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Universal vaccine for the flu may be just around the corner

Influenza vaccines save lives over the years and prevent millions of additional people from getting sick from the flu. The CDC reported on Feb. 15 that the overall estimated effectiveness of the seasonal influenza vaccine was 47 percent, which means the vaccine cuts the...

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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Recent efforts by federal investigators to ferret out and prosecute healthcare fraud have shown that certain clinical laboratory companies are guilty of fraud and abuse. And as Dark Daily covered...

source: Dark Daily

Some strains of Candida auris resist all three classes of antifungals and 1 in 3 patients infected with the fungus dies. And carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter causes pneumonia in addition to wound, bloodstream and urinary tract infections.

source: Infection Control Today

Protein editorial assistants are clearing the way for cut-and-paste DNA editors, like CRISPR, to access previously inaccessible genes of interest. Opening up these areas of the genetic code is critical to improving CRISPR efficiency and moving toward futuristic, genetic-based...

source: American Institute of Physics via Lab Manager

For the first time since the 1992-93 influenza season, influenza B viruses are the predominant circulating flu virus in the United States. Typically, influenza B viruses circulate near the end of the flu season. In fact, in the previous...

source: Contagion Live

Respiratory syncytial virus is quite common, usually causing mild cold-like symptoms. But WJW-TV reports that some hospitals are reporting higher than usual RSV cases in young children.

source: Infection Control Today

Three patients with Candida auris resistant to all three classes of antifungals commonly prescribed for the illness have been identified through active and ongoing surveillance in New York, according to findings published in MMWR. “Candida auris is a globally emerging...

source: Healio

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