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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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Researchers have for the first time eliminated replication-competent HIV-1 DNA — the virus responsible for AIDS — from the genomes of living animals. The study marks a critical step toward the development of a possible cure for human HIV infection.

source: Temple University Health System via ScienceDaily

Ancient viruses have left behind traces in our DNA. Researchers believe these contribute to neurological conditions. Could inhibiting our viral passengers pave the way for future treatments?

source: Medical News Today

Healthcare reforms that curb costs while improving outcomes have been an elusive goal at both the federal and private insurance levels. Now, Walmart may have found a plan that works, and it may have implications for clinical laboratories.

source: Dark Daily

In this population-based interrupted time series study, researchers analyzed changes in the community in the prescribing of broad-spectrum antimicrobials and resistance in people hospitalized with community-associated...

source: PLoS Medicine via MD Linx

The number of measles cases reported in the U.S. has fallen recently, but experts say it's not time to declare victory. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the number of measles cases in 2019 reached 1,109 across 28 states as of early July.

source: CNN

Understanding pneumococcal population dynamics will drive an effective next-generation vaccine design, according to a study published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases. Although pneumococcal conjugate vaccines have significantly reduced...

source: Infectious Disease Advisor


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