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$2 million grant supports phase 1 trial for hookworm vaccine

May 29, 2016

The NIH granted $2.1 million to researchers at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for a phase 1 trial assessing a hookworm vaccine in an endemic region in Brazil, according to a press release.

“We have two separate vaccines for hookworm that have each been tested on their own,” principal investigator David Diemert, MD, associate professor of microbiology, immunology and tropical medicine at the university, said in the release. “We would like to combine them into a single product, so we have one vial offering the greatest protection against hookworm.”

CDC expands disease identification tool MicrobeNet

May 28, 2016
The CDC has added a new aspect to its disease identification tool MicrobeNet. Users now can search protein signatures of bacteria and compare them with what is already…
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Patients with HIV treated with highly active antiretroviral therapy susceptible to metabolic syndrome

May 27, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Among people with HIV, metabolic syndrome is more prevalent among those exposed to highly active antiretroviral therapy compared with those who are…

World Health Assembly establishes new health emergencies program

May 27, 2016
During the 69th World Health Assembly, WHO member states agreed to establish a new health emergencies program to improve the agency’s response to outbreaks and…
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Colistin resistance detected in US patient for first time

May 27, 2016
Colistin resistance has been detected in a patient in the United States for the first time, further magnifying fears over antibiotic resistance.The discovery was made by…
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Evolution of HIV Treatment: How to Start, How to Switch, How to Treat HIV/HCV Co-infection

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

Improvements in antiretroviral therapy (ART) continue to be made with the development of simplified, single-tablet…
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VIDEO: Flublok demonstrates superior efficacy over IIV

April 21, 2016
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The Patient with Conjunctivitis

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with conjunctivitis.
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