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"20.10.2016 13:18:14" newscientist.com One in 20 European patients catch an infection while in hospital An analysis of data from hospitals from across Europe estimates that there are 2.5 million hospital-acquired infections a year, causing around 90,000 deaths The ECDC conducted the first ever study of hospital-acquired infections in European hospitals. It has found that the combined health impact of these infections is twice that of the combined burden of 32 infections caught outside hospitals, including flu,
"19.10.2016 11:48:01" Timeline Photos You have 41 days and counting to submit your abstract for #ECCMID2017.
Be a part of the programme - submit your work today at http://bit.ly/ECCMID2017abstract
"18.10.2016 14:42:23" Timeline Photos ESCMID supports post-Ebola project at a hospital in Sierra Leone
The society facilitated the reopening of the St. John of God Hospital in Lunsar, Sierra Leone, which was closed down during the Ebola outbreak. With ESCMID's funding the Spanish non-profit
"17.10.2016 14:03:49" theguardian.com Use of strongest antibiotics rises to record levels on European farms Medicines classified as 'critically important in human medicine' appear to be in frequent use, says European Medicines Agency The Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics analysed new European figures on veterinary antibiotic use, which showed that overuse continues on farms across
"17.10.2016 12:52:36" scientificamerican.com Long-Forgotten Research Unearths New Mystery about Lyme Disease Discovery sparks questions about factors that may make ailment harder to cure or lead to misdiagnosis Rickettsia helvetica infection may interact with Lyme disease, Burgdorfer's papers suggest.
"30.09.2016 07:56:27" Timeline Photos Registration for ECCMID from 22 - 25 April 2017 in Vienna, Austria, is open now. Early-bird fees apply until 26 January 2017.
Registration covers public transport in the city of Vienna. Check out the preliminary programme
"29.09.2016 09:52:14" Timeline Photos Pollution from factories contributes to antimicrobial resistance.
The presence of more than 300 drug firms, combined with lax oversight and inadequate water treatment has left lakes and rivers in India laced with antibiotics, making this a giant Petri
"28.09.2016 14:58:56" escmid.org ESCMID: 2015-16 Observers photo gallery Welcome to the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases The pictures in our ESCMID Observership gallery illustrate the range of different experiences our observers make during their visits at the society's collaborative centres.
"27.09.2016 14:11:08" un.org www.un.org The member states of the United Nations on 21 September endorsed a political declaration on antimicrobial resistance. Read the full document here. Keep following us to find out how ESCMID and ECCMID will contribute to reaching the UN's goals.
"05.09.2016 08:58:23" Timeline Photos Antibiotic-resistant E.coli bacteria found in 1 in 4 supermarket chickens in UK
Antibiotic-resistant E.coli was detected on 22 of 92 chicken pieces bought from seven major supermarkets in the U.K. Up to 24% of chicken samples contained
"02.09.2016 14:28:47" scientificamerican.com First Local Case of Tick-Borne Disease Kills Man in Spain Authorities are investigating a possible outbreak of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever after identifying apparent local transmission in Western Europe Spanish health authorities said on Thursday they were investigating a possible outbreak of tick-borne Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) which has killed one man and infected a nurse, in the first non-imported case reported in Western
"01.09.2016 13:17:52" youtube.com 1 Preparation of inoculum subtitles EUCAST, the European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing publishes instruction videos. This is in collaboration with WHO, The World Health Orga... The European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility (EUCAST) has published tutorial videos on how to perform antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) using EUCAST recommended methods and interpretation. This first one gives instructions on the
"31.08.2016 13:44:37" eccmidabstract2017.m-anage.com ECCMID 2017 abstract submission will open 29th of August 2016. Stay updated and visit us. With over 11,500 attendees the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases is the largest, most comprehensive and most influential meeting in the fields of clinical microbiology, infectious disease and infection control. Abstract submission for ECCMID 2017 in Vienna, Austria, is open until 30 November. Submit your abstracts now to the top congress in the fields of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases! http://bit.ly/24sE27g
"31.08.2016 06:53:49" scientificamerican.com Superbug Resistant to 2 Last-Resort Antibiotics Found in U.S. for First Time The worrisome combination has been detected before in other countries A strain of E. coli resistant to two last-resort antibiotics, colistin and carbapenem, has for the first time been reported in the United States. The strain was found in the urine of a man treated at a New Jersey hospital two years ago. It was tested in
"26.08.2016 07:11:14" biocompare.com Yale team discovers how Zika virus causes fetal brain damage Infection by the Zika virus diverts a key protein necessary for neural cell division in the developing human fetus, thereby causing the birth defect microcephaly, a team of scientists reports. Infection by the Zika virus diverts a key protein necessary for neural cell division in the developing human fetus, thereby causing the birth defect microcephaly, a team of Yale scientists reported in the journal Cell Reports. The findings suggest that
"25.08.2016 14:52:07" clinicalmicrobiologyandinfection.com European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases: update of the diagnostic guidance document for Clostridium difficile infection In 2009 the first European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) guideline for diagnosing Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) was launched. Since then newer tests for diagnosing CDI have become available, especially nucleic ESCMID has released updated guidelines on best practice methods to diagnose Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). The latest document updates the original 2009 guidelines produced by the society, and includes recommendations concerning the use of new
"19.08.2016 07:41:51" scientificamerican.com Most Extensive Reengineering of an Organism's Genetic Code Now Complete The feat, which radically altered Escherichia coli's DNA , may be a big step forward for synthetic biology Synthetic biologists at Harvard Medical School report the most far-reaching rewiring yet of a bacterial genome. The feat, described in Science, involved repurposing 3.8% of the base pairs of the bacterium Escherichia coli. It is a major step in the push
"11.08.2016 13:59:46" Timeline Photos We encourage senior infectious disease specialists and clinical microbiologists to take part in a short online survey conducted by ESCMID's Study Group for Antibiotic Policies (ESGAP) on the legal responsibility associated with antibiotic prescribing and
"09.08.2016 15:22:06" asm.org Mcr-1 Gene Isolated from Human for the First Time in Brazil Washington, DC – August 8, 2016 – For the first time in Brazil, a particular antibiotic resistance mechanism conferring resistance to the important antibiotic, colistin, has been detected in a human. It was in a strain of Escherichia coli that was For the first time in Brazil, an antibiotic resistance mechanism conferring resistance to the antibiotic colistin has been detected in a human. It was in a strain of Escherichia coli that was isolated from a diabetic patient's foot infection. The
"29.06.2016 13:42:29" clinicalmicrobiologyandinfection.com Gender differences in the outcome of community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia: A... To view the full text, please login as a subscribed user or purchase a subscription. Click here to view the full text on ScienceDirect. Female gender has been suggested to be associated with poor outcome in patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB), but existing data remain sparse and conflicting. Researchers at Aalborg University Hospital and the University of Seville
"29.06.2016 11:14:00" #ECCMID2016 Take Home Slide: Kathy Raven #ECCMID2016 Take Home Slide: Kathy Raven
"21.06.2016 12:17:20" clinicalmicrobiologyandinfection.com Contamination of healthcare worker's mobile phones by epidemic viruses - Clinical Microbiology... To view the full text, please login as a subscribed user or purchase a subscription. Click here to view the full text on ScienceDirect. Researchers at the Laboratory of Infectious Agents and Hygiene at the University Hospital of Saint-Étienne in France showed that mobile devices are not only contaminated by nosocomial bacteria but also by epidemic viruses including metapneumovirus,
"13.06.2016 09:28:00" Take Home Slide by Jaqueline Sneddon #ECCMID2016 Take Home Slide: Jaqueline Sneddon
"11.06.2016 08:36:00" ECCMID 2016 Young Reporters #ECCMID2016: Young Reporters, Zaira Palacios-Baena and Georgia Sulis, offer their perspectives of the Congress
"09.06.2016 09:43:00" Qiushui He discusses standardized surveillance for vaccines #ECCMID2016 Take Home Slide: Qiushui He discusses standardized surveillance for vaccines
"06.06.2016 12:52:38" ESCMID's cover photo
"06.06.2016 12:20:22" Photo gallery ECCMID 2016 Amsterdam Photo gallery
"06.06.2016 10:27:00" Take Home Slide by Tejal Vaghela #ECCMID2016 Take Home Slide: Tejal Vaghela
"04.06.2016 09:49:00" Take Home Slide by John Rossen #ECCMID2016 Take Home Slide: John Rossen
"03.06.2016 13:38:05" clinicalmicrobiologyandinfection.com Plasmid-mediated colistin resistance: an additional antibiotic resistance menace - Clinical... Advertisements on this site do not constitute a guarantee or endorsement by the journal, Association, or publisher of the quality or value of such product or of the claims made for it by its manufacturer. Researchers from Switzerland call for a worldwide ban of colistin as growth promoter in animals and a revision of the practice of using colistin-containing mixtures for selective digestive decontamination in humans. If adequate measures are rapidly taken
"01.06.2016 12:32:50" nature.com The snot-spattered experiments that show how far sneezes really spread Mathematician Lydia Bourouiba uses high-speed video to break down the anatomy of sneezes and coughs — and to understand infectious disease. For Lydia Bourouiba, a mathematician and fluid dynamicist, sneeze is the pay-off. She and her team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge record the explosive aftermath in gross detail using one or sometimes two cameras running at
"01.06.2016 08:54:00" Bali Pulendran talks about systems vaccinology #ECCMID2016: Bali Pulendran talks about systems vaccinology
"30.05.2016 09:50:00" Take Home Slide by Robert Schalberg #ECCMID2016 Take Home Slide: Robert Schalberg
"28.05.2016 10:39:00" Take Home Slide by John Rex #ECCMID2016 Take Home Slide: John Rex
"27.05.2016 13:01:58" phenomena.nationalgeographic.com Last-Resort Superbug Found in Human and Animal in U.S. A superbug that does not respond to the very last ditch antibiotics and that has been circulating in Asia and Europe arrives in the US. A gene conferring resistance to the last-ditch drug colistin has been found in E. coli in the United States for the first time. The antibiotic resistance factor MCR, which protects bacteria against the final remaining drugs of last resort, was identified
"26.05.2016 11:27:01" Timeline Photos Watch a video of the ECCMID/NVMM Talkshow that took place during #ECCMID2016 on April 10 at Mircopia - http://bit.ly/251LawX
Dominique Monnet, ECDC
Abdul Ghafur, India
Rosana Richtermann, Brazil
Athanassios Tsakris, Greece
"26.05.2016 10:36:00" John Otter and Heather Loveday talk about their attendance at ... #ECCMID2016: John Otter and Heather Loveday talk about their attendance at ECCMID
"23.05.2016 09:51:00" #ECCMID2016 Take Home Slide: Susanna Esposito
"21.05.2016 08:24:00" Balbir Singh discusses malaria #ECCMID2016 Take Home Slide: Balbir Singh discusses malaria
"19.05.2016 09:24:58" theguardian.com No antibiotics without a test, says report on rising antimicrobial resistance Report by economist Jim O'Neill says global cost of problem could be loss of 10 million lives a year by 2050 and $100tn a year The UK's Review on Antimicrobial Resistance publishes its final report, which can be found on http://amr-review.org/sites/default/files/160518_Final%20paper_with%20cover.pdf
Here is a summary of the findings and recommendations by economist Jim O'Neill:
"18.05.2016 09:31:00" #ECCMID2016: A look at the year in infectious diseases by the chairpersons
"16.05.2016 13:27:51" abc.net.au World-first scanning helium microscope unveiled at University of Newcastle Australian researchers build a world-first prototype of a new microscope that will open scientific doors. "We're opening a window onto a new scientific world."
"16.05.2016 10:28:00" Garyfallia Poulakou discusses nebulized antibiotics #ECCMID2016 Take Home Slide: Garyfallia Poulakou discusses nebulized antibiotics
"13.05.2016 08:26:00" Year in infection control #ECCMID2016: Year in infection control with Alison Holmes and Jan A.J.W. Kluytmans
"11.05.2016 09:38:00" Take Home Slide by Luis Martinez Martinez #ECCMID2016 Take Home Slide: Luis Martinez Martinez
"10.05.2016 11:45:49" mbio.asm.org Whole-Genome Sequencing for Routine Pathogen Surveillance in Public Health: a Population Snapshot of ESCMID Study Group on Molecular Epidemiological Markers publishes landmark paper in mBio, prividing a road map for the integration of whole-genome sequencing data into routine pathogen surveillance.
"09.05.2016 09:24:00" Shamraiz Ayub discusses practical patient care #ECCMID2016 Take Home Slide: Shamraiz Ayub discusses practical patient care
"07.05.2016 08:36:00" Souha Kanji discusses the year in infectious diseases #ECCMID2016 Take Home Slide: Souha Kanji discusses the year in infectious diseases
"05.05.2016 09:23:00" ECCMID 2016 Young Reporters #ECCMID2016: Young Reporters, Yijuan Xu and Eliza Manea, offer their perspectives of the Congress.
"02.05.2016 09:20:00" Year in Clinical Microbiology #ECCMID2016: Year in Clinical Microbiology by the chairpersons
"29.04.2016 08:15:00" #ECCMID2016 Take Home Slide by Jon Otter
"27.04.2016 09:13:00" Antimicrobial resistance and economics perspective #ECCMID2016: Hala Audi discusses antimicrobial resistance and economics perspective
"25.04.2016 10:59:12" Timeline Photos It's time to close the gap!
During World Immunization Week 2016, held 24-30 April, WHO highlights recent gains in immunization coverage, and outlines further steps countries can take to “Close the Immunization Gap” and meet global vaccination targets by
"20.04.2016 11:00:31" medicaldaily.com We Finally Know How Mother-To-Child Virus Transmissions Affect Fetal Development Viruses like Zika and cytomegalovirus can harm developing fetal brains, and researchers have discovered a key to why. Viruses can delay or even prevent the differentiation of stem cells into mature brain cells by activating a specific signaling pathway.
"14.04.2016 11:41:41" ECCMID 2016 Scientific Closing by Winfried Kern Hear the closing interview with the #ECCMID2016 director, Winfried Kern.
"12.04.2016 16:28:00" Preeti Malani at ECCMID 2016 Hear what Preeti Malani has to say from #ECCMID2016
"12.04.2016 15:55:01" Timeline Photos Many thanks to everyone for taking part in #ECCMID2016!
Looking forward to seeing you again next year in Vienna at #ECCMID2017.
"12.04.2016 12:20:00" Maria Studahl's insight at ECCMID 2016 Maria Studahl's insight at #ECCMID2016
"12.04.2016 11:14:00" Gregory Poland at ECCMID 2016 Talking with Gregory Poland at #ECCMID2016
"12.04.2016 10:02:00" Dennis M. Dixon at ECCMID 2016 Hear what Keynote Speaker, Dennis M. Dixon, has to share with you from #ECCMID2016
"12.04.2016 08:59:00" ECCMID 2016 Excellence Award Lecture #ECCMID2016: Robert A Bonomo talks about the Excellence Award Lecture
"12.04.2016 08:45:00" Photo gallery ECCMID 2016 Amsterdam Photo gallery
"12.04.2016 05:35:00" Highlights of day 4 at #ECCMID2014 Mario Poljak gives an outlook of day 4 at #ECCMID2016.
"11.04.2016 09:00:00" Young Reporters at #ECCMID2016 Young ESCMID Reporters speak about #ECCMID2016
"11.04.2016 08:07:00" Scientific Highlights at #ECCMID2016 David Molyneux offers us a look at the Scientific Highlights at #ECCMID2016
"11.04.2016 08:05:00" Photo gallery ECCMID 2016 Amsterdam Photo gallery
"11.04.2016 07:22:16" micropia.nl ESCMID Have you visited Micropia yet? http://www.micropia.nl/en/#gref
After hours at #ECCMID2016, be sure to check it out
"11.04.2016 07:00:01" Timeline Photos This is your last chance!!
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"11.04.2016 05:55:00" Day 3 at #ECCMID2016 Gunnar Kahlmeter gives us an outlook on day 3 at #ECCMID2016.
"10.04.2016 10:55:01" Timeline Photos Take part in the #IamECCMID photo contest for a chance to win a mini iPad - The contest ends tomorrow, April 11 - get snappin'!
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"10.04.2016 08:15:00" Photo gallery ECCMID 2016 Amsterdam Photo gallery
"10.04.2016 07:00:01" Highlights of day 2 #ECCMID2016 An outlook into day 2 at #ECCMID2016
"09.04.2016 14:15:00" Timeline Photos We bet you've taken some amazing photos during #ECCMID2016. Have you submitted one in the #IamECCMID photo contest yet?
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"09.04.2016 08:29:00" Photo gallery ECCMID 2016 Amsterdam Photo gallery
"09.04.2016 07:50:01" Timeline Photos Prof. Winfried V. Kern highlights day 1 of #ECCMID2016.
"09.04.2016 06:44:00" Photo gallery ECCMID 2016 Amsterdam Photo gallery
"08.04.2016 12:41:01" Timeline Photos Tomorrow's the big day!
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"08.04.2016 07:42:00" ECCMID 2016 Amsterdam
"07.04.2016 12:04:01" Timeline Photos Take part in the #IamECCMID photo contest for a chance to win a mini iPad!
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"07.04.2016 09:36:01" Timeline Photos #ECCMID2016 is a mere two days away
Getting ready to pack? First check the weather forecast for Amsterdam http://bit.ly/AmstWeath
"06.04.2016 08:31:01" Timeline Photos Only a few days until #ECCMID2016...
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"05.04.2016 07:59:01" Timeline Photos We're almost there, 4 days left until #ECCMID2016 starts
Start planning: mark down the sessions you want to join in your scheduler, view the full programme at http://bit.ly/ECCMID2016sp
"04.04.2016 14:39:01" Timeline Photos Have you submitted your photo in the #IamECCMID photo contest yet? You could win an iPad mini!
Submit your photo at the #IamECCMID Photo Contest tab on our Facebook page or on Twitter. Most importantly, don't forget to add the contest hashtag.
"04.04.2016 08:54:00" Timeline Photos We're days away from #ECCMID2016 and already feeling the excitement!
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"03.04.2016 09:47:00" Timeline Photos Less than a week from #ECCMID2016!
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"02.04.2016 12:08:00" Timeline Photos The countdown begins - One Week Til #ECCMID2016!
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"02.04.2016 07:46:00" arstechnica.com Dengue virus disables the immune system by blocking mass transit Proteins never get to where they need to be to start an antiviral attack. This week, researchers published a paper in Nature describing how the Dengue virus avoids one arm of our immune system.
"01.04.2016 07:55:01" Timeline Photos Haven't booked your hotel yet for #ECCMID2016?
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"31.03.2016 12:31:00" npr.org WHO Says Ebola Epidemic Is Over. What Have (And Haven't) We Learned? What did we do well? What should we have done differently? A health worker who spent a year in West Africa shares her frank opinions. The time has come for recollection and reflection, frank opinions and lessons learned.
"31.03.2016 08:32:00" Interview with Dr. Benjamin Howden Dr. Benjamin Howden discusses the presentation he will be giving at #ECCMID2016 on staphylococcus aureus.
Join him at #ECCMID2016, register today http://www.eccmid.org/
"31.03.2016 08:11:49" bloomberg.com Baby’s Death Shows Global Threat From Wonder Drug's Demise The antibiotic colistin was the last resort for saving babies at the King Edward Memorial Hospital in Pune, India. That defense was breached last year. Interesting series of reports on antibiotic use, colistin resistance, the chicken market in India. Colistin resistance is one of the two separate tracks for late-breaking abstract sessions at ECCMID in
"30.03.2016 09:38:01" Timeline Photos #ECCMID2016 is getting closer...
Calling all presenters: visit http://bit.ly/ECCMIDtech to view the technical information and guidelines for Oral presentations.
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"28.03.2016 08:45:00" medicaldaily.com This New Method Could Lead To An HIV Cure Scientists at Temple University have designed a specialized gene editing system that could pave the way to an eventual HIV cure. â€œWe were able to eliminate the HIV virus from impacted cells and have cells become virus free.â€
"26.03.2016 08:58:01" Timeline Photos #ECCMID2016 is two weeks away: Are you prepared?
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"24.03.2016 11:30:00" Interview with Prof. David Molyneux Prof. David Molyneux discusses neglected parasitic diseases in preparation for #ECCMID2016.
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"24.03.2016 08:53:00" sciencealert.com Scientists have removed HIV from human immune cells using a new gene-editing technique Using the much-touted CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing method, scientists have demonstrated how they can edit HIV out of human immune cell DNA, and in doing so, can prevent the reinfection of unedited cells too. If you haven’t heard of the CRISPR/Cas9... They've managed to shut down HIV replication permanently.
"23.03.2016 11:59:01" medicaldaily.com A Brief History Of Vaccines Vaccination was a major turning point in modern medicine, but it existed in primitive forms hundreds of years earlier. Always nice to take a look back at history. Read about the history of vaccines, from the ruminations of ancient physicians to the modern war against Anti-Vaxxers.
"22.03.2016 09:30:01" Timeline Photos Take part in the #IamECCMID photo contest for a chance to win a mini iPad!
Submit a photo that best illustrates your professional work anytime before or during ECCMID 2016 for a chance to win an iPad mini! Example: clinical work, research words, in a
"21.03.2016 08:55:00" ECCMID 2016 Sessions: Next-generation sequencing and databases Surbhi Malhotra, a clinical and molecular microbiologist at the University of Antwerp, gives an outlook on sessions focused on next-generation sequencing and databases.
Join her at #ECCMID2016, register today at http://bit.ly/ECCMID2016Reg
"18.03.2016 10:19:01" blog.wellcome.ac.uk ESCMID The winners of the 2016 Wellcome Image Awards were announced at a ceremony at the Science Museum in London March 15th. For the first time in the Awards’ 19 year history, an illustration claimed the top prize. Meet this year’s 20 winning images…
"17.03.2016 12:51:26" nature.com Disease: Poverty and pathogens : Nature : Nature Publishing Group The growth of slums in the developing world's rapidly expanding cities is creating new opportunities for infectious disease to flourish and spread. The growth of slums in the developing world's rapidly expanding cities is creating new opportunities for infectious disease to flourish and spread. Therefore recognizing this social fabric and partnering with community leaders who bind it together offers
"16.03.2016 14:16:42" aimed.net.au More Choosing Wisely recommendations released today Choosing Wisely Australia is an organisation that aims to improve the quality of healthcare provided to Australians by urging healthcare providers to reconsider tests, procedures or treatments wher… Today Choosing Wisely Australia released 50 new recommendations to encourage consumers and healthcare professionals to avoid unnecessary treatments or interventions. They include avoiding antibiotics in upper respiratory infection, asymptomatic
"16.03.2016 12:16:25" thelancet.com Lancet Around 1 in 100 women infected with Zika virus in the first trimester of pregnancy are at risk of microcephaly, according to estimates of a new study published in The
"16.03.2016 09:49:01" phys.org Sweet 'quantum dots' light the way for new HIV and Ebola treatment A research team led by the University of Leeds has observed for the first time how HIV and Ebola viruses attach to cells to spread infection.
"14.03.2016 11:59:00" Infections in Transplantation Sessions at #ECCMID2016 Hans Hirsch, an expert for infection diagnostics and clinical virology at the University Hospital in Basel, highlights sessions on infections in transplantation. For more details visit http://www.eccmid.org/
"12.03.2016 09:39:00" npr.org Scientists Report In Real Time On Challenging Zika Research It's rare for researchers to share their data as they work, but scientists in Wisconsin are reporting on their Zika virus experiments in real time. They say it's critical for stopping the virus. O'Connor says that he can feel a moral need to do this kind of animal research and at the same time feel "sad and heartbroken" at what the work entails. "I don't think those two are mutually exclusive," he says.
"11.03.2016 10:21:00" mashable.com ESCMID Check out Amsterdam’s more offbeat side while at #ECCMID2016 http://on.mash.to/1Uhe58Y http://www.eccmid.org/
"10.03.2016 16:15:41" sciencedaily.com Scientists uncover history of ancient viruses as far back as 30 million years ago The global spread of an ancient group of retroviruses that affected about 28 of 50 modern mammals' ancestors some 15 to 30 million years ago has been revealed by a team of scientists. Researchers from Boston College, US, have revealed the global spread of an ancient group of retroviruses that affected about 28 of 50 modern mammals' ancestors some 15 to 30 million years
"09.03.2016 13:32:10" bristol.ac.uk Bristol University | News | March: HIV & HCV co-infection study An estimated 2.3 million people living with HIV are co-infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) globally, a new study by the University of Bristol and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has found. More than two million people are co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C, a first global study shows. More than half, or 1.3 million, are people who inject drugs. HIV-infected people are on average six times more likely than HIV-uninfected people to be
"08.03.2016 10:19:01" Join Vincent B. Young at #ECCMID2016 Vincent B. Young from the University of Michigan gives a preview on his talk on the role of faecal microbiota transplantation in recurrent Clostridium difficile infection.
Join us at #ECCMID2016 - Register today http://www.eccmid.org/
"07.03.2016 12:53:09" healio.com Patient, care-setting characteristics influence acute respiratory tract infection prescriptions Less-educated or tobacco-using patients were more likely to be inappropriately prescribed antibiotics for an acute respiratory tract infection than their peers, according to a recently published analysis. In addition, researchers found that care setting, Less-educated or tobacco-using patients were more likely to be inappropriately prescribed antibiotics for an acute respiratory tract infection than their peers, according to a recently published analysis. Also care setting, geographic region, provider
"07.03.2016 10:37:17" ESCMID
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"07.03.2016 10:27:01" nytimes.com A Biotech Evangelist Seeks a Zika Dividend A diverse biotechnology company hopes its genetically engineered mosquitoes can help stop the spread of a devastating virus. But that’s just a start. Mr. Kirk now appears to be the prescient owner of a potential bioweapon — Oxitec’s genetically engineered mosquitoes, which he says could save millions of people from Zika by causing the population of wild disease-transmitting mosquitoes to self-destruct.
"05.03.2016 14:44:37" smithsonianmag.com Virus Genes in Human DNA May, Surprisingly, Help Us Fight Infections Bits of ancient viral invaders woven into the human genome seem to boost our immune system New evidence suggests that during human evolution we have co-opted leftover genetic material from some of "fossil viruses" to help our immune system fight diseases.
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"04.03.2016 23:53:41" medicalxpress.com Zika virus infects human neural stem cells The Zika virus infects a type of neural stem cell that gives rise to the brain's cerebral cortex, Johns Hopkins and Florida State researchers report March 4 in Cell Stem Cell. On laboratory dishes, these stem cells were found to be havens for viral The Zika virus infects a type of neural stem cell that gives rise to the cerebral cortex, John Hopkins and Florida State researchers reported. While the study does not prove a link with microcephaly it shows where the Zika virus may be doing the most
"04.03.2016 12:37:40" cdc.gov Vital Signs: Preventing Antibiotic-Resistant Infections in Hospitals — United States, 2014 | MMWR The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Antibiotic-resistant infections are on the rise in the US.
Although considerable progress has been made in preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), many remaining infections could be prevented with implementation of existing recommended
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"03.03.2016 14:55:57" phys.org Some giant viruses found to have an immune system similar to bacteria A team of scientists affiliated with several research facilities in France has conducted a study on giant viruses known as mimiviruses and has found that at least some of them have an immune system that is similar in some ways to CRISPR in bacteria. In French researcher found that at some giant viruses have an immune system similar in some ways to CRISPR in bacteria. The findings not only help to better understand so-called mimiviruses, which have been found to infect amoebas, but also fuels the debate
"02.03.2016 09:27:00" scientificamerican.com How Gut Microbiota Impacts HIV Disease A new understanding of the role gut microbiota plays in HIV disease is beginning to emerge, suggesting potential new strategies to manage the infection HIV is a disease of the gut: about two thirds of all T cells reside in the lymphoid tissue of the gut, where the virus spreads after exposure, even before it shows up in
"01.03.2016 16:35:19" eccmidlive.org eccmidlive.org The scientific programme for ECCMID 2016 is online now: http://eccmidlive.org/
By clicking on the session, you find more information on speakers and presentations. Video clips where experts give an outlook on some of the scientific highlights can be
"01.03.2016 12:54:09" wsj.com Bacteria or Virus? New Tests May Identify What’s Causing Your Infection Researchers’ new tests hold promise for treating respiratory illnesses and limiting overuse of antibiotics. Duke University researchers are working on a blood test to determine whether a respiratory infection is caused by a virus or bacteria. The test could make prescribing treatment easier and more accurate. Nearly three-fourths of patients with acute
"01.03.2016 10:06:14" scientificamerican.com What a Long-Ago Epidemic Teaches Us about Sleep A form of encephalitis that caused both wakefulness and profound somnolence reveals much about our inner clocks A hundred years after the first cases of “sleepy sickness” came to the attention of the medical community, we still do not know what agents were responsible for encephalitis lethargica (EL).
"29.02.2016 21:51:01" www.astrobio.net New Microbes that Thrive Deep in the Earth - Astrobiology Magazine By sequencing genomes of a newly discovered group of microbes, researchers have found out how these microorganisms make a living in the deep subsurface biosphere of our planet. By sequencing genomes of a newly discovered group of microbes, the Hadesarchaea, an international team of researchers have found out how these microorganisms make a living in the deep subsurface biosphere of our planet. Microorganisms that live below the
"29.02.2016 10:17:00" Join Robert A. Bonomo at #ECCMID2016 Robert A. Bonomo, from the Cleveland VA Medical Center and Case Western University School of Medicine, is the recipient of this year’s ESCMID Excellence Award. He gives an outlook on his keynote lecture on the renaissance of beta-lactamase inhibitors.
"27.02.2016 21:49:00" Top Vaccine Sessions at #ECCMID2016 Hanna Nohynek of the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare gives an outlook on the top vaccine sessions at #ECCMID2016. For more details visit http://www.eccmid.org/
"27.02.2016 07:07:04" www.washingtonpost.com After Zika diagnosis, at least two U.S. women chose to have abortions, CDC says Health officials have tracked at least nine pregnant women in the United States infected with the Zika virus, and the outcomes for their babies have varied greatly. CDC details 9 Zika pregnancies in the U.S.: 2 abortions, 2 miscarriages, 1 baby with ‘severe microcephaly’. The outcomes of nine pregnant U.S. women the CDC has identified with Zika, as well as the hundreds of U.S. women tested, underscore the angst and
"26.02.2016 16:01:41" youtube.com Bacterial phagocytosis by neutrophils http://timelapsevision.com/ TGIF: Beautiful clip of bacterial phagocytosis by neutrophils.
"26.02.2016 11:01:42" theguardian.com Zika threat to babies may be greater than thought after virus found in stillborn girl Epidemiologist warns that virus may affect not only the eyes and central nervous systems of foetuses, but may also cause swelling and death in the womb Report on stillborn baby in Brazil raises concern that the Zika virus may not only affect the eyes and central nervous systems of unborn babies, but may also cause dangerous swelling and death in the
"26.02.2016 08:33:09" newyorker.com The Dangerous Conspiracy Theories About the Zika Virus - The New Yorker The facts of the Zika outbreak have left people terrified. Lies and hysteria about the source of the virus aren’t helping. As we are still scrambling for facts about the Zika virus, various dangerous conspiracy theories are cropping up. At least one Zika conspiracy will be hard to ignore. 1/3 Americans believe that genetically modified mosquitoes caused the spread of Zika.
"25.02.2016 15:44:41" eurekalert.org Most Ebola survivors in study experienced brain symptoms 6 months after infection Most of the 82 Ebola survivors in a new study from the world's largest Ebola outbreak had brain symptoms more than six months after the initial infection. The preliminary results will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 68th Annual Meeting Surviving Ebola is not the end of it....
Most people who survive an Ebola infection will have long-lasting health problems, according to doctors from the US National Institutes of Health. Long-term problems include body weakness, headaches, depressive
"25.02.2016 08:51:01" sciencemag.org Drug-laced vaginal ring succeeds against HIV—sometimes Two large-scale trials show rings protect one in three women In the future, researchers hope to test higher levels of the drug—or more potent antiretrovirals—in vaginal rings.
"24.02.2016 12:52:39" phys.org Tackling Zika—using bacteria as a Trojan horse Bacteria in the gut of disease-bearing insects - including the mosquito which carries the Zika virus - can be used as a Trojan horse to help control the insects' population, new research at Swansea University has shown. Researchers at Swansea University used bacteria in the gut of disease-bearing insects - including the mosquito which carries the Zika virus - as a Trojan horses to help control the insects' population. Fertility of the insect larvae studied declined up to
"24.02.2016 09:44:00" Timeline Photos The #ECCMID2016 Late Breaker Abstract Deadline is Just ONE WEEK Away - Submit yours today!
We are accepting late breaking abstracts for all topics, but we also have two special tracks: migrant/refugee health and emerging colistin resistance.
"23.02.2016 16:20:23" abc.net.au GM viruses could help prevent animal diseases jumping to humans, scientists suggest Vaccinating wildlife with genetically-modified viruses could one day help stop diseases jumping from animals to humans, researchers say. Viruses ranging from HIV to Hendra, and Ebola to MERS all have their origins in wild animal populations. Scientists have been trying to work out ways to vaccinate these animal hosts before the viruses they carry become established in
"23.02.2016 13:09:39" techtimes.com Immunity Of Bats To Lethal Diseases May Help Protect People CSIRO scientists are looking into the ability of bats to remain unaffected by diseases despite carrying more than 100 viruses within their bodies. They believe that the animals' immune system could hold the secret to helping humans become more resistant Despite serving as hosts to more than 100 types of viruses, bats remain largely unaffected by diseases because of how their immune systems are able to keep these pathogens at bay. This innate ability of the winged mammals is what scientists are now trying
"23.02.2016 08:37:01" idpractitioner.com Zika virus a great unknown, but let’s stick to the facts : Infectious Diseases News Much has rightly been written about the Zika virus in the last few months, yet still we see a number of misunderstandings, rumors, and fears about potential risk, being propagated widely through the media. Each day brings new developments and expert ESCMID Zika expert Eskild Petersen from Aarhus University cautions that we should stick to the facts with regard to the risks associated with the Zika virus. "The risk to adults and healthy individuals is still relatively small, as symptoms of the
"22.02.2016 13:01:00" news-medical.net TUM researchers make progress in bringing immunotherapy to fight against cancer, infectious diseases The quest to bring immunotherapy into widespread clinical use against cancer and infectious diseases has made great strides in recent years. Recent advances have brought the idea of fighting chronic infections, and even cancers, by restoring protective T cell responses much closer to reality.
"22.02.2016 10:06:41" pharmpro.com Developing Antimicrobial Breakpoints The World Health Organization states that we are in “a race against time to develop new antibiotics,” with very few antibiotics in drug development. This may be because we have run out of ideas or because return on investment is considered poor. Microbiologists and infectious disease specialists working for ESCMID's project EUCAST http://www.eucast.org/ have over the past 15 years developed generally accepted antimicrobial breakpoints, which help fight antimicrobial resistance. ESCMID/EUCAST's
"19.02.2016 13:39:13" fivethirtyeight.com Why It’s So Hard To Prove Zika Is Causing Birth Defects For weeks, Zika virus has been all over the news. Stark photos of babies with microcephaly, a birth defect in which the infant’s head is abnormally small and its brain often not fully developed, ha… Excellent article explaining why researchers struggle to prove the association between the Zika virus and birth defects. With a contribution by ESCMID expert Eskild Petersen at Aarhus University in
"19.02.2016 12:55:03" abc.net.au The infectious diseases that stole generations of families Outbreaks of diseases such as diphtheria, influenza and scarlet fever claimed the lives of many Limestone Coast residents in the late 19th century. Before vaccines, disease control measures and boards of health to stop outbreaks, infectious diseases like diphteria, influenza and scarlet fever could spread quickly across towns and borders, claiming hundreds and sometimes thousands of
"19.02.2016 08:28:01" eurekalert.org Protein structure illuminates how viruses take over cells Salk Institute and collaborators show key molecular differences between viruses as they interact with host DNA. Salk researchers captured the structure of a protein complex called an intasome (center) that lets viruses similar to HIV establish permanent infection in their hosts. The intasome hijacks host genomic material, DNA (white) and histones (beige), and
"18.02.2016 14:55:43" scientificamerican.com Curb Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals New guidelines to curb the overuse of drugs in food animals are inadequate to deal with a growing crisis The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has estimated that antibiotic-resistant bacteria infect more than two million people a year, at least 23,000 of whom die. A significant part of that overuse involves feeding the drugs to the animals we
"17.02.2016 15:56:44" scientificamerican.com New Cause for Lyme Disease Complicates Already Murky Diagnosis Scientists claim a novel bacterium causes some different symptoms, adding to the body of research showing the complexity of the disease Bacteria causing Lyme disease are tricky to study and genetically diverse. The complicated interactions between the ticks, bacteria and their numerous animal and human hosts are immensely difficult to track and understand. Recent findings threaten to
"17.02.2016 09:15:01" Timeline Photos Start #ECCMID2016 off with a series of Educational Workshops. These are organized in cooperation with ESCMID Study Groups and partnering organizations.
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"16.02.2016 12:18:00" medpagetoday.com Zika: Unfinished Business Experts discuss the Zika-microcephaly link and the world's response thus far
"15.02.2016 14:00:05" forbes.com New Gene Discovery Could Lead To Earlier Lyme Test And Diagnosis An experimental new test holds great promise for diagnosing Lyme disease soon after infection, well before current tests are able to detect infection. Diagnosing Lyme can be very difficult. The telltale bull’s eye rash (erythema migrans) is absent in 20-30% and the rash may be mistaken for an allergic reaction or local skin infection. Now a “next-generation sequencing” technique called RNA-seq foun
"15.02.2016 10:02:00" newsweek.com With antibiotics showing diminishing efficacy, it might be time to admit it: Bacteria have won... With antibiotics showing diminishing efficacy, it might be time to admit it: Bacteria have won the arms race. Through routine animal testing, they found a high number of E. coli samples that were resistant to Colistin.
Colistin resistance is just one of the many hot topics at #ECCMID2016. Register today to be part of this exiting event http://bit.ly/ECCMID2
"12.02.2016 11:01:00" medicaldaily.com Doctors To Perform First Organ Transplant Between HIV-Positive Patients Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland was chosen as the site for the first organ transplant procedure between HIV-positive patients in the United States. The monumental procedures could save hundreds of lives each year.
"11.02.2016 09:35:44" I fucking love science Malaria has been discovered in deer and it has brought up the question - are there two different species of Malaria?
"10.02.2016 13:10:00" bioprepwatch.com Curetis develops medical advisory board to offer guidance on clinical microbiology Curetis N.V. has developed a medical advisory board, which will consist of four experts who are leaders in their fields.
"09.02.2016 15:47:13" cdc.gov New Lyme-disease-causing bacteria species discovered The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in collaboration with Mayo Clinic and health officials from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota, report the discovery of a new species of bacteria (B CDC reports discovery of new species of bacteria, Borrelia mayonii, causing Lyme disease in people. Until now, Borrelia burgdorferi was the only species believed to cause Lyme disease in North America.
"09.02.2016 10:51:36" phys.org Slime can see: Scientists discover that slime-forming bacteria act as optical objects After more than 300 years of looking, scientists have figured out how bacteria "see" their world. And they do it in a remarkably similar way to us. A team of British and German researchers reveal in the journal eLife how bacterial cells act as the equivalent of a microscopic eyeball or the world's oldest and smallest camera eye.
"08.02.2016 16:11:31" thebureauinvestigates.com Banned in America, soaring use in Britain: The poultry farm drugs that put human lives at risk -... Factory chickens in the UK. Photo credit: Viva! Antibiotics banned in US chicken farms a decade ago over links to the spread of potentially deadly bacteria in humans have been used in significantly increased quantities by Britain’s poultry industry, Industry figures show that UK poultry producers upped their use of fluoroquinolones by 59% in the latest 12-month period – despite strong evidence they could be fuelling drug resistant forms of dangerous food poisoning illnesses in humans, including
"08.02.2016 09:21:01" Timeline Photos #ECCMID2016 deadlines are fast approaching! http://www.eccmid.org/
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"07.02.2016 14:01:55" thenewstribune.com French researcher says Zika link to Guillain-Barré Syndrome is ‘almost certain’ The Zika virus’s health effects generally are described as mild – flu-like symptoms for those that show symptoms at all – or not yet certain, with references to Guillain-Barré Syndrome, which causes paralysis, or microcephaly, an often devastating bi The correlation between paralysis and the Zika virus was first seen in French Polynesia two years ago. According to an article in the October 2014 edition of ESCMID's journal Clinical Microbiology and Infection, the first case of Guillain-Barré was d
"07.02.2016 10:07:15" thelancet.com www.thelancet.com We need evidence, solid data and reliable reports on Zika.
The Lancet: Zika and microcephaly: how to interpret the reports.
"06.02.2016 19:16:43" telegraph.co.uk Releasing millions of GM mosquitoes 'could solve zika crisis' Releasing GM mosquitoes in Brazil has seen populations of infectious insects fall by 90 per cent Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes should be released into countries affected by the Zika virus to bring the current crisis under control, some scientists claim.
"06.02.2016 17:11:41" nypost.com Scientists find Zika in saliva, urine; unclear if can transmit infection RIO DE JANEIRO — Zika has been identified in the saliva and urine of two patients infected by the virus, a leading Brazilian health institute said on Friday, adding that further studies are needed ... For the first time the Zika virus has been detected in saliva and urine. The virus was deemed active, meaning that it was able to cause infection, but the scientists stressed that it was too early to say whether Zika could be transmitted by either fl
"05.02.2016 12:48:23" scientificamerican.com Brazil Confirms Zika Infection From a Blood Transfusion The country's government is asking donors to wait 30 days after infection to donate but many patients are asymptomatic Brazilian health authorities confirmed on Thursday a case of transmission of Zika through a transfusion of blood from a donor who had been infected with the mosquito-borne virus.
"05.02.2016 10:04:00" bbc.co.uk London's underground mosquito lab, World Update - BBC World Service The test centre making sure mosquito repellent products work As the WHO anticipates the #Zika virus to spread across the Americas, Dan Damon visits the Arthropod Control Product Test Centre at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, to take a look at how mosquito repellents are tested.
"04.02.2016 13:19:59" telegraph.co.uk Zika outbreak 'could infect hundreds of thousands of people in Spain' Scientists are concerned that the tiger mosquito, which is rife in Spain, could infect hundreds of thousands of people with the Zika virus Zika could infect hundreds of thousands of people in Spain if local mosquitoes begin to transmit the virus, scientists have warned.
"04.02.2016 10:02:11" eccmid.org Latebreaker Abstracts Watch the movie by clicking on below picture. The movie will guide you through every step of the abstract submission process. Be prepared! We are now accepting #ECCMID2016 Late Breaking Abstracts for all topics, however this year, we will also particularly focus on the two following areas: Migrant/refugee health and colistin resistance.
Late Breaking Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 Mar
"03.02.2016 12:55:00" inverse.com Is This Ancient Clay the Antidote to the World's Toughest Bacterial Infections? Eat dirt. It might just save your life.
"02.02.2016 21:44:44" independent.co.uk Zika virus: Dallas sees first US case of infection spread through sex Dallas officials have confirmed on Tuesday the first case of Zika virus in the US being transmitted locally via sexual intercourse. Just one day after the World Health Organization deemed the virus as an international health emergency, officials in D Dallas officials have confirmed on Tuesday the first case of Zika virus in the US being transmitted locally via sexual intercourse.
"02.02.2016 17:05:34" forbes.com Mosquito Wars Update: Would You Choose GMO Along with the explosion of Zika virus infections in Latin America, we have a similar spike in conspiracy theorists. In my earlier post on GMO mosquitoes, now a year ago, I explained the high rates of pesticide resistance and why we need new ways o Mosquitoes species not previously present in the U.S. have arrived and are expanding their ranges. Aedes albopictus, the Asian tiger mosquito, has spread throughout the world via international trade. Infected travelers carrying infections is also a g
"02.02.2016 09:15:00" npr.org No Sex Please, We're Sleeping Sickness Parasites Researchers have uncovered a juicy tidbit that could be the parasite's undoing. "There's no parasite that I know of that operates quite like this one."
"01.02.2016 20:55:33" time.com WHO Declares Zika an International Public Health Emergency The World Health Organization declared the Zika crisis—a mosquito-borne virus linked to birth defects—an international public health emergency Monday, freeing money to fund international efforts… “This is an extraordinary event,” said WHO Director General Margaret Chan at a press conference Monday. Chan cited the pattern of the disease’s spread, the lack of a vaccine, and the large global population of mosquitoes that can carry the virus as f
"01.02.2016 17:31:27" the-scientist.com The Mycobiome | The Scientist Magazine® The largely overlooked resident fungal community plays a critical role in human health and disease. The mycobiome and its role in human health and disease is often neglected. But recent studies have shown for example that the oral mycobiome of HIV-infected patients differs from that of uninfected controls, that an abundance of Candida and Saccharom
"01.02.2016 13:40:54" motherboard.vice.com Why Eradicating Earth’s Mosquitoes To Fight Disease Is Probably a Bad Idea Hint: no one knows for sure what the consequences would be. Is killing every mosquito on Earth our best option or would the eradication of an entire species bring along an endless string of unforeseen consequences, which possibly could be worse for humans than the problems we have now?
"01.02.2016 09:45:01" Timeline Photos Wondering where to stay in Amsterdam while at #ECCMID2016?
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"31.01.2016 11:51:19" statnews.com Bacteria-fighting antitoxins offer remedy to antibiotic resistance A drug that mops up bacterial toxins while leaving microbes themselves unscathed could provide doctors with a new therapeutic option. The US regulator FDA is currently reviewing the first of several new therapies that target bacterial toxins instead of the microbes themselves. The new much softer approach may offer specialists a new option to fight antimicrobial resistance.
"29.01.2016 16:44:14" Microbiology This video shows penicillin rupturing the cell wall of bacteria !!! The effectiveness of penicillin destroying bacteria.
An excellent video.
"29.01.2016 10:34:11" sciencealert.com This bacteria can live for years in distilled water, and causes abscess, seizures and death Melioidosis is a disease that kills about 90,000 people a year, can cause abscess, fever and seizures , but has flown under the radar around the world. Burkholderia pseudomallei, the bacteria causing melioidosis with severe symptoms, is difficult to diagnose, naturally resistant to many antibiotics and can survive for years in distilled water.
"29.01.2016 08:46:00" time.com Zika Virus Could Be Spread Through Sex, Cases Suggest The CDC says the two cases only suggest a “theoretical risk” of sexual transmission
"28.01.2016 16:52:10" bbc.co.uk Zika virus: WHO sets up emergency team for 'explosive' outbreak - BBC News The World Health Organization has set up a Zika "emergency team" after the "explosive" spread of the virus. Three to four million people could be infected with Zika in the Americas this year, the World Health Organization predicts.
"27.01.2016 11:49:01" phys.org Molecular biology meets computer science tools in new system for CRISPR A team of researchers from Microsoft and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has developed a new system that allows researchers to more quickly and effectively use the powerful gene editing tool CRISPR.
"27.01.2016 09:43:43" reuters.com Obama calls for rapid Zika research as virus seen spreading President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for the rapid development of tests, vaccines and treatments to fight the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects and could spread to the United States in warmer months. U.S. health officials are stepping up efforts to study the link between Zika virus infections and birth defects, citing a recent study estimating the virus could reach regions where 60 percent of the U.S. population lives.
"26.01.2016 13:13:48" sciencemag.org New Mexico's American Indian population crashed 100 years after Europeans arrived Tree rings suggest the sudden drop had dramatic ecological effects Native populations in New Mexico were decimated due to the spread of infectious diseases such as smallpox, typhus and measles, suggesting that it required a more sustained contact between the two populations to spark epidemics, a new study showed.
"26.01.2016 09:21:36" aljazeera.com Zika virus vaccine 'could take three to five years' Researchers call for new incentives for drug companies after outbreak of mosquito-borne virus spreads to 21 countries. Researchers say developing a vaccine for the Zika virus could take up to five years. "We've got no drugs and we've got no vaccines. It's a case of deja vu because that's exactly what we were saying with Ebola," said Trudie Lang, a professor of global
"25.01.2016 14:13:29" voice-online.co.uk Government makes £3bn pledge to help wipe out Malaria deaths BILLIONAIRE PHILANTHROPIST Bill Gates will join forces with chancellor George Osborne in the fight against malaria by pledging billions of pounds to tackle the fatal disease. Deaths from Malaria could be nearly eliminated in the next 15 years thanks in part to a landmark £3 billion funding commitment announced today by Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the chancellor George Osborne.
"25.01.2016 13:04:34" reuters.com WHO sees Zika outbreak spreading through the Americas The mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is suspected of causing brain damage to babies in Brazil, is expected to spread to all countries in the Americas except for Canada and Chile, the World Health Organization said on Monday. The WHO warns that the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is suspected of causing brain damage to babies in Brazil, is likely to spread to all countries in the Americas except for Canada and Chile.
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"25.01.2016 11:02:24" bloomberg.com A Scary New Superbug Gene Has Reached at Least 19 Countries Bacteria that resist last-resort drugs were identified two months ago in China. Now scientists are finding them all over. Just two months ago, researchers in China identified a gene that can make bacteria resistant to a last-resort antibiotic called colistin. It was a bombshell discovery for people who follow superbugs. Now that gene has been detected in at least 19 cou
"24.01.2016 15:20:19" theguardian.com Zika virus may be linked to rare nerve condition Scientists are investigating why the rise of the mosquito-borne virus corresponds with a spike in numbers suffering from Guillain-Barré Brazil and El Salvador are investigating whether outbreaks of the mosquito-borne Zika virus are also behind a rise in the rare and sometimes life-threatening nerve condition Guillain-Barré.
"24.01.2016 15:13:57" wsj.com To Fight Growing Threat From Germs, Scientists Try Old-Fashioned Killer Bacteriophages, little-used for decades in the U.S. and much of Europe, are gaining new attention because of resistance to antibiotics. Researchers and biotechnology firms are turning back to bacteriophages to help curb the dramatic growth of bacterial resistance to antibiotics.
"23.01.2016 15:51:44" theguardian.com Protein in breast milk could be used to combat certain bacteria, scientists find National Physical Laboratory and UCL study reveals that lactoferrin, a protein fragment less than a nanometre in width, kills bacteria, fungi and viruses An antibiotic developed from human breast milk could be used to fight certain drug-resistant bacteria, British scientists have found.
"23.01.2016 15:29:02" phys.org The hideout of the Black Death: Historical pathogens survived for more than 4 centuries in Europe Black Death, mid-fourteenth century plague, is undoubtedly the most famous historical pandemic. Within only five years it killed 30-50% of the European population. Unfortunately it didn't stop there. Plague resurged throughout Europe leading to conti An international team of scientists led by the Max Planck Institute reconstructs complete pathogen genomes from victims of the Great Plague of Marseille (1720-1722), an important step forward to understanding the European plagues of our past.
"23.01.2016 11:02:19" independent.co.uk Zika virus diagnosed in UK as women face more warnings to delay pregnancy Three cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed in the UK in travellers returning from Colombia, Suriname and Guyana, as the epidemic spreads to more than 20 Latin and American countries. The Zika virus is spreading to Europe. Three cases confirmed in the UK in travellers returning from Colombia, Suriname and Guyana. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/zika-virus-diagnosed-in-uk-as-women-face-warnings-to-delay-pregnancy-a
"22.01.2016 13:05:07" Microbiology Video showing a white blood cell (Neutrophil) chasing bacteria (Diplococci). It also shows how the white blood cell engulfs the bacteria. Cool video showing a white blood cell chasing bacteria.
"22.01.2016 12:55:01" genengnews.com Engineered Antibodies Neutralize Two Deadliest Ebola Virus Strains | GEN News Highlights | GEN Researchers engineer antibodies that neutralize two deadliest strains of virus that causes Ebola hemorrhagic fever. A significant step toward immunotherapies that are effective against all strains of Ebola virus that cause human disease.
"22.01.2016 08:00:07" reflectionsipc.com Norovirus: to close or not to close? The Journal of Infectious Diseases has just published a special issue on norovirus, which is well worth reading. When norovirus strikes, there is an inclination to close the ward to new admissions ... Should hospitals close their wards when norovirus strikes? New study suggests that costs to close the ward in an effective way don’t yield the degree of benefit to justify them.
"21.01.2016 12:40:59" student.societyforscience.org Behavior of genes could identify type of infection The behavior of hundreds of genes can identify a viral infection, a new study finds. That could help doctors determine treatment for a sick patient. Most of the time, doctors can only guess whether bacteria or viruses were responsible for a respiratory infection. A new study now points out a new way to identify the perp.
"21.01.2016 09:39:08" The 26th ECCMID The 26th ECCMID Join the world’s leading experts and innovative research in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at #ECCMID2016 hosted by ESCMID. Our Programme Committee is preparing various sessions on parallel tracks, covering the latest developments in t
"21.01.2016 09:38:40" bbc.com Pharma 'cash call' for new antibiotics - BBC News More than 80 pharmaceutical companies call on governments to develop new ways of paying them to develop antibiotics. In a joint declaration, at the World Economic Forum, more than 80 pharmaceutical companies said the value of antibiotics "does not reflect the benefits they bring to society". They have called on governments to develop new ways of paying them to deve
"20.01.2016 12:30:31" forbes.com How Can We Slow The Epidemic Of Zika Infections? Zika infections are exploding in the Americas and require new tools to slow the epidemic. Given that Zika seems the likely cause of a serious birth defect, microcephaly, the CDC has just cautioned pregnant women to avoid travel to affected areas. The We need new strategies to tackle mosquito-borne diseases like Zika. Many more countries are threatened if diseases like dengue, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever and Zika develop so they are no longer just transmitted by A. aegypti, but by A. albopictus.