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New research center will accelerate the development of new antibiotics

March 25, 2017

Researchers at the University of Liverpool plan to establish the Center for Antimicrobial Pharmacodynamics, or CAP, a research center created to help rapidly develop new antibiotics to treat and manage infections caused by resistant pathogens, according to a press release.

“Characterizing the preclinical and clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of anti-infective drugs is a relatively recent and mandatory regulatory requirement, which has created a bottleneck for [antimicrobial resistance] project progression because there is a lack of global skills and capacity to meet demand,” William Hope, BMBS, FRACP, FRCPA, PhD, professor of therapeutics and infectious diseases at the University of Liverpool who will lead the new Center, said in the release. “The CAP will build on Liverpool’s existing strength in antimicrobial pharmacodynamics and therapeutics research to give scientists access to the skills and equipment they need to advance the development of new antibiotics.”

GOP, Trump pull AHCA due to lack of support

March 24, 2017
Reportedly acting on orders from President Donald J. Trump, House Republican leaders today again postponed a vote that would have overhauled the nation’s health…
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Parental perceptions about influenza vaccine inhibit uptake

March 24, 2017
The way in which the childhood influenza vaccine is perceived has a strong connection with uptake, intended uptake and opinion of side effects, according to a recent
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Point-of-care test performed on oral fluid failed to detect HIV-1 infection

March 24, 2017
The OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV-1/2 Test, a point-of-care test able to detect HIV-specific antibodies in blood and oral fluid, frequently failed to detect HIV-1 infection…
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About one in five Americans with RA gets tested for hepatitis B

March 24, 2017
Among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the overall hepatitis B testing rate was 20.3% in the United States and 24.5% in Taiwan, according to recently published data…
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March 24, 2017
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