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Princeton researcher to study effect of meningitis vaccine following outbreak

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A researcher at Princeton University said on Friday that subjects are needed to study the impact of the meningitis B vaccine that was offered on campus during the recent meningitis outbreak. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Associate Research Scholar … Read More »

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Study shows antibiotics reduce gut microbe diversity and impact newborn immune system

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Researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) published study results on Sunday that show antibiotics given to nursing mothers may harm the immune response of newborn babies. The study showed gut microbes have a critical role in rapid production … Read More »

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New model predicts flu trends using Internet traffic on Wikipedia articles


Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital said on Thursday that they may be able to track influenza-like illness in America by analyzing Internet traffic on influenza-related Wikipedia articles. David McIver and John Brownstein created a model that accurately estimated peak influenza … Read More »

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NIH study shows how immune system protects children from malaria


The National Institutes of Health published study results on Thursday that showed children who live where malaria is common can develop an immune response by using malaria parasites. People who live in malaria-endemic regions are able to control the malaria … Read More »

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Flavivirus discovery may lead to new treatments, vaccines

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A University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher and his colleagues recently published two papers that may help scientists develop treatments or vaccines for Dengue fever, West Nile virus, Yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and other disease-causing flaviviruses. Associate professor of … Read More »

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TB drug could be basis for class of broad-spectrum treatments


A study by University of Illinois chemists and collaborators recently found that a drug under clinical trials to treat tuberculosis could be the basis for a class of broad-spectrum drugs that act against various bacteria, fungal infections and parasites that … Read More »

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Measles antiviral could protect infected people from getting sick, prevent spreading


An international team of researchers reported on Wednesday that a novel antiviral drug – ERDRP-0519 – could protect people infected with measles from getting sick and from spreading the virus to others. The drug, developed by scientists from the Institute … Read More »

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Minnesota reports significant increase in STD rates

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In a new report from the Minnesota Department of Health, significant increases in the rates of some sexually transmitted diseases were noted from 2012 to 2013. The state’s overall STD rate increased by 10 percent, but syphilis rose by 64 … Read More »

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Study reveals viral hepatitis more deadly than HIV/AIDS in Europe

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Pitt CVR and Sanofi Pasteur partner to study dengue vaccine candidate

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Hong Kong DoH maintains surveillance on new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

The Global Fund alters funding model to create bigger impact with existing national programs

DEP awards approximately $2.1 million in West Nile Virus grants to 26 counties

NIH scientists study affect of influenza immunization on human immune system

Novartis Vaccines names John Porter as medical affairs director

WHO reports two new human cases of avian influenza A (H7N9) in China

Columbus public health officials provide update on mumps outbreak

Influenza A virus protein revealed as a possible target for antiviral drugs

National Technical Commission for Biosecurity approves Oxitec mosquito for use in Brazil

UNICEF joins forces with Ministries of Health to combat Ebola in West and Central Africa

WHO provides update on avian influenza A (H7N9) in China

Genetic defect may provide avenue to combat certain viral infections

Research reveals targeting mosquito sperm storage could help combat malaria

MRSA genome sequencing leads to better understanding of disease severity

GAVI Alliance names Anuradha Gupta deputy CEO

Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance receive funding from NIAID

WHO provides Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus update

Meningitis Research Foundations begins new study and model

Oregon alters school vaccination exemption requirement to include nonmedical exemptions