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Discovery of 'Hidden' Outbreak Hints That Zika Virus Can Spread Silently
Discovery of 'Hidden' Outbreak Hints That Zika Virus Can Spread Silently
The Scripps Research Institute | Aug 22, 2019
A genomics study of travel-associated Zika cases reveals an undiscovered outbreak in Cuba in 2017, underscoring the need for coordinated disease surveillance
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New Insights into the Mechanism of Vaccine-Induced T Cell Immunity
New Insights into the Mechanism of Vaccine-Induced T Cell Immunity
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research | Aug 15, 2019
Though numerous vaccines induce and amplify T cells, a critical part of the body's adaptive immune system, there is still an information gap regarding what determines the magnitude, diversity, and persistence of that response
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New Test Enhances Ability to Predict Risk of Developing Cervical Cancer in HPV-Positive Women
New Test Enhances Ability to Predict Risk of Developing Cervical Cancer in HPV-Positive Women
Elsevier | Aug 12, 2019
Two-fold test is capable of detecting and determining the type of human papillomavirus infection as well as the likelihood of progressing to cancer, reports The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics
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Lung Cell Patches Its Own DNA on the Fly to Survive Influenza
Lung Cell Patches Its Own DNA on the Fly to Survive Influenza
Duke University | Aug 1, 2019
Resilient cells make lung less hospitable to viruses, but may be double-edged sword
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Novel Method Identifies Patients at Risk for HIV Who May Benefit from PrEP Strategies
Novel Method Identifies Patients at Risk for HIV Who May Benefit from PrEP Strategies
National Institute of Mental Health | Jul 11, 2019
NIH-funded studies demonstrate the value of automated prediction algorithms that could be used to prevent new HIV infections
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Standard TB Tests May Not Detect Infection in Certain Exposed Individuals
Standard TB Tests May Not Detect Infection in Certain Exposed Individuals
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center | Jul 4, 2019
Nearly 200 people from 2500 households with active TB were clearly exposed to TB for more than 10 years but the two most reliable tests came back negative on repeated tests
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Infectious Disease Solutions: Diagnostic Tools
Infectious Disease Solutions: Diagnostic Tools
Clinical Lab Manager | Jun 3, 2019
Advances in diagnostic tools for infectious disease
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Emerging Applications of Clinical Mass Spectrometry
Emerging Applications of Clinical Mass Spectrometry
Masha G. Savelieff, PhD | Jun 1, 2019
Mass spectrometry makes the journey from laboratory tests through histological samples to the surgical suite
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Experts Set Targets to Eliminate Tuberculosis within a Generation
Experts Set Targets to Eliminate Tuberculosis within a Generation
The Lancet | Mar 21, 2019
Tuberculosis can be treated, prevented, and cured, yet it kills 1.6 million people a year
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Investigational Monoclonal Antibody to Treat Ebola Is Safe in Adults
Investigational Monoclonal Antibody to Treat Ebola Is Safe in Adults
National Institute of Allergy and Infection Diseases | Jan 25, 2019
Early-stage trial results show promise