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3 hrs ago | Science, Industry and Business

Measles - new active ingredient may have a protective effect against local outbreaks?

A newly developed inhibitory substance against the measles virus may protect individuals already infected from the disease and prevent the spreading of the virus.

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Related Topix: Georgia State University, Vaccinations, Health, Medicine

4 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

World Bank to Finance 19 Centers of Excellence to Help Transform...

This landmark project, which will equip young Africans with new scientific and technical skills, will be financed through IDA* credits to the governments of grant to provide higher education, including short-term training, to students, faculty and civil servants through the 19 ACEs.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Free Republic

Dan Patrick and Julian Castro Immigration Debate

State Senator and GOP Lt. Governor candidate Dan Patrick faced off against San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro in a televised debate over immigration tonight at 6pm.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US News, Illegal Immigration, Medicine

WDSU-TV New Orleans

Medical article sheds light on child deaths at Uptown hospital

IS JUST NOW PUTTING A SPOTLIGHT ON WHAT HAPPENED... AND RAISING QUESTIONS ABOUT "HOW" SUCH TRAGEDIES CAN BE PREVENTED.

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Related Topix: Zachary, LA, Medicine, New Orleans, LA, Marketing

WDSU-TV New Orleans

Questions raised after deaths reported at local hospital

A report detailing deaths of patients at Children's Hospital is raising questions about how such tragedies can be prevented.

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Related Topix: Medicine

WDSU-TV New Orleans

Children's Hospital responds to claims it hid cases

Five children died at Louisiana Children's Hospital between 2008 and 2009 after coming in contact with a deadly fungus that was transmitted to them through their linens.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Reuters

Kitchens could be sources of drug-resistant bacteria

Cutting boards used to prepare raw poultry may be an important source of drug-resistant bacteria in hospital kitchens and private homes, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, E. Coli, Health

SooToday

Column: SooToday.com welcomes Dr. W. Gifford-Jones

Starting today, Dr. W. Gifford-Jones will bring his popular weekly medical column to our site.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Vaccinations, Health, Chickenpox, Hepatitis

PhysOrg Weblog

A new web tool effectively prioritizes disease-causing genes by biological distance

A new tool, essentially a genetic navigation system that can help biologists identify connections and measure distances between human genes, has received an upgrade.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Genetics, Medicine

Medical News

UTMB experts honored with Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to study of deadly diseases

The global experts who study the deadliest infectious diseases recognized the contributions of Frederick A. Murphy and Thomas G. Ksiazek, professors at the University of Texas Medical Branch, with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 6th annual International Symposium on Filoviruses.

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Related Topix: Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World News, Congo, Africa, Health

Tue Apr 15, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

New tool advances investigations of disease outbreaks

A new field called genomic epidemiology is taking advantage of the rapidly reduced costs of next-generation DNA sequencing to better inform public health officials faced with ongoing outbreaks.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Molecular Biology, Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

DVM

Infectious disease on the rise in dogs and cats, Banfield reports

The Banfield Pet Hospital annual State of Pet Health Report for 2014 focuses on what it calls a "staggering" increase in infectious diseases in dogs and cats.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Giardia, Health

Salon

When HIV is a turn-on

There is a jar of white liquid. Written on the jar are the words, "POZ CUM." The contents are poured directly into one of porn star Blue Bailey's orifices - an orifice that is not his mouth.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Medicine

Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia Seeks to Ease Concerns After New MERS Cases

The government of Saudi Arabia is trying to reassure its citizens that the most recent outbreak of a respiratory virus isn't a cause for alarm following 16 new cases, including two deaths, reported in the last nine days.

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Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Medicine, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Health

PhysOrg Weblog

New method isolates immune cells for researchers to study how they ward off oral diseases

Case Western Reserve University dental researchers have found a less invasive way to extract single rare immune cells from the mouth to study how the mouth's natural defenses ward off infection and inflammation.

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Related Topix: Case Western Reserve University, HIV/AIDS, Health, Biology, Science

Newswise

Sneezing and Coughing Creates A Rain Cloud of Infectious Diseases

Each sneeze, cough or burp generates a cloud of invisible gas that propels droplets of infectious material farther than originally thought, and smaller droplets actually travel farther than larger ones.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hospital Administration, Loyola University Health System, Healthcare Industry

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

5 Children's Hospital patients died in 2008, 2009 after contact with deadly fungus

Five children died because of fungus-contaminated linens at Children's Hospital, prompting an investigation by the Centers for Disease Control.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine

Trend

Azerbaijan, Iran to expand cooperation in medicine

Iran and Azerbaijan will sign a memorandum on expanding cooperation in the field of medicine, Iranian Health and Medical Education Minister's Special Envoy and Tabriz Medical Sciences University Rector, Dr. Mohammad Hossein Somi said.

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Related Topix: Iran, World News, Medicine

National Geographic

How Harmless Bacteria Quickly Turned Into a Flesh-Eating Monster

By examining decades' worth of stored bacteria samples, researchers have determined how a benign organism evolved into a deadly pathogen that causes necrotizing fasciitis , commonly known as flesh-eating bacteria disease.

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Related Topix: Flesh Eating Bacteria, Health, Genetics, Medicine

Newswise

Keim Lab Pathogen Research May Open Pathways to Precision Medicine

Research motivated to blunt the sinister potential of a deadly infectious disease may hold the promise of life-saving treatments at the edge of a transformation in medical care.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, Northern Arizona University, Science / Technology, High Performance Computing

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