Monthly Archives: October 2014

Ancient viruses regenerated from 700-year-old frozen reindeer poop

Our knowledge of long-dead viruses is limited by their poor preservation in ancient specimens. Now, molecular genetics shows it is possible to regenerate them from frozen samples. …read more

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Study: Prompt isolation of symptomatic patients is key to eliminating Ebola

Isolating the sickest Ebola-infected individuals before they progress into their late phase of illness can effectively eliminate the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, according to a modeling study being… …read more

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IDSA statement on involuntary quarantine of healthcare workers returning from Ebola-affected countries

The Infectious Diseases Society of America strongly supports measures to minimize the risk of Ebola Virus disease (EVD) transmission in the US from travelers returning from Ebola-outbreak-affected… …read more

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Vaccine/adjuvant combination against a leading cause of bacterial diarrhea shows great promise for saving children’s lives

New results from a safety and immunogenicity study, which included a challenge phase to test efficacy, indicate that a live attenuated enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) vaccine candidate, given… …read more

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Gut bacteria byproduct impacts heart failure

A chemical byproduct of intestinal bacteria-dependent digestion, TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide) – already proven to contribute to heart disease and to be an accurate tool for predicting future heart… …read more

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