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Article ID: 701133

Virion Therapeutics, LLC Raises $5 Million to Develop Checkpoint Inhibitor Powered Vaccine Therapies for Treatment of Virally Induced Infectious Diseases & Cancers

Wistar Institute

A new Philadelphia-based start-up, Virion Therapeutics, LLC spun out of The Wistar Institute, will work to advance innovative, immune-based therapies for the treatment of chronic viral-associated cancers and viral infections utilizing the first genetically encoded checkpoint inhibitor that can be given via vaccination.

Released:
26-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 701045

Making old antibiotics new again

University of Colorado Boulder

CU Boulder researchers have identified a family of small molecules that turn off defense mechanisms inside bacteria that enable them to resist antibiotics. The compounds could ultimately be given alongside existing medications to rejuvenate them.

Released:
26-Sep-2018 3:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 701076

Researchers Seek Vaccine for ‘Traveler’s Diarrhea’

University of Georgia

A joint effort between the University of Georgia and the University of Texas at Austin has discovered how ETEC works to cause disease. They are using this information in an effort to develop a preventive vaccine for travelers.

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25-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701067

NIH Funds UNC Study to Investigate Maternal-Fetal Transmission of Zika

University of North Carolina Health Care System

The NIH has given a $2.7 million R01 award to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and their colleagues in Nicaragua to study maternal-fetal transmission of Zika and its impact on infant neurodevelopment.

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25-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701005

New Way of Determining Treatment for Staph Infections Cuts Antibiotic Use

Duke Health

Using a clinical checklist to identify eligible patients, doctors were able to shorten the antibiotic duration for patients with uncomplicated staphylococcal bloodstream infections by nearly two days, Duke Health researchers report.

Released:
24-Sep-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700902

Flu Experts at Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins has a range of experts available for interviews and comments about seasonal flu, infection control, flu transmission in children and flu treatment.

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24-Sep-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700889

Know Someone Sick? Your Own Smell Might Give It Away

Monell Chemical Senses Center

Research from the Monell Center extends the scope and significance of personal odors as a source of information about an individual’s health. A new paper reveals that the bodily odors of otherwise healthy animals sharing an environment with sick animals become like the odors of the sick animals.

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20-Sep-2018 4:25 PM EDT

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