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Publication Date:
7/16/2019
Post Date: 7/19/2019

The Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory (NIMML) has developed a high-resolution model of the gut immune system to help solve emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and biodefense challenges.

Publication Date:
7/17/2019
Post Date: 7/19/2019

Researchers in China have utilized a two-pronged approach to reduce the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) population by 94 percent in two islands in the city of Guangzhou.

Publication Date:
7/16/2019
Post Date: 7/19/2019

The U.S. Center for Disease Control conducted whole-genome sequencing of a Candida auris isolate from Iran and 74 isolates from other countries and confirmed that the isolate from Iran was genetically distinct from the 4 existing clades. This has resulted in a new clade of Candida auris being identified. 

Publication Date:
7/18/2019
Post Date: 7/18/2019

A research team from the University of Minnesota has created a refined method to test for tick-borne diseases by using a mobile laboratory and genetic sequencing targeted at key pathogens.

Publication Date:
7/17/2019
Post Date: 7/18/2019

A small survey by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Research Network found that while support among healthcare facilities for antimicrobial stewardship rose since 2013, the surveillance for multi-drug resistant organisms either remained at the same level or slightly decreased.

Publication Date:
7/16/2019
Post Date: 7/18/2019

This article discusses the increased biosecurity awareness and practices that have occurred as a result of the African swine fever epidemic.

Publication Date:
7/17/2019
Post Date: 7/17/2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued the Health Emergency declaration on Wednesday, July 17,  as the Ebola virus has infected over 2,500 people, and killed more than 1,660 during the current outbreak.

Publication Date:
7/12/2019
Post Date: 7/17/2019

Researchers developed a biodegradable synthetic lipid nanoparticle (which more easily penetrates the cell) to deliver CRISPR/Cas9. The nanoparticles encapsulate messenger RNA (mRNA) encoding Cas9. and once the contents of the nanoparticles are released the cell’s protein-making machinery creates Cas9 from the mRNA template.

Publication Date:
7/17/2019
Post Date: 7/17/2019

Two biotechnology startups plan to use CRISPR to develop paper-based diagnostics that would not require the need for Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or next-generation sequencing.

Publication Date:
7/15/2019
Post Date: 7/17/2019

A study by University of Plymouth researchers suggests that standard disinfectants used by hospitals may no longer be effective in preventing the spread of Clostridioides difficile.