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Infectious Disease 2019 Year in Review

January 22, 2020/0/0/

2019 saw more measles cases in the US than any year since 2000, the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history, a rare virus spike and more.

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Board Games May Guard Against Cognitive Decline

January 9, 2020/0/0/

At Nerdcore Medical, we love games. Shocking, we know, considering we design and produce them. Games help people learn. They take complex information and make it engaging, memorable and interactive.  But what if games could do more? Evidence is mounting that they can, especially when it comes to protecting your brain. The latest evidence: A […]

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Antivax Advertising: A Peek Behind the Curtain

November 26, 2019/0/0/

Thank Facebook’s tendency to play fast and loose with data privacy. After the social media giant was rocked with scandals, including unauthorized data mining by Cambridge Analytica and accusations that Russian operatives used the platform to influence US elections, Facebook opened a searchable Ad Archive of politically-charged advertisements in a bid to increase transparency.  Vaccines, […]

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A Decade of Data Point to HPV Vaccine’s Effectiveness

October 27, 2019/0/0/

Since its introduction in 2006, the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) seems to be working to reduce the prevalence of the virus in young women. But, has anyone noticed? A study published in Journal of Adolescent Health in September 2019 looked at HPV infection rates in participants of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey […]


VR Game Helps Detect Alzheimer’s

September 26, 2019/0/0/

In the olden days of Nintendo and Atari, when video game consoles were new technology, the refrain was, “Games will rot your brain.” How the tables have turned.  Games are everywhere in education now. They’re used in classrooms from kindergarten to college to teach math, science, vocabulary and more. Games are a way to engage […]


Breaks May Help You Learn Better

September 2, 2019/0/0/

Back-to-school season is here, and you know what that means: long study sessions, furiously flying flashcards and endless rounds of quizzing your partners and having them quiz you. Before too long you’ll want a break. That just might be what you need.  A 2019 study suggests that taking breaks can help the information you’ve just […]


MCR Genes: Bacteria’s Secret Weapons

July 29, 2019/0/0/

When infection rages and other antibiotics prove ineffective, healthcare providers may turn to colistin as their weapon of last resort. But disease-causing microbes are rapidly unraveling the secrets of colistin, and the drug may not be an effective fallback for long.  Researchers at Cornell University have found a ninth variation of a gene that confers […]

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Another tick bite, ugh.

June 26, 2019/0/0/

Another tick bite, ugh. My medical response experience has been stellar here in CT, no complaints. But not everyone is so lucky. I’ve been bitten by ticks 4 times in the last two years (I live in New Haven, not far from Lyme, CT, where Lyme disease took its name.) One of them was a […]

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Flying insects in hospitals carry superbug germs

June 24, 2019/0/0/

British researchers trapped more than 20,000 flying insects at seven hospitals and found that 9 out of 10 carried potentially harmful levels of infectious bacteria such as E. coli, salmonella and staphylococcus. More than 50 percent of the bacteria were antibiotic resistant.  Read the full story…

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Immunocompromised patient in study dies after fecal transplant due to acquired ESBL E. coli.

June 17, 2019/0/0/

Immunocompromised patient in study dies after fecal transplant due to acquired ESBL E. coli.