Infections
Epidemiological model lends insight to chlamydia outbreak in Japan  PHYS.ORG · 56 minutes
Mathematical models that quantify the dynamics of infectious diseases are crucial predictive tools for the control of ongoing and future outbreaks. An infection's basic reproduction number (R0) is especially important... more
Preventing 'cell wall remodeling' may hold key to defeating intransigent super bugs  PHYS.ORG · 56 minutes
B. multivorans is a notorious pathogen that can cause infections such as pneumonia in immune-compromised individuals with underlying lung diseases, including cystic fibrosis. This... more
Oral antifungal drug used to treat yeast infections linked to higher rates of miscarriage  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
A commonly used medication, fluconazole, used to treat vaginal yeast infections, is linked to higher rates of miscarriage if used... more
Study sheds new light on how antibiotic resistance genes are transferred between bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
By studying fish raised in aquaculture, researchers from the Helmholtz Zentrum München, the University of Copenhagen and the University of Campinas in... more
Antimicrobial reusable coffee cups are less likely to become contaminated with bacteria, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Antimicrobial reusable coffee cups are safer to use than ordinary plastic reusable cups, according to independent research undertaken by microbiologists... more
Researchers identify suicide toxin in the bacteria responsible for tuberculosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
The bacteria responsible for tuberculosis can be killed by a toxin they produce unless it is neutralized by an antidote protein. The European team of scientists behind this... more
Medical News Today: What to know about SIBO and its treatment  MNT · 15 hours
SIBO is a digestive disorder in which a person has too many bacteria in their small intestine. It is more common than doctors previously thought and... more
What to know about SIBO and its treatment  MNT · 16 hours
SIBO is a digestive disorder in which a person has too many bacteria in their small intestine. It is more common than doctors previously thought and has an association with IBS. This... more
Physicists pinpoint a simple mechanism that makes bacteria resistant to antibiotics  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
Physicists have for the first time identified a simple mechanism used by potentially deadly bacteria to fend off antibiotics, a discovery which is providing new insights... more
New protocol can help identify febrile infants at low risk for serious bacterial infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
A national research team led by UC Davis Health clinicians and researchers from the University of Michigan, Nationwide Children's Hospital... more
New protocol could help physicians to rule out bacterial infections in infants  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
A new protocol could help emergency room physicians to rule out life-threatening bacterial infections among infants up to 2 months of age who have... more
Scientists discover trigger that turns strep infections into devastating disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
Houston Methodist infectious disease scientists have discovered a previously unknown trigger that turns a relatively run-of-the-mill infection into a devastatingly ravenous, flesh-eating disease. more
Tuberculosis: Commandeering a bacterial 'suicide' mechanism  SCIENCE DAILY · 23 hours
The bacteria responsible for tuberculosis can be killed by a toxin they produce unless it is neutralized by an antidote protein. The scientists are now seeking to appropriate this 'suicide' mechanism for therapeutic purposes. more
Researchers find trigger that turns strep infections into flesh-eating disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 23 hours
Scientists discovered a previously unknown trigger that turns run-of-the-mill strep infections into the flesh-eating disease childbed fever, which strikes postpartum moms and newborns, often leaving victims without limbs.... more
Febrile infants may not need painful tests, antibiotics, hospitalizations  SCIENCE DAILY · 23 hours
A national research team has derived and validated a new protocol for emergency departments that can determine which infant patients with fevers, age 60 days or younger, are at low... more
Suicide system in tuberculosis bacteria might hold key to treatment  PHYS.ORG · 24 hours
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top ten causes of death worldwide. In 2017, 10 million people around the world fell ill with TB and 1.3 million died.... more
Medical News Today: Why antibiotics fail in the fight against bacteria  MNT · 1 day
For the first time ever, researchers have managed to establish what allows drug-resistant bacteria to repel the action of potent antibiotics. more
Antibiotic resistances spread faster than so far thought  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
By studying fish raised in aquaculture, researchers from the Helmholtz Zentrum München, the University of Copenhagen and the University of Campinas in Brazil have shed new light on the mechanisms by which... more
Physicists identify simple mechanism used by deadly bacteria to fend off antibiotics  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Physicists at McMaster University have for the first time identified a simple mechanism used by potentially deadly bacteria to fend off antibiotics, a discovery... more
Linking sensing to signaling during plant immunity  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Plant defense against invading pathogens relies upon effective recognition of non-self organisms and a subsequent signaling response characterized by reprogramming of host gene expression and localized cell death to combat infection and provide resistance.... more
Physicists pinpoint a simple mechanism that makes bacteria resistant to antibiotics  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Physicists at McMaster University have for the first time identified a simple mechanism used by potentially deadly bacteria to fend off antibiotics, a discovery which is... more
Virus-infected bacteria could provide help in the fight against climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Viruses don't always kill their microbial hosts. In many cases, they develop a mutually beneficial relationship: the virus establishes itself inside the microbe and, in return,... more
Virus-infected bacteria could provide help in the fight against climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Understanding the relationship between microbes and viruses is beneficial not only for medical research and practical applications but also in marine biology, say researchers. more
Study on measles transmission in China have implications for controlling the epidemic worldwide  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A new study on the measles epidemic in China has far-reaching implications for eliminating the infection globally. Using a new model-inference system,... more
Hope for fighting disease known as Ebola of frogs  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Despite widespread infection, some frog populations are surviving a deadly disease that is the equivalent of humankind's Ebola virus. The reason -- genetic diversity. more
Study shows hope for fighting disease known as Ebola of frogs  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Despite widespread infection, some frog populations are surviving a deadly disease that is the equivalent of mankind's Ebola virus. The reason —genetic diversity. more
Washington lawmakers advance limits on vaccine exemptions  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Washington state lawmakers have advanced a measure that would remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to vaccinating their school-age children for measles more
Biologists identify honeybee 'clean' genes known for improving survival  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The key to breeding disease-resistant honeybees could lie in a group of genes—known for controlling hygienic behaviour—that enable colonies to limit the spread of harmful mites and bacteria, according to... more
Spare 10 minutes to make science leap forward  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Today sees the launch of an innovative Citizen Science Project by Diamond Light Source, the UK's national synchrotron science facility.The project uses a crowdsourcing model to call on people of all ages... more
Exercise might improve health by increasing gut bacterial diversity  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Research has suggested that the efficiency with which we transport oxygen to our tissues (cardiorespiratory fitness) is a far greater predictor of gut microbiota diversity than either body fat percentage... more
Virus-infested fungus could help cut chemical pesticides  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The evidence against chemical pesticides is mounting. An estimated 7m people are at risk from exposure to pesticides globally, while a million a year suffer or die from pesticide associated diseases. And that says... more
Study: High intensity exercise may improve health by increasing gut microbiota diversity  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Bacteria, often synonymous with infection and disease, may have an unfair reputation. Research indicates there are as many, if not more, bacterial cells in... more
Celiac disease may be caused by gastrointestinal infection in childhood  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new study has found that a childhood stomach bug may be the cause of celiac disease later in life. The findings could pave the way for a... more
Darla Shine joins anti-vaccination campaigners, increases threat of measles outbreak in US  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Darla Shine has recently joined anti-vaccination campaigners by claiming that having measles as a child could protect against cancer in later life. more
Medical News Today: What is orbital cellulitis?  MNT · 4 days
Orbital cellulitis is an infection of the eye socket that can cause pain, swelling, and protrusion of the eyeball. It is a serious condition that can lead to vision loss and potentially life-threatening complications... more
Large-scale clinical trial begins to study liver transplantation between people with HIV  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The first large-scale clinical trial to study liver transplantation between people with HIV has begun at clinical centers across the United States. The HOPE... more
Decolonization protocol after hospital discharge can prevent dangerous infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Hospital patients who have methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus can prevent future MRSA infections by following a standard bathing protocol after discharge, according to research results published in the February 14 issue... more
HDL proteome behaves like a tiny Velcro ball that is rolling on surfaces  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Cholesterol carried in high-density lipoprotein particles, or HDL cholesterol, has been dubbed the good cholesterol, because people whose HDL levels are high... more
WATCH: CDC: Flu vaccine is 47 percent effective  ABC NEWS · 5 days
The flu vaccine is doing a relatively good job this season, protecting about half the people who got it, U.S. health officials said Thursday. more
Hop to it: Researchers evaluate rabbits' evolved resistance to myxoma virus  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have validated the role of specific rabbit genes in contributing to this acquired resistance. more
Young cancer survivor fears anti-vax parents put sick kids at risk  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Rhett Krawitt's immune system was unable to handle vaccines because he was going through treatment for leukemia. more
Young cancer survivor fears anti-vax parents are putting sick kids at risk  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Rhett Krawitt's immune system was unable to handle vaccines because he was going through treatment for leukemia. more
Parallel adaptation of rabbit populations to myxoma virus  Science Magazine · 5 days
In the 1950s the myxoma virus was released into European rabbit populations in Australia and Europe, decimating populations and resulting in the rapid evolution of resistance. We investigated the genetic basis of... more
BCR-dependent lineage plasticity in mature B cells  Science Magazine · 5 days
B2 cells engage in classical antibody responses, whereas B1 cells are considered carriers of innate immunity, biased toward recognizing epitopes present on the surfaces of common pathogens and self antigens. To explore the role... more
The human gut bacterial genotoxin colibactin alkylates DNA  Science Magazine · 5 days
Certain Escherichia coli strains residing in the human gut produce colibactin, a small-molecule genotoxin implicated in colorectal cancer pathogenesis. However, colibactin’s chemical structure and the molecular mechanism underlying its genotoxic effects have... more
Flu vaccine doing a relatively good job this season  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Health officials say the flu vaccine is doing a relatively good job protecting Americans this winter more
Common virus in early childhood linked to celiac disease in susceptible children  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A common intestinal virus, enterovirus, in early childhood may be a trigger for later celiac disease in children at increased genetic risk of the... more
Lipoproteins behave 'almost like a tiny Velcro ball'  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Cholesterol carried in high-density lipoprotein particles, or HDL cholesterol, has been dubbed the good cholesterol, because people whose HDL levels are high have a lower risk of developing heart disease. That link... more
Outpatient cleaning regimen cuts MRSA infection by a third  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Outpatients could cut their risk of MRSA by a third if they apply a nasal antibiotic treatment and used mouthwash and antiseptic soap. more
Whole-genome sequencing and sharing real-time data could limit spread of foodborne bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Employing advanced genetic-tracing techniques and sharing the data produced in real time could limit the spread of bacteria -- Bacillus cereus -- which cause... more
Sleep could be the best medicine to fight off an infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Sleep has been underrated as the best medicine to fight off disease say researchers working on a new study. The study titled, “Gαs-Coupled Receptor Signaling and... more
Breast pumps could be transmitting asthma-causing bacteria in babies, finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Mothers across the world use breast pumps to pump put the milk that is fed to their babies. A new study has revealed that these pumps... more
Medical News Today: What causes cloudy urine?  MNT · 6 days
Cloudy urine can result from many different issues, including dehydration, urinary tract infections, and kidney stones. Learn more about the causes and treatments here. more
Insurance rules make it harder to treat opioid use disorder  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Insurance industry cost-control measures may be worsening the nation's opioid epidemic by limiting access to a key medication that treats addiction, according to experts. more
Human antiviral 'GS-441524' shows great promise against infectious disease in cats  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The emergence of exotic diseases such as Ebola and SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) in people has prompted intensive research into new drug treatments, and this... more
Cleaning routine shows promise in curbing superbug infection  ABC NEWS · 6 days
A new study finds a way for people to cut their risk of developing a dangerous superbug infection after leaving the hospital more
Cheap and easy cleaning routine wards off superbug infection  ABC NEWS · 6 days
A new study finds a way for people to cut their risk of developing a dangerous superbug infection after leaving the hospital more
More scrutiny needed for less-deadly foodborne bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Employing advanced genetic-tracing techniques and sharing the data produced in real time could limit the spread of bacteria -- Bacillus cereus -- which cause foodborne illness, according to researchers who implemented whole-genome sequencing of... more
New insights into development of the human immune system  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists identify fierce competition between the human immune system and bacterial pathogens. more
More scrutiny needed for less-deadly foodborne bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Employing advanced genetic-tracing techniques and sharing the data produced in real time could limit the spread of bacteria—Bacillus cereus—which cause foodborne illness, according to researchers who implemented whole-genome sequencing of a pathogen-outbreak investigation. more
Newly isolated human gut bacterium reveals possible connection to depression  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have established a correlation between depression and a group of neurotransmitter-producing bacteria found in the human gut. more
Revealing human antibody secrets  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Using sophisticated gene sequencing and computing techniques, researchers have achieved a first-of-its-kind glimpse into how the body's immune system gears up to fight off infection. more
Recurring UTIs may mask symptoms of bladder or kidney cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Women with bladder or kidney cancer may lose out on a prompt diagnosis if they are already being regularly treated for recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to... more
Medical News Today: Is my C-section scar OK?  MNT · 6 days
People who give birth by cesarean delivery, or C-section, may have an infection during the healing process. Signs of infection include fatigue and chills. Prevention involves washing the wound with soap and... more
Influenza binds phosphorylated glycans from human lung  Science Magazine · 6 days
Influenza A viruses can bind sialic acid–terminating glycan receptors, and species specificity is often correlated with sialic acid linkage with avian strains recognizing α2,3-linked sialylated glycans and mammalian strains preferring α2,6-linked sialylated glycans. These... more
[Editors' Choice] One step solution for fighting bacteria and growing bone  Science Magazine · 6 days
The delivery of copper ions from collagen-bioactive glass composite scaffolds offers a promising one-step approach to treating bone infections while also promoting new bone and blood... more
Effect of breastfeeding versus pumping on human milk microbiome  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A large-scale analysis in humans suggests that the milk microbiota is affected by bacteria both from the infant's mouth and from environmental sources such as breast pumps, although future research... more
Future of US citrus may hinge on consumer acceptance of genetically modified food  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A tiny insect, no bigger than the head of a pin, is threatening to topple the multibillion-dollar citrus industry in the US... more
Future of US citrus may hinge on consumer acceptance of genetically modified food  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A tiny insect, no bigger than the head of a pin, is threatening to topple the multibillion-dollar citrus industry in the U.S.... more
Bugs Vs. Superbugs: Insects Offer Promise In Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance  NPR · 6 days
With the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections, scientists are exploring nature to find new disease-fighting compounds. They're finding them in surprising new places: the microbiomes of insects. more
Newly isolated human gut bacterium reveals possible connection to depression  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Research team studies the compelling connection between one of NIH's "most wanted" bacteria and mental health. more
Western diet may increase the risk of ‘deadly sepsis’, warn experts  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new study suggests that the Western diet may increase the risk of severe sepsis and mortality from the infection. more
Human antiviral 'GS-441524' shows great promise against feline infectious peritonitis  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The emergence of exotic diseases such as Ebola and SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) in people has prompted intensive research into new drug treatments, and this is indirectly... more
GenoScreen’s Deeplex-MycTB test could help define appropriate treatment for tuberculosis patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The new Deeplex®-MycTB mycobacterial antibiotic resistance test1, developed by GenoScreen, has been used by an international research team in a molecular epidemiology study published in The... more
When good cells go bad: Regulating the MS-causing properties of Th17 cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Multiple sclerosis (MS) and other inflammatory autoimmune diseases are characterized by localized inflammation in various tissues, including the brain. Using a mouse model of... more
Physicists develop a new method to identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A team of physicists from Immanuel Kant Baltic State University have suggested a method to identify single antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis-causing bacteria. The new method detects the bacteria and evaluates their resistance... more
Even as hospitals cut risky antibiotic use in-house, patients often go home with them  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Even as hospitals try to cut back on prescribing powerful but risky antibiotics called fluoroquinolones, a new study shows that... more
Researchers develop a cheap, targeted antibacterial compound  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
An international scientific group including a RUDN chemist have developed a complex copper-based compound with stronger antibacterial properties compared to analogs, and is cheaper to produce. The scientists confirmed that its effect is determined... more
Bringing Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST) to the Community  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
An interview with Dr. Ester Segal, discussing the development of a 2D silicon microarray that supports the growth of bacteria and fungi for rapid AST. more
Preventing infections could help combat antimicrobial resistance  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Preventing infections will help us get antimicrobial resistance under control, according to a new plan from the UK Government. more
Video of live mouse T-cells killing tumor cells goes viral  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The relationship between immune system and cancer is elaborated and dynamic. The relationship between immune system and cancer is elaborated and dynamic. Immunotherapy has been gaining visibility in... more
Large study finds no association between phthalate exposure and breast cancer risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
In the largest study to date on phthalates and postmenopausal breast cancer, a University of Massachusetts Amherst cancer epidemiology researcher found no association between... more
Microbiologists identify enzyme that makes Helicobacter so adaptable  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The bacterial pathogen Helicobacter pylori owes its worldwide distribution to its genetic adaptability. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Munich microbiologists have identified an enzyme that plays a vital role in the flexible control of global gene... more
New process efficiently reprograms stem cells in one step using measles virus vector  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Induced pluripotent stem cells, the workhorse of many regenerative medicine projects, start out as differentiated cells that are reprogrammed to pluripotent stem... more
Study estimates value of investing in antibiotic to reduce repercussion in influenza pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
There have been roughly three global pandemic influenza outbreaks each century for the past four hundred years, each of which have resulted... more
New AI-driven platform analyze how pathogens infect human cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Researchers have developed a new AI-driven platform that can analyze how pathogens infect our cells with the precision of a trained biologist. more
SpeeDx expands their infectious disease portfolio into respiratory market  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
SpeeDx Pty. Ltd. today announced submission of their PlexPCR® RespiVirus test to the Therapeutic Goods Administration. more
Social stigmas surrounding HPV could put women off going for cervical screening  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
The social stigmas and myths surrounding the human papilloma virus (HPV) could make women anxious, including raising fears about their partners' fidelity and putting... more
Researchers uncover new mechanism of how Ebola viruses escape immune system  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
A research team from Tübingen and Göttingen has described in the renowned journal Cell Reports a new mechanism how the Ebola virus escapes the immune system. more
Large study fails to link phthalates and increased breast cancer risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
In the largest study to date on phthalates and postmenopausal breast cancer, a cancer epidemiology researcher found no association between breast cancer risk and exposure to... more
How sleep can fight infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researchers have discovered why sleep can sometimes be the best medicine. Sleep improves the potential ability of some of the body's immune cells to attach to their targets, according to a new study. The study helps explain how... more
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Large-scale clinical trial begins to study liver transplantation between people with HIV
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Building self-tests for the world's most common infectious diseases—with paper
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Time-lapse microscopy helps reveal brake mechanism in Streptomyces lifecycle
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How light-farming chloroplasts morph into defensive warriors
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Preparing astronaut lunar exploration
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New method uses ultraviolet light to control fluid flow and organize particles
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