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antibacterial resistance, Antimicrobial Drug Resistance, Mucus, Infection, Infection Control, Saliva

With Synthetic Mucus, Researchers Take Aim at Antibiotic Resistance

The human body produces about a gallon of mucus per day. By studying and replicating mucus’ natural ability to control pathogenic bacteria, scientists hope to find new methods for combatting infections and antibiotic resistance.

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Glaucoma in Developing Countries, Reversing Retinitis Pigmentosa, Eye Expressions, and More in the Vision News Source

The latest research and feature news on vision in the Vision News Source

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Health, Epidemeology, computer modeling and simulation, health science, biological threats

Managing Disease Spread Through Accessible Modeling

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A new computer modeling study from Los Alamos National Laboratory is aimed at making epidemiological models more accessible and useful for public-health collaborators and improving disease-related decision making.

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antibacterial resistance, Antimicrobial Agent, Antimicrobial Drug Resistance, Silver, Bacteria, Infection Control

Fighting Infections with a Silver Sword

Silver has been used to fight infections since ancient times. Today, researchers are using sophisticated techniques such as the gene-editing platform Crispr-Cas9 to take a closer look at how silver poisons pathogens. The work is yielding new insights on how to create effective antimicrobials and avoid the pitfalls of antimicrobial resistance.

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Infectious Diseases, phage therapy, Bacteriophage, antibiotic resisistance

Novel Phage Therapy Saves Patient with Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Infection

Scientists and physicians at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, working with colleagues at the U.S. Navy Medical Research Center – Biological Defense Research Directorate (NMRC-BDRD), Texas A&M University, a San Diego-based biotech and elsewhere, have successfully used an experimental therapy involving bacteriophages — viruses that target and consume specific strains of bacteria — to treat a patient near death from a multidrug-resistant bacterium.

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Ut Southwestern, Ebola, Protein Structure, x-ray crystallography

Using 3-D Weapons of Science to Fight Infectious Diseases

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UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers collaborated with an international team of scientists to achieve a significant milestone in the effort to understand pathogens responsible for some of the world’s most deadly infectious diseases.

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Infection Control, Nurses, Nurses Health Study, Infection prevention and control, Health Education, Health Care

Student Nurses Want More Infection Prevention Education, Study Finds

A national survey from Columbia University School of Nursing finds that almost 40 percent of nursing students say they feel they need more instruction on preventing and controlling infection, especially in busy healthcare environments, despite believing that their nursing program emphasizes the importance of infection prevention. More than half of respondents also report observing breaches in prevention practices during clinical placements, yet have trouble addressing them because they feel unqualified or fear retaliation from others.

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American Society For Pharmacology And Experimental Therapeutics, Infectious Disease, Streptococcus, nanotechnnology, Necrotizing Fasciitis, Bacteria, Cell Biology

Nanosponges Lessen Severity of Streptococcal Infections

In a new study, researchers show that engineered nanosponges can reduce the severity of infections caused by the bacteria responsible for strep throat and flesh-eating disease.

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Public Health, public health and medicine , 1917 clinic, HIV, AIDS, Stigma, Stigma and Health

Addressing Stigma, Coping Behaviors and Mechanisms in Persons Living with HIV Could Lead to Better Health Outcomes

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UAB researchers develop a conceptual framework to help progress the care of people living with HIV by looking at ways to pursue better engagement in care.

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San Quentin, Nigel Poor, Sacramento State, Jefferson Award, San Quentin Prison Report Radio Project, Radiotopia

Professor wins Jefferson Award for San Quentin project

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Nigel Poor is producing a podcast about life in prison.







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