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Universal vaccine for the flu may be just around the corner

Influenza vaccines save lives over the years and prevent millions of additional people from getting sick from the flu. The CDC reported on Feb. 15 that the overall estimated effectiveness of the seasonal influenza vaccine was 47 percent, which means the vaccine cuts the...

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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A new study, which features in the International Journal of Cancer, has found that women who gain weight from early adulthood are at a reduced risk of developing breast cancer before they reach menopause. The study builds on previous research,...

source: Medical News Today

It appears as if the federal government will finally respond to calls for more personal protective equipment that infection preventionists desperately need to fight COVID-19. Yesterday started with the leaders of the Association...

source: Infection Control Today

Stanford scientists may have found a way to essentially return older cells to a more youthful state. The adult cells are treated with a mix of proteins from early embryonic development, which removes many of the molecular signs of aging.

source: New Atlas

Inspired by a tactic cancer cells use to evade the immune system, researchers have engineered tiny particles that can trick the body into accepting transplanted tissue as its own. Rats that were treated with these cell-sized...

source: University of Pittsburgh via ScienceDaily

The immense devastation from the COVID-19 coronavirus appears to be increasing hourly. No part of society has been spared. For some segments, continued viability, even survival, may rely on the successful implementation of emergency medical and economic measures.

source: Lab Manager

a high prevalence of suspected or proven infections, with a substantial risk of in-hospital mortality for infected patients. The results of the multinational point-prevalence study, published yesterday in JAMA, found that, over a 24-hour...

source: CIDRAP


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