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Grad Student Profile – Morgan Gilman: Embracing Opportunity

Morgan Gilman, a fourth-year graduate student in the McLellan Lab at Geisel, is helping lead efforts to understand how a particular type of protein allows deadly viruses—such as Ebola and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus)—to gain entry into host cells, and how antibodies can be developed to neutralize that process.
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - Category: Hospital Management Authors: Tags: News Features grad student Jason McLellan research RSV student profile Zika virus Source Type: news

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 11/01/2017 This issue brief discusses how attention to global health security - efforts to help prepare for and address pandemic and epidemic diseases - has grown significantly over the past few decades, driven by the ongoing threat posed by emerging infectious diseases (EIDs), including HIV, SARS, H1N1, Ebola, and Zika. It details the U.S. Government's efforts in global health security, and the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), with agency activity descriptions. (Text)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: news
Boston University. 04/30/2018 This 46-minute presentation discusses how, from Ebola to Zika, from hurricanes to opioids, threats to health make headlines and challenge the public health response. Lessons learned from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's engagements around the world, and in everyone's backyard, suggest a role for everyone in mitigating risk and building resilience. (Video or Multimedia)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: news
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa. 11/2017 This 29-page report summarizes public health events detected, verified, assessed, and reported in three World Health Organization (WHO) Regions - Africa, the Americas, and Europe - from 2001 to 2016, with a focus on 2016. From 2001 to 2016, 5,472 events were recorded in the WHO Event Management System (EMS), 373 of which were recorded in 2016. Most of these events were of infectious origin, including large yellow fever outbreaks; continuation of the Ebola and Zika virus disease outbreaks, including imported Zika congenital syndrome cases; sequelae of civil conf...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: news
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 09/08/2017 This Web page lists products approved for seven bioterrorism emergencies: Botulism due to Clostridium botulinum toxin; Ebola Virus Disease (EVD); Glanders and Melioidosis due to Burkholderia mallei and B. pseudomallei, respectively; Plague due to Yersinia pestis; Smallpox due to Variola major and Variola minor; Tularemia due to Francisella tularensis; and Zika Virus Disease. (Text)
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Malaria has plagued humanity for thousands of years. Caused by a tiny parasite transported from person to person by a certain kind of mosquito, the disease poses a risk to nearly half the world’s population. The WHO attempted to eradicate malaria in the 1960s and while it succeeded in ridding many countries of the disease, it fell short of the goal due to growing drug resistance and by failing to focus enough attention on Africa. Every year on World Malaria Day, April 25, the malaria community celebrates progress made to date and focuses on the challenges ahead. This year is especially exciting as just this past Fri...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Malaria World Malaria Day Source Type: news
Humanities and social sciences have had many positive influences on health experiences, care, and expenditure. These include on self-management for diabetes, provision of psychological therapy, handwashing, hospital checklists, the Scottish Government's stroke guidelines, England's tobacco control strategy, the response to the Ebola outbreak in west Africa and Zika virus in Brazil, and many more.1 Researchers have shown time and time again the political, practical, economic, and civic value of education and research in disciplines like anthropology, history, and philosophy.
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Publication date: Available online 17 March 2018 Source:Microbes and Infection Author(s): Sagar B. Kudchodkar, Hyeree Choi, Emma L. Reuschel, Rianne Esquivel, Jackie Jin-Ah Kwon, Moonsup Jeong, Joel N. Maslow, Charles C. Reed, Scott White, J. Joseph Kim, Gary P. Kobinger, Pablo Tebas, David B. Weiner, Kar Muthumani Vaccines are considered one of the greatest advances in modern medicine. The global burden of numerous infectious diseases has been significantly reduced, and in some cases, effectively eradicated through the deployment of specific vaccines. However, efforts to develop effective new vaccines against infectious ...
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U.S. Agency for International Development. 04/01/2018 This three-part series of podcasts discusses how the recent outbreaks of Ebola and Zika demonstrate the need for new and improved tools to fight infectious diseases. Part One provides the context around current and future efforts in the prevention of and response to infectious disease outbreaks. Parts Two and Three detail how the U.S. Agency for International Development identifies and invests in the most promising ideas, and applies market-oriented approaches to reduce the time it takes to transform ideas in a lab to impact on the ground. (Video or Multimedia)
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Recent outbreaks of Ebola virus disease (2013-2016) and Zika virus (2015-2016) bring renewed recognition of the need to understand social pathways of disease transmission and barriers to care. Social scientists, anthropologists in particular, have been rec...
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(PLOS) Preprints -- scientific manuscripts that are posted at a recognized online repository before peer review -- have the potential to speed up the reporting of scientific research in infectious disease outbreaks, argue Michael Johansson and colleagues in an Essay in PLOS Medicine.
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