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Article ID: 713091

New Project Funded by NCI, NIDA, Aims to Eradicate Hepatitis C in Eastern Ky. County

University of Kentucky

With $15 million from the National Cancer Institute and National Institute on Drug Abuse and a donation of 900 doses of a 12-week treatment from Gilead Sciences Inc., University of Kentucky's Jennifer Havens has the goal of eradicating HCV in Perry County, Kentucky.

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17-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 713089

New findings could lead to improved vaccinations against sexually transmitted infections

King's College London

In a study published today in the Nature Communications, researchers from King's College London have shown how skin vaccination can generate protective CD8 T-cells

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17-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 713097

Pet Talk: The Importance of Flea & Tick Control

Texas A&M University

Tick season is here and flea season is soon to follow. These pests don’t just annoy our cats and dogs, but they also serve as vectors that spread a large number of diseases between animals.

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17-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712973

For Many HIV+ Women, Daily Survival Takes Precedence Over Viral Suppression

Georgetown University Medical Center

According to scientists who study women infected with HIV, statistics often paint an impressionist view of the lives of these women that misses the granular detail that tells the real story. The imprecise big picture is that most of this population is doing a good job at suppressing the virus, but facts gathered on the ground show that many struggle with issues of daily living that can make taking a pill to keep HIV at bay difficult.

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16-May-2019 8:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 712992

The Medical Minute: Protecting Against Measles

Penn State Health

“The only way to prevent measles reliably is to get vaccinated,” said Dr. Catharine Paules, an infectious diseases physician at Penn State Health.

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16-May-2019 10:25 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712967

First smartphone app that can hear ear infections in children

University of Washington

Researchers at the UW have created a new smartphone app that can detect fluid behind the eardrum by simply using a piece of paper and the phone’s microphone and speaker.

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15-May-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 712838

On The Way to Fighting Staph Infections With The Body’s Immune System

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Researchers have gained a greater understanding of the biology of staphylococcus skin infections in mice and how the mouse immune system mobilizes to fight them. A study appears this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Community acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) typically causes skin infections but can spread throughout the body to cause invasive infections such as sepsis, and possibly death.

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15-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712875

Researchers Identify Faster, More Effective Drug Combination Regimens to Treat Tuberculosis

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Researchers use an innovative method to quickly identify three- or four-drug combinations among billions of possible combinations of drugs and doses that work up to five times faster than the currently available standard treatment for TB.

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14-May-2019 4:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 712847

Flu virus' best friend: Low humidity

Yale University

Yale researchers have pinpointed a key reason why people are more likely to get sick and even die from flu during winter months: low humidity.

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14-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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