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zika, zika virus, microcephaly , Virology, Animal Model, Monkey, nonhuman primates

New Animal Model for Zika Developed at Texas Biomed Useful for Testing Vaccines and Treatments

An alternative animal model that mimics key features of the Zika virus infection, including its lingering presence in bodily fluids, has been developed at Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio.

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typhoid fever

Typhoid Fever Toxin Has a Sweet Tooth

Although the insidious bacterium Salmonella typhi has been around for centuries, very little is actually known about its molecular mechanisms. A new study from researchers at the College of Veterinary Medicine addresses this knowledge gap and may lead to novel, targeted treatments.

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Influenza, Missed Work Time, reduced productivity, Journal Of Occupational And Environmental Medicine

Influenza Leads to Increased Missed Work Time

Employees with laboratory-confirmed influenza have more lost work time—including absences and reduced productivity while at work—compared to those with other types of acute respiratory illness (ARI), reports a study in the December Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

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Virus, Rhinovirus, cold, Common Cold, Chimpanzees, Uganda, Diseases, Infectious Diseases, Biochemistry, Veterinary Medicine, Epidemiology

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Peace Corps Volunteer Goes From Senegal to ... Wherever She Chooses

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Nurse scholar rewarded for her Peace Corps service and her promise.

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irritable bowel disease

Study Highlights the Need for Research Into Prevention of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America have seen a rise in incidence of inflammatory bowel disease as they have become increasingly industrialised and westernised, a new study has found.

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Dengue Virus

Common Fungus Helps Dengue Virus Thrive in Mosquitoes

A species of fungus that lives in the gut of some Aedes aegypti mosquitoes increases the ability of dengue virus to survive in the insects, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Science Education, Science Education Alliance-PHAGES , SEA-PHAGES , SEA-PHAGES program, David Asai, Undergraduate Research

How to Keep Students in Science

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Thousands of undergraduates engage in real scientific discovery through HHMI’s Science Education Alliance. A new analysis finds that they are more likely to persist in science than students who take traditional laboratory courses.

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zika, Vaccine

Good News from Trio of Phase One Zika Vaccine Trials

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More than 90 percent of study volunteers in the 3 trials who received the investigational vaccine demonstrated an immune response to Zika virus.

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Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Infection Control

Vanderbilt Health Receives National Designation for Excellence in Infection Prevention

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is the first health system in the nation to receive the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Program of Distinction designation, an acknowledgement of excellence for infection prevention and control programs that meet stringent standards established by the association.







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