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Bartonella bacteria are disease-causing, blood-borne pathogens found in various mammal species. A study in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases by Hannah Frank and colleagues at Stanford University,...
The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics today announced awards to support the development, manufacture and feasibility testing of two prototype hepatitis C virus core...
Mechanisms that govern HIV transcription and latency differ in the gut and blood, according to a study published November 15 in the...
Innocent-looking bubbles can serve as a launching pad to spread bacteria from water into the air, according to a new study.
Health experts: North Korea is facing shortage of tuberculosis medications that could accelerate spread of more deadly strain, putting hundreds of thousands at risk
University of Minnesota Medical School researchers have made a discovery which could lead to a new way of thinking about...
Salad is popular with people who want to maintain a balanced and healthy diet. Salad varieties are often offered for sale ready-cut and film-packaged....
A protein with a role in sensing cell damage and viral infections is a new target...
Staphylococcus aureus bacteria can cause numerous diseases, such as skin infections, pneumonia and blood poisoning.
More and more bacteria are resistant to available antibiotics. A team of chemists from the Technical University of Munich now presents a new approach: they have...
A record number of tickborne diseases were reported in the United States in 2017. An infectious...
After eating, be sure to refrigerate leftovers within two hours to prevent bacteria from growing on the food.
The liver is a powerful organ that the hepatitis C virus can affect. The virus causes inflammation and can lead to scarring. The name for scarring of the...
Each year 5-10 per cent of all the children born in the world are born prematurely. At this stage, their organs and immune system are not...
A disrupted immune system can upset gut bacteria in ways that can lead to cell damage and tissue changes associated with aging, study finds.
The gut bacteria of four Himalayan populations differ based on their dietary lifestyles, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of...
Genetically engineered microbes such as bacteria and yeasts have long been used as living factories to produce drugs and fine chemicals. More recently, researchers have started to combine bacteria with semiconductor technology that, similar to solar...
In the latest example of bacteria being "literally everywhere," scientists appear to have found evidence of microbes living harmlessly in our brains.
When healthy people eat a low-gluten and fiber-rich diet compared with a high-gluten diet they experience less intestinal discomfort including less bloating which researchers show are due to changes of the composition and function of gut...
An antibiotic called thanatin attacks the way the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria is built. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now found that this happens through a previously unknown mechanism....
Wherever there's water, there's bound to be bubbles floating at the surface. From standing puddles, lakes, and streams, to swimming pools, hot tubs, public fountains, and toilets, bubbles are ubiquitous, indoors and...
Research led by the University of Bristol has begun to unpick an important mechanism of antibiotic resistance and suggest approaches to block this resistance.
While making smart glue, a team of engineers discovered a handy byproduct: hydrogen peroxide. In microgel form, it reduces bacteria and virus ability to infect by at least 99.9 percent.
The global disease burden of meningitis remains unacceptably high, and progress lags substantially behind that of other vaccine-preventable diseases, warns a new analysis published in The...
An antibiotic called thanatin attacks the way the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria is built. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now found out that this happens through a previously unknown...
With approximately 9.7 million women in the U.S. suffering with diabetes and almost 50 million U.S. adults with prediabetes, most of the women are experiencing uncomfortable...
Many life-saving medicines, including insulin, antibodies and vaccines, are derived from living cells. These "biologics" can be difficult to obtain and store...
Outbreaks of norovirus in health care settings and outbreaks caused by a particular genotype of the virus are more likely...
The treatment of intestinal infections caused by some strains of the bacterium Escherichia coli, present in unsanitized or contaminated foods, may have a new ally.
Hepatitis B and hepatitis C are viral infections, which are mostly transmitted by blood. Often unnoticed,...
TGen North, the Pathogen and Microbiome Division of the Translational Genomics Research Institute, has partnered with the non-profit NARBHA Institute to advance human health through the new TGen...
While making smart glue, a team of engineers discovered a handy byproduct: hydrogen peroxide. In microgel form, it reduces bacteria and virus ability to infect by at least 99 percent.
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Two new studies provide evidence that previous Dengue infection in pregnant mothers may lead to increased...
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Several neurological disorders may benefit from gene therapy. However, even when using the lead vector candidate for intrathecal administration, adeno-associated virus serotype 9 (AAV9), the strength and distribution...
With the increasing resistance of many Gram-negative bacteria to existing classes of antibiotics, identifying new paradigms in antimicrobial discovery is an important...
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Aging in humans is associated with increased hyperglycemia and insulin resistance (collectively termed IR) and dysregulation of the...
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The mosquito Aedes aegypti is a powerful, plentiful species: It populates six continents, can carry deadly viruses, and bites with abandon. But until recently, its genome was in tatters.
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Many life-saving medicines, including insulin, antibodies and vaccines, are derived from living cells. These "biologics" can be difficult to obtain and store on the battlefield or in remote areas. That's why scientists are trying to develop portable systems that can...
Hepatitis C is a viral illness that affects the liver. Men tend to experience it at higher rates than women, but it is unclear why. Some...
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A paper published in 2017 appeared to show a limited quantum effect in bacteria. Now scientists argue that something much weirder happened.
While making smart glue, a team of engineers discovered a handy byproduct: hydrogen peroxide. In microgel form, it reduces bacteria and virus ability to infect by at least 99 percent.
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Hepatitis C is a viral infection that can cause substantial liver damage, particularly in the later stages. The treatment and outlook will depend on the progression of the...
Understanding the mechanisms that prevent our immune system damaging healthy cells, whilst fighting infection and cancer, could lead to the development of novel immune-regulating treatments.
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Scientists have found a new antibacterial defensive 'swarm' in the nose. It helps explain how the airway protects itself from bacteria in the air.
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National Institutes of Health scientists and their collaborators found that hepatitis B virus-associated acute liver failure--a rare condition that can turn fatal within days without liver...
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Before patients receive intravenous antimicrobial infusion therapy outside of the hospital - whether at home, a doctor's office or a skilled nursing...
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A new technology that relies on a moth-infecting virus and nanomagnets could be used to edit defective genes that give rise to diseases like...
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Scientists have successfully engineered novel DNA-encoded monoclonal antibodies (DMAbs) targeting Zaire Ebolavirus that were effective in preclinical models. Study results showed that DMAbs were expressed over a wide window of...
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For people with conditions such as cystic fibrosis and COPD, mucus can get too thick and sticky; coughing alone can't...
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Bioengineers have combined a virus that infects moths with magnetic nanoparticles to create a potential new therapy for inherited genetic diseases like muscular dystrophy, sickle cell, cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy and some forms of cancer.
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A new study has shed light on how the disruption of commensal bacteria within the gut can affect the immune system and lead to age-related pathologies.
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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is the major cause of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and was estimated to be responsible for 745,000 deaths in 2012.
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Purple phototrophic bacteria -- which can store energy from light -- when supplied with an electric current can recover near to 100 percent of carbon from any type of organic waste, while...
Researchers discover that mitochondria play an important role in supporting the immune system's response against MRSA infection.
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An award-winning Purdue University technology is showing increasing promise in helping to detect foodborne pathogens in real time. It's a problem that...
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A new technology that relies on a moth-infecting virus and nanomagnets could be used to edit defective genes that give rise to diseases like sickle cell, muscular dystrophy and cystic...
VIDEO The Australian Academy of Science is urging parents to vaccinate their children against all strains of meningococcal disease, after a recent spike in cases...
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If patients return to Dr. Crystal Bowe soon after taking medication for a sexually transmitted infection, she usually knows the...
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Nearly two thirds of Americans (65%) say antibiotic resistance is a public health problem and a strong majority (81%) say they are...
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The constant battle for dominance between disease-causing bacteria and our immune systems has led to the evolution of some crafty warfare tactics on both sides.
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Scientists at the University of Liverpool have discovered a new and important function of a toxin produced by disease-causing bacteria that could have significant implications for future vaccine design.
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Researchers have discovered a possible path forward in preventing the development of cancers tied to two viruses, including the virus that causes infectious mononucleosis -- more...
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Researchers have now published the first estimates of antibiotic and pesticide 'planetary boundaries.' The researchers suggest that if resistance to antibiotics and pesticides goes beyond these boundaries, societies risk large-scale health and...
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Researchers from the University of Minnesota, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the University of Toronto have discovered a possible path forward in preventing...
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Scientists at the University of Liverpool have discovered a new and important function of a toxin produced by disease-causing bacteria that could have significant implications for future vaccine design.
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Diets rich in fiber have long been associated with an array of positive outcomes, chief among them healthy hearts and arteries protected from the ravages of...
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The constant battle for dominance between disease-causing bacteria and our immune systems has led to the evolution of some crafty warfare tactics on both sides.
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Pneumococci are the most common cause of respiratory tract infections, such as otitis and sinusitis, as well as of severe infections like pneumonia and meningitis.
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A research team describes a newly discovered mechanism. The findings shed new light on our immune systems -- and also pave the way for drug delivery techniques to...
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Heart complications in patients diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia are more serious than in patients diagnosed with viral pneumonia, according to new research.
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Pneumococci are the most common cause of respiratory tract infections, such as otitis and sinusitis, as well as of severe infections like pneumonia and meningitis. A new study shows how the bacteria can inhibit immune cell...
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For the first time, transplanting gut bacteria from healthy donors was used to successfully treat patients suffering from severe colitis caused by treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors.
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Vaccinia virus, a poxvirus closely related to smallpox and monkeypox, tricks cells it has infected into activating their own cell movement mechanism to rapidly spread the virus in cells and mice, according to a...
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Pakistan launches yet another vaccination drive against polio, targeting millions of children under 5 years of age
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Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that an emergency use authorization has been issued for a rapid, single-use test for the detection...
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As many as 300,000 United States service members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001 have suffered traumatic brain injury due to explosions. The...
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Pneumonia caused by bacterial infections poses a much greater threat to the heart than pneumonia caused by viral...
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Common bacteria that cause foodborne diseases are resistant to antibiotics used to treat infections, according to research that identified 39 genes responsible for this resistance.
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A team has shown that antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli bacteria in wild giraffes most likely come from anthropogenic sources, such as local cattle herds and...
In a study of proteins historic in its scope, researchers have pushed closer both to a vaccine for gonorrhea and toward understanding why the bacteria that cause the...
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B cells are important in helping the immune system fight pathogens. However, in the case of the neurological autoimmune disease Multiple sclerosis (MS) they can damage nerve tissue....
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Scientists report that Hsp70s from mammalian cells behave quite differently from bacterial Hsp70s. Because of the important roles Hsp70s play in protein misfolding diseases such as cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, the new findings 'will have a major impact...
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Using a rat model of bTBI, researchers show how even mild exposure to a single blast shock wave is able to induce...
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Brazil's Ministry of Health received reports of 11,524 outbreaks of foodborne diseases between 2000 and 2015, with 219,909 individuals falling sick and 167 dying...
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Researchers have made important insights into the link between genetic diversity and the intricate changes in peptides bound to human leukocyte antigen molecules -- which help the immune...
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Newborn breastfed babies' saliva combines with breastmilk to release antibacterial compounds that help to shape the bacterial communities (microbiota) in babies' mouths, biomedical scientists have found.
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Preliminary finding turns heads at neuroscience meeting
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Killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) are expressed predominantly on natural killer cells, where they play a key role...
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Scientists describe how they simulated knife motion, washing and scratching on bacteria-fighting, nanosilver-infused cutting boards to see if consumer use affects nanoparticle release. The test should help regulatory bodies identify if any...
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A team from the University of Minnesota has shown that antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli bacteria in wild giraffes most likely come from anthropogenic sources, such...
For decades, molecular biologists studying a class of molecular chaperones known as heat shock proteins (Hsp70s) have relied on the Hsp70s found in bacteria as the model system. Now one of the world's experts...
New research highlights the link between childhood trauma and mental illness and addiction in adulthood, leading some researchers to call it an issue as pressing as any infectious...
Scientists have designed a portable and affordable mobile diagnostic tool, utilizing a cellphone and nanotechnology, with the ability to detect HIV viruses and monitor its management in resource-limited regions.
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Human SH2D1A mutations resulting in X-linked lymphoproliferative syndrome type 1 are associated with a unique susceptibility to the Epstein-Barr virus,...
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If there's an attack on the country, the military mobilizes. When a natural disaster strikes, recovery plans go into effect. Should an infectious disease start to spread, health officials launch a containment strategy.
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Researchers at Umeå university in Sweden have published a new study showing that the gut bacteria can carry information of past experiences of an altered environment from parents to offspring. Eggs and sperm are...
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Mental health and neurological disorders are a growing epidemic. In the U.S., nearly one in every five people has a mental health condition.
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Both sides in the debate over whether Bay Area businesses should pay more taxes to help solve the region's housing,...
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A new study has suggested that all infectious diseases are driven by seasonal elements, based on an analysis of 69 infectious diseases.
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Australian Academy of Science urges parents to vaccinate children against meningococcal disease
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Air pollution kills 600,000 children with India being worst affected says WHO
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Motley crews of bacteria cleanse water at huge oceanic Georgia Aquarium exhibit
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From peaceful coexistence to potential peril: The bacteria that live in and on us
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Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis on the rise across U.S.
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