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Scientists develop hand-held DNA sequencer for infectious diseases

August 30, 2014

New Zealand researchers have developed a novel, hand-held DNA assay capable of detecting suspected viruses and bacteria, as well as the severity of infection, according to a news release.

The battery-powered device, which utilizes quantitative PCR technology, provides results within 1 hour, potentially allowing its user to determine the presence of a pathogen and the extent of infection in samples while remaining at the site of an outbreak.

Survey shows doctors predominantly lead ACOs

August 29, 2014
Accountable Care Organizations are largely led by physicians or physician and hospital partnerships, according to data published in Health Affairs. “The broad…

White House orders labs to inventory infectious agents, toxins

August 29, 2014
The White House has ordered all federal departments and agencies involved in life sciences research, as well as extramural facilities that receive federal funding, to…
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Delayed paracentesis increased in-hospital mortality risk among patients with cirrhosis

August 29, 2014
Hospitalized patients with cirrhosis and ascites had an increased risk for mortality when diagnostic paracentesis was delayed compared with patients who received early…
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HPV Disease Update 2013: What Every Pediatric Health Care Professional Needs to Know

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

This CME-certified activity is based on the slides and lectures of faculty presenting at the Infectious Diseases in
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Gene surgery effectively removes HIV-1 from human cells

July 29, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — Temple University researchers have successfully eradicated latent HIV-1 virus from cultured human…
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Challenges in HIV Screening and Prophylaxis: PrEP’ing for the Future

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

A substantial proportion of Americans with HIV remain undiagnosed and suboptimally treated. Failure to follow…
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