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HIV-Mediated Apoptosis: New Therapeutic Targets

Currently, there is no cure for HIV infection. Antiretroviral therapy against HIV has been successful, but now research is focusing on achieving the ultimate goal, a cure. 291 more words


My Royal Encounter in the Tunnel - #MuseItUp #Daffodil&TheThinPlace

It feels like it was a previous lifetime when I worked in the London Hospital, Whitechapel – now known as The Royal London Hospital. I was a Senior Medical Laboratory Scientific Officer which was such a mouthful, it was usually abbreviated to SMLSO – although that hardly trips off the tongue! 717 more words

UMN and NYBC research finds potential MERS transmission mechanism between bats and humans

(University of Minnesota Academic Health Center 12 August 2014) Researchers have identified the mechanism used by the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus to transmit from bats to humans. 57 more words


Revolutionary handheld DNA diagnostic unit allows lab-quality analysis in the field

(University of Otago 25 August 2014) A revolutionary handheld and battery-powered DNA diagnostic device invented at New Zealand’s University of Otago is poised to become a commonly used field tool for rapidly detecting suspected viruses or bacteria in samples while also determining the level of infection. 18 more words


Mackay Hospital and Health Service confirm two new measles cases after Whitsundays wedding guest is infected by disease

Courier Mail Laura Chalmers 25 August 2014

A man who attended a Whitsundays wedding while highly infectious with measles is believed to have infected two others. 37 more words

Clinical Pathology

Nobel-winning scientist calls for more vaccinations

ABC News |The World Today Rachel Carbonell 26 August 2014

A Nobel Prize-winning scientist has issued a warning to Australian parents who are reluctant to vaccinate their children.  24 more words


Desirée Benefield: Using microscopy to battle ‘microbial overlords’

By Courtni Kopietz

From artist to microbiologist, Desirée Benefield has always been a very visual person. Before she was in graduate school studying the structure of bacterial toxins, Benefield was a glass blower. 503 more words

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