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Newswise: Garwood Medical Devices granted FDA ‘Breakthrough Devices’ designation for BioPrax™

Article ID: 721182

Garwood Medical Devices granted FDA ‘Breakthrough Devices’ designation for BioPrax™

University at Buffalo

BioPrax is a tool that is being developed to help eliminate biofilm infections on prosthetic knee implants during early intervention procedures, while also maintaining the current standard of care. The device was developed with strong, continuing support from UB.

22-Oct-2019 1:45 PM EDT
Newswise: Los Alamos AI model wins flu forecasting challenge

Article ID: 721178

Los Alamos AI model wins flu forecasting challenge

Los Alamos National Laboratory

A probabilistic artificial intelligence computer model developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory provided the most accurate state, national, and regional forecasts of the flu in 2018, beating 23 other teams in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s FluSight Challenge. The CDC announced the results last week.

22-Oct-2019 1:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 721100

Wolters Kluwer Partners with Zhejiang University to Publish Infectious Microbes & Diseases Journal

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Wolters Kluwer, Health announced today a partnership with Zhejiang University to publish the journal Infectious Microbes & Diseases (IMD) under the Lippincott portfolio to accelerate the dissemination, exchange and utilization of scientific research results related to the field of infectious microbes and infectious diseases. The open access journal provides a forum where researchers, clinicians and policymakers can exchange ideas and learn about significant advances in the field.

21-Oct-2019 2:50 PM EDT
Newswise: Why Respiratory Infections Are More Deadly in Those with Diabetes

Article ID: 721028

Why Respiratory Infections Are More Deadly in Those with Diabetes

University of Maryland Medical Center

Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have demonstrated in a new study, published earlier this week in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight, how diabetes contributes to mortality from MERS-CoV infections, and the finding could shed light on why other respiratory illnesses like the flu or pneumonia might strike those with diabetes more severely.

18-Oct-2019 3:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 721012

OPAT Adherence Device Wins Grand Prize at IDEA Incubator Competition

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

A device designed to improve adherence to outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) took top prize at the second IDEA Incubator, a competition showcasing inventions, products and devices to improve patient care for infectious diseases, which takes place during IDWeek.

18-Oct-2019 12:30 PM EDT



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Newswise: Newly Discovered Virus Infects Bald Eagles Across America
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    18-Oct-2019 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 720905

Newly Discovered Virus Infects Bald Eagles Across America

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown virus infecting nearly a third of America’s bald eagle population. Scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, USGS and the Wisconsin DNR found the virus while searching for the cause of Wisconsin River Eagle Syndrome, an enigmatic disease endemic to bald eagles near the Lower Wisconsin River. The newly identified bald eagle hepacivirus, or BeHV, may contribute to the fatal disease, which causes eagles to stumble and have seizures.

16-Oct-2019 4:55 PM EDT
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    17-Oct-2019 6:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 720839

Mount Sinai Researchers Bring Us One Step Closer to Universal Influenza Vaccine

Mount Sinai Health System

A team led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is getting closer to a universal flu vaccine using a novel approach they’ve developed called chimeric hemagglutinin (cHA).

16-Oct-2019 1:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 720969

Harvard Medical School Announces Media Fellows for Second Thematic Track of 2019

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School has selected the 2019 media fellows for the second of its two thematic tracks this year: Immunity and Inflammation: A friend, a foe (Nov. 4-8).

17-Oct-2019 3:55 PM EDT

Article ID: 720951

Parasite kryptonite: A new way to fight schistosomiasis?

Morgridge Institute for Research

A team at the Morgridge Institute for Research has characterized a natural chemical that paralyzes the parasite that causes schistosomiasis, offering a new pathway to fight the catastrophic neglected disease.

17-Oct-2019 1:50 PM EDT

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