To sort though thousands of different species of microbe living in the intestines of people exposed to cholera, a Duke team used artificial intelligence and machine learning to look for patterns. Credit: Terra Communications Researchers from Duke University, Massachusetts General Hospital and the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research in Dhaka, Bangladesh have used machine […]Continue Reading ...
In this photo taken on Sunday, May 13, 2018, a health care worker wears virus protective gear at a treatment center in Bikoro Democratic Republic of Congo. Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak has spread to a city of more than 1 million people, a worrying shift as the deadly virus risks traveling more easily in densely […]Continue Reading ...
A truly dismal flu vaccine could still save thousands of lives, as long as roughly 40 percent of Americans got their shots, new research suggests. At that coverage level, a vaccine that was only 20 percent effective would avert 21 million infections and almost 130,000 hospitalizations—and save 61,000 lives. Why? Computer modeling shows that the […]Continue Reading ...
Small pilot study shows video app to be as effective as in-person observation of medication adherence for TB patients. Credit: iStock Johns Hopkins researchers report success with a smart phone video-based app that substitutes for a daily in-person visit by a health care worker required for tuberculosis treatment known as directly observed therapy, or DOT. […]Continue Reading ...
Cell function by disease gene mapping. Credit: Katalin Susztak, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania The kidney is a highly complex organ – far beyond a simple filter. Its function requires intricate interactions between many highly specialized cell types to extract waste, balances body fluids, form urine, regulate blood pressure, and secrete hormones. New […]Continue Reading ...
Gram stain of the bacteria Bordetella pertussis. Credit: CDC Researchers and public health officials have struggled to explain the resurgence of whooping cough in the United States since the late 1970s, and the suspected shortcomings of the current generation of vaccines are often blamed. But a new University of Michigan-led study concludes that the resurgence […]Continue Reading ...
Transmission electron microscope image of negative-stained, Fortaleza-strain Zika virus (red), isolated from a microcephaly case in Brazil. The virus is associated with cellular membranes in the center. Credit: NIAID A “cocktail” of monoclonal antibodies that can prevent Zika virus (ZIKV) infection in primates was not effective for treatment of fetuses, according to a new collaborative […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain UCLA-led research finds that internet search terms and tweets related to sexual risk behaviors can predict when and where syphilis trends will occur. Two studies from the UCLA-based University of California Institute for Prediction Technology, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, found an association between […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified how the highly contagious norovirus infection begins, in mice. Norovirus (pictured above) is a major cause of gastrointestinal illness worldwide. Credit: CDC Norovirus—the highly contagious gastrointestinal illness best known for spreading rapidly on cruise chips, in nursing homes, schools and other densely populated […]Continue Reading ...
This undated photo shows romaine lettuce in Houston. On Friday, April 27, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control said they now have reports of 98 food poisoning cases in 22 states. The outbreak is blamed on E. coli bacteria in romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Ariz. (Steve Campbell/Houston Chronicle via AP) An outbreak of E. […]Continue Reading ...
CBS inhibits the activities of major resistant determinant NDM-1 replacing its zinc cofactors with bismuth. Credit: The University of Hong Kong Antimicrobial resistance caused by “superbugs” is a major public health issue of global concern. Drug-resistant infections kill around 700,000 people worldwide each year. The figure could increase up to 10 million by 2050, exceeding […]Continue Reading ...
Adult deer tick, Ixodes scapularis. Credit: Scott Bauer/public domain Tick-borne infections have reached epidemic proportions on Long Island, where children are disproportionately affected by Lyme disease and other infections transmitted by the eight-legged creatures, a panel of top scientists announced recently. “Lyme disease is mostly a disease of children and curiously mostly a disease of […]Continue Reading ...
Multiple adoptive transfers of T cells engineered to carry hepatitis B virus (HBV)-specific T cell receptors (TCRs) has resulted in an objective positive response in a patient with hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-negative HCC metastases in the lungs following liver transplant. The patient, described today in a presentation at The International Liver Congress 2018 in […]Continue Reading ...
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