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April 24, 2015
THoR Aims to Help Future Patients "Weather the Storm" of Infection
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 23, 2015
In every population that encounters an infectious organism, a few individuals prove to be resilient-unfazed by that pathogen because they are either resistant to it (their immune systems keep the pathogen from multiplying to dangerous levels) or tolerant (they don't get as sick as they otherwise might despite carrying high pathogen loads). Conventional disease treatments such as antibiotics have almost exclusively sought to emulate natural resistance by keeping patients' pathogen levels as low as ... read more

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Researchers create tool to predict avian flu outbreaks
A simple and effective portable tool to predict avian flu outbreaks on farms has been created by University of Guelph researchers. U of G researchers devised a real-time way to analyze chickens and ... more
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Inkjet could produce tool to identify infectious diseases
Consumers are one step closer to benefiting from packaging that could give simple text warnings when food is contaminated with deadly pathogens like E. coli and Salmonella, and patients could soon r ... more
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Complex bacterial challenge in fight against deadly amphibian disease
New research from The University of Manchester and the Institute of Zoology has shed light on the complex challenge facing scientists battling one of the world's most devastating animal diseases. ... more
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Designer molecule lowers HIV levels: trial results
Researchers said Wednesday a lab-manufactured antibody "significantly" reduced HIV blood levels in a small but promising human trial, and caused no harmful side effects ... more
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Meningitis epidemic kills 45 in Niger
A meningitis epidemic that broke out in January in Niger has so far killed 45 people, the health minister told AFP on Saturday. ... more
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Jordan reports five swine flu deaths since Jan 1
Five people have died in Jordan since the beginning of the year from swine flu, the health ministry said Sunday, adding that it has recorded 130 cases of the virus. ... more
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New class of insecticides offers safer, more targeted mosquito control
Purdue researchers have identified a new class of chemical insecticides that could provide a safer, more selective means of controlling mosquitoes that transmit key infectious diseases such as dengu ... more
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Gates calls for 'germ games' instead of war games
Bill Gates opened a mock Ebola field hospital at the prestigious TED Conference on Wednesday as part of a call to be battle-ready for a deadly global epidemic. ... more
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Swine flu outbreak in India raises concern
Since December, an outbreak of swine flu in India has killed more than 1,200 people, and a new MIT study suggests that the strain has acquired mutations that make it more dangerous than previously c ... more
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US to Deploy Chemical Brigade to Liberia to Combat Ebola
The United States will deploy its Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear brigade's headquarters to Liberia to further combat the Ebola epidemic, the US Defense Department announced in a pres ... more
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British Ebola patient flown home from S. Leone
A female British military healthcare worker who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone arrived home Thursday for treatment in a London hospital isolation unit. ... more
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Experts sound warning over flu dangers in China, India
Scientists sounded warnings Wednesday over H7N9 bird flu in China and the H1N1 strain of swine flu in India that have jointly claimed more than 1,700 lives. ... more
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Briton diagnosed with Ebola in Sierra Leone: London
A female British healthcare worker has been diagnosed with Ebola in Sierra Leone, authorities in London said Wednesday, and a military plane has been sent to evacuate her if needed. ... more
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Scanner targets HIV boltholes in boost for cure
Real-time imaging in lab monkeys has pointed to the havens where HIV lurks after being beaten back by drugs, scientists said on Monday. ... more
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Dengue deaths on rise in Sao Paulo
Cases of dengue fever are on the rise in Sao Paulo, with a nearly eightfold increase that saw 24 people die in Brazil's most populous state so far this year, the health ministry said Friday. ... more
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The hidden burden of dengue fever in West Africa
Misdiagnosis of febrile illnesses as malaria is a continuing problem in Africa. A new study shows that in Ghana, dengue fever is circulating in urban areas and going undiagnosed. The authors of the ... more
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Origins of AIDS virus strains traced to gorillas
Two of four strains of the virus that can cause AIDS come from gorillas in southwestern Cameroon, an international team of scientists reported in studies published Monday in the United States. ... more
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Zombie outbreak? Statistical mechanics reveal the ideal hideout
A team of Cornell University researchers focusing on a fictional zombie outbreak as an approach to disease modeling suggests heading for the hills, in the Rockies, to save your brains from the undea ... more
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Cholera epidemic kills 41 in Mozambique
The death toll from a cholera epidemic in Mozambique that broke out after widespread flooding has risen by almost 50 percent in two weeks to 41, health officials said Monday. ... more
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Parasitism runs deep in malaria's family tree
The ancestors of a large family of parasites - including those that cause malaria - were equipped to become parasites much earlier in their lineage than previously assumed, according to University o ... more
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Quick test for Ebola
When diagnosing a case of Ebola, time is of the essence. However, existing diagnostic tests take at least a day or two to yield results, preventing health care workers from quickly determining wheth ... more
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Indian city bans gatherings over swine flu outbreak
An Indian city has banned public gatherings to contain the spread of deadly swine flu after thousands were infected with the virus, officials said Tuesday. ... more
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Black Death: Don't blame the rats, it was the gerbils
In the 14th century, Black Death spread across Europe and central Asia, killing nearly half of the western continent's population. Until now, black rats have shouldered much of the blame, but new research suggests giant gerbils of central Asia may have played a larger role in transporting the disease. ... more
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WHO calls for vaccinations against European measles epidemic
The World Health Organization on called on European nations Wednesday to step up vaccinations against the highly contagious measles virus after an outbreak of over 22,000 cases across the continent since 2014. ... more
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