Monthly Archives: January 2016

Discovery of mechanism that enables bacteria to elude antibiotics

The Molecular Microbiology Research Group in the UAB’s Department of Genetics and Microbiology describes for the first time, in a work published in PLOS ONE, a model of behaviour of a bacterial… …read more

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Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus – Lao People’s Democratic Republic

On 17 January 2016, the National IHR Focal Point (NFP) of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) notified WHO of 2 additional cases of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (VDPV1). Both cases are from Longsane district, Xaisomboun Province. The first new case is a 14-month-old male from Longsane district, Xaisomboun Province. He developed fever on 16 […]

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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Thailand

On 24 January 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Thailand notified WHO of 1 laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. This is the country’s second case of MERS-CoV infection (see DON published on 10 July 2015). The case is a 71-year-old Omani national who arrived in Bangkok, Thailand on […]

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Of mice and men (and pigs), a cystic fibrosis mystery solved

New research from the University of Iowa answers a question that has vexed cystic fibrosis (CF) researchers for almost 25 years: why don’t mice with CF gene mutations develop the life-threatening… …read more

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Vaccine study shapes plan to wipe out rabies in free-roaming dogs

Rabies could be eradicated from street dogs in India with the help of a new smartphone app, a study has shown. …read more

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