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2014-09-17 23:02:58

Rare Virus Has Been Reported in 12 States, May Be Coming to Texas FRISCO, Texas (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Prevention is the best treatment for the Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) outbreak that is hospitalizing scores of infants, children and teenagers in 12 states, including nearby Oklahoma and Louisiana, says Dr. Kirk Mahon, medical director of Legacy ER & Urgent Care (LER) in Frisco, Texas. “There have been no reported cases of EV-D68 so far in North Texas, but with it hitting Oklahoma...

2014-09-17 12:27:55

Rebiotix microbiota-based drug candidate used to assess a non-antibiotic approach to an urgent public health threat ROSEVILLE, Minn., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rebiotix Inc. announced this morning that results of the Phase 2 study of the company's lead product candidate, RBX2660 (microbiota suspension) will be presented in two posters and a podium presentation during the IDWeek 2014 conference in Philadelphia from October 8-12. PUNCH CD study results will be presented during the poster...

2014-09-16 08:29:10

Respected physician specializes in helping patients with Lyme disease, cancer, autoimmunity and environmental toxicity SANTA ROSA, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amitabha Medical Clinic, a widely respected healing center and integrative health care facility in Santa Rosa, welcomes Dr. Nafysa Parpia to its team. Dr. Parpia is an accomplished medical professional focusing on patients with Lyme disease, autoimmunity issues, cancer and environmental toxicity. She has extensive experience...

2014-09-15 23:01:28

Ondine's President and Chief Technology Officer Dr. Nicolas Loebel will be presenting at the 10th International Symposium on Photodynamic Therapy & Photodiagnosis in Clinical Practice Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Ondine Biomedical Inc. is pleased to announce that Dr. Nicolas Loebel, its President and Chief Technology Officer, will be presenting at the 10th International Symposium on Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and Photodiagnosis in Clinical Practice. The 2014 Symposium,...

2014-09-15 20:22:06

Seven New Grant Investments for $15.3 Million to Tackle Malaria, Chagas Disease and Dengue, which is Dramatically on the Rise TOKYO, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund), a new public health partnership that is bringing Japanese know-how and investment to the global fight against infectious diseases, today announced seven grant investments totaling US$15.3 million to speed the development of promising drugs and vaccines to battle...

2014-09-12 16:24:11

DUBLIN, September 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fqhgtd/pipeline_analysis) has announced the addition of the "Global Pipeline Analysis of Hospital Acquired Pneumonia Drugs (Tedizolid Phosphate, Ceftolozane/Tazobactam, Ceftazidime/Avibactam, Amikacin Inhale, Plazomicin, and Synflorix) - Trends and Forecast to 2020" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fqhgtd/pipeline_analysis ] report to their offering....

2014-09-12 08:24:48

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sepsis is a life threatening, debilitating disease that impacts millions of people worldwide. Education and awareness are fundamental to improving Sepsis diagnosis and care. September marks Sepsis Awareness Month and September 13(th) is World Sepsis Day. According to the Sepsis Alliance, "Sepsis, the body's toxic reaction to infection, kills over 258,000 people in the US every year, and thousands more are left with life-altering...

2014-09-11 08:28:26

Preventing infections and fighting Sepsis to save 800,000 lives each year LONDON and JENA, Germany, September 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The current outbreak of the Ebola virus is unprecedented. The Global Sepsis Alliance fully supports the call of WHO's Director-General M. Chan that the international community will need to gear up its support. The Ebola virus is one of hundreds of pathogens that may cause a deadly Sepsis. Sepsis, often called "blood poisoning", is the common...

2014-09-10 08:32:30

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PIP), a biodefense company developing medical countermeasures against biological and chemical threats, announced today that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded the Company a contract, valued at up to $28.1 million if all contract options are exercised, for the development of a next generation anthrax vaccine based on the...

2014-09-09 12:27:55

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, UK to present 12-month CERAMENT(TM)|G results. LUND, Sweden, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BONESUPPORT, an emerging leader in injectable bone substitutes for orthopedic trauma, bone infections and instrument augmentation related to orthopedic surgery, announced today that its platform technology CERAMENT(TM), will be prominently featured at the 33(rd) Annual Meeting of the European Bone & Joint Infection Society (EBJIS), September 11-13, in the...


Latest Infectious diseases Reference Libraries

Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
2012-05-02 19:12:54

The Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by Informa Healthcare, a trading division in Informa PLC, based in the United Kingdom. As of May 2012, the current editor-in-chief is Ragnar Norrby, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International Vaccine Institute. The journal publishes original research and review articles on clinical and microbiological aspects of infectious diseases. Topics include: clinical aspects of infectious...

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2012-04-02 20:35:58

The White-footed Mouse, (Peromyscus leucopus), is a species of rodent native to North America. Its range extends from Ontario, Quebec, Labrador and the Maritime Provinces (excluding Newfoundland) south to the southwestern United States and Mexico. In Texas this creature is known as the Woodmouse. The adult of this species measures 3.5 to 3.9 inches in length, not counting the tail, which can measure an additional 2.5 to 3.8 inches. It weighs typically about an ounce. It has a maximum life...

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2011-04-28 16:37:36

Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped bacteria of the Vibrio Genus. Hollis et al. first reported it in 1976. It was given the name Beneckea vulnifica by Reichelt et al. in 1976 and in 1979 Vibrio vulnificus by Farmer. V. vulnificus is related to V. cholerae and is present in marine environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas. It causes an infection often incurred after eating seafood, especially raw or undercooked oysters. It can...

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2011-04-25 16:25:00

Mycoplasma genitalium is a small parasitic bacterium that lives on the ciliated epithelial cells of the primate genital and respiratory tracts. It is the smallest known free-living bacterium. Up until 2002 it was also considered to be the organism with the smallest genome. M. genitalium was isolated in 1980 from urethral specimens of two male patients with non-gonococcal urethritis. Infection is fairly common and can be transmitted between partners during unprotected sex. It can be treated...

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2011-04-15 15:26:30

Haemophilus influenzae is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium first described in 1892 by Richard Pfeiffer during an influenza pandemic. It is generally aerobic but can grow as a facultative anaerobe. H. influenzae was mistakenly considered to be the cause of influenza until 1933 when the flu virology became apparent. It was the first free-living organism to have its entire genome sequenced. The project was completed and published in 1995. Two major categories were defined: the...

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