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Lab tests key to identifying, treating infectious diseases
A new guide developed by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Society for Microbiology will help physicians appropriately and accurately use laboratory tests for the diagnosis of infectious diseases. (2013-07-11)
Prevention experts urge modification to 2009 H1N1 guidance for health care workers
Three leading scientific organizations specializing in infectious diseases prevention issued a letter to President Obama today expressing their significant concern with current federal guidance concerning the use of personal protective equipment by health care workers in treating suspected or confirmed cases of 2009 H1N1 influenza. (2009-11-06)
Researchers take an important step toward an HIV vaccine
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have developed a strategy that can revolutionize vaccine design. (2017-05-17)
PrEP can reduce new HIV cases by a third among MSM over next 10 years
A daily pill to prevent HIV infection can reduce new cases among men who have sex with men (MSM) by a third in the US over the next 10 years, according to a new modeling study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases and available online. (2016-07-14)
New tick-borne disease threatens primarily immune suppressed persons
A newly discovered tick-borne bacterium known as 'Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis' has been implicated in six cases of disease in Sweden. (2014-05-27)
Northwestern exposing most deadly infectious diseases in 3-D
The unearthly creature looks like something out of a sci-fi flick, but the horror is real. (2007-10-31)
Cell cultures can sort out CJD and scrapie infectious agents
Research at Yale University School of Medicine shows that infection with a weak strain of Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease (CJD) prevents infection by more virulent strains and that the protection requires persistent replication by the infectious agent, but not misfolded prions. (2005-10-20)
NIH-developed Epstein-Barr virus vaccine elicits potent neutralizing antibodies in animals
NIAID researchers and their collaborators have developed an experimental, nanoparticle-based vaccine against Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) that can induce potent neutralizing antibodies in vaccinated mice and nonhuman primates. (2015-08-13)
Could preserving biodiversity reduce disease?
EPA has funded three interdisciplinary teams to explore the links between biodiversity and human health. (2008-07-23)
OHSU scientists look for methods to improve vaccinations for smallpox and other infectious diseases
Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University are looking for ways to improve the smallpox vaccine and other vaccines that a large portion of the public cannot receive. (2003-05-19)
NIH scientists find real-time imaging in mice a promising influenza study tool
Real-time imaging of influenza infection in mice is a promising new method to quickly monitor disease progression and to evaluate whether candidate vaccines and treatments are effective in this animal model, according to scientists from NIAID. (2017-05-30)
Maternal HIV-1 treatment protects against transmission to newborns
Mothers receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy to treat HIV-1 infection are less likely than untreated mothers to transmit the virus to their newborns through breastfeeding, according to a new study. (2009-10-16)
Species barrier may protect macaques from chronic wasting disease
Data from an ongoing study suggest that people who consume deer and elk with chronic wasting disease (CWD) may be protected from infection by an inability of the CWD infectious agent to spread to people. (2009-07-30)
Weekly cycles of once-daily anti-HIV drugs could reduce cost of HIV treatment
In a small study conducted at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers have shown that it may be feasible to treat HIV-infected patients with a simple, once-daily regimen of anti-HIV drugs given in pre-planned, 7-day-on, 7-day-off cycles. (2004-05-20)
NIAID rotavirus vaccine licensed for commercialization
NIAID announced today a new license agreement aimed at helping to prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths annually from rotavirus diarrhea in children living in developing countries. (2004-05-04)
Correct treatment of common diabetic foot infections can reduce amputations
Diabetic foot infections are an increasingly common problem, but proper care can save limbs and, ultimately, lives, suggest new guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. (2012-05-22)
Study shows suppressing herpes virus may reduce infectiousness of HIV
A recent study of men co-infected with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) and HIV revealed that drugs used to suppress HSV decrease the levels of HIV in the blood and rectal secretions, which may make patients less likely to transmit the virus. (2007-11-15)
Seasonal influenza vaccination during pregnancy may reduce risk of stillbirth
Seasonal influenza vaccination may guard against stillbirth, a new study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and available online suggests. (2016-03-31)
Viral load a major factor affecting risk of sexually transmitting HIV
The level of HIV-1 in the blood of an HIV-infected partner is the single most important factor influencing risk of sexual transmission to an uninfected partner, according to a multinational study of heterosexual couples in sub-Saharan Africa. (2012-01-12)
Parasitic worms may help treat diseases associated with obesity
On the list of undesirable medical conditions, a parasitic worm infection surely ranks fairly high. (2013-01-08)
Prime-boost H7N9 influenza vaccine concept promising in clinical trial
With hopes of making one dose of an inactivated H7N9 vaccine fully protective, NIAID scientists successfully tested a prime-boost concept in a small clinical trial. (2015-12-10)
New Systems Biology Awards enable detailed study of microbes
NIAID will award five-year contracts estimated to be up to $68.7 million to establish programs in Systems Biology for Infectious Disease Research at four research institutions. (2008-10-09)
$2.35 million grant enables better prediction of infectious disease outbreaks
Researchers at Penn State have received $2.35 million from the National Science Foundation to study disease transmission among animals with a goal of better predicting outbreaks of infectious diseases within humans. (2017-03-02)
Confronting Influenza: Are We Prepared?
On September 15, 2005, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) are sponsoring a symposium on the current state of research, development of prophylactic and therapeutic treatments, and U.S. and global strategies aiming to manage both annual and possible global pandemic influenza outbreaks. (2005-09-08)
Medical researchers in Canada and the US discover hidden side of prion diseases
Medical researchers recently discovered that fatal prion diseases, which include BSE or (2011-11-30)
Applying 'supply and demand' business principles to treat infectious diseases worldwide
Clinton Foundation researcher to present drug forecasting method for anti-malarial treatments. (2008-11-17)
Acinetobacter baumannii -- dangerously increasing its profile as a health-care-associated infection
Acinetobacter baumannii is dangerously increasing its profile as a health-care-associated infection. (2008-11-17)
Johns Hopkins first in AIDS NIH funding for FY 00
It's been 20 years since the first mysterious reports of HIV/AIDS infections, and researchers at John Hopkins continue their quest to better understand and cure this deadly disease. (2001-05-31)
Migratory birds can spread haemorrhagic fever
A type of haemorrhagic fever that is prevalent in Africa, Asia, and the Balkans has begun to spread to new areas in southern Europe. (2012-10-23)
Three Yale scientists receive Ellison Medical Foundation awards
The ten 2004 Senior Scholars in Global Infectious Disease recently announced by the Ellison Medical Foundation in Bethesda, MD, include three Yale investigators: Jorge Galán, Lucille P. (2004-12-15)
UIC researchers to develop new drugs to fight bioterrorism
The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy has received a grant from the US Department of Defense to develop new drugs to combat agents of bioterrorism. (2007-08-06)
Estimating severity of a flu epidemic
In this week's PLoS Medicine, Joseph Wu of the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong and colleagues report that using serological data coupled with clinical surveillance data can provide real-time estimates of the infection attack rates and severity in an emerging influenza pandemic. (2011-10-04)
What happens when immune cells just won't die?
X-linked lymphoproliferative disease (XLP) is a rare inherited immunodeficiency most commonly caused by deficiency in the protein SAP. (2009-09-14)
Early intervention by infectious diseases specialists saves lives, reduces costs
In a first-of-its-kind study to evaluate the impact of a medical specialty on patient outcomes, researchers found that hospitalized patients with severe infections such as meningitis and Clostridium difficile are significantly less likely to die if they receive care from an infectious diseases specialist. (2013-09-27)
Early diagnosis, effective therapy vital for treatment of deadly invasive aspergillosis
New therapies are improving care, but early diagnosis remains critical in the effective treatment of invasive, a potentially deadly fungal infection, according to new guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. (2016-06-30)
Quick technique to identify adenoviruses can improve patient care
NIAID grantees have adapted a rapid and accurate new molecular typing strategy and used it to conduct one of the most comprehensive studies of adenoviruses ever performed in the United States. (2007-10-11)
Researchers launch Phase 1 clinical trial of potential MRSA treatment
Scientists have begun the first human clinical trial of EDP-788, an investigational oral antibiotic intended to treat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections. (2014-01-24)
Medical societies: Adults need vaccines
The American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America have released a joint statement on the importance of adult vaccination against an increasing number of vaccine-preventable diseases. (2008-11-19)
Newly discovered virus linked to childhood lung disorders and Kawasaki disease
A newly discovered virus may be responsible for many respiratory tract illnesses in infants and children, and may be associated with an important multi-organ disease whose cause has remained a mystery for decades, according to articles in the Feb. (2005-01-18)
Controlling wildlife trade key to preventing health crises, study says
According to a study by the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society, controlling the movements of wildlife in markets is a cost-effective means of keeping potential deadly pandemics such as SARS and influenza from occurring. (2005-07-05)
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