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Insects implicated in the evolution of new human infectious diseases
Insects and other invertebrates are the arena for the evolution of new infectious diseases in humans, new research shows. View News Article (2004-10-25)

Protein sensor for fatty acid buildup in mitochondria
Just as homes have smoke detectors, cells have an enzyme that responds to a buildup of fatty acids by triggering the production of a key molecule in the biochemical pathway that breaks down these fatty acids, according to investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. View News Article (2007-02-15)

Guidelines for treatment of Ebola patients are urgently needed
As the Ebola Virus Diseases (EVD) epidemic continues to rage in West Africa, infectious diseases experts call attention to the striking lack of treatment guidelines. View News Article (2014-12-10)

Study Identifies Risk Factors for Spread of Respiratory Infections in Hospitals
The 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic in China has lessons to teach hospitals on how to prevent the spread of other respiratory diseases, according to new research appearing in the April 15 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, currently available online. View News Article (2007-03-16)

Corticosteroids often used in treatment of infectious mononucleosis
Corticosteroids are used often in the treatment of infectious mononucleosis, and for reasons beyond usual criteria, according to a study in the October issue of Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. View News Article (2005-10-18)

Identification of carbon dioxide receptors in insects may help fight infectious disease
Mosquitoes don't mind morning breath. They use the carbon dioxide people exhale as a way to identify a potential food source. But when they bite, they can pass on a number of dangerous infectious diseases, such as malaria, yellow fever, and West Nile encephalitis. View News Article (2006-12-14)

Preventing H1N1 spread to health care workers: Dilemma, debate and confusion
A commentary in the December issue of The Lancet Infectious Diseases brings to light the gaps in knowledge on the transmission of a common pathogen - the influenza virus - and its impact on decisions about how best to protect health care workers. View News Article (2009-11-20)

Antibiotic resistance is a international issue that better education can address
Antibiotic resistance is an international reality whose solution includes better educating physicians about using bacteria-fighting tools, says an infectious disease physician. View News Article (2013-11-15)

HIV-infected infants respond poorly to childhood vaccination
It is known that HIV-infected children who do not receive appropriate antiretroviral drugs experience immune depression, and may become susceptible to infectious diseases that would otherwise be prevented by childhood immunization. View News Article (2007-12-05)

New software to aid early detection of infectious disease outbreaks
A newly released software program will let health authorities at the site of an infectious disease outbreak quickly analyze data, speeding the detection of new cases and the implementation of effective interventions. View News Article (2007-12-07)

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