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Curtin research produces innovative new whooping cough vaccine

18 Jul 2008 – New and Emerging Infection Therapies
Whooping cough, a highly contagious disease that results in about 300,000 deaths a year worldwide and is the least well controlled of all vaccine preventable diseases, can now be fought with a more … – more

Nicholson Museum bones could hold the key to TB

18 Jul 2008 – Hot Infection Topics
Close to 50 boxes of human and animal bones excavated in Jericho and held in the University of Sydney’s Nicholson Museum could hold the key for an international medical team to unlock the causes of … – more

Reducing infant mortality: Global challenges to developing and implementing rotavirus vaccines

18 Jul 2008 – Effective Infection Treatments
Twelve months ago Rotavirus vaccines were introduced into the National Immunisation Program in Australia. – more

Researchers use salmonella to administer vaccines

16 Jul 2008 – General Infection News
Researchers at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University have made a major step forward in their work to develop a biologically engineered organism that can effectively deliver an antigen … – more

New antibiotic beats superbugs at their own game

15 Jul 2008 – New and Emerging Infection Therapies
The problem with antibiotics is that, eventually, bacteria outsmart them and become resistant. But by targeting the gene that confers such resistance, a new drug may be able to finally outwit them. … – more

Researchers describe how Norwalk virus enters intestinal cells

14 Jul 2008 – General Infection News
Nearly 30 years ago, scientists studying the Norwalk virus – a virulent intestinal bug – found that as many as 20 percent of individuals exposed to it resisted infection. Later, they … – more

Finding suggests novel ways to boost vaccination or natural defenses

13 Jul 2008 – New and Emerging Infection Therapies
Our bodies rely on the production of potent, or ‘high affinity’, antibodies to fight infection. The process is very complex, yet Sydney scientists have discovered that it hinges on a single molecule, … – more

Political borders, health-care issues complicate pandemic planning

12 Jul 2008 – General Infection News
Panic, staffing issues and geographic boundaries are some of the challenges that public health experts need to address as they plan for a possible influenza pandemic, according to a new report from … – more

What works to prevent HIV among heterosexual African Americans?

11 Jul 2008 – General Infection News
Behavioural HIV prevention interventions targeting heterosexual African Americans that are proven to work require several key characteristics, according to UCSF researchers. – more

Finding that could shed light on “golden staph”, candida and allergies

11 Jul 2008 – Hot Infection Topics
Recent scientific findings explain why patients with a rare immunodeficiency disorder are unusually susceptible to certain common infections. By revealing the exact molecular mechanisms involved, … – more

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