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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)
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)
Popular disinfectants do not kill HPV
Commonly used disinfectants do not kill human papillomavirus (HPV) that makes possible non-sexual transmission of the virus, thus creating a need for hospital policy changes, according to researchers from Penn State College of Medicine and Brigham Young University. (2014-02-12)
New single vaccination approach to killer diseases
Scientists from the University of Adelaide's Research Centre for Infectious Diseases have developed a single vaccination approach to simultaneously combat influenza and pneumococcal infections, the world's most deadly respiratory diseases. (2019-05-20)
HIV-positive women with cytomegalovirus likelier to pass virus that causes AIDS to infant
HIV-positive women with cytomegalovirus, or CMV, in their urine at the time of labor and delivery are more than five times likelier than HIV-positive women without CMV to transmit HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, to their infants. (2017-06-21)
University of Texas Health Science Center: Alzheimer's might be transmissible in similar way as infectious prion diseases
The brain damage that characterizes Alzheimer's disease may originate in a form similar to that of infectious prion diseases such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow) and Creutzfeldt-Jakob, according to newly published research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. (2011-10-04)
Duke-NUS researchers discover the secret to bats' immunity
Bats' ability to host deadly viruses without getting sick could help shed light on inflammation and aging in humans. (2019-02-26)
TB vaccine developed at McMaster University in Canada
McMaster University researchers are about to launch Canada's first tuberculosis vaccine clinical trial with a vaccine totally designed, manufactured and tested within McMaster. (2009-03-19)
Planning for bacteria in cancer patients may help hospitals fight infections
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in this month's issue of the International Journal of Infectious Diseases shows the answer: E. coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae are especially prevalent in patients with lung and GI cancers, more so for Klebsiella if these patients have been treated previously with aminopenicillins. (2013-01-23)
Institute for OneWorld Health to exhibit at BIO
Representatives from the Institute for OneWorld Health, the first nonprofit pharmaceutical company in the U.S., will be available at the BIO 2005 Annual International Convention, Philadelphia, booth 564, June 20-22. (2005-06-06)
Mumps vaccine coverage should be improved, study finds
Although immunity to mumps is high in the United States, mumps vaccine coverage must be maintained and improved to prevent future outbreaks, according to a new study, now available online, in the Sept. (2010-08-24)
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. (2007-01-30)
New drug combinations help patients whose HIV develops resistance after several different treatments
A multi-center, randomized, and placebo-controlled trial of 481 people infected with HIV, co-chaired by Dr. (2002-07-08)
Biotech collaboration established to commercialize research reagents
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, Australia, has entered a collaboration with New Jersey-based medical technology company BD to evaluate and potentially develop for research and diagnostic use some of the institute's reagents. (2010-10-17)
US 'super bugs' invading South America, according to UT Medical School at Houston researchers
Two clones of highly antibiotic-resistant organism strains, which previously had only been identified in the United States, are now causing serious sickness and death in several Colombian cities including the capital Bogotá, say researchers at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. (2008-11-12)
Infectious diseases experts applaud bill against 'bad bugs'
With extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, life-threatening drug-resistant respiratory and skin infections, and other 'bad bugs' routinely making headlines, infectious diseases physicians are applauding Rep. (2007-09-28)
Partnership for Military Medicine Symposium
The Partnership for Military Medicine Symposium features keynote addresses and panel presentations from leading military and civilian experts on collaborations in humanitarian aid and disaster response, post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, and global infectious diseases. (2009-11-02)
Expanded save the date: ASTMH Annual Meeting
The ASTMH annual meeting is Dec. 7-11 in New Orleans. (2008-11-13)
NIH awards 6 grants to explore how combination adjuvants improve vaccines
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded six grants totaling $3.1 million to researchers exploring the molecular mechanisms behind combination vaccine adjuvants -- substances that improve the effectiveness of vaccines. (2016-04-04)
Emory scientists receive NIH MIDAS grant for computer modeling of infectious diseases
Emory University scientists have received a five-year grant for more than $3 million to participate in a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative to develop powerful computer modeling techniques to analyze and respond to infectious disease outbreaks. (2004-05-07)
A global early warning system for infectious diseases
In the recent issue of EMBO reports, Barbara Han of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and John Drake of the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology call for the creation of a global early warning system for infectious diseases. (2016-05-19)
New study explains factors that influence the timing of infectious disease outbreaks
The delay between the time when a disease outbreak becomes possible and when it actually happens depends chiefly on how frequently infection is introduced to the population and how quickly the number of cases caused by a single individual increases, according to new research from the University of Georgia. (2016-11-01)
More than 3 million children under 5 years old will die from infectious diseases next year
A new report outlines the alarming burden of pediatric infectious diseases across the world. (2016-11-03)
Challenging metabolism may help fight disease
New research by Swansea University academics has shown that harnessing metabolism at a cellular level may help to relieve or heal a range of disorders. (2019-05-07)
Resistant bacteria increasing source of muscle infection
An antibiotic-resistant bacteria called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is increasingly a cause of muscle infections in children, said Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) researchers in a report in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. (2006-09-25)
New method helps determine effectiveness of interventions in reducing spread of HIV
Using genetic sequencing to understand the evolutionary relationships among pathogens, an international team of researchers has developed a new method to determine how effective interventions are against the spread of infectious diseases like HIV. (2018-08-07)
Peter Piot awarded Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize for Medical Research
Professor Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, will be awarded the Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize for Medical Research, the Government of Japan have announced. (2013-03-13)
Drug-resistant tuberculosis rife in China
Levels of drug-resistant tuberculosis in China are nearly twice the global average. (2008-12-10)
New Study Proves Treating STDs Reduces Infectiousness Of HIV
Men infected with HIV--the virus that causes AIDS--shed eight to 10 times as much virus in their semen if they also have other sexually transmitted diseases at the same time, according to a new study conducted in Africa. (1997-06-27)
New findings on killer bacteria's defence
New research from Lund University casts new light on the interaction between the immune system and streptococcus bacteria, which cause both mild tonsillitis and serious infections such as sepsis and necrotising fasciitis. (2012-12-14)
UNC to create and test injectable long-acting implant to prevent HIV/AIDS
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received a three-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a new implantable drug delivery system for long-lasting HIV-prevention. (2017-03-24)
Defense provides additional $4.9 million for pathogen research tool
The Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech has received $4.9 million in additional funding from the United States Department of Defense for the PathPort project, which is helping scientists amass and analyze information about disease organisms. (2004-10-11)
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