Infections
Algae-killing viruses spur nutrient recycling in oceans  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Scientists have confirmed that viruses can kill marine algae called diatoms and that diatom die-offs near the ocean surface may provide nutrients and organic matter for recycling by other algae, according to a Rutgers-led... more
How invading fungus forces zombie ant's death grip  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
If it's thoughts of zombies that keep you awake at night, you shouldn't be worried about zombie humans; it's the carpenter ants (Camponotus castaneus) that should concern you most. When infected by... more
PFAS move from mom to fetus at higher rate in women with gestational diabetes  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
A University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental epidemiologist studying the presence of PFAS compounds in new mothers and their babies found... more
New research could help design algae that produces fuels and cleanup chemicals  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
It's a case of grand larceny that could lead to new fuels and cleanup chemicals. Ten species of red algae stole about 1 percent... more
Over 1 million years of life lost in Ohio from overdose deaths, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
The drug addiction epidemic continues to plague the country, and thousands of lives are cut short each year due to... more
WHO declares the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo a global health emergency  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
Ebola, the deadly viral infection, is spreading in Congo and the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced it as an international health emergency. Speaking... more
Gut infection can lead to a pathology resembling Parkinson's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
A new study by Montreal scientists published today in Nature demonstrates that a gut infection can lead to a pathology resembling Parkinson's disease in a mouse model lacking... more
Multiple breaches of injection safety practices identified in New Jersey septic arthritis outbreak  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Multiple violations of injection safety and infection prevention practices--from lack of handwashing to inappropriate re-use of medication vials--were identified after an outbreak... more
New tuberculosis tests pave way for cow vaccination programs  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Skin tests that can distinguish between cattle that are infected with tuberculosis (TB) and those that have been vaccinated against the disease have been created by an international team of... more
A deadly fungus gives ‘zombie’ ants a case of lockjaw  SCIENCE-NEWS · 15 hours
Clues left on infected ant jaws may reveal how the ‘zombie-ant-fungus’ contracts ant muscles to make their death grip. more
Can gut infection trigger Parkinson's disease?  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
Results suggest some forms of PD are an autoimmune disease triggered years before noticeable symptoms. more
Plant viruses may be reshaping our world  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
A new review article highlights the evolution and ecology of plant viruses. A team of biologists is now exploring many details of viral dynamics. They describe the subtle interplay between three components of the... more
Plant viruses may be reshaping our world  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
The community of viruses is staggeringly vast. Occupying every conceivable biological niche, from searing undersea vents to frigid tundra, these enigmatic invaders, hovering between inert matter and life, circumnavigate the globe in the hundreds... more
A timeline of Congo's latest deadly Ebola virus outbreak  ABC NEWS · 19 hours
A timeline of Congo's latest deadly Ebola virus outbreak, now an international emergency more
Structural basis for the multitasking nature of the potato virus Y coat protein  Science Magazine · 19 hours
Potato virus Y (PVY) is among the most economically important plant pathogens. Using cryoelectron microscopy, we determined the near-atomic structure of PVY’s... more
Excessive exosome release is the pathogenic pathway linking a lysosomal deficiency to generalized fibrosis  Science Magazine · 19 hours
Lysosomal exocytosis is a ubiquitous process negatively regulated by neuraminidase 1 (NEU1), a sialidase mutated in the glycoprotein storage disease... more
A defined antigen skin test for the diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis  Science Magazine · 19 hours
Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a major zoonotic disease of cattle that is endemic in much of the world, limiting livestock productivity and representing a global public... more
Worm tubes as conduits for the electrogenic microbial grid in marine sediments  Science Magazine · 19 hours
Electrogenic cable bacteria can couple spatially separated redox reaction zones in marine sediments using multicellular filaments as electron conductors. Reported as generally absent from... more
Inflammation up-regulates cochlear expression of TRPV1 to potentiate drug-induced hearing loss  Science Magazine · 19 hours
Aminoglycoside antibiotics are essential for treating life-threatening bacterial infections, despite the risk of lifelong hearing loss. Infections induce inflammation and up-regulate expression of candidate aminoglycoside-permeant cation... more
[Research Articles] Enhancing safety of cytomegalovirus-based vaccine vectors by engaging host intrinsic immunity  Science Magazine · 19 hours
Rhesus cytomegalovirus (RhCMV)–based vaccines maintain effector memory T cell responses (TEM) that protect ~50% of rhesus monkeys (RMs) challenged with simian immunodeficiency... more
[Research Articles] A live-attenuated RhCMV/SIV vaccine shows long-term efficacy against heterologous SIV challenge  Science Magazine · 19 hours
Previous studies have established that strain 68-1–derived rhesus cytomegalovirus (RhCMV) vectors expressing simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) proteins (RhCMV/SIV) are able to elicit... more
Medical News Today: Ancient survival mechanism may contribute to obesity epidemic  MNT · 20 hours
Like starvation, overeating stresses cells and causes a similar slowdown in the release of energy from fat storage, a new mouse study suggests. more
New tuberculosis tests pave way for cow vaccination programs  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Skin tests that can distinguish between cattle that are infected with tuberculosis (TB) and those that have been vaccinated against the disease have been created by an international team of... more
Red algae steal genes from bacteria to cope with environmental stresses  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
It's a case of grand larceny that could lead to new fuels and cleanup chemicals. Ten species of red algae stole about 1 percent of their... more
For bacteria, the neighbors co-determine which cell dies first  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Bacteria do not simply perish in hunger phases fortuitously; rather, the surrounding cells have a say as well. A research team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now... more
Survival: For bacteria, the neighbors co-determine which cell dies first  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Bacteria do not simply perish in hunger phases fortuitously; rather, the surrounding cells have a say as well. A research team has now discovered that two factors, above... more
Red algae steal genes from bacteria to cope with environmental stresses  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
It's a case of grand larceny that could lead to new fuels and cleanup chemicals. Ten species of red algae stole about 1 percent of their... more
Multiple injection safety violations found in New Jersey septic arthritis outbreak  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Multiple violations of injection safety and infection prevention practices -- from lack of handwashing to inappropriate re-use of medication vials -- were identified after an outbreak... more
'Semi-synthetic' bacteria churn out unnatural proteins  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
Synthetic biologists seek to create new life with forms and functions not seen in nature. Although scientists are a long way from making a completely artificial life form, they have made semi-synthetic organisms that have an... more
Study: Surveillance for antibiotic-resistant bacteria continues to be core focus for healthcare facilities  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
Below is a summary of a study published online today in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. This article will be freely available... more
Study provides an update about the nature and extent of teen 'sexting'  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
The good news is that adolescent "sexting" is not at epidemic levels as reported in some media headlines. The bad news is that it... more
Wide income gaps affect health of rich and poor alike, says researcher  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Sharp income disparity in neighborhoods linked with physical and mental health problems, says U of A social epidemiologist who found similar results in Boston... more
'Semi-synthetic' bacteria churn out unnatural proteins  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Synthetic biologists seek to create new life with forms and functions not seen in nature. Although scientists are a long way from making a completely artificial life form, they have made semi-synthetic organisms that have an... more
FDA approves antibacterial drug to treat complicated urinary tract infections, intra-abdominal infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Recarbrio (imipenem, cilastatin and relebactam), an antibacterial drug product to treat adults with complicated urinary tract... more
Empa researchers aim to fight unwanted biofilms  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Some of us who are hospitalized are feeling worse rather than better. On average, seven percent of all patients in industrial countries are affected by "nosocomial" infections. In intensive care units, the risk increases... more
Women's greater immune response to flu vaccine declines with age  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Women tend to have a greater immune response to a flu vaccination compared to men, but their advantage largely disappears as they age and their estrogen levels decline,... more
New methods to recognize antimicrobial resistant bacteria and how they work  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The struggle against antimicrobial resistant bacteria is the main topic in the latest issue of the science magazine BfR2GO. more
Medical News Today: What to know about sleep aids  MNT · 1 day
People who have difficulty falling or staying asleep may wish to try using sleep aids. Various over-the-counter, prescription, and natural sleep aids are available. Lifestyle techniques to improve sleep hygiene... more
Novel vaccine against bee sting allergy successfully tested  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A recently completed trial on a bee sting vaccine containing a novel adjuvant called Advax to increase its efficacy has raised hopes that severe allergic reactions, sometimes fatal, to bee venom in... more
Human trial of bee sting vaccine shows promise against allergic reactions  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Most people have probably been stung by a bee and while it can be painful, it's especially dangerous for the many that are at risk of... more
Medical News Today: Is this scab infected? Diagnosis and treatment  MNT · 1 day
Scabs are the body's natural defense against bacteria. When bacteria get beneath a scab, the wound can become infected. This article covers how to tell if a wound... more
Anti-starvation trick that saved our ancestors may underlie obesity epidemic  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A molecular 'trick' that kept our ancient ancestors from starving may now be contributing to the obesity epidemic, a new study finds. more
Women's stronger immune response to flu vaccination diminishes with age  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Women tend to have a greater immune response to a flu vaccination compared to men, but their advantage largely disappears as they age and their estrogen levels decline,... more
Study identifies genomic differences that impact response to Cryptococcus infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Cryptococcus neoformans is a fungal pathogen that infects people with weakened immune systems, particularly those with advanced HIV/AIDS. New University of Minnesota Medical Research could mean a better... more
Researchers find mechanism behind susceptibility to viral infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A team of researchers from the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medicine Centre's Viral Research and Experimental Medicine Centre found that immune cells undergoing stress and an altered metabolism are the reasons why some... more
Gut microbiota protects from viral-induced neurologic damage, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Gut microbes produce compounds that prime immune cells to destroy harmful viruses in the brain and nervous system, according to a mouse study published today in eLife. more
Medical News Today: How diet quality affects the colon's microbiome  MNT · 2 days
New research has now examined the bacterial composition of the colonic mucosa of individuals who follow low and high quality diets. more
Flies may also spread disease among monkeys and apes  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
People the world over have a good sense that flies are filthy and that we do not want them landing on our food during our summer picnics. Research has justified... more
Osteoarthritis linked to higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have investigated the link between osteoarthritis and mortality in an epidemiological study. It was shown that the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease was higher for people... more
How diet quality affects the colon's microbiome  MNT · 2 days
New research has now examined the bacterial composition of the colonic mucosa of individuals who follow low and high quality diets. more
Australian bee sting vaccine trial holds promise against allergic reactions  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Most people have probably been stung by a bee and while it can be painful, it's especially dangerous for those at risk of suffering a life threatening allergic... more
Flies may also spread disease among monkeys and apes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
People the world over have a good sense that we do not want flies landing on our food. Research has justified that disgust, showing that flies associated with humans and... more
Scientists uncover mechanism behind development of viral infections  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A team of researchers found that immune cells undergoing stress and an altered metabolism are the reasons why some individuals become sick from viral infections while others do not, when exposed to... more
Removing bacterial armor could be new way to fight anthrax  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study led by Dr. Antonella Fioravanti in the lab of Prof. Han Remaut (VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology) has shown that removing the armor of the... more
Gut microbes protect against neurologic damage from viral infections  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Gut microbes produce compounds that prime immune cells to destroy harmful viruses in the brain and nervous system, according to a mouse study. more
Differences in genes impact response to cryptococcus infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Cryptococcus neoformans is a fungal pathogen that infects people with weakened immune systems, particularly those with advanced HIV/AIDS. New research could mean a better understanding of this infection and potentially better treatments... more
Mortality risk from cardiovascular disease higher for people with osteoarthritis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have investigated the link between osteoarthritis and mortality in an epidemiological study. It was shown that the risk of dying from cardiovascular... more
Stripping down bacterial armor: A new way to fight anthrax  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new study led by Dr. Antonella Fioravanti in the lab of Prof. Han Remaut (VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology) has shown that removing the armor of the... more
HIV therapy leaves unrepaired holes in the immune system's wall of defense  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
If they don't receive antiretroviral therapy (ART), most HIV patients see a progressive weakening of their immune system. more
HIV DNA persists in spinal fluid despite treatment, linked to cognitive impairment  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Many people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and using antiretroviral therapy (ART) may still have cells sheltering the virus lurking in the... more
New study uncovers 3D structure of toxin responsible for C. diff infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study, led by researchers from the University of California, Irvine, uncovers the long-sought-after, three-dimensional structure of a toxin primarily responsible for devastating... more
Fungal infection study identifies specific genetic vulnerability among Hmong people  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Ten years ago, in Marathon County, Wisconsin, 55 people were sickened by an uncommon fungal infection called blastomycosis. Thirty patients were hospitalized. Two people died. more
New study uncovers 3D structure of toxin responsible for C. Diff Toxin  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study, led by researchers from the University of California, Irvine, uncovers the long-sought-after, three-dimensional structure of a toxin primarily responsible for devastating... more
Patients with HIV DNA in cerebrospinal fluid have high risk of experiencing cognitive deficits  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Investigators from the AIDS Clinical Trials Group, the world's largest and longest-established HIV research network, today announced that the Journal... more
WHO's 'Treat All' HIV recommendation widely adopted globally  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Faced with a global epidemic of HIV, the World Health Organization advised back in 2015 that a new health policy, summed up as “Treat All”, be adopted in all health facilities around... more
Investigation into fungal infection reveals genetic vulnerability in Hmong people  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new study has identified a specific genetic vulnerability among Hmong people that renders them more susceptible to the disease-causing fungus. more
Widespread global implementation of WHO's 'Treat All' HIV recommendation  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new study shows that the World Health Organization's (WHO) 2015 recommendation for immediate treatment of all people living with HIV has become the standard of care across HIV clinics... more
Dietary quality influences microbiome composition in human colonic mucosa  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Studying the association between diet quality and microbiome composition in human colonic mucosa revealed that a high-quality diet is linked to more potentially beneficial bacteria, while a low-quality diet is... more
Ribosome standby: How bacteria translate proteins from structurally blocked mRNAs  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Bacterial ribosomes need a single-stranded ribosome binding site (RBS) to initiate protein synthesis, whereas stable RNA structure blocks initiation. Paradoxically, structured mRNAs can nevertheless be efficiently translated. Researchers... more
Researchers discover new therapeutic target for treatment of Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Experiments performed in mice, in which the main pathogenic markers of the disease have been evaluated, show that the progression of the disease is prevented when the function... more
New study on the immune system of plants: It works differently than expected  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
What happens at the molecular level when plants defend against invading pathogens? Previously it was assumed that the processes were roughly the... more
New study on the immune system of plants: It works differently than expected  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
What happens at the molecular level when plants defend against invading pathogens? Previously it was assumed that the processes were roughly the... more
A legal framework for vector-borne diseases and land use  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Vector-borne diseases -- caused by parasites, viruses, and bacteria transmitted by insects and animals -- account for more than 17% of all infectious diseases on Earth. While many emerging infectious... more
Algae as a resource: Chemical tricks from the sea  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The chemical process by which bacteria break down algae into an energy source for the marine food chain, has been unknown - until now. For the first time, is has... more
Gut-boosting food may put an end to childhood malnutrition worldwide  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers have developed a new type of food that improves gut bacteria in malnourished children and kick-starts growth. more
Spraying bats with ‘good’ bacteria may combat deadly white nose syndrome  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
Nearly half of bats infected with white nose syndrome survived through winter after being spritzed with antifungal bacteria, a small study finds. more
Genome study reveals extent, diversity of Roman-era pandemic  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
New research on one of history's most devastating plagues shows that it spread farther than previously believed, reaching post–Roman Britain, and provides new information about the plague bacteria's evolution during a pandemic... more
Don't Be Confused If This Starfish Makes Your Mouth Water  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
When a photo of Plinthaster dentatus went viral on Twitter last week, pasta-lovers did a double take — the sea star looked just like a piece of ravioli. more
Even when HIV prevention drug is covered, other costs block treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Three years ago, Corey Walsh, who was in a relationship with a man who was HIV-positive, got a prescription for Truvada, a drug approved by the... more
Curcumin halloysite nanoformulation with selective antimicrobial effects  nanowerk · 3 days
Turmeric has a long history of usage in traditional medicine in India and China. Ancient Indians have known the medicinal properties of turmeric - i.e. curcumin - for several millennia. Researchers have now investigated... more
LexaGene’s beta prototype achieves 98.2% consistency with reference lab data  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
LexaGene Holdings, Inc., a biotechnology company that develops genetic analyzers for rapid pathogen detection and other molecular markers, announced today the test results from its first beta prototype... more
Study: HIV patients continue treatments if health care providers are compassionate  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Adults with HIV are more likely to continue life-saving treatments if their primary health care providers show respect, unconditional empathy without judgement and demonstrate an ability... more
Europe reports the highest ever levels of syphilis  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new study on syphilis has revealed the horrifying truth that more men than ever are contracting the sexually transmitted infection (STI) syphilis in Europe. The most heavily infected group comprises men... more
Adults with HIV who have compassionate care providers start and remain in treatment longer  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers find patients who perceive their primary care providers as lacking empathy and not willing to include them in decision... more
Reprogramming cells to control HIV infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Cells from the rare individuals who naturally control HIV infection have been the focus of investigation for nearly 15 years with the aim of elucidating their specific features. more
Medical News Today: High blood pressure: Could gut bacteria play a role?  MNT · 4 days
Over recent years, researchers have investigated the potential role of gut bacteria in hypertension. Although evidence is mounting, questions remain. more
High blood pressure: Could gut bacteria play a role?  MNT · 4 days
Over recent years, researchers have investigated the potential role of gut bacteria in hypertension. Although evidence is mounting, questions remain. more
Medical News Today: What to know about bleeding nipples  MNT · 5 days
Bleeding nipples may occur as a result of breastfeeding, skin irritation, allergies, and infections. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Learn more about the causes of bleeding nipples here. more
C. difficile resists hospital disinfectant, persists on hospital gowns, stainless steel  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Surgical gowns and stainless steel remained contaminated with the pathogen Clostridium difficile even after being treated with the recommended disinfectant, according to new research. more
Super salty, subzero Arctic water provides peek at possible life on other planets  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have discovered thriving communities of bacteria in Alaskan 'cryopegs,' trapped layers of sediment with water so salty that it remains liquid... more
HIV: Reprogramming cells to control infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Following research on cohorts, scientists have described the characteristics of CD8 immune cells in these 'HIV controller' subjects. The unique antiviral power of these immune cells can be attributed to an optimal metabolic program that confers... more
Prevalence of anal cancer precursors is higher in women living with HIV than previously reported  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The prevalence of anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL), which precede anal cancer, is much higher in women... more
Plants under drought stress change their microbes through their roots  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Plants that are under stress from drought can change the behavior of nearby fungi and bacteria, according to a new study led by Franciska de Vries, professor of... more
Research team finds new adaptive trick used by Staphylococcus bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In recently published research into the regulatory mechanisms of a disease bacterium often found in the human body, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Associate Professor of... more
Mathematical model helps identify determinants of persistent MRSA bacteremia  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Mathematical modeling suggests that the rate at which a patient’s immune system clears slow-growing variants of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria is a key determinant of whether antibiotics can cure the... more
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