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Newswise: International Collaboration for Scientific Training Launched Between The Wistar Institute and Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands

International Collaboration for Scientific Training Launched Between The Wistar Institute and Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands

Wistar Institute

Wistar and Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) formalized a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions to explore a postdoctoral training exchange program in immunology, cancer research and vaccine biology. The Wistar-Schoemaker International Postdoctoral Fellowship would bring recent Ph.D. graduates trained at LUMC to Wistar to advance their research education under the mentorship of cutting-edge biomedical research leaders.

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Released:
15-Nov-2019 1:40 PM EST
Newswise: Edwards Receives American Pediatric Society’s Top Award

Edwards Receives American Pediatric Society’s Top Award

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Kathryn Edwards, MD, who holds the Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Endowed Chair in Pediatrics and is a professor of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, is the recipient of the 2020 John Howland Award, the highest honor given by the American Pediatric Society (APS).

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Released:
15-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EST
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15-Nov-2019 8:05 AM EST
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Discovery reveals mechanism that turns herpes virus on and off

Cornell University

New research from Dr. Luis M. Schang and his group at the Baker Institute for Animal Health has identified a new mechanism that plays a role in controlling how the herpes virus alternates between dormant and active stages of infection.

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Released:
14-Nov-2019 2:20 PM EST
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Inoculating against the spread of viral misinformation

University of Maryland, College Park

In a year that has seen the largest measles outbreak in the US in more than two decades, the role of social media in giving a platform to unscientific anti-vaccine messages and organizations has become a flashpoint.

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Released:
14-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Respiratory Groups Call for An End to Preventable Pneumonia Deaths

Respiratory Groups Call for An End to Preventable Pneumonia Deaths

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

In support of World Pneumonia Day, Nov. 12, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the American Thoracic Society is a member, calls for an end to preventable pneumonia deaths, ensuring equitable access to interventions for prevention and control of pneumonia.

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Released:
12-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST
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    9-Nov-2019 4:30 PM EST

Live Zoster Vaccine Safe and Effective for People Taking TNF Inhibitors

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

According to new research findings presented this week at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, the live zoster virus vaccine is safe for people who are currently receiving tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) biologic therapies for various indications.

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Released:
6-Nov-2019 12:00 PM EST
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    8-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST
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31-Oct-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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How Measles Wipes Out the Body’s Immune Memory

Harvard Medical School

Study shows measles wipes out 20 to 50 percent of antibodies against an array of viruses and bacteria, depleting a child’s previous immunity Measles-ravaged immune system must “relearn” how to protect the body against infections Study details mechanism and scope of this measles-induced “immune amnesia” Findings underscore importance of measles vaccination, suggesting those infected with measles may benefit from booster shots of all previous childhood vaccines

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31-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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