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Glycosylated proteins on surface of C. albicans facilitate fungal growth

April 20, 2015

Contrary to previous beliefs, Candida albicans does not appear to require filamentation to escape the immune cells of its host, according to recent findings.

Instead, immune cell death is triggered by fungal wall remodeling due to glycosylated protein exposure, Leah Cowen, PhD, Canada research chair in microbial genomics and infectious disease at the University of Toronto, and colleagues wrote.

Australia ends religious exemption benefits for vaccinations

April 20, 2015
Effective January 1, Australia will end immunization exemption for families receiving childcare benefits under the grounds of religious belief, according to a press…
VIDEO: New data on vaccines and vaccination at ACVR 2015 Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: New data on vaccines and vaccination at ACVR 2015

April 20, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. — Bruce G. Gellin, MD, MPH, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and director of the National Vaccine Program Office at the U.S. Department…
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Men with syphilis at high risk for HIV

April 20, 2015
HIV incidence among men diagnosed with syphilis is high, according to a recent study of New Yorkers. “We found that men in New York City who have been diagnosed…
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Widespread canine rabies vaccination reduces mortality in low-income countries

April 20, 2015
The approximately 59,000 annual human deaths from the rabies virus could be prevented through domestic dog vaccination, according to a recent study.Additionally, the…
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Regimen Selection in HIV

Regimen Selection in HIV: Considering New Options to Optimize Outcomes
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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs.

More than 2 decades into the antiretroviral therapy (ART) era, numerous options are available for HIV treatment. The…
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VIDEO: D.A. Henderson, MD, honored for career in vaccine-preventable diseases

VIDEO: D.A. Henderson, MD, honored for career in vaccine-preventable diseases

April 15, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. — D.A. Henderson, MD, a Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Service Professor and dean emeritus of…
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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon Research, LTD.

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