Infections
Scientists create 3-D printed parts that can kill bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 18 minutes
Researchers from the University of Sheffield have, for the first time, manufactured 3-D printed parts that show resistance to common bacteria. This could stop the spread of infections such as... more
Taming electrons with bacteria parts  PHYS.ORG · 18 minutes
Electrons are tough to pin down in biology. Learning how to harness electrons is no fool's errand because, when electrons move, they are the electricity that powers life. more
Collaborative project to address the local opioid epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
The University of Arizona is partnering with the Tucson Police Department, CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness, and Pima County as part of a three-year, $1.47 million Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services... more
More precautions taken as 4th death blamed on China virus  ABC NEWS · 9 hours
Heightened precautions are being taken in China and elsewhere as governments strove to control the outbreak of a novel coronavirus that threatens to grow during the Lunar New... more
Study indicates a widening health gap between richest and poorest  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
The self-reported health of poor Brits is worse than that of people born a century ago, suggests a large nationally representative study of more than 200,000 working-age people,... more
China reports more than 200 infections with new coronavirus from Wuhan  Science Magazine · 23 hours
Beijing and Shenzhen both have cases; Korea becomes third affected country outside China more
Tuberculosis bacteria survive in amoebae found in soil  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Scientists from the University of Surrey and University of Geneva have discovered that the bacterium which causes bovine TB can survive and grow in small, single-celled organisms found in soil and dung.... more
Altruism in bacteria: Colonies divide the work  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Bacteria found in soil specialize in the colony by division of labor. Some of the bacteria produce antibiotics, even when it comes at the expense of their individual reproduction success, to defend their colony... more
Disarming bacteria with mucus and phages  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Millions of people are treated with antibiotics each year for infections or as a preventative measure. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that at least 2.8 million people are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria each... more
Exercise is good for your skin: A protein mimics some antiaging effects in mice  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
If I cut myself while chopping vegetables, the cells in my skin would repair the damaged tissue in days or... more
China's Xi says coronavirus outbreak must be taken seriously  ABC NEWS · 1 day
China has reported a sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new coronavirus, including the first cases in the capital more
Cases of new viral pneumonia in China surpass 200  ABC NEWS · 1 day
China has reported a sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new coronavirus, including the first cases in the capital more
China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing  ABC NEWS · 2 days
China has reported a sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new coronavirus, including two in Beijing more
17 new cases reported in China's viral pneumonia outbreak  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Seventeen more people in central China have been diagnosed with a new form of viral pneumonia that has killed two patients and placed other countries on alert more
China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Seventeen more people in central China have been diagnosed with a new form of viral pneumonia that has killed two patients and placed other countries on alert more
Common foods alter gut bacteria by influencing viruses  MNT · 3 days
Gut bacteria live alongside billions of viruses. A new study investigates how specific foods impact these viruses and, therefore, gut bacteria. more
Czechs detect bird flu as new Europe outbreak feared  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A highly contagious bird flu has been confirmed at a Czech farm, officials said Saturday after a French farm union warned of the risk of a new outbreak in Europe. more
Medical News Today: Common foods alter gut bacteria by influencing viruses  MNT · 3 days
Gut bacteria live alongside billions of viruses. A new study investigates how specific foods impact these viruses and, therefore, gut bacteria. more
China reports 4 more cases in viral pneumonia outbreak  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Four more cases have been identified in a viral pneumonia outbreak in a central Chinese city that has killed two and prompted the United States and others to take precautionary... more
US Officials Will Screen Travelers from China for New Virus  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
As an outbreak of a new virus in China spreads, U.S. officials will start screening passengers arriving at select U.S. airports. more
Microbiome DNA signature present in human fetal lungs  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The lungs and placentas of fetuses in the womb -- as young as 11 weeks after conception -- already show a bacterial microbiome signature, which suggests that bacteria may colonize the lungs... more
Biophysical and biomolecular interactions of malaria-infected erythrocytes in engineered human capillaries  Science Magazine · 4 days
Microcirculatory obstruction is a hallmark of severe malaria, but mechanisms of parasite sequestration are only partially understood. Here, we developed a robust three-dimensional microvessel model that... more
US to screen airline passengers from China for new illness  ABC NEWS · 4 days
U.S. health officials have announced they will begin screening airline passengers from central China for a new virus that is making people sick more
Medical News Today: Can diet improve a person's vaginal health?  MNT · 4 days
Eating certain nutrients as part of a healthful diet may help keep the vagina healthy, prevent infections, or improve vaginal conditions. Learn more here. more
Medical News Today: New SARS-like virus may be spreading outside China  MNT · 4 days
Reports of a novel virus spreading to countries in East and Southeast Asia have put local authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) on alert. more
Medical News Today: Supplement may help burn fat long after exercise  MNT · 4 days
Taking an appetite suppressant produced by gut bacteria may help increase the value of moderate exercise for weight loss, according to a new study. more
Human fetal lungs harbor a microbiome signature  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
The lungs and placentas of fetuses in the womb -- as young as 11 weeks after conception -- already show a bacterial microbiome signature, which suggests that bacteria may colonize the lungs well before... more
Governor stops distribution of condoms with cheeky slogans  ABC NEWS · 4 days
An HIV-awareness campaign featuring condom wrappers with cheeky slogans has  met a quick end in Utah more
French oyster farmers fume as norovirus shuts down sales  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Several oyster farmers along France's Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts have been forced to halt sales since December after their sites were contaminated by the highly contagious norovirus, which they blame... more
Sanitary care by social ants shapes disease outcome  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Sanitary care in ants to fight disease is known to improve the wellbeing of the colony, yet it has been unclear how social disease defense interferes with pathogen competition inside the individual... more
Research could be starting point for wound dressings with 'built-in infection stoppers'  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Infections are a dreaded threat that can have fatal consequences after an operation, in the treatment of wounds, and during tissue engineering. more
Sanitary care by social ants shapes disease outcome  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Sanitary care in ants to fight disease is known to improve the wellbeing of the colony, yet it has been unclear how social disease defense interferes with pathogen competition inside the individual... more
China reports 2nd death from virus behind pneumonia outbreak  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Chinese health authorities say a second person has died from a new coronavirus that has caused an outbreak of pneumonia in central China more
New HIV infections among gay and bisexual men in the UK fall by 71 percent  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a highly contagious infection usually transmitted through body fluids during sexual contact,... more
Genetically engineered mosquitoes halt Dengue spread  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new study published in the journal PLOS Pathogens in January 2020 reports the development of mosquitoes that have been genetically modified to resist infection by several types of the dengue virus. This is the first... more
Discovery of mechanism by which Zika virus enters brain cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Two independent studies published by Cell Press on January 16, 2020, report that the mechanism by which Zika virus enters brain cells has been identified and even more,... more
Physicists design 'super-human' red blood cells to deliver drugs to specific targets  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A team of physicists from McMaster University has developed a process to modify red blood cells so they can be used to distribute drugs... more
Scientists discover how B-cells in tumor cells promote a favorable immunotherapy response  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The white blood cells are potent fighters that protect the body against foreign invaders, including pathogens and cancer cells. Scientists have found that the... more
Researchers develop novel assay to detect Chinese coronavirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers from the German Center for Infection Research at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have developed a new laboratory assay to detect the novel Chinese coronavirus. more
Walnuts may be a heart- and gut-healthy snack  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Walnuts may not just be a tasty snack, they may also promote good-for-your-gut bacteria. New research suggests that these "good" bacteria could be contributing to the heart-health benefits of walnuts. more
New whooping cough vaccine needed to protect from emerging superbug strains  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Australia needs a new whooping cough vaccine to ensure our most vulnerable are protected from the emergence of superbug strains, new UNSW research has shown. more
New model shows how crop rotation helps combat plant pests  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A new computational model shows how different patterns of crop rotation -- planting different crops at different times in the same field -- can impact long-term yield when... more
Mosquitoes engineered to repel dengue virus  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
An international team of scientists has synthetically engineered mosquitoes that halt the transmission of the dengue virus. Biologists developed a human antibody for dengue suppression in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the insects that spread dengue. The development... more
New model shows how crop rotation helps combat plant pests  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new computational model shows how different patterns of crop rotation—planting different crops at different times in the same field—can impact long-term yield when the crops are threatened... more
Medical News Today: Using salt to fight cancer  MNT · 5 days
A recent study in mice finds that salt nanoparticles can kill cancer cells. The results also show that the dead cells act as a cancer vaccine. more
Medical News Today: What to know about typhus  MNT · 5 days
Typhus is a rare bacterial infection that people can acquire from insect bites. Discover its symptoms, risk factors, and the treatment options available. more
Bartonella bacteria found in hemangiosarcoma tumors from dogs  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have found a very high prevalence of Bartonella bacteria in tumors and tissues - but not blood samples - taken from dogs with hemangiosarcoma, a cancer of the blood vessels. more
New sensitive marker may enable early diagnosis, treatment of spotted fever rickettsioses  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Rickettsiae are bacteria that cause severe, potentially lethal human infections, including Mediterranean spotted fever and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. more
Lights on for germ-free wound dressings  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Infections are a dreaded threat that can have fatal consequences after an operation, in the treatment of wounds, and during tissue engineering. Biomimetic hydrogels with 'built-in' antimicrobial properties can significantly decrease this danger. Scientists have now... more
Crop residues are a potential source of beneficial microorganisms and biocontrol agents  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
While studies of the microbiomes (which comprises all the microorganisms, mainly bacteria and fungi) of the phyllosphere and the rhizosphere of plants are important,... more
Bartonella bacteria found in hemangiosarcoma tumors from dogs  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a very high prevalence of Bartonella bacteria in tumors and tissues—but not blood samples—taken from dogs with hemangiosarcoma, a cancer of the blood vessels.... more
Whooping cough evolving into a superbug  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Whooping cough bacteria are becoming smarter at colonizing and feeding off unwitting hosts -- whether they have been vaccinated or not -- strengthening calls for a new vaccine. more
Walnuts may be good for the gut and help promote heart health  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers found that eating walnuts daily as part of a healthy diet was associated with increases in certain bacteria that can help promote health.... more
Utah stops distribution of condoms with cheeky slogans  ABC NEWS · 5 days
An HIV-awareness campaign featuring condom wrappers with cheeky slogans has  met a quick end in Utah more
Nanopore sequencing of African swine fever virus  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
African swine fever (ASF) is one of the most pathogenic viral diseases in pigs caused by African swine fever virus (ASFV). The fatality rate is almost 100%, which brings huge economic losses to the... more
Heat check on a chip: Nanoscalechip can detect sub-microwatt changes in temperature  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Scientists working in medical research, biology, cellular studies, and in understanding bacteria and other pathogens often need to know about temperature rises and falls... more
Biomimetic hydrogel with photodynamic antimicrobial effect  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Infections are a dreaded threat that can have fatal consequences after an operation, in the treatment of wounds, and during tissue engineering. Biomimetic hydrogels with "built-in" antimicrobial properties can significantly decrease this danger. In the journal... more
Scientists create decoy molecule that neutralizes arenaviruses  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A host of disease-causing viruses called arenaviruses lurk in animal populations in various parts of the world, sometimes crossing over into humans. When they do cross over, they can be lethal, and only very... more
German researchers develop 1st test for new virus from China  ABC NEWS · 5 days
German researchers said Thursday they have developed the first diagnostic test for a new virus that has emerged in central China more
Patient in Japan confirmed as having new virus from China  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Japan's government says a man treated for pneumonia after returning from China has tested positive for the new coronavirus identified as a possible cause of an outbreak in... more
Woman from Chinese city Wuhan lands in Bangkok with mysterious Corona virus infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The World Health Organization (WHO) said this week that there is a possibility of an outbreak of a strain of Corona virus... more
Brain parasite makes rodents unafraid of cats, other predators  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Cats have the power to control the minds of rodents, through a brain parasite called Toxoplasma gondii. The pathogen exerts a strange mind control on rodents that make them lose... more
New SARS-Like Virus in China May Spread Between People in Limited Cases  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
The new virus — a type of coronavirus — may be able to spread between people under certain circumstances. more
[Editors' Choice] The "cancer flu shot"?  Science Magazine · 6 days
Direct injection of an influenza vaccine into tumors in mice increases immune infiltration and prolongs survival. more
[Research Articles] {beta}-amyloid redirects norepinephrine signaling to activate the pathogenic GSK3{beta}/tau cascade  Science Magazine · 6 days
The brain noradrenergic system is critical for normal cognition and is affected at early stages in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Here, we reveal a previously... more
Study: Pig virus is easily transmitted among chickens and turkeys  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The first animal study of a pig virus' potential to jump to another species shows that the virus, once introduced to a select group of birds, is easily... more
Medical News Today: The healing process of a tongue piercing  MNT · 6 days
A tongue piercing usually has a long healing process with a high chance of infection. In this article, learn more about what to expect from the tongue piercing... more
Pig virus is easily transmitted among chickens and turkeys  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The first animal study of a pig virus' potential to jump to another species shows that the virus, once introduced to a select group of birds, is easily transmitted to... more
Scientists breach brain barriers to attack tumors  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The brain is a sort of fortress, equipped with barriers designed to keep out dangerous pathogens. But protection comes at a cost: These barriers interfere with the immune system when faced with dire threats... more
Building materials come alive with help from bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
New living building materials can grow and multiply -- and may help to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from infrastructure in the future. more
Building materials come alive with help from bacteria  nanowerk · 6 days
Researchers have developed a new approach to designing more sustainable buildings with help from some of the tiniest contractors out there. more
Nitrogen-fixing genes could help grow more food using fewer resources  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Scientists have transferred a collection of genes into plant-colonizing bacteria that let them draw nitrogen from the air and turn it into ammonia, a natural fertilizer. more
Building materials come alive with help from bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
University of Colorado Boulder researchers have developed a new approach to designing more sustainable buildings with help from some of the tiniest contractors out there. more
Nitrogen-fixing genes could help grow more food using fewer resources  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists have transferred a collection of genes into plant-colonizing bacteria that let them draw nitrogen from the air and turn it into ammonia, a natural fertilizer. The work... more
Debunking the viral tales of wombat 'heroes'  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
If you've been following the bushfire crisis on social media and elsewhere, you may have seen reports of benevolent wombats herding other animals to shelter into their fire-proof burrows. more
Survey finds US adults see vaccines as less important than they did in 2001  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new survey reveals that US parents are increasingly opting to not vaccinate their children, with support for vaccines down... more
China: Possible that new virus could spread between humans  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Chinese officials say they have not ruled the potential for limited human-to-human transmission of a new virus in the central city of Wuhan more
Infectious disease defenses among ancient hominid contributions to adaptation of modern humans  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
During the past decade, our human evolutionary tree has turned into something more resembling an unwieldy bush. Scientists have discovered swapped segments of DNA... more
HIV 'hotspots' do not necessarily fuel the epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Areas of high HIV prevalence, known as 'hotspots', do not necessarily fuel the epidemic in the wider population, say researchers. more
KU Leuven researchers develop new antibacterial strategy that weakens bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Bioscience engineers from KU Leuven in Belgium have developed a new antibacterial strategy that weakens bacteria by preventing them from cooperating. Unlike with antibiotics, there is no resistance... more
Biomaterial-based vaccine has potential to completely eliminate AML cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a deadly blood cancer that originates in the bone marrow and kills most of its victims within five years. Chemotherapy has been the standard AML... more
World on alert for potential spread of new SARS-like virus found in China  Science Magazine · 7 days
Pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan appears to subside, but many questions remain about routes and extent of transmission more
Reducing albuterol use in children with bronchiolitis without compromising care  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Bronchiolitis, a lung infection that is one of the most common reasons for hospitalizations in young children, is most prevalent during the winter months and is usually treated... more
Two-Species Bacterial Colonies Form Intricate Flower-Like Patterns  SCI-NEWS.COM · 7 days
In a series of experiments, a team of biologists at the University of California, San Diego studied the structure of growing colonies... more
Scientists hope to defeat infections after discovering bacterial espionage  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
University of Tartu scientists hope to create a solution for chronic infections that do not respond to antibiotic treatment, after having discovered mechanisms for listening in on sleeping bacteria. more
Study provides insights into how viral infection can continue to affect immunity  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
The strength of the immune system in response to respiratory infections is constantly changing, depending on the history of previous, unrelated infections, according to... more
Gut bacteria could protect against Parkinson’s, research suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
A common bacteria that boosts digestive health can slow – and even reverse – build-up of a protein associated with Parkinson’s, new research suggests. more
Medical News Today: Blocked tear duct: What to know  MNT · 7 days
When tear ducts become blocked, tears build up. These irritate the eyes, increasing the risk of infection and causing painful swelling. Read more about blocked tear ducts here. more
A controlled phage therapy can target drug-resistant bacteria while sidestepping potential unintended consequences  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
The fight against drug-resistant pathogens remains an intense one. While the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) 2019 'biggest threats' report reveals an... more
New strategy in the fight against antibiotic resistance  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Bioscience engineers have developed a new antibacterial strategy that weakens bacteria by preventing them from cooperating. Unlike with antibiotics, there is no resistance to this strategy. more
New E. coli-infecting bacteriophage introduced in PHAGE  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A new coliphage—a bacteriophage that infects and can destroy Escherichia coli—is presented and characterized in PHAGE: Therapy, Applications, and Research. more
Researchers discover new strategy in the fight against antibiotic resistance  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Bioscience engineers from KU Leuven in Belgium have developed a new antibacterial strategy that weakens bacteria by preventing them from cooperating. Unlike with antibiotics, there is no resistance... more
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