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Dengue: Stopping the threat

Improved disease surveillance at Australian ports and borders will help prevent the growing threat of dengue infection spreading, with a new QUT study identifying potential risk factors linked to dengue outbreaks beyond climatic conditions

  1. Improved disease surveillance needed to prevent dengue threat
  2. Social factors linked to trends in dengue outbreaks
  3. Overseas and interstate travelers pose threat in transmission of dengue across Australia
  4. Rainwater tanks, housing style and economic status identified as potential dengue risk factors

DFS Assure Quality Control of Food Grains

The forensic science experts, generally associated with an analysis of evidence on crime scenes have been roped in by Gujarat State Civil Supplies Corporation (GSCSC) Ltd to assure quality control of the food grains meant for purposes such as midday meal scheme and public distribution system.

Herpes Simplex Virus: Exploring the changes when passed among family members

A new study explores how herpes simplex virus might change when passed from one individual to another, information that may prove useful in future development of therapeutics and vaccines. This rare glimpse into a transmission event reveals nearly perfect genetic transmission of the virus from a father to his son and lays the foundation for future studies exploring the genetic diversity of this virus. The study is published in the journal Scientific Reports.

Electronic Health Record Develops Real-time Performance Metrics

New research published in the issue of JAMA Internal Medicine has demonstrated how the electronic health record could be used as a performance coach to help physicians improve patient care. The electronic health record develops real-time performance metrics, and then use these metrics to target interventions based on the electronic record, such as decision support tools and peer comparisons toward individual clinicians.

PHB Produced from Marine Microbes

According to a new study, the marine environment could serve as a mine for exploring several Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB)-accumulating strains. Polyhydroxybutyrate plays a significant role in building a sustainable environment by replacing the non – biodegradable synthetic plastics.