SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2017

Study suggests modified cholesterol can inhibit growth of drug-resistant tuberculosis

Researchers from the University of Queensland and University of California San Francisco have found that modified cholesterol can inhibit the growth of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis, a disease that claims a life every 21 seconds. Read More »

Malaria vaccine study seeks volunteer subjects in Africa

Scientists from Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics recently opened its enrollment process to volunteers who want to be involved in the malaria vaccine trials scheduled for 2016. Read More »

Biotron develops combined HIV-1 and HCV treatment

Biotron Limited, which develops innovative treatments for viral diseases that have unmet medical needs, recently released information about its leading drug, a combined treatment for HIV-1 and Hepatitis C virus (HCV). Read More »

Number of meningitis cases for 2014

The year 2014 saw the lowest number of notified bacterial meningitis cases since 1991, amounting to 134 cases. Read More »

Officials release update on University of Alabama TB case

Officials from the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) recently informed the University of Alabama that there is a student on campus who is receiving treatments based in a different state for the student’s active tuberculosis (TB) case. Read More »

Suspected MERS patient test results confirmed as negative

The test results from a patient suspected of having Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) were recently confirmed to be negative. Read More »

Alabama individual's Ebola test comes back negative

The Alabama Department of Health recently confirmed that it has received negative results from its Ebola test of a single individual. Read More »

Data shows low HPV vaccination rates among Alabama teens

The Alabama Department of Public Health recently received data that shows that there are significantly low rates of HPV vaccinations among teens living in Alabama. Read More »

Lack of animal disease knowledge exposes humans to risk

University of Sydney scientists recently gave a detailed update about major infectious diseases that transmit between wildlife and livestock and potentially humans. Read More »

New antimicrobials kill multi-drug resistant TB strains in minutes

Lakewood-Amedex bisphosphocin antimicrobials effective in just 15 minutes. Read More »

ADPH assists Alabama State University in TB investigation

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is assisting Alabama State University in the investigation concerning tuberculosis (TB) cases. Read More »

University of Adelaide to continue monitoring flu activity in Australia

Government extends new contract with school until January 2017. Read More »

Experts encourage vaccination to protect against measles

Health professionals and experts remind the general public that vaccinations are the only way to prevent outbreaks of measles in the future. Read More »

Australian virus may be key to Ebola vaccine

A group of scientists recently used Kunjin, an Australian virus, to create an experimental Ebola vaccine. Read More »