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Article ID: 713940

Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species

Augustana University, South Dakota

The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.

8-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715269

Airless worms: A new hope against drug-resistant parasites

University of Toronto

Over one billion people, including 880 million children, are infected with intestinal nematode worms, such as roundworms, hookworms and tapeworms, according to the World Health Organization.

2-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Engineered Cell Evolution May Provide Pathway to Halting Cancer Drug Resistance

Article ID: 714833

Engineered Cell Evolution May Provide Pathway to Halting Cancer Drug Resistance

Stony Brook University

Scientists in recent years have hypothesized that cell-cell differences aides the emergence of drug resistance. A new study published online in Nature Communications has tested this theory and yielded findings that may provide a path to reduce chemotherapy resistance.

24-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 714478

RNR ‘switch’ offers hope in battling antibiotic resistant bacteria

Cornell University

New research from Cornell University offers a new pathway for targeting pathogens in the fight against antibiotic resistant bacteria.

17-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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    13-Jun-2019 12:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 714308

Quick DNA test for malaria drug resistance is life-saver, holds promise for other diseases

Vanderbilt University

Drug-resistant malaria is prevalent in Southeast Asia and may spread. Doctors currently can tell whether powerful malaria drugs will work through or a DNA duplication method that allows for optical detection of a disease’s biomarkers, but it's tough to use in low-resource areas.

12-Jun-2019 2:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 713959

DISARM Act Provides Framework Needed to Spur Antibiotic R&D, Protect Existing Drugs

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

The introduction of the Developing an Innovative Strategy for Antimicrobial Resistant Microorganisms -- DISARM -- Act -- by United States Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Bob Casey (D-PA) Tuesday represents an essential step toward addressing the growing threat of infections that are increasingly resistant to existing treatments. By improving critical Medicare reimbursement for antibiotics and promoting their appropriate use, the legislation has the potential to stabilize the antibiotics market, spur the development of new infection-fighting drugs, and preserve the effectiveness of existing medicines.

5-Jun-2019 9:45 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Many Kids with Pneumonia Get Unnecessary Antibiotics, Chest X-Rays

Article ID: 713896

Many Kids with Pneumonia Get Unnecessary Antibiotics, Chest X-Rays

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Preschool children with community-acquired pneumonia often receive unnecessary tests and treatment at outpatient clinics and emergency departments, according to a nationally representative study led by Todd Florin, MD, MSCE, from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

4-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 713833

Drug-resistant tuberculosis reversed in lab

Washington University in St. Louis

Tuberculosis is the most lethal infectious disease in the world. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Umea University in Sweden have found a compound that can prevent and even reverse antibiotic resistance in TB bacteria.

3-Jun-2019 12:40 PM EDT

Article ID: 713801

NUS researchers uncovers promising cancer target for liposarcoma

National University of Singapore

A study conducted by a team of researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore has revealed a close association between liposarcoma (LPS), a type of cancer that develops from fat cells, and the bromodomain and extraterminal (BET) protein family.

3-Jun-2019 2:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Most preventive antibiotics prescribed by dentists are unnecessary

Article ID: 713751

Most preventive antibiotics prescribed by dentists are unnecessary

University of Illinois at Chicago

A new study found that 81% of antibiotics prescribed by dentists to prevent infections prior to dental visits are unnecessary.

31-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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