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The microbes that call the New York City subway system home are mostly harmless, but include samples of disease-causing bacteria that are resistant to drugs — and even DNA fragments associated with anthrax...

A new study by researchers at Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan show that there is a high prevalence of  hepatitis E (HEV) antibodies in the household-raised pig population in rural...

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Children under age 5 living in sub-Saharan Africa were 54 percent less likely to develop malaria if they had been given a single large dose of vitamin A, new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg...

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A drug already approved for treating other diseases may be useful as a treatment for cerebral malaria, according to researchers at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. They discovered a novel link...

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A new study suggests that confidence in government may play a key role in the public’s willingness to get at least some vaccines. The study re-analyzed national survey data from 2009 that examined Americans’...

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Craigslist’s entry into a market results in a 15.9 percent increase in reported HIV cases, according to research from the University of Minnesota published in the December issue of MIS Quarterly. When...

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The liquid used in electronic cigarettes has been linked to a significantly higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not, according to a published study by researchers...

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The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR in Singapore has developed a paper-based disposable device that will allow dengue-specific antibodies to be detected easily from saliva...

There has been in excess of 1.1 million locally acquired cases of the mosquito borne virus, chikungunya reported in the Western hemisphere since first detected in the Caribbean in Dec. 2013. A hallmark...

On the heels of President Obama’s announcement to increase spending on antibiotic resistance to $1.2B, researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) have shown that proteins embedded in bacteria by bacteriophages...