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Newswise: Ivacaftor May Reduce Common Infections in Patients with CF
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    19-Jul-2019 12:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 715880

Ivacaftor May Reduce Common Infections in Patients with CF

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Patients with cystic fibrosis who take ivacaftor appear to have fewer respiratory infections over time than those not taking the drug, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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16-Jul-2019 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 716040

Declaration of PHEIC in DRC Should Spur Support, Not Fear

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)

The World Health Organization’s declaration today that the year-long Ebola crisis is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern is hoped to raise much-needed awareness and resources for preparedness and control efforts across the region. The decision was made following new incidents highlighting risks of repeated cross-border spread of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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18-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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    16-Jul-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 715616

First Ever State Sepsis Regulation in U.S. Tied to Lower Death Rates

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Death rates from sepsis fell faster in New York than expected – and faster than in peer states – following the introduction of the nation’s first state-mandated sepsis regulation.

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11-Jul-2019 1:00 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: The Most Successful Flat Share in the World

Article ID: 715860

The Most Successful Flat Share in the World

Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Biofilms are enormously resistant accumulations of germs, which can cause serious problems, especially in hospitals. Like a single large creature, they can spread within wounds or colonize implants or biomedical products. With novel materials and surfaces researchers intend to combat the sturdy pathogens.

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16-Jul-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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    15-Jul-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 715613

Despite Long-Term Treatment, HIV Persists in Spinal Fluid and is Linked to Cognition Problems

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Even after nearly a decade of strict HIV treatment, cells sheltering the virus could be found in the cerebrospinal fluid of half of participants in a national clinical trial of people living with HIV. Moreover, those participants had higher likelihood of cognitive deficits.

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11-Jul-2019 11:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Investigation into fungal infection reveals genetic vulnerability in Hmong

Article ID: 715820

Investigation into fungal infection reveals genetic vulnerability in Hmong

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A new study led by University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers Caitlin Pepperell and Bruce Klein has identified a specific genetic vulnerability among Hmong people that renders them more susceptible to the disease-causing fungus.

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15-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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