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Article ID: 705453

Genetically modified pigs resist infection with the classical swine fever virus

PLOS

Researchers have developed genetically modified pigs that are protected from classical swine fever virus (CSFV), according to a study published December 13 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Hongsheng Ouyang of Jilin University, and colleagues. As noted by the authors, these pigs offer potential benefits over commercial vaccination and could reduce economic losses related to classical swine fever.

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13-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST

Article ID: 705422

Cancer patients face higher risk for shingles, new vaccines hold promise for prevention

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

People newly diagnosed with cancer, particularly blood cancers, and those treated with chemotherapy have a greater risk of developing shingles, according to a new study in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. The findings may help guide efforts to prevent the often painful skin condition in cancer patients through the use of new vaccines. The large prospective study expands on previous research by examining the risk of shingles before and after a new cancer diagnosis and across a range of cancer types among approximately 240,000 adults in Australia from 2006 to 2015.

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13-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST

Article ID: 705285

FSU researchers find racial inequity among adolescents receiving flu vaccine

Florida State University

Black adolescents living in the United States tend to receive the influenza vaccine at significantly lower rates than their white and Hispanic counterparts, according to Florida State University researchers. A new study, led by former FSU graduate student Noah Webb, along with current graduate student Benjamin Dowd-Arrow and Associate Professors of Sociology Miles Taylor and Amy Burdette, was recently published in Public Health Reports.

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11-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    11-Dec-2018 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 705028

Roadmap Reveals Shortcut to Recreate Key HIV Antibody for Vaccines

Duke Health

A team led by Duke Human Vaccine Institute researchers, publishing online Dec. 11 in the journal Immunity, reported that they have filled in a portion of the roadmap toward effective neutralization of HIV, identifying the steps that a critical HIV antibody takes to develop and maintain its ability to neutralize the virus.

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6-Dec-2018 9:40 AM EST

Article ID: 705061

More people getting flu vaccine this year, says UGA study

University of Georgia

Compared with last year more adults getting and intending to get a flu vaccination in 2018-19 flu season

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6-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 704999

Engineered DNA-encoded PCSK9 Inhibitors May Provide an Effective Alternative for Treating High Cholesterol

Wistar Institute

Researchers at The Wistar Institute have developed novel synthetic DNA-encoded monoclonal antibodies (DMAbs) directed against PCSK9, a protein key to regulating cholesterol levels in the bloodstream.

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5-Dec-2018 3:30 PM EST
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    5-Dec-2018 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 704727

New Study Uncovers Why Rift Valley Fever is Catastrophic to Developing Fetuses

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

The WHO considers Rift Valley fever a potential public health emergency. This study shows just how damaging the virus is during pregnancy and sets the stage for vaccine development.

Released:
3-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 704920

Mayo Foundation Journalist Residency: Application Deadline December 11

Mayo Clinic

In this five-day fellowship program sponsored by the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, journalists will receive a behind-the-scenes, in-depth look at what’s new and what’s next in several medical specialties. Topics will include aging, cancer, brain injuries and diseases, transplant medicine, vaccines and developing technologies such as regenerative medicine, telemedicine and simulation-based medical training. The program will include hands-on activities. In addition to group sessions, journalists can personalize part of the program.

Released:
4-Dec-2018 4:30 PM EST

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