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Article ID: 696554

Penn Study Reveals New Therapeutic Target for Slowing the Spread of Flu Virus

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Influenza A hijacks host proteins for viral RNA splicing and blocking these interactions caused replication of the virus to slow, which could point to novel strategies for antiviral therapies.

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Article ID: 696034

Repurposing Promising Cancer Drugs May Lead to a New Approach to Treating TB

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Promising experimental cancer chemotherapy drugs may help knock out another life-threatening disease: tuberculosis (TB).

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Article ID: 696494

New Kissing Bug Guide Published to Strengthen the Fight Against Chagas Disease

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

A guide to help battle a potentially fatal disease transferred by a blood-sucking insect called the kissing bug has been published by a task force led by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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21-Jun-2018 3:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695954

Unusually High Levels of Herpesviruses Found in the Alzheimer’s Disease Brain

Mount Sinai Health System

Two strains of human herpesvirus—human herpesvirus 6A (HHV-6A) and human herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7) —are found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease at levels up to twice as high as in those without Alzheimer’s, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai report.

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14-Jun-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696450

Turning A Phage

University of California San Diego Health

With microbial resistance to antibiotics growing into a major global health crisis, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, in collaboration with national research institutions and private industry, are leveraging hard-won expertise to exploit a natural viral enemy of pathogenic bacteria, creating North America’s first Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics (IPATH).

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Article ID: 696403

Cell-free DNA profiling a highly informative way to monitor urinary tract infections, study finds

Cornell University

Using shotgun DNA sequencing, Cornell University researchers have demonstrated a new method for monitoring urinary tract infections (UTIs) that surpasses traditional methods in providing valuable information about the dynamics of the infection as well as the patient’s biological response.

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20-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Experts Provide Tips on Keeping the Whole Family Safe and Sound in the Event of a Wildfire

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Two Children's Hospital Los Angeles experts - pulmonologist Shirleen Loloyan Kohn, MD, and psychologist Stephanie Marcy, PhD, provide tips on keeping the whole family safe and sound in the event of a wildfire.

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20-Jun-2018 1:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696308

Paws for the Handwashing Cause: Washington State Students Honored for Teaching Hygiene Education

American Cleaning Institute

A group of Kittitas (WA) students who used their school mascot Paws to help teach their classmates about good hand hygiene behaviors are the recipients of the 2018 “Healthy Schools, Healthy People, It’s a SNAP” National Award. The honor is handed out annually as part of a joint initiative from the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to promote handwashing among students.

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