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Genetic defences of bacteria don’t aid antibiotic resistance

Genetic responses to the stresses caused by antibiotics don’t help bacteria to evolve a resistance to the medications, according to a new ...

Yale expert explores use of antibiotics at end of life

By Ziba Kashef - Antibiotics and other antimicrobials are often administered to terminally ill patients. But given widespread concern about antibiotic resistance, ...

New centers help health workers fight deadly infections safely

CDC prevention epicenters programThe University of Illinois at Chicago has been selected as one of six research centers in the U.S. to help develop a comprehensive new strategy to control Ebola and other emerging infectious diseases in health facilities. ... Full story

Study Finds High HPV Prevalence in Subset of Peruvian Men

UC Riverside-led study advocates stepping up HPV vaccination delivery to high-risk groups such as men who have sex with men ... Full story

NYU Researchers Find Development of Serious Liver Damage in Mid- to Late-adulthood Among People Who Inject Drugs with Untreated Chronic Hepatitis C Infection

Few people who inject drugs are engaged in needed care for chronic HCV infection; Early engagement in treatment needs to be a policy priority for these individuals ... Full story

Flemish researcher speeds up TB detection in Cambodia

Tuberculosis (TB) is still a major health problem in Cambodia. Natalie Lorent, PhD student at the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) and the University of Antwerp (UA), conducted her research in the slums of Phnom Penh, where tuberculosis (TB) wreaks havoc. Lorent and her team developed a more effective approach to actively detect TB cases by using new diagnostic tools and strong involvement by the local community. The new approach allowed health workers to detect TB cases more quickly, which reduces the risk of further transmission of the disease. ... Full story

Scientific sleuths design drugs to defeat parasitic disease

Philip LoVerde, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry ... Full story

Virginia Tech-led research to create model to predict waterborne disease risk

BLACKSBURG, Va. – A flooding river moves more than just water. Inundation and draining result in an exchange of matter and organisms — including those that cause disease. ... Full story

Travel ‘superbugs’ add infection risk to common procedures

Travellers are at increased risk of superbugs. ... Full story

New test detects all viruses that infect people, animals

A new test detects virtually any virus that infects people and animals, according to research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where the technology was developed. ... Full story

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