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Anopheles gambiae mosquito, Mosquito, Mosquito Bite, Malaria

Researchers Use Light to Manipulate Mosquitoes

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Scientists at the University of Notre Dame have found that exposure to just 10 minutes of light at night suppresses biting and manipulates flight behavior in the Anopheles gambiae mosquito, the major vector for transmission of malaria in Africa, according to new research.

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Mosquito Borne Disease, Dengue Fever, zika, zika virus, West Nile Virus, Climate Change, Biology, Microbiology, Infectious Disease, infectious disease control

Scientists Discover Mechanism Behind Mosquito-Borne-Disease 'Blocker' Used to Fight Viruses

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Indiana University researchers discovered a key biological mechanism that could explain why mosquitoes infected Wolbachia bacteria are unable to transmit diseases such as dengue fever, West Nile virus and Zika.

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HIV, MSM, viral suppression, seroadaptation

Knowing HIV Levels Are ‘Undetectable’ May Affect Sexual Behavior

Understanding and responding to behavioral trends in groups that are at high risk for HIV infection is critical to the development of effective strategies that decrease HIV incidence and improve access to care. New research based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) system are presented in a special supplement to JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Mount Sinai Health System, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Arnhold Institute for Global Health, Dimagi, Global Health, Malaria, Infectious Disease, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dimagi Inc. and Mount Sinai’s Arnhold Institute for Global Health Receive Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development

Dimagi, Inc. and The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai announced today that they are Grand Challenges Explorations winners, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Vaccine, flu, Outbreak, Flu Season, San Diego

Influenza Virus Can Overcome Potentially Crippling Mutations

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have shown that for the virus that causes the flu, two wrongs can sometimes make a right.

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HIV, AZT, AIDS, Antiretrovirals

Plant Compound More Powerful Than AZT Against HIV

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A plant found throughout Southeast Asia traditionally used to treat arthritis and rheumatism contains a potent anti-HIV compound more powerful than the drug AZT, according to a new paper published in the Journal of Natural Compounds.

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UTI, Urinary Tract Infection , E. Coli, Mannose

UTI Treatment Reduces Gut E. Coli, May Offer Alternative to Antibiotics

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Most UTIs are caused by E. coli that live in the gut and spread to the urinary tract. A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that a molecular decoy can reduce the numbers of UTI-causing bacteria in the gut, potentially reducing the risk of recurrent UTI.

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Hepatitis C, Public Health

Global Health Experts Say Elimination of Hepatitis C in the US is Possible: How Do We Make It Happen?

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With a growing consensus in the global health community that Hepatitis C (HCV) could be eliminated, a new report highlights a key missing element needed to achieving complete elimination—adequate surveillance and monitoring—and explains how modest investments would improve lives and save money.

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zika, West Nile

Zika Researcher to Co-Lead NIH Center Project on Viruses, Brain Development

FSU Professor of Biological Science Hengli Tang will receive $1.8 million from the NIH and serve as the co-lead on a project focusing on zika and West Nile research.

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Drugs, Prescription, Sara Cosgrove, Antibiotics, Pranita Tamma, Antibiotic, Infectious Disease

Study Finds One in Five Hospitalized Adults Suffer Side Effects From Prescribed Antibiotics

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A study examining the impact of antibiotics prescribed for nearly 1500 adult patients admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital found that adverse side effects occurred in a fifth of them, and that nearly a fifth of those side effects occurred in patients who didn't need antibiotics in the first place.







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