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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.

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Children in UK with obesity, NAFLD lack exercise and proper diet

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Researchers find inadequate evidence of methylphenidate efficacy for ADHD

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Field Evaluation of Automated Vision Screening Instruments: Impact of Referral Criteria Choice on Screening Outcome

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, November/December 2015, Volume 52 Issue 6
Automated vision screeners can identify children with amblyopia risk factors. Two screening instruments having…
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Dermatology: A Morphologic Approach to Differential Diagnosis: August 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Most primary care pediatricians will agree that on any given day they evaluate a fair number of dermatology concerns…
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Despite measures, infection control in daycare centers remains daunting

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