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11 min ago | BioSpace

New York Biotech ContraFect Corporation Prices Upsized IPO At $5-6 A Share

ContraFect Announces Pricing of Its Initial Public Offering Offering Upsized to $36,000,000; Units to Commence Trading Today Under the Ticker Symbol "CFRXU" YONKERS, NY-- - ContraFect Corporation , a biotechnology company focused on protein and antibody therapeutic products for life-threatening infectious diseases, announced today the pricing of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Biotech, Science / Technology, Yonkers, NY, Medicine, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law

4 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Ritual circumcision procedure increases risk of herpes infection in infants

A rare procedure occasionally performed during Jewish circumcisions that involves direct oral suction is a likely source of herpes simplex virus type 1 transmissions documented in infants between 1988 and 2012, a literature review conducted by Penn Medicine researchers and published online in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society ... (more)

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Sys-Con Media

NewLink Genetics to Present at the XVIth International Congress of Virology

Monday, July 28, 2014 1:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. EDT Title: Highly efficacious influenza vaccination using aGal carbohydrate modification Presenter: Brian K. Martin Session: Vaccines Workshop Session Session Code: VIR-WK209.06 "We are excited to see the progress Dr. Martin's team has made on the enhancement of pandemic influenza vaccines using ... (more)

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, NewLink Genetics, Influenza, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Oncology

Newkerala.com

'India will take at least 40 years to eliminate leprosy'

India's leprosy elimination programme has not been "successful" and it will take at least 40 years to completely eliminate the disease from the country, an international expert has said.

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New York Magazine

Science Of UsFist-Bumps Are Healthier Than Handshakes, Suggests...

Fist-bumps: They're not just a cool thing the president does and a weirdly potent symbol of cultural panic .

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Breitbart.com

Scientists: Fist Bumps More Hygienic Than Handshakes

Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes and drastically reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, researchers in Britain have found.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, E. Coli

CBS News

The healthiest way to say hello

Fist bumping, a form of greeting popularized by President Obama , spreads significantly fewer germs than the more traditional alternative, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Medicine, World News, United Kingdom, Ceredigion County, Wales

RedOrbit

fist bump

The traditional handshake is increasingly being replaced as a welcoming gesture by the fist bump , and that might be a very good thing, researchers from Aberystwyth University in Wales claim in a new study.

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KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

No More Handshakes

Our society dictates that when meeting someone new the polite thing to do is shake their hand.

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Medical News Today

HIV vaccine immunogens designed

Scientists at Duke Medicine have found an immunologic mechanism that makes broadly neutralizing antibodies in people who are HIV-1 infected.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Vaccinations, Immunology, Biology, Science, Medicine

Digital Post Production

Mark Crislip's Tales of an Infectious Disease Doctor, "Puswhisperer," ...

Mark Crislip, MD has been practicing Infectious Disease for over 23 years in the Pacific Northwest.

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Medical News Today

Researchers scrutinize a rare but fatal pathogen

The drought that has the entire country in its grip is affecting more than the color of people's lawns.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Medicine, UC Santa Barbara

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.

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Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, Synagis, Palivizumab (generic)

Independent.ie

Fist bump 'cleaner than handshake'

Using rubber gloves and a thick layer of the potentially deadly bacteria E.coli, scientists exchanged handshakes, high fives and fist bumps before working out which greeting gesture was the cleanest.

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Medical News

Antifungal drug resistance evoked through RNAi-dependent epimutations

Microorganisms like bacteria and fungi can evade treatment by acquiring mutations in the genes targeted by antibiotics or antifungal drugs.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Duke University, Microbiology, Health

Scientific Blogging

Cachexia Is The Real Cause Of Death In One Third Of Patients With Cancer - Study

It isn't the tumor that kills up to a third of cancer patients, according to a new study, it's the indirect effects triggered by a process that is heavily studied not to fight cancer, but to fight obesity: the conversion of white fat tissue into brown fat tissue.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine

Newswise

Mobile Health, Big Data, and Antimicrobial Resistance Take Center...

At the world's largest conference and exhibit for laboratory medicine, AACC will showcase the cutting edge science and technology shaping the future of medical testing and patient care.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

SeacoastOnline

Chikungunya, the new mosquito threat

While it was previously reported that a new mosquito threat came only from those who were returning travelers from areas like the Caribbean, that has changed.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Newsday

Late blight reappears in LI potato, tomato fields

Late blight, a fungal-like pathogen that affects potato and tomato crops, has been confirmed on Long Island for the sixth consecutive year.

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Related Topix: Riverhead, NY, Medicine, Life, Food, Vegetables, Suffolk County, NY

Daily Kos

The best websites for vaccine information

Based on what I write, you'd think I was all about vaccines and thoroughly mocking the ignorance of the antivaccination world.

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Related Topix: Medicine, US News, Liberal Political News

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