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Article ID: 717812

Insight into cells' 'self-eating' process could pave the way for new dementia treatments

University of Plymouth

Cells regularly go through a process called autophagy - literally translated as 'self-eating' - which helps to destroy bacteria and viruses after infection.

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Article ID: 717771

Journal Supplement Provides Valuable Resource to Support Diversity in the Field of Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

A new collection of articles highlighting the science and complexity of inclusion, diversity, access, and equity is now available online, part of an ongoing commitment to drive improvements within the field of infectious diseases and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). Published as a supplement to The Journal of Infectious Diseases (JID), the IDSA-sponsored collection includes articles written by both Society members and authors outside the field with deep knowledge and seasoned perspectives on these important issues.

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Newswise: Why initial UTIs increase susceptibility to further infection

Article ID: 717800

Why initial UTIs increase susceptibility to further infection

Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered that an initial urinary tract infection (UTI) triggers changes to immune and other cells in the bladder that can prime the bladder to overreact to bacteria, worsening subsequent UTIs.

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Article ID: 717638

Texas Cities Increasingly Susceptible to Large Measles Outbreaks

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

The growing number of children arriving at Texas schools unvaccinated makes the state increasingly vulnerable to measles outbreaks. A 5% further decrease in vaccination rates that have been on a downward trend since 2003 would increase the size of a potential measles outbreak by up to 4,000%.

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19-Aug-2019 12:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Vince Silenzio Joins the Rutgers School of Public Health

Article ID: 717776

Vince Silenzio Joins the Rutgers School of Public Health

Rutgers School of Public Health

The Rutgers School of Public Health is excited to announce that Vince Silenzio, MD, MPH, will be joining the department of urban-global public health as a professor in January 2020.

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Newswise: Antibiotics Exposure Linked to Increased Colon Cancer Risk

Article ID: 717661

Antibiotics Exposure Linked to Increased Colon Cancer Risk

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In an extensive “data mining” analysis of British medical records, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center conclude that taking even a single course of antibiotics might boost—albeit slightly—the risk of developing colon cancer—but not rectal cancer—a decade later. The findings, reported in the August 20 issue of the journal Gut, highlight the need for judicious use of this broad category of drugs, which are frequently improperly or overprescribed, the report authors say.

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Newswise: Mosquitoes push northern limits with time-capsule eggs to survive winters

Article ID: 717772

Mosquitoes push northern limits with time-capsule eggs to survive winters

Washington University in St. Louis

Invasive mosquitoes at the northern limit of their current range are surviving conditions that are colder than those in their native territory. This new evidence of rapid local adaptation could have implications for efforts to control the spread of this invasive species.

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Newswise: Repeated Semen Exposure Promotes Host Resistance to Infection in Preclinical Model of HIV
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Article ID: 717752

Repeated Semen Exposure Promotes Host Resistance to Infection in Preclinical Model of HIV

Wistar Institute

Contrary to the long-held view that semen can only act as a way to transmit HIV-1 from men to women, scientists at The Wistar Institute and the University of Puerto Rico found that frequent and sustained semen exposure can change the characteristics of the circulating and vaginal tissue immune cells that are targets for infection, reducing the susceptibility to a future infection.

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Newswise: UF/IFAS Researcher Aims to Improve Bacteria Treatments for Cows, Humans

Article ID: 717751

UF/IFAS Researcher Aims to Improve Bacteria Treatments for Cows, Humans

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

University of Florida scientists received a USDA-NIFA grant to research treatments for antibiotic-resistant bacteria in cattle. The researchers hope the newly developed antimicrobials could also hold possibilities for treating antibiotic-resistant bacteria in humans.

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