Infections
Previous dengue infection could protect against Zika-associated damage  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America has affected over 60 million people up to now. The infection can have potentially fatal consequences for pregnant women and their unborn children: many children... more
Medical News Today: Scientists find possible causes for chronic kidney disease 'epidemic'  MNT · 1 day
New research suggests that climate change and environmental toxins may explain the increasing prevalence of chronic kidney disease. more
Medical News Today: How to tell if eggs are still good  MNT · 1 day
Eggs can stay fresh for several weeks, but they do eventually spoil. Some simple ways of checking whether an egg is still good are looking at... more
How to tell if eggs are still good  MNT · 1 day
Eggs can stay fresh for several weeks, but they do eventually spoil. Some simple ways of checking whether an egg is still good are looking at the expiration date, doing a visual... more
Medical News Today: Augmentin (Amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium)  MNT · 2 days
Augmentin (amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium) is a prescription medication that’s used to treat infections caused by bacteria. It belongs to a class of drugs called penicillin antibiotics. Augmentin comes as an oral tablet and an oral liquid suspension.... more
Electric field-based dressing helps heal wound infections  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have found a way to charge up the fight against bacterial infections using electricity. Scientists have developed a dressing that uses an electric field to disrupt biofilm infection in wounds. more
Dangerous pathogens use this sophisticated machinery to infect hosts  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A detailed new model of a bacterial secretion system provides directions for developing precisely targeted antibiotics. more
Researchers unravel mechanistic origin of cell-size control  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Working with bacteria, a multidisciplinary team at the University of California San Diego has provided new insight into a longstanding question in science: What are the underlying mechanisms that control the size of cells? more
Dangerous pathogens use this sophisticated machinery to infect hosts  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Gastric cancer, Q fever, Legionnaires' disease, whooping cough—though the infectious bacteria that cause these dangerous diseases are each different, they all utilize the same molecular machinery to infect human cells.... more
Current vaccination policies may not be enough to prevent measles resurgence  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Current vaccination policies may not be sufficient to achieve and maintain measles elimination and prevent future resurgence in Australia, Ireland, Italy, the UK and the US,... more
Early dengue virus infection could 'defuse' zika virus  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America has affected over 60 million people up to now. The infection can have potentially fatal consequences for pregnant women and their unborn children: many children... more
New findings could lead to improved vaccinations against sexually transmitted infections  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
In a new study, researchers show how skin vaccination can generate protective CD8 T-cells that are recruited to the genital tissues and could be used as... more
A lipid-encapsulated mRNA encoding a potently neutralizing human monoclonal antibody protects against chikungunya infection  Science Magazine · 2 days
Infection with chikungunya virus (CHIKV) causes an acute illness characterized by fever, rash, and arthralgia. However, CHIKV infection can sometimes... more
B cells engineered to express pathogen-specific antibodies protect against infection  Science Magazine · 2 days
Effective vaccines inducing lifelong protection against many important infections such as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), HIV, influenza virus, and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) are not yet available despite decades... more
Lysostaphin and BMP-2 co-delivery reduces S. aureus infection and regenerates critical-sized segmental bone defects  Science Magazine · 2 days
Staphylococcus aureus is the most common pathogen associated with bacterial infections in orthopedic procedures. Infections often lead to implant failure... more
Researchers unravel mechanisms that control cell size  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Working with bacteria, a multidisciplinary team at the University of California San Diego has provided new insight into a longstanding question in science: What are the underlying mechanisms that control the size of cells? more
New findings could be used as vaccination strategy for sexually transmitted infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In a study published today in the Nature Communications, researchers from King's College London have shown how skin vaccination can generate protective CD8 T-cells... more
Experts Suggest Compulsory Measles Vaccination in Children Could Prevent Epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Experts have suggested that compulsory measles vaccines before children start attending school may be necessary to prevent increasing disease incidence rates worldwide. more
Vaccines may help bats fight white nose syndrome  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 days
Researchers are developing an oral vaccine that helps little brown bats survive the fungal disease white nose syndrome. more
Vaccination helps protect the public from measles  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The United States is experiencing its largest measles outbreak since the virus was eliminated in 2000. As of Monday, 839 cases of measles have been reported in 23 states, according to the Centers for... more
Common bacterial pathogen of diarrhea diseases unknown to many people  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Overall though, people are not as concerned as they were in the last survey in summer 2018. more
Naturally occurring human antibody reveals hidden weakness in influenza virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The ever-changing "head" of an influenza virus protein has an unexpected Achilles heel, report scientists funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, one of the... more
How an “Internet of Things for science labs” startup is going viral  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Amazon and Google gave us smart homes, where household items are reordered automatically as soon as stock runs low, and all of our devices... more
Designing biological movement on the nanometer scale  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Synthetic proteins have now been created that can move in response to their environment in predictable and tunable ways. These proteins can use their movement to disrupt lipid membranes in cells. They show promise... more
Stool transplant found safe and effective in children with C. difficile infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Fecal microbiota transplant, or the transfer of stool from a healthy donor to a patient, has been found highly effective in reversing severe Clostridiodes... more
Could better tests help reverse the rise of drug-resistant infections?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Faster, more accurate tests for drug-resistant infections are hailed as a promising tool in the fight against antibiotic resistance, so much so that the US and Britain are... more
Nonstick chemicals that stick around and detecting ear infections with smartphones  Science Magazine · 3 days
The groundwater of Rockford, Michigan, is contaminated by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, chemicals found in everything from nonstick pans to dental floss to—in the case of... more
Quantum gas microscopy of Rydberg macrodimers  Science Magazine · 3 days
The subnanoscale size of typical diatomic molecules hinders direct optical access to their constituents. Rydberg macrodimers—bound states of two highly excited Rydberg atoms—feature interatomic distances easily exceeding optical wavelengths. We report the direct microscopic observation and... more
Medical News Today: Could gut bacteria explain the link between stress and autoimmune disease?  MNT · 3 days
A mouse study shows that persistent social stress alters gut bacteria in ways that raise the likelihood of immune system... more
How host-cell enzymes combat the coronavirus  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Host-cell enzymes called PARP12 and PARP14 are important for inhibiting mutant forms of a coronavirus, according to a study published May 16 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Stanley Perlman of the University of Iowa,... more
Could better tests help reverse the rise of drug-resistant infections?  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A growing number of infections—such as pneumonia, gonorrhea and tuberculosis—are becoming harder to treat, as bacteria evolve defenses against antibiotics faster than we can develop new drugs to... more
Could gut bacteria explain the link between stress and autoimmune disease?  MNT · 3 days
A mouse study shows that persistent social stress alters gut bacteria in ways that raise the likelihood of immune system attacks on the body's own tissues. more
Human antibody reveals hidden vulnerability in influenza virus  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The ever-changing 'head' of an influenza virus protein has an unexpected Achilles heel, report scientists. The team discovered the structure of a naturally occurring human antibody that recognizes and disrupts a portion... more
Warming climate threatens microbes in alpine streams  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Changes to alpine streams fed by glaciers and snowfields due to a warming climate threaten to dramatically alter the types of bacteria and other microbes in those streams, according to new research. But streams... more
Atomic 'wave function': Research sheds new light  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Physicists have demonstrated a new way to obtain the essential details of an isolated quantum system through direct observation. The method gives information about the likelihood of finding atoms at specific locations in the... more
Antibody responses vs. Ebola keep evolving in survivors, months after recovery  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Antiviral antibodies produced by survivors of Ebola infection continue to evolve and improve after recovery, according to a study of immune responses in four people who... more
Researchers shed new light on atomic 'wave function'  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Physicists have demonstrated a new way to obtain the essential details that describe an isolated quantum system, such as a gas of atoms, through direct observation. The new method gives information about... more
Here’s What Could Happen If You Get Measles While Pregnant  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
The measles can be dangerous for people of all ages, but the highly contagious virus poses a particular threat to pregnant women. more
Fecal microbiota transplant found safe and effective in children with C. difficile  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Fecal microbiota transplant (FMT), or the transfer of stool from a healthy donor to a patient, has been found effective in reversing severe, recurring... more
Antibiotic treatment alleviates Alzheimer's disease symptoms in male mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have demonstrated that the type of bacteria living in the gut can influence the development of Alzheimer's disease symptoms in mice. The study shows that, by altering the gut... more
Evolution in the gut  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Evolution and dietary habits interact and determine the composition of bacteria in the digestive tract. Many microorganisms in the intestine seem to have developed in sync with their host animals over millions of years. more
Evolution in the gut  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Evolution and dietary habits interact and determine the composition of bacteria in the digestive tract. Many microorganisms in the intestine seem to have developed in sync with their host animals over millions of years. more
Researchers replace the genes of E. coli bacteria with synthesized genome  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A team of researchers at Cambridge University has replaced the genes of E. coli bacteria with genomes they synthesized in the lab. In their paper published... more
Officials in US, Europe charge 10 in malware attacks  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Ten people have been charged in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers and caused more than $100 million in financial losses, U.S. and European... more
Warming climate threatens microbes in alpine streams, new research shows  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Changes to alpine streams fed by glaciers and snowfields due to a warming climate threaten to dramatically alter the types of bacteria and other microbes in those streams,... more
First smartphone app to detect childhood ear infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers at the University of Washington have created a smartphone app that can detect ear infections in children, a development that could lead to a new screening tool for use at home... more
Britain's Genus signs deal to bring gene-edited pigs to China  REUTERS · 3 days
British livestock genetics firm Genus agreed on Thursday to license its know-how on virus-resistant pigs to... more
Longer-acting, injectable HIV treatments on the horizon  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
An HIV diagnosis was once a death sentence, but now people who receive treatment survive for decades with the disease. Keeping the virus at bay usually requires taking a pill every day, which aside... more
Newly discovered bacteria-killing protein on the epidermis requires vitamin A to work  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
People who have inadequate vitamin A in their diets are more susceptible to skin infection, yet how that vitamin affects skin immunity has been... more
Over-fed bacteria in the gut promote disease development  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Since the end of the Second World War, along with the growing prosperity and the associated changes in lifestyle, numerous new and civilisation-related disease patterns have developed in today's industrialised nations. more
First smartphone app that can hear ear infections in children  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have created a new smartphone app that can detect fluid behind the eardrum by simply using a piece of paper and a smartphone's microphone and speaker. more
Mapping microbial symbioses in forests  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Data collected from over 1 million forest plots reveals patterns of where plant roots form symbiotic relationships with fungi and bacteria. more
New approach to identify faster, more effective TB drug treatment regimens  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Tuberculosis is a potentially deadly though curable disease. Each year about 10 million people develop active cases, and 1.6 million people die. In addition, about 1.7... more
Experimental brain-controlled hearing aid decodes, identifies who you want to hear  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Our brains have a remarkable knack for picking out individual voices in a noisy environment, like a crowded coffee shop or a busy city street. This... more
On the way to fighting staph infections with the body's immune system  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers identify exact cells mediating the mouse's defense against Staphylococcus infection (MRSA). more
[Research Articles] A virus-like particle vaccine prevents equine encephalitis virus infection in nonhuman primates  Science Magazine · 4 days
Western, Eastern, and Venezuelan equine encephalitis viruses (WEEV, EEEV, and VEEV, respectively) are important mosquito-borne agents that pose public health... more
[Research Articles] Intein-mediated protein trans-splicing expands adeno-associated virus transfer capacity in the retina  Science Magazine · 4 days
Retinal gene therapy with adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors holds promises for treating inherited and noninherited diseases of the eye. Although clinical data... more
Women's gut microbiomes appear to mature earlier than men's  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A recent study found that the age and sex of an individual strongly influences the bacterial diversity of the gut microbiome. more
'Striking' differences in rates of HIV/AIDS within African nations  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Despite the rapid scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) since 2000, HIV/AIDS is still the most common cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa, according to data from the Global Burden of... more
Researchers map symbiotic relationships between trees and microbes worldwide  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In and around the tangled roots of the forest floor, fungi and bacteria grow with trees, exchanging nutrients for carbon in a vast, global marketplace. A new effort to map... more
Overfed bacteria make people sick  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Since the end of the Second World War, along with the growing prosperity and the associated changes in lifestyle, numerous new and civilisation-related disease patterns have developed in today's industrialised nations. Examples of the so-called "environmental diseases" are... more
Over-fed bacteria make people sick  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
In a new hypothesis, a CRC 1182 research team suggests that inflammatory diseases are caused by an over-supply of food, and the associated disturbance of the intestine's natural bacterial colonization. more
A combination of two bacteria genera improves plants' health  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
For the first time researchers of BacBio Laboratory of the University of Malaga have evidenced that the combination of Bacillus subtilis and Pseudomonas bacteria can improve plant health. more
Symbionts as lifesavers  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
When people fall ill from bacterial infection, the first priority is to treat the disease. But where do these pathogens come from, and how do they thrive in the environment before the infection occurs? An international team led by Matthias... more
Immune system discovery could inform the development of new stem cell therapies  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A discovery of how stem cells are protected from viruses could inform the development of therapies for use in medicine, research suggests. more
Exploring the possibility of a broadly effective dengue vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Dengue is on the rise, with about 20,000 patients dying each year from this mosquito-borne disease, yet despite ongoing efforts a broadly effective dengue vaccine is not available. more
New book examines circuitous history behind the investigation of cancer as contagious illness  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
In 1961, people in the suburb of Niles, Illinois, experienced what they termed a "cancer epidemic." Over a dozen children in the... more
Online intervention lowers mothers' intentions to visit primary care clinician for respiratory tract infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Visits to the doctor for a respiratory tract infection can lead to unnecessary antibiotic prescribing, but an online intervention with... more
Lifestyle risk factors account for 27% of all cancer cases in Brazil  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Lifestyle risk factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, overweight and obesity, unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity are associated with a third of... more
Oregon vaccine bill dead as US measles count soars  ABC NEWS · 5 days
A controversial bill to boost Oregon's vaccination rate is dead in the water as the national measles count continues to soar past levels not seen in decades more
Long-term consequences of Zika virus infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Mice exposed to the Zika virus during later stages of gestation present behaviors reminiscent of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, according to a study of genetically diverse animals. The findings, published in JNeurosci, suggest children exposed to the virus... more
Rice blast fungus study sheds new light on virulence mechanisms of plant pathogenic fungi  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers examined the fungal cell biology of rice blast fungus pathogenesis and recently published the first systematic and comprehensive report... more
Newly identified bacteria-killing protein needs vitamin A to work  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
People who have inadequate vitamin A in their diets are more susceptible to skin infection, yet how that vitamin affects skin immunity has been unclear. New research sheds some light... more
Low humidity could be flu virus' best friend  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Yale researchers have pinpointed a key reason why people are more likely to get sick and even die from flu during winter months: low humidity. more
The Latest: Pennsylvania sues OxyContin maker over opioids  ABC NEWS · 5 days
The attorney general of Pennsylvania has filed a lawsuit accusing the company that makes OxyContin of fueling the opioid epidemic more
Immune system discovery could aid quest for stem cell therapies  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists have discovered how stem cells can develop resistance against viruses, a finding that could aid the development of stem cell therapies. more
Newly identified bacteria-killing protein needs vitamin A to work  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
People who have inadequate vitamin A in their diets are more susceptible to skin infection, yet how that vitamin affects skin immunity has been unclear. In a study published today,... more
Rice blast fungus study sheds new light on virulence mechanisms of plant pathogenic fungi  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe oryzae) is a global food security threat due to its destruction of cultivated rice, the most... more
Maker of OxyContin gets hit with another state lawsuit  ABC NEWS · 5 days
The attorney general of Pennsylvania has filed a lawsuit accusing the company that makes OxyContin of fueling the opioid epidemic more
Medical News Today: Can this food additive turn our gut bacteria against us?  MNT · 5 days
After conducting a study in mice, researchers claim to have found 'pivotal evidence' that a common food additive is harmful to gut... more
Can this food additive turn our gut bacteria against us?  MNT · 5 days
After conducting a study in mice, researchers claim to have found 'pivotal evidence' that a common food additive is harmful to gut health. more
How proteins help influenza A bind and slice its way to cells  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Researchers have provided new insight on how two proteins help influenza A virus particles fight their way to human cells. more
New factor influencing spread of Legionella  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
When people fall ill from bacterial infection, the first priority is to treat the disease. An international team has tackled the question where do these pathogens come from using an important bacterial pathogen that causes lung... more
How proteins help influenza A bind and slice its way to cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have provided new insight on how two proteins help influenza A virus particles fight their way to human cells. more
Plastic pollution harms the bacteria that help produce the oxygen we breathe  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Ten percent of the oxygen we breathe comes from just one kind of bacteria in the ocean. Now laboratory tests have shown that these... more
Probiotic-derived molecule may suppress fatal brain inflammation, preclinical study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The existence of certain microorganisms in your gut may bolster the immune system's ability to fend off a herpes viral attack that can cause fatal brain inflammation. more
Hard-hit Pennsylvania to sue drugmaker over opioid epidemic  ABC NEWS · 5 days
The attorney general of Pennsylvania is filing a lawsuit accusing a pharmaceutical giant of fueling the opioid epidemic more
Probiotic-derived molecule optimizes the immune system to combat viral inflammatory diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The existence of certain microorganisms in your gut may bolster the immune system's ability to fend off a herpes viral attack that can cause fatal brain... more
Prophylactic antibiotics could halve infection rates after childbirth  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Thousands of women could have been spared pain and infection if they were given prophylactic antibiotics following assisted childbirth, advise researchers. more
Having an STI could benefit male animals  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Having a sexually transmitted infection and passing it on to a mate could benefit male animals, research from The Australian National University (ANU) has found. more
Preventative antibiotics after assisted childbirth almost halve maternal infection rate and reduce overall antibiotic use  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Giving a single dose of preventative antibiotics to all women after childbirth involving forceps or vacuum extraction could... more
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Experts Suggest Compulsory Measles Vaccination in Children Could Prevent Epidemic
NEWS MEDICAL
Vaccination helps protect the public from measles
NEWS MEDICAL
Researchers unravel mechanisms that control cell size
PHYS.ORG
First smartphone app that can hear ear infections in children
SCIENCE DAILY
Experimental brain-controlled hearing aid decodes, identifies who you want to hear
SCIENCE DAILY
The superheroes of nutrient detection living in our oceans
PHYS.ORG
Flu virus' best friend: Low humidity
SCIENCE DAILY
Dual-action 'slippery' catheter fights bacteria
PHYS.ORG
Peering into the past, scientists discover bacteria transformed a viral threat to survive
PHYS.ORG
Could deep brain stimulation help resolve the opioid epidemic?
NEWS MEDICAL
Hitchhiking bacteria might help their host navigate via magnetic fields
Science Magazine
During abrupt warming, lobsters in acidic water have reduced heart function, fewer infection-fighting cells
PHYS.ORG
Researchers create artificial mother-of-pearl using bacteria
PHYS.ORG
How an obscure sexually transmitted parasite tangoes with the immune system
SCIENCE-NEWS
How NASA Earth data aids America, state by state
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