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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)
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.
Fist-bumps: They're not just a cool thing the president does and a weirdly potent symbol of cultural panic .
Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes and drastically reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, researchers in Britain have found.
Fist bumping, a form of greeting popularized by President Obama , spreads significantly fewer germs than the more traditional alternative, according to a new study.
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.
Our society dictates that when meeting someone new the polite thing to do is shake their hand.
Scientists at Duke Medicine have found an immunologic mechanism that makes broadly neutralizing antibodies in people who are HIV-1 infected.
Mark Crislip, MD has been practicing Infectious Disease for over 23 years in the Pacific Northwest.
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.
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.
Microorganisms like bacteria and fungi can evade treatment by acquiring mutations in the genes targeted by antibiotics or antifungal drugs.
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.
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.
Late blight, a fungal-like pathogen that affects potato and tomato crops, has been confirmed on Long Island for the sixth consecutive year.
Updated: Tue Jul 29, 2014 06:55 am
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