Infections
Russian scientists explain how an additional component can triple vaccine efficiency  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
A team of Russian scientists carried out a study on the cell immunity level and found out how an adjuvant called azoximer bromide increases the immunogenicity... more
Standard methods not adequate to detect prosthetic joint infections in rheumatic disease patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
Standard diagnostic methods are not adequate to identify prosthetic joint infections in patients with rheumatic diseases, according to findings from a new... more
Study could open new avenues for antibacterial treatments  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
Scientists have revealed how common respiratory bugs that cause serious infections in people with cystic fibrosis interact together, according to a new study in eLife. more
Study reveals 'bug wars' that take place in cystic fibrosis  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Scientists have revealed how common respiratory bugs that cause serious infections in people with cystic fibrosis interact together, according to a new study. more
Bats don't rely on gut bacteria the way humans do  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Right now, there are trillions of bacteria living in your gut, making up about one percent of your body weight. They're supposed to be there—we need them to... more
Scientists advance citrus greening research efforts  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Citrus greening, a devastating disease, has reduced Florida citrus production by 70%, according to most accounts. Efforts to develop disease control methods have been stymied because scientists have been unable to culture and experimentally manipulate the... more
New research explains how HIV avoids getting ZAPped  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Humans have evolved dynamic defense mechanisms against the viruses that seek to infect our bodies -- proteins that specialize in identifying, capturing and destroying the genetic material that viruses try to sneak... more
Virginia Tech professor wins $1.85 million NIH grant for sepsis research  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
One drop of blood contains 5,000 neutrophils, the most abundant type of white blood cell that is deployed by the human immune system. Throughout the entire... more
New approach may help kill Mycobacterium tuberculosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
Current treatment regimens for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the causative agent of tuberculosis, are long, complex, and hard for people to sustain. Moreover, the bacteria often develop drug resistance, and many people harbor multi-drug-resistant strains.... more
Medical News Today: Is there a link between dandruff and hair loss?  MNT · 16 hours
Dandruff itself does not cause hair loss, but the two may be linked, as some infections and medical conditions can cause both dandruff and... more
Medical News Today: How a virus might protect against skin cancer  MNT · 16 hours
A recent study investigating the role of papillomaviruses in skin cancer produces surprising results. These viruses may, in fact, protect against cancer. more
Bacteria may contribute more to climate change as planet heats up  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
As bacteria adapt to hotter temperatures, they speed up their respiration rate and release more carbon, potentially accelerating climate change. more
Study shows insulin can increase mosquitoes' immunity to West Nile virus  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
A discovery by a Washington State University-led research team has the potential to inhibit the spread of West Nile virus as well as Zika and dengue... more
Vaccine reduces likelihood of severe pneumonia  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
A new study has found severe pneumonia decreases by 35 per cent in children who receive a vaccine against a pneumonia-causing bacteria. more
Boosting host immune defenses to treat tuberculosis  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
A study suggests a new approach that might help treat Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the causative agent of tuberculosis: making people's cells better at killing Mtb by harnessing RNA sensors in our cells, which detect... more
Bacteria may contribute more to climate change as planet heats up  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
As bacteria adapt to hotter temperatures, they speed up their respiration rate and release more carbon, potentially accelerating climate change. more
Two strains of the same bacterium work together to cause deadly flesh-eating disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
Two different strains of the same flesh-eating bacteria species work in combination to become more dangerous. more
New vaccine protects from widespread, costly infection, mice study shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
A newly developed experimental vaccine was more than eighty percent effective in protecting mice from succumbing to Staphylococcus aureus infection. S. aureus causes more than 30,000 deaths from... more
Antibiotics: New substances break bacterial resistance  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Researchers at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have developed a promising new class of active ingredients against resistant bacteria. In initial tests in cell cultures and insects, the substances were at least as effective as... more
Experimental Vaccine Protects Mice from Staphylococcus aureus  SCI-NEWS.COM · 21 hours
The new biofilm-specific vaccine, developed by researchers from the University of Maryland-Baltimore, Northern Arizona University and the University of Zurich, was more... more
Vaccine decreases chances of severe pneumonia in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
A new study has found severe pneumonia decreases by 35 per cent in children who receive a vaccine against a pneumonia-causing bacteria. more
Report highlights health and economic impact of antimicrobial resistance in Canada  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
In Canada, 26% of infections are resistant to the medicines that are generally first prescribed to treat an infection, a rate that could rise to 40%... more
Regulating gut bacteria could calm chemo side effects, reduce cognitive problems  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
In a new study, scientists observed several simultaneous reactions in mice given a common chemotherapy drug: Their gut bacteria and tissue changed, their blood and brains... more
How two strains of one bacterium combine to cause flesh-eating infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study used genetic analysis to reveal how two different strains of a single species of flesh-eating bacteria worked in concert to become more dangerous... more
New research explains how HIV avoids getting ZAPped  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Humans have evolved dynamic defense mechanisms against the viruses that seek to infect our bodies—proteins that specialize in identifying, capturing and destroying the genetic material that viruses try to sneak into our... more
Study reveals how two strains of one bacterium combine to cause flesh-eating infection  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In recent years, scientists have found that serious infections that progress rapidly and resist treatment are often caused by multiple microbes interacting... more
Antibiotics: New substances break bacterial resistance  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have developed a new, promising class of active ingredients against resistant bacteria. In initial tests in cell cultures and insects, the substances were at least as effective as common antibiotics. The new compounds target a... more
How the Zika virus can spread  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The spread of infectious diseases such as Zika depends on many different factors. Researchers were able to generate reliable maps for the transmission risk of the Zika virus in South America. more
Researchers generate reliable maps for transmission risk of Zika virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The spread of infectious diseases such as Zika depends on many different factors. Environmental factors play a role, as do socioeconomic factors. Recently, several attempts have be made... more
New way to measure white blood cell function provides prognostic information about patients with sepsis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Caring for a patient with sepsis requires walking a treatment tightrope. Clinicians must identify the pathogen that is... more
Researchers develop new, promising class of active ingredients against resistant bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg have developed a new, promising class of active ingredients against resistant bacteria. more
CRISPR: More than just for gene editing?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have converted the CRISPR 'recognition induced enzymatic signal' to an electrical signal, which was then used to detect the biomarkers for viruses such as HPV or parvo. They hope the end result could... more
New blood filtering system could draw disease from the body using magnets  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
An engineer has developed a new technology that could draw deadly infections such as malaria from the body using magnets. more
CRIPSR could be used to detect disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
CRISPR could be used to establish new diagnostic blood tests by identifying viral nucleic acids, such as Parvo or HPV. more
New point-of-care medical device rapidly and accurately detects viruses  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The gene-editing tool CRISPR has been heralded as a scientific miracle destined to eradicate diseases from sickle-cell anemia to cancer, or decried as "the genetic scissors that tailor the human... more
Affordable Care Act improves insurance coverage for people with HIV, cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A recent study reveals that, for people living with both HIV and cancer (PLWHC), implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) improved insurance... more
Impaired liver function during pregnancy can lead to impaired metabolism and weight gain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Impaired liver function during pregnancy may alter gut bacteria composition and increase the risk of obesity in children, according to results presented... more
Indoor plants do not improve indoor air quality  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new study published in the Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology in November says houseplants aren’t much good at removing pollutants from your home. The researchers systematically reviewed a dozen... more
Climate change spreading deadly virus in marine mammals  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A deadly virus that kills thousands of European harbour seals in the northern Atlantic Ocean has now begun affecting seals, otters and sea lions in the northern Pacific Ocean. This virus is... more
Dengue vaccine from Takeda shows promise  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Officials have confirmed the initial success with trials of Dengue vaccine. Dengue, a viral disease borne by mosquitoes is considered to be one of the top ten health threats says the world Health Organization (WHO). Since... more
Tips to help older adults maintain good oral health  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Older adults are at an especially high risk for mouth and tooth infections and the complications that can come with these problems. more
Illinois researchers develop lab-on-a-smartphone system to detect infectious diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Infectious diseases such as Zika and Dengue remain a top contributor to death and disability across the globe, according to the World Health Organization. more
Synthetic DNA technology applied as a novel strategy for delivery of anti-HIV antibodies  nanowerk · 3 days
Synthetic DNA-encoded monoclonal antibodies (DMAbs) allow for in vivo production of broadly neutralizing antibodies in preclinical studies. more
Illinois researchers to develop lab-on-a-smartphone system to detect infectious diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Infectious diseases such as Zika and Dengue remain a top contributor to death and disability across the globe, according to the World Health Organization. more
Study reveals safety, efficacy of live zoster vaccine for people taking TNF inhibitors  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
According to new research findings presented this week at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, the live zoster virus vaccine is safe for... more
Medical News Today: Hair loss in children: What to know  MNT · 4 days
Hair loss is not uncommon in children. Common causes include fungal infections, stress, and hair pulling. Learn about causes, treatments, and when to see a doctor, here. more
Investigational vaccine protects macaques against four types of hemorrhagic fever viruses  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health have developed an investigational vaccine that protected cynomolgus macaques against four types of hemorrhagic fever viruses endemic to... more
Study finds reliable biomarker for noninvasive detection of deadly infant disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A diagnostic study of 136 premature infants found that a protein involved in managing harmful bacteria in the human intestine is a reliable biomarker for the... more
Genetic diversity impacts efficacy of cancer immunotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The constant battle against infectious pathogens has had a decisive influence on the human immune system over the course of our evolution. more
Study vaccine protects monkeys against four types of hemorrhagic fever viruses  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists have developed an investigational vaccine that protected cynomolgus macaques against four types of hemorrhagic fever viruses endemic to overlapping regions in Africa. Scientists are developing... more
DNA technology as a novel strategy for delivery of anti-HIV antibodies  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists applied synthetic DNA-based technology to drive in vivo production of broadly neutralizing anti-HIV antibodies in small and large-animal models, providing proof of concept for a... more
Medical News Today: What are the best home remedies for fever?  MNT · 5 days
A fever is an uncomfortable symptom of infection or illness. Learn about the best home remedies for fever in children and adults here. more
Medical News Today: CDC: Salmonella outbreak linked to ground beef  MNT · 5 days
The CDC have recently published information regarding a multi-state Salmonella outbreak. The infections are linked with ground beef consumption. more
Can science break its plastic addiction?  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Lucy Gilliam has an infectious passion for environmental action. Today, she works in Brussels on environmental transport policy. But in the early 2000s, she was a molecular microbiologist in Hertfordshire. Like many in her field, Gilliam... more
Combination therapy shows promise for transplanting HCV-infected organs  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Data from a new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – found that combination therapy with direct-acting antivirals... more
The first locally transmitted cases of Zika have been confirmed in Europe  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The first native cases of Zika virus have been confirmed in Europe. Experts are calling it a wake-up call as warming global temperatures could... more
Targeted gene modification in animal pathogenic chlamydia  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers successfully performed targeted gene mutation in the zoonotic pathogen Chlamydia caviae. more
Neanderthals May Have Gone Extinct Because of Human Tropical Infections  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
The initial encounter between Neanderthals and anatomically modern Homo sapiens migrating out of Africa occurred more... more
Targeted gene modification in animal pathogenic chlamydia  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Researchers at Umeå University (Sweden), in collaboration with researchers at the University of Maryland and Duke University (U.S.), now for the first time successfully performed targeted gene mutation in the zoonotic pathogen Chlamydia caviae. more
Microscopic biological motors using magnetotactic bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Since their discovery in the 1970s, scientists have developed a strong interested for magnetotactic bacteria, an intriguing microorganism that moves along the magnetic field lines due the magnetite particles they grow in their body. How this... more
Chinese company in vaccine scandal declared bankrupt  ABC NEWS · 5 days
A Chinese maker of rabies vaccine that was fined $1.3 billion in a scandal that prompted a national crackdown on the industry says it has been declared bankrupt more
Biodiversity may benefit mental health by affecting gut bacteria  MNT · 5 days
New research in mice shows that exposure to biodiverse soil raises levels of a beneficial gut bacterium and correlates with reduction in anxiety. more
Fight for Sight-funded research identifies potential alternative to treat corneal infections, sight loss  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A researcher from the University of Nottingham has discovered a possible alternative to traditional anitbiotics to treat corneal infections. more
Giving billions of live bacteria to boost the gut health of premature babies  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Boosting the milk of premature babies with healthy bacteria may have helped halve the number of serious gut problems and infections, according... more
Researchers join forces to adapt novel genetic tool for zoonotic Chlamydia  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The human pathogenic bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common sexually transmitted bacterial pathogen worldwide. more
New vaccine strategy shows promise against HIV  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A collaborative team of scientists has made a successful proof-of-principle demonstration of an advanced HIV vaccine strategy--an approach that may also work in protecting people from an array of other deadly infectious diseases. more
Modified CRISPR gene editing tool could improve therapies for HIV, sickle cell disease  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
City of Hope researchers may have found a way to sharpen the fastest, cheapest and most accurate gene editing technique, CRISPR-Cas9, so... more
High hepatitis C rates in Ohio linked to opioid misuse  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
In an effort to further measure the opioid epidemic's impact in Ohio, the Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health studied hepatitis C rates within the state and... more
New strain of HIV discovered and sequenced  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Researchers have for the first time in twenty years come upon a new strain of HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This strain is a part of the Group M type of HIV-1. HIV-1 is... more
Adaptive mutability of colorectal cancers in response to targeted therapies  Science Magazine · 6 days
The emergence of drug resistance limits the efficacy of targeted therapies in human tumors. The prevalent view is that resistance is a fait accompli: when treatment is initiated,... more
Medical News Today: What to know about anal yeast infection  MNT · 6 days
An anal yeast infection occurs when there is an overgrowth in concentrations of Candida in the anus. Read this article to learn more about the symptoms, causes, treatments,... more
Medical News Today: What to know about breast yeast infection  MNT · 6 days
A yeast infection occurs when there is a Candida yeast overgrowth. This infection can affect many parts of the body, including the breasts. Learn about the causes, symptoms,... more
Medical News Today: Biodiversity may benefit mental health by affecting gut bacteria  MNT · 6 days
New research in mice shows that exposure to biodiverse soil raises levels of a beneficial gut bacterium and correlates with reduction in anxiety. more
New model could predict response of HIV-infected individuals to cancer immunotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A group of researchers at UPF and the Marchuk Institute of Numerical Mathematics in Moscow, Russia, have designed a mathematical model to predict the response of... more
Melting Arctic sea ice linked to emergence of deadly virus in marine mammals  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists have linked the decline in Arctic sea ice to the emergence of a deadly virus that could threaten marine mammals in... more
Melting arctic sea ice linked to emergence of deadly virus in marine mammals  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Scientists have linked the decline in Arctic sea ice to the emergence of a deadly virus that could threaten marine mammals in... more
New findings on gut microbiome's interactions with GI diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A study offers new insight on how the gut bacteria of dogs interact with a healthy vs. unhealthy GI tract, which could contribute to the development of new therapies for... more
Simulated sunlight reveals how 98% of plastics at sea go missing each year  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Trillions of plastic fragments are afloat at sea, which cause large "garbage patches" to form in rotating ocean currents called subtropical gyres.... more
There's A Promising New Vaccine For One Of The World's Top Health Threats  NPR · 6 days
Dengue afflicts nearly 400 million people worldwide every year, but a vaccine has remained elusive. New research offers a path forward. more
Study finds season an important factor in soil microbe sampling  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Soil bacterial communities influence crop success and agricultural sustainability by interacting with plants in a variety of ways, from exchanging nutrients to influencing plant susceptibility to infection. more
Potential side effects increase in children with use of common reflux aids, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) -- such as Prilosec, Protonix and Nexium, have long been one of the most prescribed medications... more
Water mold research leads to greater understanding of corn diseases  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Corn is a staple feed and biofuel crop with a value close to $3.7 billion in the Michigan economy alone. However, knowledge about seedling pathogens in Michigan corn... more
Infectious cancer spreads across mussels in South America and Europe, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
An infectious cancer that originated in one species of mussel growing in the Northern Hemisphere has spread to related mussels in South America and... more
Virus characteristics predict HIV treatment efficacy with antibody treatment  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Current HIV-1 therapies have been proven to be highly effective in slowing the progression of the virus in the body with only minimal side effects. The daily antiretroviral therapy (ART)... more
HIV-1 virus characteristics can predict treatment efficacy with specific antibody treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Current HIV-1 therapies have been proven to be highly effective in slowing the progression of the virus in the body with only minimal side effects. more
Water mold research leads to greater understanding of corn diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Corn is a staple feed and biofuel crop with a value close to $3.7 billion in the Michigan economy alone. However, knowledge about seedling pathogens in Michigan corn... more
Critical protein that could unlock West Nile/Zika virus treatments identified  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists have identified a protein that is critical in controlling replication of West Nile and Zika viruses -- and could be important for developing therapies to prevent and... more
Newer procedure offers more permanent solution to chronic Eustachian tube dysfunction  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
When the Eustachian tube connecting the back of the nose and middle ear becomes inflamed, infected or blocked, people can experience pain, discomfort and possible hearing... more
New bacteria-killing toxin shows promise to impact superbug infectious diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
An international research collaboration has discovered a new bacteria-killing toxin that shows promise of impacting superbug infectious diseases. more
Mailed self-sampling kits for HPV testing increased cervical cancer screening rates  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Signaling a potential major change in cervical cancer screening options for American women, a new study found that mailed self-sampling kits that test for HPV -... more
People increasingly using Reddit to 'diagnose' STDs  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new study reveals that people are sharing images of their genitalia on social media in the hope of getting their sexually transmitted infections (STIs) diagnosed by others. This disturbing news not only points... more
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