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August 28, 2015

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August 28, 2015

Many Physicians Overestimate Their Ability to Assess Patients' Risk of Ebola

Aug. 27, 2015 — While most primary care physicians responding to a survey expressed confidence in their ability to identify potential cases of Ebola and communicate Ebola risks to their patients, when asked how they ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a new virus in seals that is the closest known relative of the human hepatitis A virus. The finding provides new clues on the emergence of hepatitis ... read more

Flu Remedies Help Combat E. Coli Bacteria

Aug. 25, 2015 — If the intestinal bacteria level becomes unbalanced, it can cause diseases. Physiologists now reveal how a specific carbohydrate in the intestinal mucosa heavily multiplies certain E. coli bacteria ... read more

Lemon Juice Disinfects Against Human Norovirus

Aug. 25, 2015 — Citric acid may prevent the highly contagious norovirus from infecting humans, scientists discovered. Therefore, lemon juice could be a potentially safe and practical disinfectant against the most ... read more

Personal Clothing May Spread Respiratory Infections Within the NICU

Aug. 24, 2015 — Respiratory syncytial virus, which is the leading cause of childhood respiratory hospitalizations among premature babies, can be detected from the clothes worn by caregivers/visitors who are visiting ... read more

Influenza Vaccines Provide Moderate Protection Throughout the Entire Flu Season

Aug. 24, 2015 — Individuals who received the flu vaccine were protected for up to 6 months post-vaccination, the duration of most flu seasons, according to a new ... read more

Flu Vaccinations Make Sense for Elderly, Study Suggests

Aug. 24, 2015 — Amid debate about whether flu vaccination really helps the elderly, a new study provides fresh evidence that it does. Researchers found vaccines well matched to the year's flu strain ... read more

Ebola Virus Disease: Anesthesiologists Need to 'Better Prepare and Educate' Themselves

Aug. 24, 2015 — As the Ebola virus disease pandemic unfolded in 2014, it may have seemed like a sudden and unprecedented event. But the disease has a long history, the epidemic is ongoing, and new outbreaks are ... read more

Aug. 21, 2015 — New light has been shed on an important immune mechanism. The work shows how the body provides the important killer cells with a helper in the case of an infection. The study could point the way to ... read more

Researchers Suggest Approach to Fight Common Virus in Immunosuppressed Patients

Aug. 20, 2015 — New light has been shed on how adenovirus replicates in humans. The findings suggest that agents that enhance the Type I interferon signaling pathway could be useful to fight adenovirus infections in ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — Tracking mobile phone data is often associated with privacy issues, but these vast datasets could be the key to understanding how infectious diseases are spread seasonally, according to a ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — Using a vomiting device of their creation, researchers are reporting the first direct evidence that vomiting can aerosolize virus particles similar to human norovirus. Future directions for the work ... read more

Early Inflammatory Response Paralyzes T Cells

Aug. 18, 2015 — In a discovery that is likely to rewrite immunology text books, researchers have found that early exposure to inflammatory cytokines, such as interleukin 2, can 'paralyze' CD4 T cells, ... read more

Cell Phones Help Keep Track of Flu on Campus

Aug. 18, 2015 — Personal health and lifestyle data captured through smartphone apps can help identify college students at risk of catching the flu. With help from a mobile app that monitors who students interact ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — In devising a method to readily grow hepatitis C in the laboratory, scientists might have overcome a major hurdle for basic research into the virus and the disease it ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — The intricate interplay between immune cells working to defeat infection has been seen and photographed for the first time. Researchers used state-of-the-art microscopy to painstakingly capture ... read more

Liver Damage in Hepatitis C Patients Significantly Underestimated, Underreported

Aug. 18, 2015 — The number of hepatitis C patients suffering from advanced liver damage may be grossly underestimated and underdiagnosed, according to a study. The findings were the result of a study of nearly ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — A team of comparative genomics and computational science researchers compared approximately 4,000 complete virus genomes downloaded from a public database known as GenBank. By compressing the ... read more

MRI Scanners Can Steer Tumor Busting Viruses to Specific Target Sites Within Body

Aug. 18, 2015 — MRI scanners, normally used to produce images, can steer cell-based, tumor busting therapies to specific target sites in the body, researchers have ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — There may be two new ways to fight AIDS -- using a heat shock protein or a small molecule -- to attack fibrils in semen associated with HIV during the initial phases of infection. HIV is most ... read more

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