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Argonne X-Rays Used to Help Identify a Key Lassa Virus Structure

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Research done at Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source was vital to the process of identifying the structure, which provides a guide for designing a Lassa virus vaccine. Lassa virus is endemic to Africa and kills thousands of people a year; it is particularly deadly for pregnant women.

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zika, Zika birth defects, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Dengue, Congenital Zika virus syndrome, Viral Load, Symptoms, fetal abnormalities, Zika disease severity, Infant Health, Birth Defects

Pregnancy Problems Not Necessarily Tied to Zika Viral Load or Dengue Fever

Zika viral load and the degree of Zika symptoms during pregnancy are not necessarily associated with problems during pregnancy or fetal abnormalities at birth. The presence of antibodies to previously acquired dengue fever also is not necessarily linked to abnormalities during pregnancy or at birth.

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UF Center Director Speaks on Zika at National Roundtable

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Jorge Rey, director of the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, went to the nation’s capital to talk about how organizations can work together to control mosquitoes that transmit – or “vector” -- the virus.

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vitamin A deficiency, Tuberculosis, TB, TB Disease, Infectious Diseases, Blood Analysis, Study Findings, Vitamin A, Retinol, Lima, Peru, Tuberculosis Research Units Program, Megan Murray, Mercedes Becerra, NIH, National Institutes of Health

Low Levels of Vitamin a May Fuel TB Risk

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At a glance: People with low levels of vitamin A living in households with people who have TB were 10 times more likely to develop the disease themselves. The study findings suggest that vitamin A supplementation may offer powerful protection against the deadly disease among high-risk individuals. TB, one of the top infectious disease killers globally, hits especially hard in low- and middle-income countries, where vitamin A deficiencies are common.

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Cancer Research, Vaccine, Schistosomiasis, Parasitic Disease, Protein, parasitic infections, Schistosoma mansoni, , Schistosoma mansoni

New Process May Lead to Vaccine for Schistosomiasis

Cornell and Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research scientists have developed a way to produce a protein antigen that may be useful as vaccine for schistosomiasis – a parasitic disease that infects millions of people, mostly in tropical and subtropical climates – according to new research in the journal Protein Expression and Purification, June 2017.

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Risk of Forgetting Medical Miracles: Measles Outbreak

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Vaccines are scientifically proven to save lives and prevent major outbreaks of highly infectious diseases among large populations in a safe and effective way.

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GW Receives $3 Million Grant to Test Hookworm Vaccine Efficacy in Phase II Clinical Trial

GW Researchers received a $3 million U01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to test the efficacy of a candidate recombinant hookworm vaccine, the next step in their goal to fight hookworm.

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Amid Russia Conflict and Drug Epidemic, SUNY Downstate Researchers Battle HIV in Ukraine

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New York State International Training and Research Program Receives $1.5 Million to Conduct HIV Research Training Program in Ukraine

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NIH Funds NYC Center for AIDS Research

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The National Institutes of Health has awarded researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, The Rockefeller University, The City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY), a $7.5 million grant for the Center for AIDS Research focused on preventing HIV transmission and ending the AIDS epidemic.

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Chemicals Used to Combat Zika, Agricultural Pests Impact Motor Skills in Infants

A chemical currently being used to ward off mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus and a commonly used insecticide that was threatened with a ban in the United States have been associated with reduced motor function in Chinese infants, a University of Michigan study found.







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