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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
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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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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Inside Pediatrics Podcast: Flu Season Tips for Kids

Children's of Alabama

Dr. Kathy Monroe has seen her share of the flu in Alabama's busiest emergency department for kids. She shares important tips on who should get the flu vaccine, when to get it, and what to do when your child shows signs and symptoms.

Channels: Children's Health, Healthcare, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines,

Released:
9-Jan-2020 3:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Study finds salt nanoparticles are toxic to cancer cells

Study finds salt nanoparticles are toxic to cancer cells

University of Georgia

A new study at the University of Georgia has found a way to attack cancer cells that is potentially less harmful to the patient.

Channels: Cancer, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Vaccines, All Journal News,

Released:
9-Jan-2020 1:35 PM EST
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Newswise: Less Severe Cases of Diarrheal Illness Can Still Lead to Child Deaths, Research Shows

Less Severe Cases of Diarrheal Illness Can Still Lead to Child Deaths, Research Shows

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Diarrheal diseases are a leading cause of death for young children, accounting for nine percent of all deaths worldwide in children under five years of age, with most occurring in children under two years of age. Now, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) found that even milder cases of diarrheal diseases can lead to death in young children.

Channels: Children's Health, Food and Water Safety, Healthcare, Infectious Diseases, Nutrition, Pharmaceuticals, Poverty, Race and Ethnicity, Vaccines, All Journal News,

Released:
9-Jan-2020 12:25 PM EST
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Penn Study Paves Way for New Vaccines to Protect Infants Against Infections

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A new Penn Medicine study puts researchers within closer reach of vaccines that can protect infants against infections by overcoming a mother’s antibodies, which are known to shut down immune defenses initiated by conventional vaccines. That hurdle largely explains why vaccinations for infectious diseases like influenza and measles not given until six to 12 months of age. Findings from the preclinical study were published online today in Science Translational Medicine.

Channels: Children's Health, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), All Journal News,

Released:
8-Jan-2020 4:10 PM EST
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