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A No-Brainer, Pink Eye Treatment, Nearsightedness Surgery, and More in the Vision News Source

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

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Catheter, Bloodstream Infections

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Vaccination, Immunization, Twitter

Child Safety or Parental Duty: Virginia Tech Study Maps Out Core Concepts in the Vaccination Debate

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UTEP Scientists Awarded Patent for Chagas Disease Vaccine

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A pair of scientists at The University of Texas at El Paso is one step closer to developing the first ever clinical Chagas disease vaccine. Researchers Rosa Maldonado, Ph.D., and Igor Almeida, Ph.D., both faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences, recently were granted a patent for “Mucin-Associated Surface Protein As Vaccine Against Chagas Disease.”

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Lone Star Tick, Tick Borne Disease, Tick Bites, alpha-GAL, Alpha Gal, Meat Allergy, tick protection, tick bite prevention

Infectious Disease Experts from @StonyBrookMed & @StonyBrookKids Available to Discuss #LoneStarTick and #MeatAllergy

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mosquitoes-borne disease, Mosquito, Ticks, powasson virus, West Nile

Mosquitoes and Ticks: What You Need to Know This Summer

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Battling Infectious Diseases with 3-D Protein Structures

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An international team of scientists including the Computation Institute has determined the 3-D atomic structures of more than 1,000 proteins that are potential targets for drugs and vaccines to combat some of the world’s most dangerous emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.

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West Nile, Mosquitoes, Cornell University, New York City

West Nile Mosquitos Are in NYC, Start Spraying and Drain Your Backyards

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Yarraman Flu or Horse Flu? Words and Graphics Influence Willingness to Vaccinate

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“Yarraman flu is a virus quickly infecting the US…” The mock announcement was enough to make readers worry. But when the name of the hypothetical illness was changed to “horse flu”, readers reported being less motivated to get a vaccine that would prevent them from contracting the illness. Based on a survey of 16,510 participants from 11 countries, the findings show that the way health information is communicated, matters. The multi-institutional investigation appeared in Emerging Infectious Diseases.

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Legionnaires' Disease, Legionnaires’ disease , Waterborne Illnesses, Medical, Summer Safety, disease control

Expert on Legionnaires’ Disease Urges People to Take Caution This Summer

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After several people in New York City were diagnosed with Legionnaire’s disease in less than two weeks, an expert at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) urges people to take caution.







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