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Fungal contamination in breast implant surgery: A rare, preventable complication
Although apparently uncommon, fungal contamination of saline-filled breast implants is readily preventable, according to a study in the July 1 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, now available online. (2005-06-02)
Man's best friend: Common canine virus may lead to new vaccines for deadly human diseases
Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that a virus commonly found in dogs may serve as the foundation for the next great breakthrough in human vaccine development. (2012-11-27)
IOM report should end nevirapine controversy, HIVMA says
The HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) is pleased that the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has reaffirmed nevirapine's safety and efficacy to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. (2005-04-08)
Paradigm shift needed to combat drug resistance
A McMaster University infectious disease expert explores the relationship between population mobility, globalization and antimicrobial drug resistance. (2009-10-15)
New study: Drug combo against AIDS-related infections also prevents malaria
A drug combination used to prevent pneumonia and opportunistic bacterial infection in persons with HIV/AIDS has unexpectedly been found to be highly effective at preventing malaria, according to a study published in the November 15 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, now available online. (2005-10-18)
Infection takes high toll in young children
A new study has found that infectious diseases are the most common reason that children under two years of age are admitted to hospital. (2007-05-01)
Virtual gameworlds as models for real-world epidemics
Online game worlds may be a useful tool for studying the spread of human infectious diseases, according to scientists from Rutgers and Tufts universities. (2007-08-20)
Big data approach identifies Europe's most dangerous human and domestic animal pathogens
The pathogens posing the greatest risk to Europe based upon a proxy for impact have been identified by University of Liverpool researchers using a 'big data' approach to scientific research. (2014-08-27)
Novel virus detection identifies new viruses in study of respiratory infections and asthma attacks
A new study has found an unexpected number of viruses and viral subtypes in patients with respiratory tract infections. (2007-09-06)
Better vaccines for tuberculosis could save millions of lives
Cases of one of the world's deadliest diseases -- tuberculosis -- are rising at an alarming rate, despite widespread vaccination. (2012-08-28)
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, will be honored by President George W. (2008-06-11)
Risk of tuberculosis doubles in first year of HIV infection
The risk of tuberculosis infection doubles within one year of HIV infection, according to a study published in the Jan. (2004-12-17)
IDRI, Sanofi Pasteur team with philanthropy to develop new model for vaccine development
In an effort to accelerate timelines and decrease development costs of life-saving vaccines, the Infectious Disease Research Institute and Sanofi Pasteur today announce the establishment of the Global Health Vaccine Center of Innovation, to be headquartered at IDRI in Seattle. (2015-10-15)
Scientific system accurately predicts spread of H1N1: study
A new scientific system developed by a St. Michael's Hospital physician, designed to rapidly evaluate the world's air traffic patterns, accurately predicted how the H1N1 virus would spread around the world, according to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine today. (2009-06-29)
Sabin Gold Medal awarded to vaccine developer Dr. Albert Z. Kapikian
Albert Z. Kapikian, M.D., of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of NIH, was awarded the prestigious Albert B. (2005-05-12)
Broader screening for hepatitis C would be cost effective, study suggests
Broader screening to identify people infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) would likely be cost effective, according to a new report published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and available online. (2012-03-14)
Sequella receives $2.3M NIH grant for the development of tuberculosis antibiotic drug SQ641
Sequella, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on commercializing products to treat infectious diseases of epidemic potential, today announced that it received a $2.3 million, three-year Small Business Innovative Research grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for the development of SQ641, a promising new tuberculosis drug with potential to provide early and prolonged bacterial clearance during the intensive phase of TB treatment. (2008-09-25)
The Lancet: Experts question value of common superbug control practices
The jury is still out on the effectiveness of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) superbug control policies in hospitals, according to leading infectious disease experts in a Viewpoint published in The Lancet. (2014-08-20)
Infectious disease research gets a boost from websites, blogs, and social media
Innovative new techniques for tracking the spread of infectious diseases are being developed with the help of news websites, blogs, and social media. (2013-07-01)
Research discovers new compounds active against tuberculosis and malaria
University of Navarra PhD in chemistry researcher, Esther Vicente, has discovered new compounds active for treating tuberculosis and malaria. (2008-01-22)
A parasite, a virus, and a bacterium: NIAID's plan to tackle the world's leading killers
AIDS researcher Dr. Anthony S. Fauci unveiled the NIAID Global Health Research Plan for HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis for battling three leading infectious killers. (2001-05-06)
New study shows measles immunization may prevent fatal brain infection
A new study has found wild-type measles virus in tissues from patients who died of a fatal brain infection, providing evidence against the notion that the strain of virus in the measles vaccine caused the infection. (2005-10-27)
NIAID flu experts examine evolution of avian influenza
In a new commentary published online in Emerging Infectious Diseases, two leading influenza experts from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, examine how the evolution of proteins found on the surfaces of flu viruses has impacted their ability to infect migratory birds and poultry and cause avian disease. (2017-01-18)
Crystal methamphetamine use increases HIV risk
The use of crystal methamphetamine by men who have sex with men (MSM) increases the risk of HIV transmission and can cause complications in those who are already HIV-positive, according to an article in the March 15 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, now available online. (2004-03-02)
USC study links historical increases in life span to lower childhood exposure to infection
Starting in the mid-1850s, humans began living longer due, researchers believe, to improvements in living conditions, nutrition, income levels and medicine. (2004-09-16)
Study finds shifting disease burden following universal Hib vaccination
Vaccination against Haemophilus influenzae type b, or Hib, once the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in children, has dramatically reduced the incidence of Hib disease in young children over the past 20 years, according to a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. (2011-11-11)
Rabies infections highlight dangers of processing dog meat
Eating dog meat is common in many Asian countries, but research conducted as part of the South East Asian Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Network has discovered a potentially lethal risk associated with preparing dog meat: rabies. (2009-03-16)
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. (2013-01-17)
The American Society for Microbiology honors George L. Drusano
The winner of the esteemed Cubist-ICAAC Award is George L. (2013-06-20)
Feds' infectious diseases strategy must be broader than biodefense, say ID physicians
As Congress updates anti-bioterrorism legislation, it must take action now to protect the nation against the pressing threats of pandemic influenza, antibiotic-resistant infections, and other serious naturally occurring infections, according to the nation's leading society of infectious diseases physicians and researchers. (2006-04-06)
Reducing antibiotic use lowers rates of drug-resistant bacteria
Fewer antibiotic prescriptions leads to fewer (2005-09-01)
American Society for Microbiology honors Anton Y. Peleg
The 2009 American Society for Microbiology ICAAC Young Investigator Award will be presented to Anton Y. (2009-08-19)
Deadly diseases overlooked for too long, scientists say
Decades of neglect have allowed infectious diseases to devastate the lives of thousands of people in the developing world, a study reveals. (2014-06-06)
Emory researchers develop model to track the evolution of emerging infectious diseases
A novel mathematical model developed at Emory University now gives public health leaders another tool to assess the risk of new infectious disease emergence that emphasizes the potentially perilous role of pathogen evolution. (2003-12-10)
Shakespeare's writings indicate he may have had syphilis
Shakespeare's name usually inspires thoughts of kings, fairies, lovers, wars and poetic genius--not syphilis. (2005-01-10)
Pill box organizers increase HIV patients' adherence and improve viral suppression
Inexpensive pill box organizers are an easy, successful, and cost-effective tool to help patients take their medications as prescribed, according to a new study of low-income urban residents living with HIV infection by authors from the Berkeley School of Public Health and the University of California, San Francisco. (2007-08-30)
Discovery of a new defense system against microbial pathogens
For the first time in the world, a group of researchers discovered a human immune receptor, which detects the invasion of pathogenic microorganisms. (2016-07-11)
Newly discovered infectious prion structure shines light on mad cow disease
Groundbreaking research from the University of Alberta has identified the structure of the infectious prion protein, the cause of 'mad cow disease' or BSE, chronic wasting disease in deer and elk and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans, which has long remained a mystery. (2016-09-08)
Vancomycin is the drug of choice for treating cellulitis
Patients admitted to the hospital for the common bacterial skin infection cellulitis should be treated as a first line of defense with the potent antibiotic drug vancomycin rather than other antibiotics such as penicillin, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. (2010-10-23)
New Evidence On How Prions Turn Fatal
University of California researchers say a newly determined structure of the biological particles called prions may help explain how they cause infectious deadly diseases. (1999-04-09)
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