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New coronavirus could lead to pandemic

University of Georgia

With news that the coronavirus called 2019-nCoV is capable of spreading from human to human, many are concerned about the possibility of a new pandemic, and that is not outside the realm of possibility, according to Jeff Hogan, a professor and infectious disease expert at the University of Georgia, who studied the SARS coronavirus extensively.

Channels: All Journal News, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, China News, Southeast Asia News,

Released:
24-Jan-2020 1:10 PM EST
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Newswise: Disarming bacteria with mucus and phages

Disarming bacteria with mucus and phages

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Millions of people are treated with antibiotics each year for infections or as a preventative measure. Two teams of NIBIB-funded scientists have been working to find alternative solutions for treating bacterial infections, especially antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Channels: All Journal News, Drug Resistance, Infectious Diseases, Nature (journal), Grant Funded News,

Released:
24-Jan-2020 12:15 PM EST
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Newswise: Here, There and Everywhere: Large and Giant Viruses Abound Globally

Here, There and Everywhere: Large and Giant Viruses Abound Globally

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

In Nature, a team led by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) researchers uncovered a broad diversity of large and giant viruses that belong to the nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses (NCLDV) supergroup, expanding virus diversity in this group 10-fold from just 205 genomes.

Channels: Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Infectious Diseases, Microbiome, Public Health, West Nile Virus, Zika Virus, Nature (journal), DOE Science News, All Journal News,

Released:
23-Jan-2020 2:25 PM EST
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Newswise: Wistar Joins Global Effort to Expedite Coronavirus Vaccine Development for Outbreak Originating in China

Wistar Joins Global Effort to Expedite Coronavirus Vaccine Development for Outbreak Originating in China

Wistar Institute

Wistar announces today that they are part of a team to develop a vaccine against the recently emerged strain of coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that has infected hundreds in China and other countries, including the U.S., and resulted in numerous deaths to date. Wistar is part of a collaboration funded by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).

Channels: Cell Biology, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, China News,

Released:
23-Jan-2020 1:50 PM EST
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23-Jan-2020 11:45 AM EST
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Wuhan Coronavirus in the United States: How to Stay Healthy

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

An infection prevention and control expert at Rutgers University discusses what is known about the new infectious disease and who is most at risk

Channels: Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, China News, Southeast Asia News,

Released:
23-Jan-2020 11:40 AM EST
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