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MicroRNAs in Infectious Disease: Emerging Clinical Applications

MicroRNAs in Infectious Disease: Emerging Clinical Applications

MicroRNAs are currently under investigation for various clinical applications in infectious disease because of their role in host response to infection and effects on innate and adaptive immune pathways.

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Measuring Influenza Vaccine Responses of Pregnant Women With and Without HIV

Measuring Influenza Vaccine Responses of Pregnant Women With and Without HIV

Tafenoquine has performed comparably with primaquine in terms of hemoglobin level decrease in individuals with malaria and normal glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase enzyme levels.

CDC: Most Black HIV Patients Interviewed for Partner Services

CDC: Most Black HIV Patients Interviewed for Partner Services

78 percent of partners identified were notified of potential exposure; 47 percent were tested for HIV

Conditional Financial Incentives Increase Linkage to Care for Male Partners of Antenatal Clinic Attendees

Conditional Financial Incentives Increase Linkage to Care for Male Partners of Antenatal Clinic Attendees

HIV self-test kits combined with financial incentives may encourage men to attend the clinic for post-test HIV services.

Machine Learning Methods Can Detect UTI in Dementia Patients

Machine Learning Methods Can Detect UTI in Dementia Patients

Algorithms that combine Internet of Things technologies and in-home sensory devices with machine learning techniques can be used to monitor the health and well-being of people with dementia.

Predictors of HIV Viral Suppression and Durable Suppression in Heterosexuals

Predictors of HIV Viral Suppression and Durable Suppression in Heterosexuals

Community-level interventions targeting food distress may improve the health of people living with HIV and reduce the risk for forward transmission.

CDC: Proportion of Increased-Risk Deceased Organ Donors on Rise

CDC: Proportion of Increased-Risk Deceased Organ Donors on Rise

Increased-risk donors significantly more likely to have positive HBV, HCV screening results.

FDA Approves Test for Mycoplasma genitalium Detection

FDA Approves Test for Mycoplasma genitalium Detection

The Aptima assay is a nucleic acid amplification test designed for use in a clinical setting.

New HPV Screening Kit Allows Women to Test at Home

New HPV Screening Kit Allows Women to Test at Home

To obtain a kit, patients must first answer a few medical history questions to determine if they are appropriate candidates for at-home testing.

Point-of-Care Testing Methods Compared for Influenza Detection

Point-of-Care Testing Methods Compared for Influenza Detection

Study authors aimed to assess the clinical impact of a POC PCR test (the Cobas LIAT Influenza A/B assay) for the diagnosis of influenza.

Trial Results Affected by Heterogeneous CAP Inclusion Criteria

Trial Results Affected by Heterogeneous CAP Inclusion Criteria

The diagnostic criteria for community acquired pneumonia within randomized controlled trials are highly heterogeneous.

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