FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2017

Global Healthy Living Foundation recommends Meningitis B vaccines

Dr. Neal Raisman, an ambassador from the Global Healthy Living Foundation, along with other vaccine advocates throughout the U.S., encouraged the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) panel to recommend Meningitis B vaccines. Read More »

TB can hide in bone marrow stem cells

A recent study conducted by the Forsyth Institute has shown that latent Tuberculosis (TB) bacteria uses the low oxygen (hypoxia) niches in bone marrow stem cells to hide from the immune system. Read More »

Whooping cough rise could be caused by vaccinated persons

A recent study shows that the significant rise in whooping cough cases may be connected to vaccinated people's not realizing they are infectious. Read More »

MERS-CoV candidate vaccine enters clinical trials

The current Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) vaccine candidate created two years ago by the Institute for Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen will soon be tested in Phase I clinical trials. Read More »

Study finds air, land commutes tied to regional flu virus variations

A study published recently in PLOS Pathogens indicates that commuter road and air travel impact how the influenza virus spreads throughout the U.S. With local viral transmission, viruses attack host populations in a pattern that resembles a wave. As the viruses mutate, the wave patterns in local transmission should create a correlating wave pattern representing genetic variation within the geographic distance between the genetic change and the locations. Read More »

Northeastern philanthropists donate $20 million to fight TB

Over 20 philanthropists in New York and Boston have united to donate finance a $20 million project at the Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard to speed the worldwide fight against drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB). Read More »

Generic heart disease medications may treat Ebola

Researchers recently found that generic medications that are used to manage heart disease patients may also significantly strengthen patients’ immune systems against Ebola and similar life-threatening diseases. Read More »

Novel bio-inspired antibiotic compound series created

A team of researchers from the University of Barcelona recently developed a new series of antibacterial compounds that uses natural peptides to selectively eliminate resistant pathogens. Read More »

IHV receives grant to fight AIDS in Botswana

The Institute of Human Virology (IHV), a branch of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, recently accepted a $24.5 million grant for the next five years to show how comprehensive treatment programs for HIV/AIDS can fight the epidemic. Read More »

Researchers say new breath test may detect pneumonia

Researchers at the University of Manchester said Thursday that they have found an innovative method of quickly and accurately diagnosing patients who are critically ill with infections like pneumonia. The new method chemically analyzes specimens from the breath of intensive care patients. Read More »

Study says 74,000 malaria cases may have gone untreated due to Ebola outbreak in Guinea

Experts estimate approximately 74,000 malaria cases went untreated in 2014 because of the Ebola epidemic that overwhelmed health facilities in Guinea, research published Monday in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal said.Estimates of malaria cases in years prior to the Ebola outbreak showed that there were significantly more malaria cases treated at Guinea’s health facilities. Read More »

CDC recommendation is less than universal for meningitis B vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) subcommittee recommended that the use of new meningitis B vaccines be considered, but not required, by physicians and individuals on Wednesday The subcommittee chose to recommend that use of the vaccine be on an individual basis and placed in the CDC's category B rather than category A Read More »

Studies explore drug-resistant antibiotics

Researchers are conducting studies to further understand and develop antibiotics to fight against drug-resistant illnesses. Read More »

CDC recommends meningitis B vaccines for Category A

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), a branch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevent (CDC), recently recommended the meningococcal group B vaccines as Category A, meaning that physicians and patients must make individual choices about the vaccine. Read More »

Magazine details advance of antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Health experts have stated that the next major health crisis to consider is antibiotic-resistant “superbugs.” Read More »

Bristol-Myers Squibb committed to boosting research presence, impact

Bristol-Myers Squibb said this week that it has taken the next steps in expanding its research-and-development unit to facilitate world-class innovations and breakthroughs. The company is building a new state-of-the-art research facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has been expanding another facility in the San Francisco Bay Area. Read More »

Flublok proves more effective than traditional influenza vaccine

Protein Sciences Corporation recently announced that the latest topline data demonstrates that Flublok Quadrivalent, the quadrivalent equivalent of the trivalent Flublok influenza vaccine that the FDA has already approved, is more effective than the traditional influenza vaccine. Read More »

Scripps Research Institute discovers critical life cycle of Ebola

Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) recently conducted a study that revealed a critical part of the life cycle of Ebola. Read More »

MRSA epidemic increases antibiotic resistance

Health professionals recently reported that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which is the form of Staphylococcus aureus that is antibiotic resistant and widespread throughout healthcare facilities in the U.S., livestock, communities and environments, is increasing the severity of antibiotic-resistant illnesses. Read More »

Bird flu spreads to farms in 11 states

Health officials have announced that the highly pathogenic strain of bird flu known as H5N2 has affected more than 25 million birds throughout 11 states within the U.S. and it continues to spread. Read More »