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C. difficile spores spread superbug

... " C. difficile is a highly resistant and highly infectious pathogen and resistant to many front line ... C. difficile . But, to understand how this highly infectious pathogen spreads, investigating the entire cycle ... of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine's Department of infectious & Tropical Diseases. "At last we can monitor the ...

Research network wins approximately £5.7 million to target human and animal diseases in Africa

... Centre (LIDC). The Southern African Centre for infectious Disease Surveillance (SACIDS) links medical and ... institutions to detect, identify and monitor infectious diseases affecting humans and animals, including new infectious human diseases of animal origin. SACIDS will ...

Powe Award supports research on how enzymes enable the pathogenicity of 2 human disease organisms

... ) with the infectious disease research group at Virginia Tech, has ... some of biology's more complex challenges. The infectious diseases research area of the institute focuses on reducing and managing emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases including prevention and ...

American Society for Microbiology honors Melissa B. Miller

... of molecular assays for use in the diagnosis of infectious diseases. She built the molecular infectious disease diagnostic laboratory at UNC that ... and identification for over 35 different infectious disease etiologies. Dr. Miller is actively ...

American Society for Microbiology honors Deborah T. Hung

... Deborah T. Hung, M.D., Ph.D., co-director of the infectious Disease Initiative at the Broad Institute of MIT ... in basic research in medical microbiology and infectious diseases. Dr. Hung's research focused on the ... Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, a clinical infectious disease fellowship at Brigham and Women's ...

Scientists examine perceptions of risk and the spread of disease

... How human behavior changes the spread of emerging infectious diseases, and how the spread of disease ... to tackle the topic, "Synthesizing and Predicting infectious Disease While Accounting for Endogenous Risk" or ... current attempts to model the risks of emerging infectious diseases look at the disease itself and human ...

Seventy-three scientists elected to the American Academy of Microbiology

... R. Bennink, National Institute of Allergy and infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD Edward A. Berger, National Institute of Allergy and infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD Christine A. Biron, ... Taubenberger, National Institute of Allergy and infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD Giorgio Trinchieri, ...

Scientists examine human behavior and the threat of disease

... How human behavior changes the spread of emerging infectious diseases, and how the spread of disease ... to tackle the topic, "Synthesizing and Predicting infectious Disease While Accounting for Endogenous Risk" or ... current attempts to model the risks of emerging infectious diseases look at the disease itself and human ...

UCI awarded $45 million for infectious disease research

... 12, 2009 The National Institute of Allergy and infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes ... awarded UC Irvine $45 million over five years for infectious disease research. The renewal grant, which is ... Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging infectious Diseases Research and its director, Dr. Alan ...

UTSA, Health Science Center collaborate with Merck & Co. to develop chlamydia vaccine

... strategy," said John Shiver, vice president and infectious disease franchise head of worldwide basic ... is an exciting development in the fight against infectious diseases, highlighting the outstanding research ... of UTSA's South Texas Center for Emerging infectious Diseases (STCEID) and professor of microbiology ...

Mass Biologic Labs/UMass Med School and Medarex license C. difficile monoclonal antibody to Merck

... " C. difficile infection is the primary cause of infectious diarrhea in hospitalized elderly patients in ... Ph.D., senior vice president and franchise head, infectious Diseases and Vaccines, Merck Research ... underscores Merck's ongoing commitment to infectious disease and our strategy of licensing promising ...

Ecologists question effects of climate change on infectious diseases

... that climate change may expand the scope of human infectious diseases. A new review, however, argues that ... evidence that climate change does not matter to infectious diseases," Pascual says. "Range shifts will ... he says. Scientists have used the fact that infectious diseases are most prevalent in the tropics to ...

Scripps research team identifies key molecules that inhibit viral production

... an essential step in the formation of infectious viral particles; the nucleocapsid is the viral ... the HCV cycle during assembly and release of the infectious virus, as well as disassembly of viral particles ... peptides blocked release but not replication of infectious virus; viral RNA levels were reduced by seven ...

Shades of 1918? New study compares avian flu with a notorious killer from the past

... a new window onto the genetic underpinnings of infectious disease. A large number of these genes code ... to the group's measurements of Tissue Culture infectious Dose or TCID over the course of H5N1's infection, ... punch to the host's ability to recover from the infectious siege. The researchers observed that within 24 ...

Comparative genomics reveals molecular evolution of Q fever pathogen

... from the National Institute of Allergy and infectious Diseases, Texas A&M Health Center, and the ... Q fever is considered one of the most infectious diseases in the world since inhalation of a ... Section at the National Institute of Allergy and infectious Disease, remarked: "Our results suggest that ...

The medium is the message: Manipulating salmonella in spaceflight curtails infectiousness

... infectious pathogens like Salmonella typhimurium employ a ... cells undergoing a significant increase in their infectious disease potential. Nickerson's latest ... here on earth, during the natural course of the infectious disease process," Nickerson states, emphasizing ...

Avian flu threat: New approach needed

... plan for this new, globalised approach to infectious diseases such as avian flu. Ministers of ... to, the threat of avian flu and other emerging infectious diseases at the International Ministerial ... But somewhere, some time, a new emerging infectious disease will have major impacts, given changing ...

NIAID scientists to speak on range of infectious disease topics at major scientific meeting

... of the American Society for Microbiology and the infectious Diseases Society of America, in Washington, DC. ... on Saturday, Oct. 25, is titled Global Health and infectious Diseases: A Look to the Future. Dr. Fauci is director of the National Institute of Allergy and infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes ...

New Systems Biology Awards enable detailed study of microbes

... The National Institute of Allergy and infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes ... to establish programs in Systems Biology for infectious Disease Research at four research institutions. ... tools to prevent, diagnose and treat important infectious diseases." Researchers will use a combination ...

World leaders in infectious diseases convene to discuss emerging global viruses

... Treatment and Containment of Emerging and Global infectious Diseases WHEN: December 7 - 11, 2008 ... leading researchers and scientists in the area of infectious and emerging disease are expected to attend the ... in the pursuit to eradicate malaria Updates on infectious disease vaccine developments Immigrant and ...

NSF, NIH award Ecology of Infectious Disease grants

... coincided with the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases around the world. To address this ... funding for eight projects under the Ecology of infectious Diseases (EID) program, a multi-year, ... global change, the one certainty is that emerging infectious diseases will be more common," said James ...

Clinical trial for new tuberculosis vaccine

... and Emil Behring made important discoveries about infectious diseases. A key reason for choosing this location ... universities and clinics on clinically relevant infectious disease projects. "Interdisciplinary research ... and preventative measures. Basic research into infectious processes can therefore not only explain ...

Scientists use remote satellite imaging to predict outbreaks of infectious disease

... potentially control outbreaks of other important infectious diseases. Cholera is a serious, ancient water-borne infectious disease, which is an unpredictable and severe ... with cholera also play a role in many other infectious diseases. So this development offers a useful ...

College cocktails lead to science career

... Sacchettini calls "the diseases of the poor" infectious diseases that not long ago were considered wiped ... Medicine. "And we were awakened to the fact that infectious diseases like tuberculosis really had never ... on TB, there was not much research going on for infectious diseases. But the Rikers episode and others ...

Researchers to study lyme-like illness in Texas

... their research into conflicting reports about the infectious nature and causative agent of Southern-Tick ... pathology and has studied Lyme disease and other infectious diseases for more than 20 years. Lin and his ... the research of Lyme disease, syphilis and other infectious diseases. Lin and Norris will collaborate with ...

ASM and FIND to partner on strengthening infectious disease diagnosis in developing nations

... partnership for projects aimed at strengthening infectious disease diagnosis and service integration in ... will focus on strengthening the foundation for infectious disease diagnosis in resource-poor nations, ... laboratory expertise for tuberculosis and other infectious diseases that are appropriate to the unique ...

NYU Langone Medical Center's tip sheet to the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2008

... bolstered immunity against a toxic and infectious version of the prion protein, which causes a ... mouth and blood system, preventing access of the infectious prions to the brain. The inoculated mice remained symptom free for 400 days after exposure to infectious prion, while their brains were free from the ...

Parasites outweigh predators in Pacific Coast estuaries

... of Health through the agencies' joint Ecology of infectious Diseases (EID) Program. "Unlike large animals, ... could lead to new strategies in the management of infectious diseases. Treatment protocols might put ... total amount of energy flow in ecosystems due to infectious processes must be enormous--even greater than ...

Study shows parasites outweigh predators

... total amount of energy flow in ecosystems due to infectious processes must be enormous - even greater than ... of Health through the agencies' joint Ecology of infectious Diseases Program. In addition to Kuris, principal ... could lead to new strategies in the management of infectious diseases. Treatment protocols might put greater ...

Tracking prions

... This release is available in German . infectious proteins known as prions have been identified as ... not yet fully understood. Why are some proteins infectious while others are not? A team headed by Beat Meier ... Chemie, the researchers report that the infectious and non-infectious forms differ markedly in their ...

BWF awards $7 million to infectious disease investigators

... of the 2008 Investigators in the Pathogenesis of infectious Disease awards. The Investigators in the Pathogenesis of infectious Disease award invests $500,000 during a five-year ... the interaction between the human host and the infectious agentbacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic. ...

American Society for Microbiology supports 'One Health' initiative

... a multidisciplinary approach to understanding infectious disease ecology and zoonotic diseases. ... that can aid in the early recognition of emerging infectious diseases; support joint efforts in the ... and vaccines for the prevention and control of infectious diseases that cross species boundaries; encourage ...

Scientists to explore global change-public health connection

... Emerging infectious diseases, including malaria, dengue fever, and ... that occur among climate, environment, and infectious disease is critical to informing public policy ... to the meetings theme, Climate, Environment, and infectious Diseases. The meeting will feature plenary ...

NIH awards $6.5 million grant to UT Southwestern to develop new antibiotic

... grant from the National Institute of Allergy and infectious Diseases to develop a new anti-microbial compound ... Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Global infectious Disease Research. Through this program, scholars ... Wellcome Fund Investigator in Pathogenesis of infectious Diseases. Scholars in this program receive ...

High degree of resistance to antibiotics in Arctic birds

... In the latest issue of the journal Emerging infectious Diseases, Swedish researchers report that birds ... surprised, says Bjrn Olsen, professor of infectious diseases at Uppsala University and at the ... on the tundra, says Jonas Bonnedahl, a physician infectious specializing ...

UT Southwestern scientist honored among best in Texas research

... DALLAS Jan. 10, 2008 Dr. Beth Levine, chief of infectious diseases at UT Southwestern Medical Center, was ... Holder of the Jay P. Sanford Professorship in infectious Diseases, she is a renowned specialist in the ... including cancer, Alzheimers disease and infectious diseases, said Dr. Kern Wildenthal, president of ...

Can interacting pathogens explain disease patterns?

... interact with each other could help predict when infectious diseases are likely to break out. A group of ... UK and the US has been studying the behaviour of infectious parasites in rabbits. The findings could lead to us being able to predict more successfully when infectious cyclical diseases in humans are likely to occur. ...

Scripps scientists develop new tests that identify lethal prion strains quickly and accurately

... responses to four different strains of the infectious protein particles. The research is being ... Prions (the name stands for proteinaceous infectious particles) are unique infectious pathogens associated with some 15 different ...

Study of malaria parasite in patient blood finds distinct physiological states

... these differences, first author Johanna Daily, an infectious disease physician at Brigham and Women's ... and chairman of the department of immunology and infectious diseases at the Harvard School of Public Health and the co-director of the Broad Institute's infectious Disease Initiative. "We are grateful to them and ...

Scientists decode genomes of diverse TB isolates

... a powerful tool for understanding the biology of infectious disease, such as tuberculosis, said Eric Lander, ... Globally, tuberculosis (TB) is a major cause of infectious disease deaths. Nearly 2 billion people, ... the pace of genomic research, particularly for infectious disease, said Bruce Birren, director of the ...
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