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April 25, 2017

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April 25, 2017

Testing Urine for Particular Proteins Could Be Key to Preventing Kidney Transplant Failure

Apr. 24, 2017 — Testing for molecular markers in the urine of kidney transplant patients could reveal whether the transplant is failing and ... read more

Drug-Resistant Bacteria in Patients' Urine or Stools Raise Risk of Drug-Resistant Sepsis

Apr. 24, 2017 — People who have recently been found to have drug-resistant bacteria in their urine or stool samples have a greatly increased risk of developing a bloodstream infection that is also resistant to ... read more

Research Uncovers Life-Saving Benefits in the Battle Against Viruses

Apr. 20, 2017 — At-risk patients, such as those with HIV or transplant recipients, could benefit from potentially life-saving study, say ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — Frogs' skins were known to secrete peptides that defend them against bacteria. A new research finding suggests that the peptides represent a resource for antiviral drug discovery as ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — Researchers have clarified how vaccinations can combat bacterial intestinal diseases: vaccine-induced antibodies in the intestine chain up pathogens as they grow in the intestine, which prevents ... read more

Teaching Happiness to Men With HIV Boosts Their Health

Apr. 17, 2017 — When individuals recently diagnosed with HIV were coached to practice skills to help them experience positive emotions, the result was less HIV in their blood and lower antidepressant use, reports a ... read more

New HIV Reservoir Discovered

Apr. 17, 2017 — Scientists have identified a new cell in the body where HIV persists despite treatment. This discovery has major implications for cure ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — Zika RNA has now been found in Aedes albopictus. That’s not the species -- known as Aedes aegypti -- most often associated with Zika. But scientists have never discounted Aedes albopictus as ... read more

Combating Antibiotic Resistance With 'Handshake Stewardship'

Apr. 17, 2017 — The effectiveness of a unique type of antimicrobial stewardship program has been demonstrated in the fight against antibiotic (antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial) resistance. New research ... read more

Traces of Zika Found in Asian Tiger Mosquito in Brazil

Apr. 14, 2017 — In a recent test of Asian tiger mosquitoes collected in Brazil, researchers found fragments of Zika virus RNA, raising concerns that it may be carried by species other than Zika's known primary ... read more

Relationship Between Drug Injection Risk Behaviors, Immune Activation

Apr. 13, 2017 — Investigators examined the relationship between injection drug use and immune activation in a sample of HIV infected and uninfected people who inject drugs. Findings suggest that efforts to encourage ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — Analysis of daily gene activation in a patient with severe Ebola virus disease in 2015 found changes in antiviral and immune response genes that pinpointed key transition points in the response to ... read more

Post-SARS, Infection Rates in China Have Steadied, but Fast-Growing and Common Infections Now Need Attention

Apr. 12, 2017 — Following the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003, China stepped up its prevention and control methods for all infectious diseases, and rates of infection have leveled off since ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections last a lifetime. Once a person has been infected, the virus can remain dormant (latent) for years before periodically reactivating to cause recurrent disease. ... read more

Why Treating Animals May Be Important in Fighting Resurgent Tropical Disease

Apr. 12, 2017 — As the World Health Organization steps up its efforts to eradicate a once-rampant tropical disease, a new study suggests that monitoring, and potentially treating, the monkeys that co-exist with ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — The body's immune system initially detects the presence of anthrax spores by recognizing RNA molecules that coat the spores' surface. But this prompts an unfavorable immune response that ... read more

Viral Fossils Reveal How Our Ancestors May Have Eliminated an Ancient Infection

Apr. 11, 2017 — Scientists have uncovered how our ancestors may have wiped out an ancient retrovirus around 11 million years ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — The atomic structure of a Zika virus protein that is key to viral reproduction has now been conducted by researchers, describes a new ... read more

Tuberculosis: Researchers Uncover How Bacteria Burst Our Cells

Apr. 10, 2017 — Scientists unveil the complex molecular structure that causes lethal infections by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). Their findings might have implications for potential therapies against ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — A transgenic mouse has been developed that could help scientists identify new influenza virus strains with the potential to cause a global ... read more

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