pompe-gene-therapy Researchers use gene therapy to treat pulmonary dysfunction in Pompe disease

Dr. Barbara Smith and researchers at the Powell Gene Therapy Center have conducted the first in-human study of gene therapy to treat respiratory dysfunction in patients with infantile onset Pompe.

Dr. John Lednicky New mosquito-borne disease detected in Haiti

Dr. John Lednicky and colleagues have identified Haiti’s first case of the Mayaro virus.

2006 Prof. Frank Hadley Collins, Dir., Cntr. for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, Univ. of Notre Dame This 2006 photograph depicted a female Aedes aegypti mosquito while she was in the process of acquiring a blood meal from her human host, who in this instance, was actually the biomedical photographer, James Gathany, here at the Centers for Disease Control. You’ll note the feeding apparatus consisting of a sharp, “fascicle”, which while not feeding, is covered in a soft, pliant sheath called the "labellum”, which is seen here retracted, as the sharp “stylets” contained within pierced the host's skin surface, as the insect obtained its blood meal. The fascicle is composed of a pair of needle-sharp stylets. The larger of the two stylets, known as the "labrum", when viewed in cross-section takes on the shape of an inverted "V", and acts as a gutter, which directs the ingested host blood towards the insect's mouth. Due to the ingestion of the female’s blood meal, the translucent abdominal exoskeleton had taken on a reddish color. Dengue is a viral disease transmitted by urban Aedes mosquitos, principally A. aegypti, a species found living in close association with humans in most tropical urban areas. Mosquito biting activity is greatest in the morning for several hours after daybreak and in the late afternoon for several hours before dark. It may feed all day indoors, in shady areas, or when it is overcast. This mosquito breeds in artificial water containers, such as discarded tires, cans, barrels, buckets, 55 gallon drums, flower vases, and cisterns, all frequently found in the domestic environment. Since 1980, the incidence of dengue has increased dramatically in tropical countries worldwide, with endemic and/or epidemic virus transmission documented in most countries of the Caribbean Basin, Central and South America, the Pacific Islands, Asia, and Africa; many countries have had multiple outbreaks. Epidemics are frequently Non-travel Zika cases in Fla. could approach 400 by summer’s end

Dr. Ira Longini and colleagues also project handfuls of cases popping up from Texas to South Carolina and even Oklahoma. Photo: James Gathany/CDC

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  • Sharon Kurian is a Bachelor of Health Science Program Senior with a pre-Occupational Therapy track and a passion for the Occupational Therapy field.
  • Ms. Kurian is involved with several student organizations, one being Generational Relief in Prosthetics (GRiP). This group consists of students from multiple disciplines coming together to build 3D printed prosthetics for children with upper limb differences.
  • Recently, Ms. Kurian began working as a research assistant under Dr. Pereira examining the well-being of women undergoing surgery for endometrial cancer in the SPARC lab.

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Sep 13th, 2016

Writing for The Conversation, Dr. Natalie Dean, Dr. Ira Longini and colleagues project only small Zika outbreaks from mosquito transmission in the continental U.S.

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