TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016

Majority of 82 Ebola survivors involved in study report continuing brain symptoms

A recent study of the world’s biggest Ebola outbreak shows the majority of the 82 survivors have experienced brain symptoms over six months after they contracted their Ebola infections. Read More »

University of Minnesota study detects method to stop HIV’s spread

Researchers from the University of Minnesota have detected a new way to use RNA-based drug 5-aza-C to stop HIV infections from spreading throughout the body. Read More »

Minnesota health department releases vaccine announcement update

The Minnesota Department of Health has announced revisions to its policy of vaccine replenishment after existing supplies are exhausted. Read More »

Center for Infectious Disease Research finds promising TB treatments

Scientists from the Center for Infectious Disease Research, the biggest independent nonprofit based in the U.S. that specializes in research for infectious diseases, has partnered with GlaxoSmithKline’s Tres Cantos Open Lab Foundation to advance treatments for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). Read More »

Minor infections may slightly increase stroke risk in children

A new study suggests colds, the flu and minor infections could potentially lead to a brief, slightly higher risk of stroke in children. Read More »

Admedus utilizing Medidata technology

Australian firm's cloud technology will help health care provider develop genital herpes vaccine. Read More »

Admedus adopts cloud-based platform for genital herpes vaccine trial

Admedus Ltd., a specialty health care company that provides innovative medical technologies and devices, recently adopted Medidata's Clinical Cloud platform to help with the development of a therapeutic vaccine for genital herpes. Read More »

Minnesota shows improved adolescent vaccination rates

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that Minnesota has had increased adolescent vaccination rates for 2014. Read More »

Minnesota officials investigate suspected primary amebic meningoencephalitis case

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is conducting an investigation of a suspected case of primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) in a child who is critically ill. Read More »

New malaria genetics approach to fight drug-resistant parasites

A tool was recently created to improve scientific understanding of malaria resistance by using malaria genetic cross with a humanized mouse model and mosquitoes. Scientists want to understand how the drug resistance arises, how virulence increases, and how parasites mate in order to improve parasite control and save countless people. Read More »

Vitesse Biologics forms to speed therapeutic innovations

Mayo Clinic, Baxter Ventures and Velocity Pharmaceutical Development LLC, recently collaborated to form Vitesse Biologics LLC, which is specially structured to further speed and advance innovative therapeutics for oncology, immunology and hematology. Read More »

Diagnostic errors correlate with wrong antibiotic use

Recent data shows that misdiagnoses and diagnostic errors have led to a higher risk of incorrect antibiotic use, which compromises antimicrobial effectiveness, the patient’s outcomes and the costs of health care. Read More »

Minnesota updates avian influenza cases

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health said Monday that there have been eight presumptive positive flocks for avian influenza. Affected Minnesota counties include Nicollet (1,102,900 chickens infected), Renville (12,900 turkeys), Kandiyohi (over 100,000 turkeys), Swift (46,200 turkeys) and Pipestone (72,200 turkeys). More than 5.3 million birds have been infected with avian influenza; this figure excludes flocks that still need to be tested for the virus. Read More »

STD rates rise in Minnesota in 2014

According to recent data, the rate of reportable sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis, rose in Minnesota by six percent in 2014 alone. Read More »

Health professionals recommit on World AIDS Day

Many health professionals see World AIDS Day as an opportunity to recommit to their battle against the disease by bringing greater awareness to it. Read More »

Afghanistan continues to succeed in fight against Polio, while Pakistan struggles

When Afghanistan began a national polio vaccination campaign this past week, they targeted 8.9 million children. Read More »

CDC confirms 126 new cases of enterovirus in the U.S.

The United States has 126 new enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) cases, bringing the total number of cases in the nation to 922, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed today. Read More »

First case of MERS-CoV in 2014 reported in Qatar; Saudi Arabia confirms three new cases

Qatar has reported its first Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case of 2014 and Saudi Arabia has confirmed three new cases in as many days, all in men, and none of whom are healthcare workers. Read More »

EV-D68 cases up to 277 in U.S.

The respiratory illness Enterovirus (EV-D68) is spreading and has now been confirmed in 277 patients in 40 states and the District of Columbia, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday. Read More »

WHO recommends changing strains in 2015 flu vaccines

The World Health Organization (WHO) is recommending changing two of the three strains in trivalent influenza vaccines for use next year in the Southern Hemisphere because of signs the circulating strains are less well-matched to the current vaccine. Read More »