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Antibiotic use makes immune cells less effective in fighting infections

Antibiotic use makes immune cells less effective in fighting infections

Researchers identify role of blood-filtering organs in fighting against viral infections

Researchers identify role of blood-filtering organs in fighting against viral infections

Researchers investigate how previous exposure to West Nile virus affects Zika infection

Researchers investigate how previous exposure to West Nile virus affects Zika infection

Understanding the rise in NTM infections

Understanding the rise in NTM infections

FDA issues Emergency Use Authorization for multiplex Zika test

FDA issues Emergency Use Authorization for multiplex Zika test

Newly discovered immunodeficiency can make people seriously ill from chickenpox virus

Newly discovered immunodeficiency can make people seriously ill from chickenpox virus

Duke researchers map evolution of sex chromosomes in fungus linked to human disease

Duke researchers map evolution of sex chromosomes in fungus linked to human disease

Study shows that gene outside the brain controls ability to rebound from sleep deprivation

Study shows that gene outside the brain controls ability to rebound from sleep deprivation

Fred Hutch aims to prevent and find cures for cancers caused by infectious agents

Fred Hutch aims to prevent and find cures for cancers caused by infectious agents

Researchers develop rapid test for Zika virus diagnosis

Researchers develop rapid test for Zika virus diagnosis

Study shows sustained impact and effectiveness of rotavirus vaccine program

Study shows sustained impact and effectiveness of rotavirus vaccine program

Cholera vaccines provide substantial protection for adults but less effective for children, review shows

Cholera vaccines provide substantial protection for adults but less effective for children, review shows

ASU Biodesign researchers develop more potent, safer plant-based Zika vaccine

ASU Biodesign researchers develop more potent, safer plant-based Zika vaccine

High-frequency alternating magnetic fields can help destroy bacterial biofilms

High-frequency alternating magnetic fields can help destroy bacterial biofilms

Molecular tests that detect drug-resistant TB may become faster alternative to traditional testing

Molecular tests that detect drug-resistant TB may become faster alternative to traditional testing

New online healthcare platform iDoc enables patients to book consultations with GPs anytime

New online healthcare platform iDoc enables patients to book consultations with GPs anytime

UM SOM awarded $2.47 million grant to develop vaccine against Shigella, ETEC infections

UM SOM awarded $2.47 million grant to develop vaccine against Shigella, ETEC infections

Injectable ART may have same effectiveness as standard oral treatments

Injectable ART may have same effectiveness as standard oral treatments

When wounds won’t heal, therapies spread — to the tune of $5 billion

When wounds won’t heal, therapies spread — to the tune of $5 billion

Ebola virus RNA can persist in semen of survivors two years after infection, researchers say

Ebola virus RNA can persist in semen of survivors two years after infection, researchers say