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Novel, cheap DNA sequencer identified S. typhi resistance

December 21, 2014

A novel nanopore DNA sequencer could rapidly diagnose infection at a greatly reduced price, according to recent data.

Researchers tested the ability of the MinION device (Oxford Nanopore Technologies) to determine antibiotic resistance in a strain of Salmonella typhi. The new technology was able to produce long sequencing reads without the use of optimal imaging, pinpointing the exact location of the resistance gene within 18 hours, according to a press release.

CDC/WHO recommend following basic interventions to treat Ebola

December 20, 2014
Currently, there is no FDA-approved vaccine or medicine available to treat Ebola virus, but the CDC recommends for the symptoms and complications of Ebola to be…
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FDA approves Viekira Pak for treatment of HCV

December 19, 2014
The FDA today approved a treatment for patients with hepatitis C virus genotype 1 infection, including those with cirrhosis, according to a press release. A…

Clinical setbacks integral to long-term success in HCV treatment

December 19, 2014
In a new report, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America examined the successes and failures of hepatitis C virus infection research and therapies since…
In the Journals

Cryptosporidiosis outbreak linked to calves involved in rollover accident

December 19, 2014
An outbreak of six cases of cryptosporidiosis was identified among emergency responders to a rollover accident involving a tractor-trailer carrying approximately 350…
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Critical Issues in HBV
HBV Management in Complex Populations: Volume 1, Number 2

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs.

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a global epidemic with a worldwide burden. Physicians must address the importance…
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Student education, immunization requirements necessary to prevent outbreaks on college campuses

November 28, 2014
NEW YORK — James C. Turner, MD, executive director of the department of student health and the National Social…
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Regimen Selection in HIV: Considering New Options to Optimize Outcomes

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More than two decades into the antiretroviral therapy (ART) era, there are numerous options for HIV treatment. The goal…
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