Monthly Archives: February 2015

Scientists develop a novel method to suppress malaria parasite’s virulence genes, break the code of its immune evasion

Up to one million people ¾ mainly pregnant woman and young children ¾ are killed each year by the Plasmodium falciparum parasite, which causes the most devastating form of human malaria. …read more

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CDC, Federal partners develop improved method for attributing foodborne illness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have developed an improved method for… …read more

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USF biologists: Reductions in biodiversity can elevate disease risk

Research identifies traits of predators that predicts their ability to reduce parasite transmission – managing predator diversity may be an underutilized tool to reduce human and wildlife diseases… …read more

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Should paramedics be allowed to give antibiotics to trauma victims?

Study finds dramatic drop in infection rates when antibiotics are given within first hourFor years, infection rates from open fractures have remained stubbornly high. …read more

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Childhood pneumonia: study pinpoints viral cause in most cases

Researchers have filled in some ‘critical gaps’ in knowledge about childhood pneumonia – by uncovering which pathogens were responsible for thousands of cases in a large study. …read more

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