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Married people who fight nastily more likely to suffer from leaky guts, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL Married people who fight nastily are more likely to suffer from leaky guts - a problem that unleashes bacteria into... 1 hour
Porvair Sciences' new automation-friendly BactiGrowth plates
NEWS MEDICAL Porvair Sciences has extended its BactiGrowth range of specially packaged plates designed to enable high yield growth of bacteria, yeast, mammalian or insect cell lines. 1 hour
Researchers move closer to finding potential soft spot in drug-resistant tuberculosis
NEWS MEDICAL Antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis is a public health threat. TB and other bacteria become resistant to antibiotics by evolving genetic changes over time, which they can do quite... 4 hours
Ebola outbreak in Congo spreads to active combat zone
NEWS MEDICAL VIDEO The outbreak of the deadly Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has spread outside the province of North Kivu according to a statement made by the country’s health ministry... 7 hours
Researchers use green gold to rapidly detect and identify harmful bacteria
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the University of Minnesota (UMN) have developed a method to screen and identify harmful or antibiotic-resistant bacteria within one hour using a portable luminometer.... 14 hours
Snake fungal disease alters skin microbiome in eastern Massasaugas
PHYS.ORG In the first study of its kind, researchers characterized the skin microbiome of a population of free-ranging snakes to begin to understand how the animals' environmental microbial community may promote... 14 hours
Scientists get new tool to track new pathogen killing frogs
PHYS.ORG An undergraduate researcher has developed a method to screen frogs for an infectious disease that has been linked to mass die-offs of frogs around the world. Thanks to... 14 hours
Snake fungal disease alters skin microbiome in eastern Massasaugas
SCIENCE DAILY In the first study of its kind, researchers characterized the skin microbiome of a population of free-ranging snakes to begin to understand how the animals' environmental microbial community may promote... 15 hours
Inching closer to a soft spot in isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers comparing clonal strains of the mycobacteria that cause TB, before and after they developed resistance to a first-line drug, found that a single genetic change may not always have... 15 hours
Cancer-fighting drugs also help plants fight disease
SCIENCE DAILY Cancer-fighting drugs used on humans can help plants fight disease as well. That discovery, by plant pathologists, could help scientists develop new pathways for plants to battle infection. 15 hours
Light-engineered bacterial shapes could hold key to future labs-on-a-chip
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have used light patterns to control the swimming speed of bacteria and direct them to form different shapes. 16 hours
Anticancer drugs can help plants to battle infection
NEWS MEDICAL Cancer-fighting drugs used on humans can help plants fight disease as well. That discovery, by two Washington State University plant pathologists, could help scientists develop new pathways for plants to battle infection,... 16 hours
'Contagious' Loneliness Could Follow Poor Sleep
LIVE SCIENCE Sleep deprivation could contribute to loneliness, and the feeling is "contagious," researchers say. 17 hours
How MERS Coronavirus evolves to infect different species
SCIENCE DAILY New research shows how MERS-CoV can adapt to infect cells of a new species, which suggests that other coronaviruses might be able to do the same. 17 hours
Models give synthetic biologists a head start
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed mathematical models to predict the performance of multi-input synthetic biological circuits that can be used to engineer bacteria and other organisms to regulate cellular systems or perform functions they wouldn't in... 17 hours
Diabetes epidemic in Guatemala driven by aging, not obesity
NEWS MEDICAL The diabetes epidemic in Guatemala is worse than previously thought: more than 25 percent of its indigenous people, who make up 60 percent of the population, suffer from type 2... 17 hours
Light-engineered bacterial shapes could hold key to future labs-on-a-chip
PHYS.ORG Scientists have used light patterns to control the swimming speed of bacteria and direct them to form different shapes, according to a new study in the journal eLife. 18 hours
Cancer-fighting drugs also help plants fight disease
PHYS.ORG Cancer-fighting drugs used on humans can help plants fight disease as well. That discovery, by two Washington State University plant pathologists, could help scientists develop new pathways for plants to battle infection, as revealed... 18 hours
Bacteria-fighting polymers created with light
PHYS.ORG Hundreds of polymers that could kill drug-resistant superbugs in novel ways can be produced and tested with light, using a method developed at the University of Warwick. The new methodology may identify antimicrobials for a range of applications... 19 hours
Bacteria-fighting polymers created with light
SCIENCE DAILY Hundreds of polymers -- which could kill drug-resistant superbugs in novel ways -- can be produced and tested using light, using a new method. 19 hours
'Alarming' diabetes epidemic in Guatemala tied to aging, not obesity
SCIENCE DAILY The diabetes epidemic in Guatemala is worse than previously thought: more than 25 percent of its indigenous people, who make up 60 percent of the population, suffer from... 20 hours
Understanding the enzyme that enables bacteria to breathe arsenic
PHYS.ORG Arsenic-contaminated drinking water is a major health hazard, with chronic exposure causing illnesses and cancers. The World Health Organization estimates that in Bangladesh, for example, over 5 million people were... 20 hours
Pinpointing mutations that cause bacterial antibiotic resistance
PHYS.ORG Researchers in Japan have developed a new way of testing bacterial resistance to antibiotics, and found three previously unknown resistance mutations in the process. The fact that they detected both known and unknown mutations... 21 hours
Study helps to better understand disease caused by Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
NEWS MEDICAL The disease consists of a production deficit of Alpha-1 antitrypsin, which is produced in the liver. The main role of this protein is to protect the... 21 hours
New method produces, tests bacteria-fighting polymers using light
NEWS MEDICAL The new methodology may help identify antimicrobials for a range of applications from personal care to coatings. 21 hours
Wearable devices and ‘mhealth’ technology emerge as promising tools for better health
NEWS MEDICAL With increasing efforts being made to address the current global obesity epidemic, wearable devices and mobile health technology have emerged as promising tools for... 1 day
Simple intervention during routine care reduces alcohol consumption in men with HIV
NEWS MEDICAL Among the more than 1 million people in the U.S. living with HIV, 19 percent meet the criteria for an alcohol use disorder. 1 day
Study: IgG3 antibody stops B cells from fighting pathogens in HIV patients
NEWS MEDICAL For the first time, scientists have shown that in certain people living with HIV, a type of antibody called immunoglobulin G3 stops the immune... 1 day
Researchers develop new way of testing bacterial resistance to antibiotics
NEWS MEDICAL A new method to analyze a commonly understood route for antibiotic resistance could lead to earlier detection of antibiotic resistant bacteria. 1 day
Creation and selective functionalization of virus-like polymer particles
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have collaborated with others to develop a simple way to create and functionalize virus-like polymer particles that have various nanostructures. 2 days
Tdap vaccination for pregnant women does not increase risk of autism
SCIENCE DAILY A newstudy of more than 80,000 children born over a 4-year period showed that the prenatal Tdap vaccination (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) was not associated with... 2 days
During HIV infection, antibody can block B cells from fighting pathogens
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, scientists have shown that in certain people living with HIV, a type of antibody called immunoglobulin G3 (IgG3) stops the immune system's... 2 days
Woman Dies After Getting Nipped by Her New Puppy
LIVE SCIENCE A simple nip from a puppy may have led to a fatal infection for a Wisconsin woman, according to news reports. 2 days
New intervention to reduce risk of HIV in young transgender women
NEWS MEDICAL Young transgender women who took part in an intervention to reduce HIV transmission and acquisition had a greater reduction in condomless sex acts than young transgender... 2 days
The medicine of the future against infection and inflammation?
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have mapped how the body's own peptides act to reduce infection and inflammation by deactivating the toxic substances formed in the process. The researchers believe their discovery could lead... 2 days
Wearable devices and mobile health technology: One step towards better health
SCIENCE DAILY With increasing efforts being made to address the current global obesity epidemic, wearable devices and mobile health ('mHealth') technology have emerged as promising tools for promoting... 2 days
Researchers find link between common 'harmless' virus and cardiovascular damage
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Brighton and Sussex Medical School have found an unexpectedly close link between a herpes virus and the occurrence of immune cells damaging cardiovascular tissue. 2 days
Link between common 'harmless' virus and cardiovascular damage
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found an unexpectedly close link between a herpes virus and the occurrence of immune cells damaging cardiovascular tissue. 2 days
Creation and selective functionalization of virus-like polymer particles
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Tohoku University in Japan have collaborated with others to develop a simple way to create and functionalize virus-like polymer particles that have various nanostructures. The collaboration includes researchers from Michigan... 2 days
Five ways that natural nanotechnology could inspire human design
PHYS.ORG Though nanotechnology is portrayed as a fairly recent human invention, nature is actually full of nanoscopic architectures. They underpin the essential functions of a variety of life forms, from bacteria... 2 days
Discovery could lead to new drugs against infection and inflammation
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Lund University in Sweden, have in collaboration with colleagues in Copenhagen and Singapore, mapped how the body's own peptides act to reduce infection and inflammation by... 2 days
Study may help increase effectiveness of antibiotics against drug-resistant bacteria
NEWS MEDICAL Bacteria-;especially Gram-negative strains-;are becoming increasingly resistant to current antibiotic drugs, and the development of new classes of antibiotics has slowed. 2 days
Experts highlight key knowledge gaps that need to be addressed in Ebola vaccine research
NEWS MEDICAL Despite promising advances, important scientific questions remain unanswered in the effort to develop a safe and effective Ebola vaccine, according... 2 days
Prenatal Tdap vaccination not linked with increased risk of autism in children, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL A Kaiser Permanente study of more than 80,000 children born over a 4-year period showed that the prenatal Tdap vaccination... 2 days
Study: Rotavirus vaccination reduces infant diarrhea deaths by 34% in rural Malawi
NEWS MEDICAL A major new study has shown that rotavirus vaccination reduced infant diarrhoea deaths by 34% in rural Malawi, a region with high levels of... 2 days
Autoimmune response drives neurodegeneration in glaucoma
NEWS MEDICAL A research team from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has shown that immune cells in the eye that developed in response to early exposure to bacteria are a key contributor to... 2 days
College students may face pressures from opioid epidemic's secondary effects
SCIENCE DAILY About one in five college students reported in a survey that they knew someone who was addicted to pain medications, and nearly a third said they knew somebody... 3 days
Rotavirus vaccine cuts infant diarrhea deaths by a third in Malawi
SCIENCE DAILY A major new study has shown that rotavirus vaccination reduced infant diarrhea deaths by 34 percent in rural Malawi, a region with high levels of child... 3 days
How Does PrEP, the HIV-Prevention Medication, Work?
LIVE SCIENCE The drug used to prevent HIV is effective, but how exactly does it work? 3 days
Medical News Today: Treatment and home remedies for pinworms
MNT A pinworm infection is a common worm infection in children and those living in close quarters. If a person believes that they have a pinworm infection, it is best to... 4 days
Genetic sequencing method identifies pathogens behind respiratory illnesses in Uganda
NEWS MEDICAL A study led by researchers at Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the Department of Medicine at the Columbia University... 4 days
Autoimmune response contributes to vision loss in glaucoma patients
NEWS MEDICAL A research team from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and MIT has shown that immune cells in the eye that developed in response to early exposure to bacteria are a key... 4 days
Experts highlight ebola vaccine progress and suggest next steps
SCIENCE DAILY Despite promising advances, important scientific questions remain unanswered in the effort to develop a safe and effective Ebola vaccine, according to members of an international Ebola research consortium. The experts... 4 days
Transmission of F. tularensis unlikely to happen through the food chain
NEWS MEDICAL In Germany, 41 cases of tularemia were reported in 2016. The infections are mainly due to direct contact with infected animals or with insect vectors like... 4 days
Medical News Today: Ten ways to relieve stomach ulcers at home
MNT Ulcers can occur in many places, including in the stomach. These are called stomach or peptic ulcers. People can try home remedies to relieve the symptoms... 5 days
Ten ways to relieve stomach ulcers at home
MNT Ulcers can occur in many places, including in the stomach. These are called stomach or peptic ulcers. People can try home remedies to relieve the symptoms of ulcers, speed up their healing... 5 days
Rescuing antibiotics' effectiveness in face of drug-resistant bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY Bacteria -- especially Gram-negative strains -- are becoming increasingly resistant to current antibiotic drugs, and the development of new classes of antibiotics has slowed. Faced with these challenges, investigators are studying the... 5 days
Mechanism of fibrosis development discovered
SCIENCE DAILY Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is an incurable lung disease of unknown origin with limited treatment options. Research suggests that the signaling molecule WNT5A plays a key role in the pathogenic process. Now a group of scientists have taken... 5 days
Scientists uncover mechanisms responsible for development of fibrosis
NEWS MEDICAL Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is an incurable lung disease of unknown origin with limited treatment options. Research suggests that the signaling molecule WNT5A plays a key role in the pathogenic process. 5 days
Could Scientists Detect a 'Zombie' Virus Before an Outbreak Occurred?
LIVE SCIENCE Will scientists know when a zombie virus shows up, before it's too late? 5 days
Climate change and wildfires–how do we know if there is a link?
PHYS.ORG Once again, the summer of 2018 in the Northern Hemisphere has brought us an epidemic of major wildfires. 5 days
New laboratory-synthesized molecule appears to fight malaria effectively
NEWS MEDICAL A novel laboratory-synthesized molecule based in natural compounds found in marine gliding bacteria - known as marinoquinolines - is a strong candidate for the development of a new antimalarial drug. 5 days
Supercomputer simulations reveal potential therapeutic target in HIV-1 replication
NEWS MEDICAL HIV-1 replicates in ninja-like ways. The virus slips through the membrane of vital white blood cells. Inside, HIV-1 copies its genes and scavenges parts to build a protective bubble for... 5 days
FIND and genedrive announce study agreement to evaluate HCV ID Kit
NEWS MEDICAL genedrive plc, a near patient molecular diagnostics company, and the Foundation for Innovation of New Diagnostics (FIND), announced today a study agreement for the performance evaluation... 5 days
When moral outrage goes viral, it can come across as bullying, study finds
PHYS.ORG On social media, people can be quick to call attention to racist, sexist or unpatriotic behavior they see. But when that outcry... 5 days
Koala virus could provide clues to accumulated 'junk' DNA in the human genome
NEWS MEDICAL A koala virus could help researchers explain millions of years of accumulated ‘junk’ DNA in the human genome. 5 days
GSS sensors provide stable CO2 control for laboratory incubator applications
NEWS MEDICAL Gas Sensing Solutions is helping to solve a challenge with laboratory incubator applications. Incubators are typically used to grow bacteria and micro-organisms, and to culture cells and tissues... 5 days
One-two punch of powerful antibodies may be best way to stop Ebola virus
NEWS MEDICAL A one-two punch of powerful antibodies may be the best way to stop Ebola virus, reports an international team of scientists in... 5 days
A new, highly effective and selective molecule to fight malaria
PHYS.ORG A novel laboratory-synthesized molecule, based on natural compounds known as marinoquinolines found in marine gliding bacteria, is a strong candidate for the development of a new antimalarial drug. 5 days
New approach identifies genes that help microbes to survive in the human gut
NEWS MEDICAL Trillions of tiny microbes and bacteria live in your gut, each with their own set of genes. These gut microbes can have... 5 days
Ebola virus experts discover powerful, new approach for future therapeutics
SCIENCE DAILY A one-two punch of powerful antibodies may be the best way to stop Ebola virus, reports an international team of scientists. 5 days
New antibody analysis accelerates rational vaccine design
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have come up with a faster way to analyze the outcome of experimental vaccines against HIV and other pathogens. Their new system lets scientists quickly assess the full spectrum of antibodies produced in... 5 days
Why do some microbes live in your gut while others don't?
PHYS.ORG Trillions of tiny microbes and bacteria live in your gut, each with their own set of genes. These gut microbes can have both beneficial and harmful... 6 days
Supercomputer simulations show new target in HIV-1 replication
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has found naturally-occurring compound inositol hexakisphosphate (IP6) promotes both assembly and maturation of HIV-1. NSF-XSEDE allocations on the Stampede2 supercomputing system at the Texas Advanced Computing Center and on... 6 days
Changes in gut microbiome in only one subset of helminth-infected patients
SCIENCE DAILY Over the last decade, it's become clearer than ever that bacteria in the human gut-- collectively termed the microbiome--play a key role in health and disease.... 6 days
Medical News Today: About Candida albicans: Natural yeast and problematic infections
MNT Candida albicans is the most common yeast that we live with. It’s found naturally on our skin and in certain parts of our bodies. We explain... 6 days
Viruses can trigger psychiatric disorders, research suggests
SCIENCE DAILY Can viruses trigger psychiatric disorders? A new study suggests yes. Accordingly, special disorders are associated with a high rate of infection of a specific herpesvirus. 6 days
Fears lessen that invasive fungi will completely wipe out Hawaii's iconic native tree
Science Magazine Some 'ōhi'a trees resist deadly fungal infections, and fencing out animals can also protect the trees 6 days
Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of cranberry juice?
MNT Many people consume cranberry juice for its health benefits. These include benefits for a person’s heart health, preventing infections, and better post-menopausal health. Side effects include... 6 days
Medical News Today: Can you mix cephalexin and alcohol?
MNT Cephalexin, also spelled cefalexin, is an antibiotic. It belongs to a class of antibiotics known as first-generation cephalosporins, which doctors use to treat a range of bacterial infections. While some... 6 days
Bribing bacteria to play nicely is good for everyone
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers report that giving mice dietary iron supplements enabled them to survive a normally lethal bacterial infection and resulted in later generations of those bacteria being less virulent. The approach... 6 days
Scientists Discover The Secret Weapon Of Stomach Viruses
NPR New research finds that stomach infections, like norovirus and rotavirus, have a special way to get to us hard — and fast. That knowledge could lead to new, more effective treatments. 6 days
Tunnel-Like Networks in Garnet Crystals Might Be Due to Endolithic Microorganisms
SCI-NEWS.COM According to new research led by the University of Southern Denmark, tubular structures found... 6 days
Scientist begins developing instrument for finding extraterrestrial bacteria
PHYS.ORG A NASA scientist wants to create a planetary robot that would mimic what biologists do every day in terrestrial laboratories: look through microscopes to visually identify microbial life living in samples. 6 days
Medical News Today: How does hydrogen peroxide remove ear wax?
MNT Hydrogen peroxide is a common ingredient in ear drops, and it can help to soften and dissolve buildups of earwax. However, if a person has an ear infection,... 6 days
This small molecule could hold the key to promising HIV treatments
SCIENCE DAILY New research provides details of how the structure of the HIV-1 virus is assembled, findings that offer potential new targets for treatment. 6 days
Human microbiome influences rotavirus vaccine response
SCIENCE DAILY In a proof-of-concept study in healthy adult men, scientists in the Netherlands found that microbiome manipulation with antibiotics influenced response to oral rotavirus vaccine. They found higher levels of viral shedding in those receiving antibiotic treatment... 6 days
Highly infectious vehicle for virus transmission among humans
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that a group of viruses that cause severe stomach illness -- including the one famous for widespread outbreaks on cruise ships -- get transmitted to humans through membrane-cloaked 'virus... 6 days
New method evaluates effectiveness of interventions in mitigating spread of HIV
NEWS MEDICAL Using genetic sequencing to understand the evolutionary relationships among pathogens, an international team of researchers-;including several from the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research at... 6 days
Research findings open door to promising HIV treatments
NEWS MEDICAL New research provides details of how the structure of the HIV-1 virus is assembled, findings that offer potential new targets for treatment. 6 days
To stop mosquitoes, target their young
PHYS.ORG Bacterial larvicide, not standard insecticides, are the best solution for mosquito control, according to new research by Florida International University biologist Philip Stoddard. 6 days
Study reveals cellular pathway used by Ebola virus to enter cells
NEWS MEDICAL A new study at Texas Biomedical Research Institute is shedding light on the role of specific proteins that trigger a mechanism allowing Ebola virus to enter... 6 days
Researchers find faster way to analyze outcome of experimental vaccines
NEWS MEDICAL A team at Scripps Research has come up with a faster way to analyze the outcome of experimental vaccines against HIV and other pathogens. 6 days
Scientists develop 3D-printed implant that could deliver personalized treatment
NEWS MEDICAL Southwest Research Institute and The University of Texas at San Antonio are developing a 3D printed implant that, when injected in a patient's body, could deliver a personalized dose of... 6 days
Study to examine whether modulating gut bacteria can improve cardiac function in heart failure patients
NEWS MEDICAL A clinical study called the GutHeart Trial is poised to examine the potential relationship between the bacterial composition... 6 days
[Editors' Choice] Therapy going viral
Science Magazine Virus-loaded microparticles can successfully treat lung infections in mice. 7 days
CVS-Brand Nasal Spray Recalled for Potential Bacterial Contamination
LIVE SCIENCE A CVS-brand nasal spray is being voluntarily recalled due to potential bacterial contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today (Aug. 8). 7 days
Harmful bacteria thrived in post-Hurricane Harvey floodwaters
SCIENCE DAILY Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on August 25, 2017, bringing more than 50 inches of rain and extreme flooding to the city of Houston. In addition to wreaking havoc on buildings and infrastructure,... 7 days
Kisspeptin/GPR54 signaling restricts antiviral innate immune response through regulating calcineurin phosphatase activity
Science Magazine G protein–coupled receptor 54 (GPR54), the key receptor for the neuropeptide hormone kisspeptin, plays essential roles in regulating puberty development and cancer metastasis. However,... 7 days
Chimeric camel/human heavy-chain antibodies protect against MERS-CoV infection
Science Magazine Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) continues to cause outbreaks in humans as a result of spillover events from dromedaries. In contrast to humans, MERS-CoV–exposed dromedaries develop only very mild infections and... 7 days
Ebola outbreak in Congo spreads to active combat zone
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Site-specific technology aids nematode control when cotton fields turn to soybeans
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Long term effects of Zika virus exposure during pregnancy studied
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