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$2.5 million grant focuses on how vector-borne diseases become epidemics

November 29, 2015

Two Kansas State University researchers are among an international team that will use a $2.5 million grant to explore how vector-borne diseases spread across great distances and to learn how to better control epidemics, according to a press release.

“We at K-State want to collaborate with this team to seek the universal knowledge in transmission of infectious diseases despite the apparently disparate models describing distinct domains,” Faryad Darabi Sahneh, PhD, research assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Kansas State University, said in the release.

Children's hospital receives grant for antibacterial strategy

November 28, 2015
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently awarded researchers at MassGeneral Hospital for Children a grant to explore a novel strategy that aims to…

Phase 2 trial to assess chikungunya vaccine candidate

November 27, 2015
An NIH-sponsored phase 2 trial will evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of a chikungunya vaccine candidate, according to a press release. “The recent…
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Neuraminidase inhibitors integral reinforcement for influenza control

November 27, 2015
NEW YORK — Henry Bernstein, DO, MHCM, of the Hofstra North Shore – Long Island Jewish Health System and an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial…
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Update on herpes zoster studies presented at ACR 2015

November 25, 2015
I previously commented on our work that demonstrated herpes zoster (HZ) is associated with an about 30% increased risk of stroke in the month after infection. For…
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The Patient with HIV Infection

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The selection of the initial regimen is critical in that it is usually the longest duration regimen that a patient will…
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Despite measures, infection control in daycare centers remains daunting

November 25, 2015
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Evolution of HIV Treatment: How to Start, How to Switch, How to Treat HIV/HCV Co-infection

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Improvements in antiretroviral therapy (ART) continue to be made with the development of simplified, single-tablet…
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