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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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The use of the target antimicrobials piperacillin/tazobactam in combination with vancomycin was associated with the highest rate of hospital-acquired acute kidney injury, according to a paper published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

source: ContagionLive

Influenza vaccine effectiveness was significantly lower among immunocompromised adults compared with nonimmunocompromised adults during the severe 2017-2018 influenza season, according to a study. “The number of immunocompromised...

source: Healio

Antibiotics are heavily relied upon by medical professionals around the world to treat a range of conditions, some life-threatening, as well as by the agricultural industry to prevent disease and sickness spreading among animals.

source: News-Medical.Net

Cancer cells are smart when it comes to anti-cancer drugs, evolving and becoming resistant to even the strongest chemotherapies over time. To combat this evasive behavior, researchers have developed a method named D2O-probed CANcer Susceptibility...

source: Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters via

A new type of stem cell — that is, a cell with regenerative abilities — could be closer on the horizon, a new study led by UNSW Sydney shows. The stem cells (called induced multipotent stem cells, or iMS) can be made...

source: UNSW Sydney via

A positive STI test may indicate a higher risk for hepatitis C virus reinfection among patients with HIV being treated with direct-acting antivirals, study findings published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases suggest. “Different...

source: Healio


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