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Mosquito Breeding: Bromeliads Are The Contributors

With vector-borne diseases posing an increasing public health threat to communities in South Florida and elsewhere, a new study led by public health researchers has revealed that ornamental bromeliad plants contribute to breeding of the Aedes aegypti mosquito — a key culprit for the Zika outbreak that hit Miami-Dade County and other areas of Florida and the Americas in 2016. Aedes aegypti was the most dominant species of mosquito in the study's test sites.

Individualization of HIV Therapy

New predictive computer models designed to optimize HIV therapy in countries with limited healthcare resources are published online in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (JAC). The models, which were developed with data from tens of thousands of patients around the world, accurately predict how an individual on failing therapy will respond to any new combination of HIV drugs.

Cancer Survivor Prepared For Triathlon Events

Coaches are helping breast cancer survivors prepare for one of several local triathlon events in the Milwaukee area. Piacentine and her colleagues wanted to know if better results could be achieved with the unique triathlon program. Over 14 weeks, they provide five sessions per week — 2 supervised and three unsupervised. The events vary slightly but include a 0.25 to 0.5-mile swim, a 12 to 15-mile bicycle ride, and a 3.1-mile run.

Treatment of Advanced Cancers With A Virus

Early results from a small-scale clinical trial have revealed the potential of a virus to treat some advanced cancers. The findings, presented by scientists from the University of Leeds at the annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology, revealed that the specifically-engineered virus was able to infiltrate tumor cells, begin to destroy them and also to boost the body's immune system.

Multi-drug-resistant, Colistin-resistant E. coli Bacteria Harboured

A new study has found that the majority of residents in a rural village of Vietnam harbored multi-drug-resistant (MDR), colistin-resistant E. coli bacteria. Colistin is typically used as a last-resort treatment when there are no other therapy options available. The research is presented at ASM Microbe, the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, held from June 7th to June 11th in Atlanta, GA.

Mapping of Opioid Overdose Mortality in Ohio

More than 500,000 years of life expectancy were lost in Ohio during a seven-year period, according to a study conducted by The Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health (OAIPH) — a collaborative initiative formed by Ohio University's College of Health Sciences and Professions and the University of Toledo's College of Health and Human Services.