SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2017

Scientists develop alternative for Ebola screening program

A study recently published in Preventive Medicine shows a potential alternative that scientists have developed to replace the Ebola entry screen program that is in place at U.S. airports. Read More »

New biochip may provide fast, accurate HIV diagnosis

A new, differential immuno-capture biochip, created by researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is able to provide specific leukocyte counts that will help health professionals make a more accurate diagnosis of HIV infections. Read More »

Illinois study shows interactions between HIV and cellular defender

A new University of Illinois study offers a clear view of how an HIV capsid, which is a protein coat allowing HIV to attack the host’s nucleus, can invade the human cells that are designed to defend the body. Read More »

Indiana law requires vaccination exemptions from pre-menopausal women

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) recently stated that the Indiana state senate now requires hospitals to show proof of exemptions for pre-menopausal women who may become pregnant. Read More »

Illinois study shows emerging, bacteria-targeting uses from medications

A new study led by Illinois chemistry professor Eric Oldfield has found new uses for medications brought to market to treat cancer, fertility issues and particular types of infections.  Read More »

Middle-age, unhealthy men more likely to get MERS-CoV

Viral respiratory illness also found to be more deadly than Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. Read More »

Study evaluates Hepatitis C cost burden

Primrose Healthcare recently released a study evaluating the payer cost burden related to hepatitis C specifically within the commercial -- as well as managed -- Medicaid populations. Read More »

Mumps cases continue to spread in Illinois

Health professionals recently confirmed that there have been additional new cases of mumps at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Read More »

Study: Mowing dry basins can boost mosquito activity, West Nile risk

A recent University of Illinois study on the risk of West Nile virus with “dry” water-detention basins in Central Illinois indicated that mowing these dry basins worsens mosquito problems. The researchers said mowing wetland plants inside basins that have not properly drained can cause a rapid increase in Culex pipiens mosquito populations, which can carry and transmit West Nile virus. Read More »

Scientific Technologies begins Immunization Ambassador program

Scientific Technologies Corp. (STC) recently announced that it has launched its new Immunization Ambassador Program that is designed to make fun, collaborative efforts to encourage people to receive immunizations. Read More »

North Dakota reports first West Nile virus case of 2015

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) recently confirmed the state’s first West Nile virus human case for 2015. Read More »