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Medical News Today: How inflammation and gut bacteria influence autism
MNT A recent study looks at the links between the immune system, gut bacteria, and autism spectrum disorders. It uncovers some interesting interactions. 30 minutes
Study debunks ‘myth’ that strenuous exercise dampens immunity
NEWS MEDICAL New research overturns a myth that has persisted for nearly four decades - that competing in endurance sports, like this weekend's London Marathon, suppresses the body's immune system and makes competitors more... 7 hours
The good, the bad and their fortuitous differences
PHYS.ORG Genetic differences between two very similar fungi, one that led to Quorn, the proprietary meat substitute, and another that ranks among the world's most damaging crop pathogens, have exposed the significant features... 15 hours
Study findings could open new possibilities for treating cancer with adenovirus
NEWS MEDICAL Adenovirus is a common virus that causes infectious diseases of the respiratory tract, eyes and gastrointestinal tract in humans and animals. Researchers at Umeå University study... 15 hours
Scientists find link between soil metals and cancer mortality
NEWS MEDICAL Spanish epidemiologists and geologists have found associations between esophageal cancer and soils where lead is abundant, lung cancer and terrains with increased copper content, brain tumor with areas rich in... 15 hours
Top stories: Diamond-studded meteorites, ‘crazy bad’ air pollution, and a ‘gateway’ virus
Science Magazine This week’s top Science news 15 hours
New DNA screening reveals whose blood the vampire bat is drinking
SCIENCE DAILY The vampire bat prefers to feed on domestic animals such as cows and pigs. When it does so, there is a risk of transmission of pathogens.... 16 hours
Medical News Today: Could gut bacteria cause joint pain?
MNT A study looks at the relationship between diet, gut bacteria, and osteoarthritis. Surprisingly, it found that the microbiome is linked to joint health. 16 hours
Soil metals linked with cancer mortality
SCIENCE DAILY Epidemiologists and geologists have found associations between esophageal cancer and soils where lead is abundant, lung cancer and terrains with increased copper content, brain tumor with areas rich in arsenic, and bladder cancer with high cadmium... 16 hours
Treatment of cancer could become possible with adenovirus
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have shown that adenovirus binds to a specific type of carbohydrate that is overexpressed on certain types of cancer cells. The discovery opens up new opportunities for the development of virus-based... 17 hours
UN health agency: Hungarian scientist exposed to Ebola
ABC NEWS The World Health Organization says it has helped ship an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who was exposed to the potentially deadly disease in an... 19 hours
High-tech microscope reveals how cancer-causing virus anchors itself to human DNA
NEWS MEDICAL Using a homemade, high-tech microscope, scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have revealed how a cancer-causing virus anchors itself to our DNA. That... 19 hours
Research models how deadly virus moves among Pacific salmon, trout
PHYS.ORG For the first time researchers studying a deadly virus modeled how it spreads to young trout and salmon in the waters of the Columbia River Basin, showing that... 19 hours
UN health agency: Hungarian scientist sickened by Ebola
ABC NEWS The World Health Organization says it has helped ship an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who caught the potentially deadly disease in an accident earlier... 19 hours
Medical News Today: How long are you contagious with pink eye?
MNT Pink eye is a relatively common eye condition. There are many potential causes, but one of the most significant problems is how not to spread the... 20 hours
Why You Might Need a Vaccine to Go to The Kentucky Derby
LIVE SCIENCE Kentucky Derby fans may need to take some extra precautions before heading off to the races. 20 hours
On This Day In Space! April 20, 2016: Moon Doesn't Turn Green, Despite Internet Rumors
SPACE.COM On April 20, 2016, the moon did not turn green. The moon has never been green and will... 22 hours
BD introduces new informatics and automation solutions for clinical laboratories
NEWS MEDICAL BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, today introduced several new informatics and automation solutions for clinical laboratories, which may play a critical role... 23 hours
People with vitamin D deficiency may be at greater risk of diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL An epidemiological study conducted by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Seoul National University suggests that persons deficient in... 1 day
HIV-1 viruses transmitted at birth are resistant to antibodies in mother's blood
SCIENCE DAILY Of the genetically diverse population of HIV-1 viruses present in an infected pregnant woman, the few she might transmit to her child during delivery... 1 day
Gene-edited stem cells show promise against HIV in non-human primates
SCIENCE DAILY Gene editing of bone marrow stem cells in pigtail macaques infected with simian/human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV) significantly reduces the size of dormant 'viral reservoirs' that pose a risk... 1 day
Vitamin D deficiency linked to greater risk of diabetes
SCIENCE DAILY An epidemiological study suggests that persons deficient in vitamin D may be at much greater risk of developing diabetes. 1 day
Medical News Today: How can you unblock your ear?
MNT A clogged ear can happen for a variety of reasons. It can be a buildup of wax or caused by a cold or sinus infection. Thankfully, many cases of a... 2 days
Do You Need a Vaccine to Go to the Kentucky Derby?
LIVE SCIENCE Kentucky Derby fans may need to take some extra precautions before heading off to the races. 2 days
Study predicts 2018 flu vaccine will likely have 20 percent efficacy
SCIENCE DAILY A new study of 6,610 human flu sequences predicts that this fall's flu vaccine will likely have the same reduced efficacy against the dominant circulating strain... 2 days
A new dengue vaccine should only be used in people who were previously infected, WHO says
Science Magazine Decision is consistent with manufacturer’s recent warning, but no easy test is available 2 days
British cybersecurity expert faces key hearing in US case
PHYS.ORG A British cybersecurity expert once heralded as a hero for stopping the WannaCry worldwide computer virus is due in a Milwaukee courtroom Thursday, where he will ask the judge to... 2 days
Homemade microscope reveals how a cancer-causing virus clings to our DNA
PHYS.ORG Using a homemade, high-tech microscope, scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have revealed how a cancer-causing virus anchors itself to our DNA. That... 2 days
Human protein important for cellular communication resembles bacterial toxin
PHYS.ORG A protein that plays an important role in embryonic development and nervous system wiring in humans appears to have been borrowed from bacteria. In a study published April 19, 2018,... 2 days
How bacteria could help turn a potent greenhouse gas into renewable fuel
PHYS.ORG Bacteria can become a workforce that helps redefine our energy sector. 2 days
UN health agency: Dengue vaccine shouldn't be used widely
ABC NEWS The World Health Organization says that the first-ever vaccine for dengue needs to be dealt with in "a much safer way" and mostly given to people previously infected with the... 2 days
How plastic-eating bacteria actually work—a chemist explains
PHYS.ORG The plastic bottles we throw away today will be around for hundreds of years. It's one of the key reasons why the mounting plastic pollution problem, which is having a deadly effect on marine... 2 days
Machine-learning software predicts behavior of bacteria
PHYS.ORG In a first for machine-learning algorithms, a new piece of software developed at Caltech can predict behavior of bacteria by reading the content of a gene. The breakthrough could have significant implications for our understanding of... 2 days
Invasive bullfrogs linked to spread of deadly fungus in western US
PHYS.ORG Scientists have uncovered a strong historical link between the introduction of the American bullfrog into the western United States and the emergence of the deadly chytrid... 2 days
NovaDigm Therapeutics initiates NDV-3A Phase 2a study for reduction of S. aureus in military trainees
NEWS MEDICAL NovaDigm Therapeutics, a company developing innovative immuno-therapeutics and preventative vaccines for fungal and bacterial infections, today announced the... 2 days
Researchers use smartphone to diagnose people infected with Loa loa worm
NEWS MEDICAL The Berkeley researchers figured out that they could quickly determine who has the Loa loa worm using a smartphone, customized to work like a microscope. They... 2 days
New insight into the never-ending arms-race between viruses and their hosts
PHYS.ORG Viruses have been infecting all forms of life – from single-celled bacteria to humans – for as long as there has been life on Earth. Because... 2 days
Unique protein is a vulnerability in the malaria parasite
PHYS.ORG The malaria parasite is highly dependent on a unique protein for infecting new mosquitoes. This protein could be a target for the development of new drugs. It was discovered recently... 2 days
Far-red fluorescent silk can kill harmful bacteria as biomedical and environmental remedy
PHYS.ORG A silk hybrid material attacks bacteria when illuminated by a green light, thanks to a far-red fluorescent protein researchers transferred to its genetic makeup. 2 days
This plastic-gobbling enzyme just got an upgrade
SCIENCE-NEWS Scientists tweaked a bacterial enzyme and made it more efficient in breaking down plastics found in polyester and plastic bottles. 2 days
Medical News Today: Do feminine hygiene products actually lead to a higher risk of infection?
MNT Many women may view using intimate hygiene products, such as washes or wipes, as a necessity. But new... 2 days
Low-cost deworming drug improves female farmers' physical fitness
NEWS MEDICAL Impoverished female farm workers infected with intestinal parasites known as hookworms saw significant improvements in physical fitness when they were treated with a low-cost deworming drug. 2 days
New insight may allow researchers to design drugs that improve immune responses to vaccines
NEWS MEDICAL Memory T cells are a critical element of our immune system's historical archive. To prevent repeat infections, these cells retain... 2 days
'Gut-on-a-chip' model recreates intestinal matrix critical for nutrient absorption
NEWS MEDICAL The difficulties of conducting research on the human gut are substantial: the presence of trillions of bacterial cells interacting with human cells and each other, constant environmental changes every time... 2 days
Many European countries lack comprehensive policy to eliminate viral hepatitis
NEWS MEDICAL Many European countries lack a comprehensive policy to eliminate viral hepatitis as a major public health threat, according to a patient group-based survey implemented in 25 countries. 2 days
Unique protein is a vulnerability in the malaria parasite
SCIENCE DAILY The malaria parasite is highly dependent on a unique protein for infecting new mosquitoes. This protein could be a target for the development of new drugs. 3 days
UGA scientist creates system for efficient detection of foodborne pathogens
NEWS MEDICAL Quick, efficient pathogen detection and fingerprinting is essential and often lifesaving when it comes to preventing foodborne illness. Now, University of Georgia food scientist Xiangyu Deng has created... 3 days
[Research Articles] CD32 is expressed on cells with transcriptionally active HIV but does not enrich for HIV DNA in resting T cells
Science Magazine The persistence of HIV... 3 days
People who use medical marijuana more likely to use and misuse other prescription drugs
SCIENCE DAILY Can medical marijuana help to fight the opioid epidemic? Many believe that it can. But a new study finds that... 3 days
A new Listeria species from Costa Rica
SCIENCE DAILY Listeria costaricensis is the official name given to the new bacterial species just described by investigators. 3 days
Bystanders key to tackling cyber-bullying epidemic
PHYS.ORG Researchers looking into how to reduce cyber-bullying among school-age children are calling for workshops encouraging young people to morally engage with the issue to be introduced in schools. 3 days
Molecular scaffolding aids construction at the nanoscale
PHYS.ORG If you want to build a tall house, you need to use scaffolding. Professor Ye Zhang and colleagues at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) are applying this construction principle... 3 days
Computer models combat malaria
PHYS.ORG As one of the world's deadliest pathogens, Plasmodium spreads relentlessly from host to host. But a computer model created by KAUST scientists may reveal and help exploit the parasite's unknown weaknesses to uncover new options for treating malaria. 3 days
Protozoa detected in waste water even after treatment
PHYS.ORG A study carried out by the Water Chemistry and Microbiology group of the Universitat Politècnica de València shows that pathogenic protozoa Cryptosporidium and Giardia are present in the sludge generated by wastewater... 3 days
New mathematical model can predict efficiency of microbiome therapies
NEWS MEDICAL A new mathematical model can predict the effectiveness of microbiome therapies that manipulate the immune system through live bacteria and could help doctors choose the most appropriate treatment for people... 3 days
Researchers establish crystal structure of gastric proton pump
PHYS.ORG The highly acidic environment in the stomach is essential for digestion. Furthermore, it acts as an important barrier to invasive pathogens. However, excessive stomach acidification leads to ulcers. Although this is not... 3 days
Symbiotic Lactobacillus Bacteria May Help Wild Bees Nourish Their Offspring
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of scientists from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) has identified three new species... 3 days
NYC mice carry deadly bacteria and viruses
NEWS MEDICAL Almost all types of housing and living facilities house mice. Researchers have found in their year-long study on New York City mice that many of these carry on them deadly bacteria and viruses. These... 3 days
People who use medical marijuana have higher rates of prescription drug use, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Can medical marijuana help to fight the opioid epidemic? Many believe that it can. But a new study finds that... 3 days
New automated text messaging service may help combat opioid epidemic
NEWS MEDICAL A new automated text messaging service may curb opioid abuse and reduce the likelihood of relapse while also decreasing treatment costs, according to researchers at Washington University School... 3 days
Improving job prospects unlikely to control opioid epidemic
NEWS MEDICAL Improving job prospects for people in economically depressed parts of the United States is unlikely to help curb the opioid epidemic, according to a study by researchers at Princeton University. On the... 3 days
Researchers identify new Listeria species in Costa Rica
NEWS MEDICAL Listeria costaricensis is the official name given to the new bacterial species described by investigators from the Costa Rican Institute of Technology (TEC) and the WHO-collaborating center on Listeria at Institut Pasteur. 3 days
Study: Young children should be priority for snail fever treatment
NEWS MEDICAL Infants in some of the world's poorest regions are vulnerable to a common worm parasite infection and their treatment should become a priority, according to a study. 3 days
Research reveals new mechanism by which HIV evades the immune system
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have just discovered a new mechanism by which HIV evades the immune system, and which shows precisely how the virus avoids elimination. The new research... 3 days
Boosting employment rate is unlikely to curb opioid use
SCIENCE DAILY Improving job prospects for people in economically depressed parts of the United States is unlikely to help curb the opioid epidemic, according to a new study. On the other hand,... 3 days
Text messaging tool may help fight opioid epidemic
SCIENCE DAILY Medical researchers have created a new automated text messaging service that may curb opioid abuse and prevent relapse. Patients receive text messages to gauge if they're feeling OK or struggling with potential... 3 days
Bacterial 'gene swapping' affects emergence and spread of infectious diseases
NEWS MEDICAL A new study by scientists at the University of Liverpool documents, for the first time, how the ability of bacteria to swap genetic material with each other can... 3 days
No One Knows How to Stop This 'Flesh-Eating' Disease in Australia
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists still don't know how the disease is spread, or how to prevent infection. 4 days
New way that HIV evades the immune system
SCIENCE DAILY HIV uses our own cellular machinery to disable a signalling pathway (an assembly line of molecules) that produces anti-viral weaponry in the body. The scientists behind the discovery believe It should open... 4 days
Honeybees are struggling to get enough good bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY Modern monoculture farming, commercial forestry and even well-intentioned gardeners could be making it harder for honeybees to store food and fight off diseases, a new study suggests. 4 days
Bacterial 'gene swapping' sparks disease outbreaks
SCIENCE DAILY A new study documents how the ability of bacteria to swap genetic material with each other can directly affect the emergence and spread of globally important infectious diseases. 4 days
Honeybees are struggling to get enough good bacteria
PHYS.ORG Modern monoculture farming, commercial forestry and even well-intentioned gardeners could be making it harder for honeybees to store food and fight off diseases, a new study suggests. 4 days
Specific odors from malaria infected individuals attract more mosquitoes
NEWS MEDICAL Malaria causes the bodies of its human hosts to emit specific odors from the skin that make the hosts even more attractive to mosquitoes, which invites further bites and risks... 4 days
Medical News Today: Could this implant protect women from HIV?
MNT A study suggests that a vaginal implant with drugs that keep T cells unresponsive and inaccessible to HIV may offer a new way to reduce transmission. 4 days
Foodborne illness caused by common agricultural practice, casts doubts on biocidal product labeling
SCIENCE DAILY Chlorine, commonly used in the agriculture industry to decontaminate fresh produce, can make foodborne pathogens undetectable, according to new research. The study... 4 days
Of mice and disease: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria discovered in NYC house mice
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have found that New York City house mice carry bacteria responsible for mild to life-threatening gastroenteritis in people, and some of these bacteria may be... 4 days
Six ways to improve water quality in New Zealand's lakes and rivers
PHYS.ORG Two years ago, New Zealanders were shocked when contaminated drinking water sickened more than 5,000 people in the small town of Havelock North, with... 4 days
Foodborne illness caused by common agricultural practice, casts doubts on biocidal product labeling
PHYS.ORG Chlorine, commonly used in the agriculture industry to decontaminate fresh produce, can make foodborne pathogens undetectable, according to new research published in... 4 days
Bacterial 'gene swapping' sparks disease outbreaks
PHYS.ORG A new study by scientists at the University of Liverpool documents, for the first time, how the ability of bacteria to swap genetic material with each other can directly affect the emergence and spread of globally... 4 days
Researchers discover new mechanism of antibiotic resistance in leprosy and tuberculosis
PHYS.ORG A Virginia Tech research team in collaboration with researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia have discovered a mechanism responsible for antibiotic resistance in the bacteria that... 4 days
When toxins preserve populations
PHYS.ORG Some soil bacteria can alter their environment in such a way as to endanger their own survival – unless, that is, toxins do not impede their growth beforehand. 4 days
The microbiome of a native plant is much more resilient than expected
SCIENCE DAILY The microbiome, which consists of all microorganisms that live on or in plants, animals and also humans, is important for the health and development... 4 days
GE rides gene therapy wave with ready-made viral drug factories
REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) - General Electric is raising its bet on biotechnology with the launch of prefabricated... 4 days
BESSY II sheds light on how the internal compass is constructed in magnetotactic bacteria
PHYS.ORG Magnetotactic bacteria can sense the Earth's magnetic field via magnetic nanoparticles in their interior that act as an internal compass.... 4 days
This Mysterious 'Flesh-Eating' Disease Is Spreading in Australia
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists still don't know how the disease is spread, or how to prevent infection. 4 days
A new plastic film glows to flag food contaminated with dangerous microbes
SCIENCE-NEWS Plastic patches that glow when they touch some types of bacteria could be built into food packaging to reduce the spread of foodborne illness. 4 days
The microbiome of a native plant is much more resilient than expected
PHYS.ORG Without microorganisms humans would not be able to survive. Especially our gut flora is an extremely densely populated ecosystem that houses billions of bacteria... 4 days
Medical News Today: World's thinnest material may prevent implant infection
MNT New research shows that graphene spikes, when displayed vertically on a surface, kill off bacteria and prevent them from triggering an infection. 4 days
Middle ear infection can lead to deadly neurological complications
NEWS MEDICAL While antibiotics have greatly reduced the dangers of ear infections, serious neurological complications, including hearing loss, facial paralysis, meningitis and brain abscess still occur, according to an article in the... 4 days
Computer-based intervention to increase parents’ knowledge about HPV vaccination
NEWS MEDICAL It's been almost 30 years since Salt-N-Pepa implored Americans to set their puritanical misgivings aside and talk about sex, and yet we still struggle with the subject; that fact is... 4 days
Counterfeit cosmetics seized in LA contained lead, feces
ABC NEWS Los Angeles police say $700,000 worth of counterfeit cosmetics seized from vendors in downtown's fashion district have tested positive for bacteria, lead and traces of animal feces 4 days
Malaria: Mosquitoes reveal fatal attraction
SCIENCE DAILY Malaria causes the bodies of its human hosts to emit specific odors from the skin that make the hosts even more attractive to mosquitoes, which invites further bites and risks infection of more mosquitoes and wider transmission of... 4 days
Sen. McCain has intestinal surgery, is recovering in Phoenix
ABC NEWS U.S. Sen. John McCain's office says he's had intestinal surgery needed to stem an infection and is in stable condition at a Phoenix hospital 4 days
Flesh eating ulcer cases on the rise in Victoria
NEWS MEDICAL Recent reports have shown a rise in cases of flesh eating ulcers in and around Victoria, Australia. Health experts have said that this could become a serious problem if not... 4 days
Organ Donations from Overdose Victims Save Thousands
LIVE SCIENCE Lives tragically claimed by the American opioid epidemic may benefit people desperately in need of organ transplants. 5 days
Post-surgical opioids can, paradoxically, lead to chronic pain
SCIENCE DAILY Giving opioids to animals to quell pain after surgery prolongs pain for three weeks and primes specialized immune cells in the spinal cord to be more reactive to pain, according to a... 5 days
200 Million Eggs Recalled: How Does Salmonella Get into Eggs, Anyway?
LIVE SCIENCE How do the bacteria get into eggs in the first place? 5 days
Ear infections can lead to meningitis, brain abscess and other neurological complications
SCIENCE DAILY While antibiotics have greatly reduced the dangers of ear infections, serious neurological complications, including hearing loss, facial paralysis, meningitis and brain abscess still occur. 5 days
Malaria infection creates a ‘human perfume’ that makes us more attractive to mosquitoes
Science Magazine Finding may explain how the disease spreads so easily 5 days
Spikes of graphene can kill bacteria on implants
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Study produces clearest images to date of HSV-1, the virus that causes cold sores
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Harmful genetic mutations may be less common than we thought
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PrEP campaign aims to block HIV infection and save lives in D.C.
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Topical antibiotic triggers unexpected antiviral response
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