Procedure Treats Debilitating Swallowing Disorder

Loyola University Health System

Loyola Medicine is among the first centers in Illinois to offer a new minimally invasive procedure to treat a debilitating swallowing disorder called achalasia. There are no incisions or scars, minimal pain and a fast recovery.

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4-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Many Kids with Pneumonia Get Unnecessary Antibiotics, Chest X-Rays

Article ID: 713896

Many Kids with Pneumonia Get Unnecessary Antibiotics, Chest X-Rays

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Preschool children with community-acquired pneumonia often receive unnecessary tests and treatment at outpatient clinics and emergency departments, according to a nationally representative study led by Todd Florin, MD, MSCE, from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

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4-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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