Frog slime kills flu virus
Emory University

A component of the skin mucus secreted by South Indian frogs can kill the H1 variety of influenza viruses, researchers from Emory Vaccine Center and t..Read More

Scientist Awarded $4.8 Million to Bring HIV Vaccine Closer to Human Trials
The Scripps Research Institute

JUPITER, FL – April 11, 2017 – Professor Michael Farzan, co-chair of the Department of Immunology and Microbiology on the Florida campus of The Scripp..Read More

El Nino Shifts Geographic Distribution of Cholera Cases in Africa
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Cholera cases in East Africa increase by roughly 50,000 during El Niño, the cyclical weather occurrence that profoundly changes global weather pattern..Read More

Lung probe aims to cut antibiotic overuse
The University of Edinburgh

The bedside technology can detect whether harmful bacteria are present within 60 seconds, so that patients can be treated with the right medicine quic..Read More

Sequences Capture the Code of the Common Cold
University of Wisconsin

MADISON — In an effort to confront our most familiar malady, scientists have deciphered the instruction manual for the common cold. Writing this week ..Read More

Could Ancient Virus Genes Help Fight Modern AIDS?
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - Almost 30 years into the AIDS epidemic, scientists have yet to find an effective vaccine against HIV, the virus that destroys the..Read More

UW-Madison Launches H1N1 Study with Asthma Sufferers
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) is one of just seven research centers conducting the firs..Read More

Researchers Honored for Prostate Cancer Research
University of Wisconsin

Dr. Joshua Lang and Dr. Justine Bruce were awarded three-year grants to continue their research projects on prostate cancer treatments.   Lang, a rese..Read More

UW-Madison Researchers Exploring Vitamins, Nutrients for Cancer Prevention
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - While cancer prevention in the future may never be as simple as sipping green tea or eating watermelon, a researcher at the Unive..Read More

Student Profiles
University of Oxford

The Graduate Studies Committee awards prizes each year to current or recently graduated students of NDM supervisors on the basis of their publication ..Read More

UVA Health System's Petri named Virginia Outstanding Scientist
UVA

The University of Virginia Health System’s William A. Petri Jr., MD, PhD, was named one of Virginia’s Outstanding Scientists. The award, recognizing s..Read More

Newly Developed Synthetic Cardiac Stem Cells Offer Less Risk, Equal Reward
UNC

A team of researchers have developed a synthetic cardiac stem cell that greatly reduces the risks associated with standard stem cell therapy. Led by K..Read More

KI takes part in vaccine project for Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever
Karolinska Institutet

Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever is a life-threatening disease that is caused by a virus of the same family as Ebola and that has a mortality rate of a..Read More

Ambrose Cheung Receives National Scholar-Innovator Award
Geisel School Of Medicine

Ambrose Cheung, MD, a professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, has received a 2017 Harrington Scholar-Innova..Read More

Distraction Techniques Can Soothe Shot Anxiety During This Year’s Flu Season
Nationwide Children's Hospital

A typical visit to the pediatrician when it is time for a child to get a shot can include tears, tantrums and might not seem worth the trouble. But wi..Read More

New survey shows only half of people plan to get flu shots this year
University of Georgia

Americans are split on getting an annual flu shot, with four out of 10 having done so in the past year and around half saying they had already receive..Read More

OHSU AIDS vaccine candidate appears to completely clear virus from the body
Oregon Health & Science University

An HIV/AIDS vaccine candidate developed by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University appears to have the ability to completely clear an AIDS-c..Read More

Top researcher at Oregon Health & Science University named to pancreatic cancer Dream Team
Oregon Health & Science University

Lisa Coussens, Ph.D., who leads basic science research at OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute, will serve as a principal in the Stand Up To Cancer consorti..Read More

Top HIV Scientists Awarded $42 Million in National Institutes of Health Funding
Oregon Health & Science University

With $42 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health, scientists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Oregon Health &Sc..Read More

Pneumonia and Diarrhea Continue To Kill Hundreds of Thousands of Young Children in Many Countries
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new report finds some progress in combatting pneumonia and diarrhea among young children in the nations most severely impacted by the two diseases, ..Read More

Funded PhD in RSV Biomarkers
University of Oxford

This project will investigate biomarkers of susceptibility, severity and complications of infection with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in human in..Read More

Explaining the Importance of Vaccinating Children for HPV Virus
University of Pittsburgh

To show support of the Allegheny County Board of Health’s vote on whether to mandate the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, UPMC oncologists this wee..Read More

Zika Vaccines Prevent Neurological Disorders in Mice
University of Pittsburgh

Two vaccines against Zika virus developed at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have successfully conveyed immunity from female mice to p..Read More

Developed Program Improves Adult Immunization Rates at Primary Care Offices
University of Pittsburgh

 A University of Pittsburgh-developed program successfully boosts vaccination rates in adult patients seen at primary care offices, two recent studies..Read More

parasitologist Dennis Kyle named GRA Eminent Scholar
University of Georgia

Kyle, currently a Distinguished Health Professor at the University of South Florida, will join UGA on Jan. 3, 2017, as the GRA Eminent Scholar in Anti..Read More

Meningitis B vaccine study raises questions about vaccine response
University of Minnesota

A new study from the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health finds only 66 percent of college students who received the recommended two dose..Read More

Guo Awarded Prestigious NIH Grant
The Ohio State University

Peixuan Guo, PhD, Sylvan G. Frank Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery Systems at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, has been ..Read More

Distraction Techniques Can Soothe Shot Anxiety
Nationwide Children's Hospital

A typical visit to the pediatrician when it is time for a child to get a shot can include tears, tantrums and might not seem worth the trouble. But wi..Read More

Vaccinations for the Arthritis Patient
John Hopkins University

To give your immune system a fighting chance with inflammatory arthritis such as psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis,..Read More

Helping ex-prisoners keep out of prison
UCLA

In California, about 74 percent of people who leave prison return within 12 months. Considering that the California prison system paroles about 45,000..Read More

Chancellor Emeritus Julius Krevans, a Transformative Leader at UCSF
UCSF School Of Medicine

Chancellor Emeritus Julius “Julie” R. Krevans, MD, a distinguished physician and educator whose transformative leadership helped propel UC San Francis..Read More

Study of HIV in Macaques Confirms Clinically Viable Vaccine Paving the Way for Future Treatment for Humans
Case Western Reserve University

A new scientific study conducted by a team of leading AIDS scientists reveal results that lead the way to the development of an effective human vaccin..Read More

High Profile Facebook Post Provides Insights into Pro- and Anti-Vaccination Beliefs
Elsevier

One of the challenges to understanding the concerns behind vaccine hesitancy is that very seldom are people with worries about vaccines and vaccine ad..Read More

Cryoablation: Freezing away breast cancers | Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center
Cornell University

It sounds like the stuff of science fiction: Instead of having a surgical lumpectomy to remove a breast cancer tumor, a thin needle-like device is ins..Read More

Three to receive Stanford School of Medicine’s highest honor
Stanford Medicine

A distinguished physician-scientist, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist and a lawyer with a long record of public service are this year’..Read More

Inaugural Gale and Ira Drukier Prize in Children's Health Research Awarded to Infectious Disease Pediatrician
Cornell University

The Drukier Prize honors an early-career pediatrician whose research has made important contributions towards improving the health of children and ado..Read More

Anti-Cocaine Vaccine Approved for Clinical Study in Humans
Cornell University

NEW YORK, NY (August 8, 2016) — A vaccine developed at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian to blunt the effects of cocaine has advanced to..Read More

Uncovering New Functions of a Gene Implicated in Cancer Growth Opens New Therapeutic Possibilities
Cornell University

Weill Cornell Medical College researchers have shown for the first time that a gene previously implicated in blood vessel formation during embryonic d..Read More

Potential New HIV Therapy Seen in Component of Immune Cells
Cornell University

A research team led by Weill Cornell Medical College scientists has discovered a way to limit replication of the most common form of HIV at a key mome..Read More

A Precise Approach
Cornell University

In December 2013, right before she had her bladder removed, Irene Price heard the term "precision medicine" for the first time. She'd been diagnosed w..Read More

National Treasure
Cornell University

"This may not look like much," says Dr. John Gallin, '69, "but this the most high-containment facility in the country — probably in the world." Dr. Ga..Read More

Double Vision
Cornell University

It's been dubbed the "super-resolution revolution": the development of biomedical imaging tools strong enough to see individual molecules — units so m..Read More

His Best Shot
Cornell University

While studying malaria at the Naval Medical Research Institute in the early '90s, Dr. Stephen Hoffman '75, offered himself up as a test subject. As a ..Read More

Transforming Cancer Care
Cornell University

When Ty Williams was diagnosed with stage IV prostate cancer in June 2011, he responded well enough to treatment that he could continue managing a cor..Read More

Commentary: More Evidence Needed in Using Radiotherapy with Immunotherapy
Cornell University

Despite very promising pre-clinical results and some clinical success, there is still much need to generate solid evidence demonstrating the efficacy ..Read More

Wisdom of Crowds
Cornell University

Late last summer, some 70,000 people flocked to a barren tract in Nevada's Black Rock Desert for the massive, week-long Burning Man festival. On a dry..Read More

Sterile Field
Cornell University

Dr. James Bernstein '64, still has a note that Dr. Jonas Salk, gave him when he was managing his lab at the legendary researcher's institute in La Jol..Read More

The Next Four Years: Health
Princeton University

Issues related to health — at the personal, community and global scales — will challenge the next president, both in his or her first 100 days and thr..Read More

WWS Reacts: How Will Funding Help in the Fight Against Zika?
Princeton University

The Senate voted last week to advance $1.1 billion in emergency funding to help fight the spread of Zika, a mosquito-borne virus that is particularly ..Read More

Zika Cold Spots Before They Become Hot Spots
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, software company Dimagi, and Guatemalan NGO TulaSalud announce..Read More