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Newswise: JAMA editorial helps set record straight on unproven sepsis therapy
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    17-Jan-2020 6:30 AM EST

JAMA editorial helps set record straight on unproven sepsis therapy

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

The Jan. 17 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) features an important study about sepsis with an accompanying editorial by a University of Nebraska Medical Center expert. The study and editorial sets the record straight on an unproven therapy some physicians use to treat sepsis, a deadly infectious disease. The editorial, written by Andre Kalil, M.D., M.P.H., professor of infectious diseases in the UNMC Department of Internal Medicine, writes in support of the new and rigorous international study based on a randomized clinical trial in Australia, published in the same issue. The editorial appears in the Jan. 17 online issue and also will appear in the Feb. 4 print edition.

Channels: Clinical Trials, Healthcare, Infectious Diseases, Pharmaceuticals, JAMA, All Journal News,

Released:
16-Jan-2020 11:50 PM EST
Newswise: Engineered Mosquitoes Cannot Be Infected with or Transmit Any Dengue Virus
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    16-Jan-2020 2:00 PM EST

Engineered Mosquitoes Cannot Be Infected with or Transmit Any Dengue Virus

PLOS

Genetically engineered mosquitoes are resistant to multiple types of dengue virus (DENV), according to a study published January 16 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Prasad Paradkar of the Australian Animal Health Laboratory, and Omar Akbari of the University of California, San Diego, and colleagues. As noted by the authors, this is the first engineered approach that targets all types of DENV, which is crucial for effective disease suppression.

Channels: Cell Biology, Genetics, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Staff Picks, PLOS ONE, All Journal News,

Released:
9-Jan-2020 4:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Sepsis Associated with 1 in 5 Deaths Globally, Double Previous Estimate
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    16-Jan-2020 12:05 PM EST

Sepsis Associated with 1 in 5 Deaths Globally, Double Previous Estimate

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Twice as many people as previously believed are dying of sepsis worldwide, according to an analysis published today in The Lancet and announced at the Critical Care Reviews annual meeting in Belfast. Among them are a disproportionately high number of children in poor areas.

Channels: Children's Health, Healthcare, Infectious Diseases, Poverty, Public Health, All Journal News, Grant Funded News,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Zika Virus’ Key into Brain Cells ID’d, Leveraged to Block Infection and Kill Cancer Cells
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    16-Jan-2020 11:00 AM EST

Zika Virus’ Key into Brain Cells ID’d, Leveraged to Block Infection and Kill Cancer Cells

University of California San Diego Health

Two different UC San Diego research teams identified the same molecule — αvβ5 integrin — as Zika virus’ key to brain cell entry. They found ways to take advantage of the integrin to both block Zika virus from infecting cells and turn it into something good: a way to shrink brain cancer stem cells.

Channels: Cancer, Cell Biology, Children's Health, Healthcare, Infectious Diseases, OBGYN, Stem Cells, Vaccines, Zika Virus, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Cell (journal), All Journal News,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 3:35 PM EST
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Newswise: NIH funds Chicago-based study of chronic fatigue syndrome and mono in college age students

NIH funds Chicago-based study of chronic fatigue syndrome and mono in college age students

DePaul University

Researchers at DePaul University and Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago will examine potential connections between chronic fatigue and mono in college students under a new five-year study funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, one of the National Institutes of Health.

Channels: Grant Funded News, Healthcare, Infectious Diseases, Mental Health, Neuro, Psychology and Psychiatry, Public Health, National Institutes of Health (NIH),

Released:
16-Jan-2020 10:55 AM EST
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Study: Pig virus is easily transmitted among chickens and turkeys

Ohio State University

The first animal study of a pig virus’s potential to jump to another species shows that the virus, once introduced to a select group of birds, is easily transmitted to healthy chickens and turkeys.

Channels: Agriculture, Birds, Food and Water Safety, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, All Journal News,

Released:
15-Jan-2020 10:55 AM EST
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Newswise: The Truth About the HPV Vaccine: 7 Myths and Facts You Need to Know

The Truth About the HPV Vaccine: 7 Myths and Facts You Need to Know

Nuvance Health

A vaccine is available to protect against human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection and can cause diseases such as genital warts and cancer. The HPV vaccine now protects against nine strains of HPV. Research shows that the HPV vaccine is safe and effective. The HPV vaccine is approved for men and women between the ages of 9 to 45. The HPV vaccine can protect adults from HPV-related diseases, however it provides the most protection when it is given in childhood before someone becomes sexually active. Parents should talk with their child’s pediatrician about the HPV vaccine. Adult men should ask their primary care provider about the HPV vaccine, and adult women should speak with their gynecologist.

Channels: Infectious Diseases, Men's Health, Sex and Relationships, Vaccines, Women's Health,

Released:
15-Jan-2020 8:05 AM EST
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Flu Is on the Rise: How to Protect Yourself

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers infectious disease expert explains this year’s flu outbreak and how you can stay healthy

Channels: Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Influenza,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 1:20 PM EST
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Everything You Need to Know About the Flu

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Sharon Wright,MD, MPH, BIDMC’s Senior Medical Director of Infection Control/Hospital Epidemiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center shares everything you need to know about the flu.

Channels: Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, Vaccines, Influenza,

Released:
13-Jan-2020 5:30 PM EST
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