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Factor important for ZIKA Virus host species restriction
SCIENCE DAILY In 2013 and 2015, devastating outbreaks of ZIKA captured world attention. The virus is often transmitted from wild animals -- probably non-human primates -- via mosquitos to humans. This is the first... 2 hours
Use of 'alternative' supplements doubled in teens: Study
ABC NEWS Use of digestive aids, probiotics, energy, non-vitamin substances increasing. 9 hours
Tesla shares up despite viral video of sedan on fire
PHYS.ORG Tesla Motors was under another round of scrutiny on Monday after a homemade video of a Tesla sedan on fire went viral but the incident did not weigh... 9 hours
Risky opioid prescriptions linked to higher chance of death
SCIENCE DAILY Most people who misuse opioids are first exposed to the drugs through prescriptions so improving prescribing is targeted as one way to help curb the nation's opioid abuse epidemic. A... 10 hours
Devastating plant virus is revealed in atomic detail
SCIENCE DAILY The complex 3D structure of one of the world's most lethal families of plant viruses has been revealed in unprecedented detail by scientists. 11 hours
WVU researcher aims to produce updated whooping cough vaccine
NEWS MEDICAL Before the whooping-cough vaccine came into widespread use in the 1940s, about 9,000 American children died from the infection each year. Today, thanks to the vaccine's efficacy, reported cases of... 11 hours
Pesticide-free way to combat mosquitoes and West Nile
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers may have discovered a new, pesticide-free way to limit mosquito populations in some area and reduce the spread of the West Nile virus. 12 hours
Scientists find potential disease-fighting 'warheads' hidden in bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY A new study suggests scientists could build better drugs by learning from bacteria-derived molecules called thiocarboxylic acids. 12 hours
New way to determine protection of Men B vaccine against different strains
SCIENCE DAILY A new approach is being assessed by Public Health England for its potential to routinely test all meningococcal disease cases. 12 hours
First birth cohort to receive HPV vaccine: The vaccine works
SCIENCE DAILY Girls in the first birth cohort to be offered and receive the HPV vaccine showed a lower degree of dysplasia which may eventually lead to cervical cancer than... 12 hours
Gut microbes may contribute to depression and anxiety in obesity
SCIENCE DAILY Like everyone, people with type 2 diabetes and obesity suffer from depression and anxiety, but even more so. Researchers now have demonstrated a surprising potential contributor to these... 12 hours
Medical News Today: Are gut bacteria to blame for anxiety, depression in obesity?
MNT A study of mice with diet-induced obesity suggests that increases in anxiety and depression behavior may be due to gut bacteria altering... 13 hours
Are gut bacteria to blame for anxiety, depression in obesity?
MNT A study of mice with diet-induced obesity suggests that increases in anxiety and depression behavior may be due to gut bacteria altering brain chemistry. 13 hours
Novel chip can be used to identify rhinovirus strains as cause of asthma
NEWS MEDICAL MedUni Vienna has developed a method that can be used to identify individual rhinovirus strains ("cold viruses") as a cause of asthma. 13 hours
Researchers develop new approach to assess effectiveness of Men B vaccine
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of Leicester and Meningococcal Reference Unit have developed a new approach to assess the effectiveness of the Men B vaccine, Bexsero, against... 16 hours
WATCH: What is salmonella infection or salmonellosis?
ABC NEWS The bacterial disease affects the intestinal tract and is most frequently acquired through contaminated food or water. 16 hours
Professor says people are turning to 'socially mediated vigilante justice' to right perceived wrongs
PHYS.ORG The internet loves creating villains: People get caught on camera or social media behaving badly, the post or video goes... 18 hours
Devastating plant virus is revealed in atomic detail
PHYS.ORG The complex 3-D structure of one of the world's most lethal families of plant viruses has been revealed in unprecedented detail by scientists at the UK's University of Leeds. 22 hours
Scientists find potential disease-fighting 'warheads' hidden in bacteria
PHYS.ORG Bacteria found in soil may harbor a potential game-changer for drug design. A new study by Scripps Research, published today in Nature Communications, suggests scientists could build better drugs by learning from... 22 hours
New simulation approach predicts efficacy of HIV-prophylaxis medications
NEWS MEDICAL A new mathematical simulation approach predicts the efficacy of pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medications, which help prevent HIV infection. The framework, presented in PLOS Computational Biology by Sulav Duwal and Max... 22 hours
Zika Virus: What Does the Future Hold?
NEWS MEDICAL VIDEO Following the Zika virus epidemic that swept across Brazil between 2015-2016, Dr. Julia Clarke and her team begun working to establish the long-term effects of Zika, and recently discovered that TNF-a inhibitors can be... 22 hours
Novel compound as effective as FDA-approved antibiotics for treating deadly infections
NEWS MEDICAL Purdue University researchers have identified a new compound that in preliminary testing has shown itself to be as effective as antibiotics approved by the Food and... 23 hours
Award granted to Neem Biotech to develop antimicrobial intervention for chronic lung infections
NEWS MEDICAL Neem are working on a novel approach to antimicrobial resistance, which involves preventing the formation of and disrupts mature biofilms that are... 23 hours
Study demonstrates increased levels of gum disease in people at risk of rheumatoid arthritis
NEWS MEDICAL The results of a study presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology demonstrates increased levels of gum disease, and... 23 hours
New compound as effective as FDA-approved drugs against life-threatening infections
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified a new compound that in preliminary testing has shown itself to be as effective as antibiotics approved by the FDA to treat life-threatening infections while... 2 days
Gum disease may be a key initiator of rheumatoid arthritis related autoimmunity
SCIENCE DAILY The results of the study demonstrate increased levels of gum disease, and disease-causing bacteria, in individuals at risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). 2 days
Medical News Today: Toxic synovitis: Causes and symptoms
MNT Toxic synovitis causes joint pain and inflammation in the hip. It primarily affects children and usually occurs following a viral infection. Signs of toxic synovitis include limping, walking on the tips of... 2 days
What to know about atrophic gastritis
MNT Atrophic gastritis is a chronic condition that causes inflammation of the stomach lining over a long time. Either a bacterial infection or an autoimmune condition is responsible. Autoimmune atrophic gastritis can lead to vitamin B-12 deficiency... 3 days
Medical News Today: What to know about atrophic gastritis
MNT Atrophic gastritis is a chronic condition that causes inflammation of the stomach lining over a long time. Either a bacterial infection or an autoimmune condition is responsible. Autoimmune atrophic gastritis... 3 days
Online information on vaccines and autism not always reliable
SCIENCE DAILY Google search results in several countries can provide unreliable information based on old, 'weak' scientific studies. Researchers analyzing the top 200 websites in a search for 'vaccines autism' found that... 3 days
Yellow fever: A new method for testing vaccine safety
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have recently developed a novel alternative method to animal testing that can be used to verify the safety of vaccines such as the yellow fever vaccine. 3 days
Network theory links behavioral information flow with contained epidemic outbreaks
SCIENCE DAILY Over the last two decades, large-scale outbreaks of infectious diseases have resulted in high levels of morbidity, mortality, and overall economic burden for affected regions. As complex networks... 3 days
Top stories: Florida’s HIV problem, ancient skull surgery, and corrections to a flawed diet study
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ZNF341 controls STAT3 expression and thereby immunocompetence
Science Magazine Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) is a central regulator of immune homeostasis. STAT3 levels are strictly controlled, and STAT3 impairment contributes to several diseases including the monogenic autosomal-dominant hyper–immunoglobulin E (IgE)... 4 days
What to know about a stomach tissue biopsy
MNT A gastric (stomach) tissue biopsy and culture is a medical procedure used to diagnose stomach conditions. A stomach biopsy can detect bacteria, inflammation, and cancers. It is usually performed with an endoscope.... 4 days
Medical News Today: What to know about a stomach tissue biopsy
MNT A gastric (stomach) tissue biopsy and culture is a medical procedure used to diagnose stomach conditions. A stomach biopsy can detect bacteria, inflammation, and cancers. It... 4 days
Researchers use metagenomics to discover thousands of new marine microorganisms
PHYS.ORG While many students spend their spring break on a cruise ship, Elaina Graham chose a different kind of get-away. There was no swimming pool. No steel drum band.... 4 days
Biological light sensor filmed in action
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Using X-ray laser technology, a team led by researchers of the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI has recorded one of the fastest processes in biology. In doing so, they produced a molecular movie that reveals how the... 4 days
Scientists Discover New Type of Photosynthesis
SCI-NEWS.COM The vast majority of life on our planet uses red light (680 to 700 nm) in the process of photosynthesis, but the new type... 4 days
Weird Low-Light Bacteria Could Potentially Thrive on Mars
SPACE.COM An international team of scientists has found that a strange type of bacteria can turn light into fuel in incredibly dim environments. 4 days
NIAID launches clinical trial of investigational RSV vaccine
NEWS MEDICAL The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, has launched a clinical trial of an investigational vaccine designed to protect against respiratory syncytial virus. 4 days
DNA 'fossils' in fish, amphibians, and reptiles reveal deep diversity of retroviruses
SCIENCE DAILY Retroviruses, a broad category of viruses that infect humans and other vertebrates, have much greater diversity than previously thought, according to new research. 4 days
CRE Infection: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
LIVE SCIENCE CRE are a type of bacteria that have become resistant to most antibiotics. Infections usually occur in health care settings. 4 days
Social media triggering mental ill health among kids warns NHS
NEWS MEDICAL According to Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, the NHS is looking at an epidemic of mental ill health among children and teenagers as an after effect... 4 days
Ending AIDS? These three places show the epidemic is far from over
Science Magazine VIDEO Russia, Nigeria, and Florida stand out for their faltering responses to HIV 4 days
The places where HIV shows no sign of ending, and the parts of the human brain that are bigger—in bigger brains
Science Magazine Nigeria, Russia, and Florida seem like... 4 days
Gut bacteria relieve epilepsy
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HIV--No time for complacency
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Spontaneous HIV controllers
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Retinal isomerization in bacteriorhodopsin captured by a femtosecond x-ray laser
Science Magazine Ultrafast isomerization of retinal is the primary step in photoresponsive biological functions including vision in humans and ion-transport across bacterial membranes. We studied the sub-picosecond structural dynamics of... 5 days
DNA 'fossils' in fish, amphibians, and reptiles reveal deep diversity of retroviruses
PHYS.ORG Retroviruses, a broad category of viruses that infect humans and other vertebrates, have much greater diversity than previously thought, according to new research presented... 5 days
Network theory links behavioral information flow with contained epidemic outbreaks
PHYS.ORG Over the last two decades, large-scale outbreaks of infectious diseases have resulted in high levels of morbidity, mortality, and overall economic burden for affected regions. As complex networks... 5 days
Medical News Today: Why do I feel pain in my ear when swallowing?
MNT The ears are linked to the nose and throat, and infections in any of these areas can cause ear pain when swallowing.... 5 days
Medical News Today: Using spider silk to boost our immune systems
MNT Using synthetic spider silk, researchers have created a type of microcapsule that can deliver vaccines straight to the heart of our immune cells. 5 days
Probiotic bacteria can diagnose, prevent, and treat infections
PHYS.ORG MIT engineers have developed a probiotic mix of natural and engineered bacteria to diagnose and treat cholera, an intestinal infection that causes severe dehydration. 5 days
New chemical solution could reduce chances of infection associated with root canal work
NEWS MEDICAL A new chemical solution jointly developed by the University of Adelaide's Dental School and Australian company Dentalife could radically reduce the chance... 5 days
'They're at risk:' Congo's taxi drivers fear Ebola's spread
ABC NEWS 'Why aren't we being vaccinated?' Congolese taxi drivers in Ebola-infected city express fear 5 days
Sharks could inspire new type of surface that would attack harmful bacteria
NEWS MEDICAL Sharks are often the subject of TV specials or news stories focusing on their attacks on humans. But scientists are finding that sharks could... 5 days
Medical News Today: What are some home remedies for shingles?
MNT Shingles is a viral infection that causes a rash, which can be painful. There are several home remedies that may provide relief from the symptoms. These include chamomile,... 5 days
Researchers show feasibility of stem cell-derived organoids for developing gene therapy vectors
NEWS MEDICAL A new study that compared six of the most promising adeno-associated viral gene therapy vectors in human retinal organoid models showed clear distinctions in... 5 days
UC San Diego establishes new Center For Anti-Parasitic Drug Discovery And Development
NEWS MEDICAL Neglected tropical diseases are a group of chronic and disabling parasitic infections that primarily affect poor and underserved communities. 5 days
Genetically engineered bacteria shows promise as new treatment for constipation
NEWS MEDICAL Genetically engineered bacteria are showing promise as a new treatment for constipation, researchers at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine have discovered in a mouse study. 5 days
Study: Antipsychotic treatment increases body fat and decreases insulin sensitivity in youth
NEWS MEDICAL The prevalence of childhood obesity has more than tripled from 1971 to 2011 and is now at epidemic proportions, contributing to rising rates of... 5 days
Study shows effectiveness of prenatal Tdap vaccine in preventing infant pertussis
NEWS MEDICAL A study published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows the effectiveness of the Tdap vaccine for infants whose mothers receive the vaccine during... 5 days
Parents believe cancer prevention potential as best reason for adolescents to receive HPV vaccine
NEWS MEDICAL Parents of adolescents believed that the potential to prevent certain types of cancer is the best reason for their children... 5 days
Scientists discover vaccine that may rapidly fight cholera-causing bacteria
NEWS MEDICAL A tricked-out cholera vaccine starts protecting against the deadly disease within a day, experiments in rabbits suggest. 5 days
Network biology reveals pathogen targets in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana
SCIENCE DAILY Using systems biology, researchers successfully identified previously unknown protein targets of plant pathogens in the flowering plant Arabidopsis thaliana, employing some of the same methods used... 5 days
Floridians took Zika threat more seriously than rest of US -- but still most did nothing
SCIENCE DAILY Threatened by the mosquito-borne Zika virus in 2016, Florida residents felt more susceptible than others in... 5 days
Deadly fungus found for first time in critically endangered amphibian species
SCIENCE DAILY A fungal pathogen which has led to the extinction of entire species in South America has been recorded for the first time in critically endangered amphibians... 5 days
Scientists discover biomarker for flu susceptibility
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found a way to predict whether someone exposed to the flu virus is likely to become ill. They used a computational approach to pinpoint a blood-based genetic biomarker to determine an individual's susceptibility to... 5 days
Researchers discover roles and teamwork of CRISPR-Cas proteins
PHYS.ORG Recently published research from the University of Georgia and UConn Health provides new insight about the basic biological mechanisms of the RNA-based viral immune system known as CRISPR-Cas. 5 days
MIT engineers recruit microbes to help fight cholera
MIT Probiotic bacteria can diagnose, prevent, and treat infections. 6 days
[Research Articles] Statins enhance efficacy of venetoclax in blood cancers
Science Magazine Statins have shown promise as anticancer agents in experimental and epidemiologic research. However, any benefit that they provide is likely context-dependent, for example, applicable only to certain cancers... 6 days
[Focus] Curbing cholera
Science Magazine Colonization of the gut by virulent Vibrio cholerae is suppressed by probiotic-like activity of a live cholera vaccine candidate and Lactococcus lactis in two animal models (Hubbard et al. and Mao et al., this issue). 6 days
[Research Articles] Probiotic strains detect and suppress cholera in mice
Science Magazine Microbiota-modulating interventions are an emerging strategy to promote gastrointestinal homeostasis. Yet, their use in the detection, prevention, and treatment of acute infections remains underexplored. We report the basis... 6 days
[Research Articles] A live vaccine rapidly protects against cholera in an infant rabbit model
Science Magazine Outbreaks of cholera, a rapidly fatal diarrheal disease, often spread explosively. The efficacy of reactive vaccination campaigns—deploying Vibrio cholerae vaccines... 6 days
‘We’re in a mess.’ Why Florida is struggling with an unusually severe HIV/AIDS problem
Science Magazine New efforts aim to curb the state’s startlingly high rate of new infections 6 days
Attacking bacteria with shark skin-inspired surfaces
PHYS.ORG Sharks are often the subject of TV specials or news stories focusing on their attacks on humans. But scientists are finding that sharks could inspire a new type of surface that would attack bacteria, helping humans... 6 days
Nurses have been overlooked in antimicrobial stewardship programs, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Empowering nurses to participate in antimicrobial stewardship programs is the missing link in strengthening hospital-wide antimicrobial stewardship and improving patient care, according to a new study presented at... 6 days
Science News » Delay in HIV Treatment Associated with Brain Atrophy
NIMH People infected with the human immunodeficiency virus, known as HIV, display reductions in brain volume compared with people who are not infected with HIV, but now... 6 days
New test can identify ICU patients at greatest risk of secondary infections
NEWS MEDICAL Patients in intensive care units are at significant risk of potentially life-threatening secondary infections, including from antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA and C. difficile. 6 days
Medical News Today: What to know about Epstein-Barr virus testing
MNT The Epstein-Barr virus is a type of herpes virus. It is very common, and because the symptoms are quite general, a doctor may order an Epstein-Barr virus blood... 6 days
Bacterial enzymes: The biological role of europium
PHYS.ORG Rare earth elements (REEs) are an indispensable component of the digital technologies that are now an integral part of everyday life. Yet their biological role has been discovered only recently. A few years ago,... 6 days
Giant Viruses Invent Genes Shared by No Life on Earth
LIVE SCIENCE Viruses that are bigger than bacteria also invent their own genes. 6 days
Network biology reveals pathogen targets in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana
PHYS.ORG How are proteins in the cells of a flowering plant similar to social networks on Twitter or Facebook? And how might both of those be related... 6 days
Critical access hospitals face problems in infection prevention and control practices, shows research
NEWS MEDICAL Critical access hospitals face significant challenges in their infection prevention and control practices, according to new research presented at the 45th Annual... 6 days
Bacterial enzymes: The biological role of europium
SCIENCE DAILY Rare earth elements (REEs) are an indispensable component of the digital technologies that are now an integral part of our everyday life. Yet their biological role has been discovered only recently. A few years... 6 days
Childhood vaccination exemptions rise in parts of the US
SCIENCE DAILY Non-medical exemptions from childhood vaccinations are rising in some areas of the United States, creating a risk of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks, argue researchers. 6 days
A new kind of vaccine based on spider silk
SCIENCE DAILY In order to strengthen the efficacy of vaccines on the immune system -- and in particular on T lymphocytes, specialized in the detection of cancer cells -- researchers have developed... 6 days
Deadly fungus found for first time in critically endangered amphibian species
PHYS.ORG A fungal pathogen which has led to the extinction of entire species in South America has been recorded for the first time in critically endangered amphibians... 6 days
What Does Chlorine Really Do to Your Body?
LIVE SCIENCE Chlorine helps keep us safe from an otherwise bacteria-filled soup of pool water and pee. But should we fear the chemical itself? 6 days
Medical News Today: Common symptoms of a sinus infection
MNT Sinus infections, or sinusitis, occur when a virus of bacteria enters the sinuses. The symptoms of sinusitis are similar to a cold, but it also involves a feeling of pressure... 6 days
Nigeria has more HIV-infected babies than anywhere in the world. It’s a distinction no country wants
Science Magazine Mother-to-child transmission of HIV can be easily prevented, but in this country many pregnant women don’t... 7 days
Watch Strange, Glowing Bacteria Harpoon and Swallow DNA to Evolve
LIVE SCIENCE An astonishing new video shows a bacterium reach out into space, snatch a piece of DNA and stuff that DNA into its own body. 7 days
New method can quickly and accurately detect infections
NEWS MEDICAL A new study by Waldemar Gorski, professor and chair of the UTSA Department of Chemistry, and Stanton McHardy, associate professor of research in chemistry and director of the UTSA Center for Innovative... 7 days
Is Parkinson's linked to bacteriophages?
MNT Although Parkinson's is a neurological condition, new research finds that levels of bacteria and bacteriophages in the gut might also be important. 7 days
An outspoken epidemiologist becomes U.S. science envoy
Science Magazine Michael Osterholm wants to help other countries tackle antibiotic resistance 7 days
Medical News Today: Is Parkinson's linked to bacteriophages?
MNT Although Parkinson's is a neurological condition, new research finds that levels of bacteria and bacteriophages in the gut might also be important. 7 days
Researchers create method that can quickly and accurately detect infections
PHYS.ORG A new study by Waldemar Gorski, professor and chair of the UTSA Department of Chemistry, and Stanton McHardy, associate professor of research in chemistry and director of the... 7 days
Zika Virus: What Does the Future Hold?
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Biological light sensor filmed in action
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Ending AIDS? These three places show the epidemic is far from over
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