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What Does Congenital Zika Syndrome Look Like?

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In a new paper, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, along with colleagues in Brazil and Spain, describe the phenotypic spectrum or set of observable characteristics of congenital Zika (ZIKV) syndrome, based upon clinical evaluations and neuroimaging of 83 Brazilian children with presumed or confirmed ZIKV congenital infections.

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Dengue, Mosquito Borne Disease, mosquito control, dengue transmission

Most Dengue Infections Transmitted in and Around Home

Transmission of the mosquito-borne dengue virus appears to be largely driven by infections centered in and around the home, with the majority of cases related to one another occurring in people who live less than 200 meters apart, new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of Florida suggests.

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Malaria, Malaria Research, Cerebral Malaria

Penn State Develops First of a Kind Model to Research Post-Malaria Epilepsy

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A first of its kind mouse model could lead to an understanding of how cerebral malaria infection leads to the development of epilepsy in children and to the prevention of seizures.

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Early Infant Weight Gain, Preventing Vision Loss, Sesame Street's Julia, and More in the Children's Health News Source

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Penn AIDS Researcher Receives $16.3 Million from NIAID to Hasten HIV Vaccine Development

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Building on earlier work in designing chimeric human-simian immunodeficiency viruses (SHIVs) that serve as a model of HIV infection of humans, George M. Shaw, MD, PhD, a professor of Hematology/Oncology and Microbiology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has received $16.3 million over five years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop a long-sought-after HIV vaccine.

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Infectious Diseases, zika virus, Pregnancy, Obstetrics, Autism, Neurology, Virology

How Prenatal Maternal Infections May Affect Genetic Factors in Autism Spectrum Disorder

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In a new study, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, University of Cyprus and Stanford University map the complex biological cascade caused by MIA: the expression of multiple genes involved in autism are turned up or down by MIA, affecting key aspects of prenatal brain development that may increase risk for atypical development later in life.

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Embargoed AJPH Research: Zika Risk, Firearm Injury Costs, Sexual Assault in U.S. Army

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about: U.S. counties with highest risk of Zika infections; costs of initial hospitalizations for firearm injuries; and sexual assault victimization of women in the U.S. Army.

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Sepsis, sepsis prevention, Infection, hospital mortality, Leading cause of death

Study Highlights Risks of Sepsis

A new study from researchers at UAB analyzing three different methods for characterizing sepsis has helped to illustrate the risk of death or severe illness attributable to the condition. The study is one the most comprehensive studies of the burden of sepsis in the United States.

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