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Low dose antibiotic treatment of C-difficile as effective as high dose in hospital setting
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) treatment in a hospital setting using low dose oral vancomycin showed similar effectiveness compared to high dose, according to a new study by researchers at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. View News Article (2013-09-12)


Protect Children First With H1N1 Flu Vaccine, Says UAB-Based National Pediatric Disease Expert
The optimal way to control swine flu, the new H1N1 virus that emerged as a global threat in 2009, is to vaccinate children with the planned H1N1 flu shot, says the co-director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. View News Article (2009-10-01)


Simple classification can help define and predict limb-threatening diabetic infections
Research groups from Texas, Chicago, Washington State and the Netherlands partnered to publish a landmark study validating the Infectious Disease Society of America's guidelines for the clinical classification of diabetic foot infections. View News Article (2007-01-31)


Bacteria's hidden skill could pave way for stem cell treatments
A discovery about the way in which bugs spread throughout the body could help to develop stem cell treatments. View News Article (2013-01-18)


The Lancet Oncology and The Lancet Infectious Diseases
THE LANCET ONCOLOGY THE TRUE COST OF A NUCLEAR DETERRENT This month’s editorial covers the recent leaked report from the US Department of Health and Disease Control, showing the patterns of nuclear fallout across the US resulting from Cold War testing. The editorial discusses the impact of these data on cancer incidence and the worldwide effects of nuclear testing on the general population... View News Article (2002-03-27)


Where flu vaccination rates are higher in adults under 65, lower flu risk for seniors
Healthy adults who get the flu vaccine may help protect not only themselves but also older adults in their community at higher risk for serious complications from influenza, suggest findings from a new study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. View News Article (2015-09-10)


University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to Conduct Innovative Smallpox Vaccine Research Study
University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UHCMC) and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine are part of a nationwide research study to determine the safety and effectiveness of a new smallpox vaccine geared toward adults ages 18 to 34 who have never been vaccinated against the disease. View News Article (2007-06-04)


New methods help advance infectious disease forecasting
While tremendous progress has been made to eliminate malaria worldwide, about 3.2 billion people--nearly half the world's population--are at risk of the disease, according to the World Health Organization. New tools to help advance infectious disease forecasting are needed.  View News Article (2016-01-06)


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)

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