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Integrated lab-on-a-chip uses smartphone to quickly detect multiple pathogens

A multidisciplinary group that includes the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Washington at Tacoma has developed a novel platform to diagnose infectious disease ...

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New research opens the door to 'functional cure' for HIV

In findings that open the door to a completely different approach to curing HIV infections, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have for the first time ...

Tue 17 Oct 17 from Medical Xpress

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Researchers define burden of Hepatitis in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Hepatitis C virus is a curable infectious disease, but treatment remains unavailable in resource-limited settings like the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The DRC Ministry of Health ...

18 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Airbnb rentals boom across Africa

Rent-a-room giant Airbnb said Tuesday that it had provided accommodation for 1.2 million visitors to Africa over the last year—double the previous year as tourism expands across the continent.

Tue 17 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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HIV infection, even with antiretroviral therapy, appears to damage a growing child's brain

HIV infection alters brain development in young children, even when they receive antiretroviral treatment early in life, shows a report in Frontiers in Neuroanatomy. Children exposed to, but ...

Tue 17 Oct 17 from Medical Xpress

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How cytoplasmic DNA triggers inflammation in human cells

A team led by LMU's Veit Hornung has elucidated the mechanism by which human cells induce inflammation upon detection of cytoplasmic DNA. Notably, the signal network involved differs from that ...

Tue 17 Oct 17 from Medical Xpress

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Nidoviruses redundantly express genes and encode more proteins than previously believed, study finds

Arteriviruses, a family of single-stranded RNA viruses that belongs to the order Nidovirales, produce more proteins and messenger RNAs than previously reported, a finding that provides important ...

Mon 16 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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Novel reagent detects memory immune response in vaccinated animals

Researchers have developed a novel reagent capable of detecting rare, antigen-specific B cells that indicate successful vaccination in veterinary animals. The method used to create a B cell ...

Mon 16 Oct 17 from Medical Xpress

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Endogenous infection marker guides antibiotic therapy

The endogenous infection marker procalcitonin can help to guide the use of antibiotics when treating infections. The course of antibiotic therapy is shortened, and its side effects and mortality ...

Mon 16 Oct 17 from Medical Xpress

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Usutu virus is back – not only in blackbirds but also in humans

Usutu virus, a flavivirus of African origin, was first detected in Austria in 2001, when it caused a severe bird die-off, mainly of blackbirds. The virus was active in the eastern part of Austria ...

Fri 13 Oct 17 from Medical Xpress

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