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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 “disarm” dangerous bacteria, according to a press release.

Hospital researchers, led by Alessio Fasano, MD, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will develop pathogen-specific bacteriophages capable of deactivating harmful bacteria. The researchers will focus on Shigella flexneri, which infects millions of people annually and often causes mortality, particularly in children aged younger than 5 years in developing countries, the release said.

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…

Turing announces hospital discount for Daraprim, but no price reduction

November 25, 2015
Turing Pharmaceuticals has announced plans to supply hospitals with Daraprim at discounts of up to 50%, but will not lower the list price of the toxoplasmosis…
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The Patient with Norovirus Infection

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Norovirus is highly contagious, highly persistent and often remains present after disinfection. This educational…
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Despite measures, infection control in daycare centers remains daunting

November 25, 2015
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The Patient with Acute-Bacterial Skin and Skin-Structure Infections

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with acute-bacterial skin and skin-structure…
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