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Copper Stopper

By | May 1, 2016

This research found that coating hospital surfaces with copper helped battle microbes and the infections they spread.

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Nanotechnology Could Conquer Hospital-Acquired Infections

By | May 1, 2016

Metal ions and materials with nanoscale patterns can kill even antibiotic-resistant pathogens. 

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Nanoscale Defenses

By | May 1, 2016

Coating hospital surfaces, surgical equipment, patient implants, and water-delivery systems with nanoscale patterns and particles could curb the rise of hospital-acquired infections.

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Opinion: Share Data for All Diseases

By | April 28, 2016

Along with his recent $250 million donation to cancer research, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sean Parker emphasized the importance of data sharing.

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CDC: Zika Causes Microcephaly

By | April 14, 2016

The virus is also to blame for other birth defects, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concludes.

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U.S. Diverting Ebola Funds to Zika Prep

By | April 6, 2016

But this temporary measure won’t be enough to sufficiently prepare for potential outbreaks, according to Obama administration officials.

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Mosquito Control, 1945

By | April 1, 2016

Long before Zika’s expected arrival, Aedes aegypti mosquitoes were a focus of public health campaigns in the U.S. 

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Zika Up Close

By | March 31, 2016

A detailed structure of the pathogen highlights its similarities to—and one major difference from—other flaviviruses. 

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WHO: Ebola Emergency Over

By | March 30, 2016

While additional flare-ups may occur, the World Health Organization says countries now “have the capacity to respond rapidly to new virus emergences.”

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Wait to Conceive After Zika Infection: CDC

By | March 29, 2016

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issues a series of recommendations to limit the pregnancy-related risks of the mosquito-borne virus.

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