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Physical forces affect bacteria’s toxin resistance, study finds

Cornell University

A random conversation between two Cornell researchers at a child’s birthday party led to a collaboration and new understanding of how bacteria resist toxins, which may lead to new tools in the fight against harmful infections.

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5-Dec-2019 1:05 PM EST
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Cleveland Clinic Study: Using Lungs from Increased-Risk Donors Expands Donor Pool While Maintaining Current Survival Rates

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic researchers have found that using lungs from donors who are considered high risk for certain infectious diseases compared to standard risk donors results in similar one-year survival for recipients. In addition, researchers saw no difference in rejection or graft (donor lung) survival after one year in patients receiving lungs from increased-risk donors. The study was published recently in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Channels: All Journal News, Infectious Diseases, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, Transplantation,

Released:
5-Dec-2019 12:30 PM EST
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More Than a Watchdog

Harvard Medical School

Study in mice shows the nervous system not only detects the presence of Salmonella in the gut but actively stops the organism from infecting the body Nerves in the gut prevent Salmonella infection by shutting the cellular gates that allow bacteria to invade the intestine and spread beyond it As a second line of defense, gut neurons help avert Salmonella invasion by maintaining the levels of key protective microbes in the gut Findings reveal prominent role for nervous system in infection protection and regulation of immunity

Channels: All Journal News, Digestive Disorders, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiome, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Cell (journal),

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2-Dec-2019 2:45 PM EST
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Newswise: Researchers Use Genomics to Discover Potential New Treatment for Parasite Disease
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    3-Dec-2019 1:00 PM EST

Researchers Use Genomics to Discover Potential New Treatment for Parasite Disease

University of Maryland Medical Center

Using innovative RNA sequencing techniques, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) identified a promising novel treatment for lymphatic filariasis, a disabling parasitic disease that is difficult to treat.

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2-Dec-2019 3:30 PM EST
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Newswise: Virtual Reality Could Help Flu Vaccination Rates

Virtual Reality Could Help Flu Vaccination Rates

University of Georgia

Using a virtual reality simulation to show how flu spreads and its impact on others could be a way to encourage more people to get a flu vaccination, according to a study by researchers at the University of Georgia and the Oak Ridge Associated Universities in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Channels: Healthcare, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Technology, Vaccines, Influenza, All Journal News,

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3-Dec-2019 12:30 PM EST
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Newswise: Model probes possible treatments for neonatal infection, a common cause of infant death

Model probes possible treatments for neonatal infection, a common cause of infant death

University of Alabama at Birmingham

In a new model for neonatal late-onset sepsis, or LOS, researchers show that disrupting the normal maturation of gut microbes can make newborn mouse pups highly susceptible to LOS. Giving the pups specific protective bacteria before a challenge with invasive bacteria prevented the deadly infection.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Infectious Diseases, National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), National Institutes of Health (NIH),

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2-Dec-2019 3:40 PM EST
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Newswise: Drug-Resistant Staph Can Spread Easily in Household Environments
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    26-Nov-2019 6:30 PM EST

Drug-Resistant Staph Can Spread Easily in Household Environments

Washington University in St. Louis

Once rare, the superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infects hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. each year and kills about 20,000. New research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis sheds light on how MRSA is introduced into households and, once there, how it can spread among family members, including the furry ones. Understanding MRSA’s transmission dynamics is critical to devising effective preventive tactics.

Channels: Drug Resistance, Infectious Diseases, Patient Safety, Public Health, All Journal News,

Released:
18-Nov-2019 3:45 PM EST
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Simulating amino acid starvation may improve dengue vaccines

Cornell University

In a new paper in Science Signaling, researchers at the University of Hyderabad in India and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine show that a plant-based compound called halofuginone improves the immune response to a potential vaccine against dengue virus.

Channels: All Journal News, Autoimmune Diseases, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Plants, Vaccines,

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26-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Newswise: To Meet HIV World Health Goals, TB Must Also Be Reduced
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26-Nov-2019 4:00 PM EST
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Building a better flu shot

Michigan State University

Each year millions of Americans become sick with the flu, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized and tens of thousands die. Getting the flu shot can reduce the chances of infection. But, at best, the vaccine is only effective 40% to 60% of the time, according to the CDC. Now Michigan State University researchers have data that show how cellular RNA levels change following infection or vaccination.

Channels: All Journal News, Cell Biology, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines,

Released:
26-Nov-2019 11:55 AM EST
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