Infections
Low blood iron levels increase risk of Dengue  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
The more anemic you are, the more likely it is that you could spread dengue fever because mosquitoes feeding on your blood have a greater chance of picking up the virus. This... more
Programmable swarmbots make flexible biological tools  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Biomedical engineers have developed a new platform to create biological drugs using specially engineered bacteria that burst and release useful proteins when they sense that their capsule is becoming too crowded. more
Genomic migration analysis shows antibiotic resistance moving from humans to animals  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
New results show that human-acquired antibiotic resistance genes are being transmitted to livestock, companion animals and wildlife. Researchers analyzed a global set of 901 genome sequences... more
The effects of variation in T6SS and bacteria on competition in host environment  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
A group of scientists studying the ways plant-associated bacteria interact were surprised to find that strains predicted to be more sensitive to... more
Programmable swarmbots help make flexible biological tools  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a new platform to create biologic drugs using specially engineered bacteria that burst and release useful proteins when they sense that their capsule is becoming too crowded. more
Bat influenza viruses possess an unexpected genetic plasticity  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Bat-borne influenza viruses enter host cells by utilizing surface exposed MHC-II molecules of various species, including humans. Now, an international research team from Germany (Medical Center—University of Freiburg and Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, island of... more
The effects of variation in T6SS and bacteria on competition in host environment  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
A group of scientists studying the ways plant-associated bacteria interact were surprised to find that strains predicted to be more sensitive to... more
Researchers unlock cancer-causing mechanism of E. coli toxin with synthetic biology approach  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
An inter-disciplinary team of researchers has unraveled how a toxin released by Escherichia coli (E. coli) - a human gut bacteria, is connected to... more
Nanoscale syringe-like bacterial structures could be used to deliver novel drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
By scraping tubeworms off the bottom of boats in the San Diego harbor to study them, San Diego State University researchers discovered that a beneficial bacterium... more
Synthetic cell intercepts and deciphers hidden messages of the immune system  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
When immune cells detect harmful pathogens or cancer, they mobilize and coordinate a competent defense response. more
'Death Star' bacterial structures that inject proteins can be tapped to deliver drugs  nanowerk · 11 hours
Not all bacteria spread diseases, many are beneficial and this strain has nanoscale syringes that deliver proteins which cause metamorphosis in marine... more
How nitrogen-fixing bacteria sense iron  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
New research reveals how nitrogen-fixing bacteria sense iron - an essential but deadly micronutrient. The findings are an important piece in the puzzle of how life deals with iron, a nutrient it cannot do without but one it... more
Synthetic cells capture and reveal hidden messages of the immune system  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
New research is highly relevant to how antibodies are made in response to infections, vaccines and in autoimmunity due to the its analysis of a signal... more
Researchers unlock cancer-causing mechanism of E. coli toxin with synthetic biology approach  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) unraveled how a toxin released by Escherichia coli (E.... more
Researchers study typhoid genomes of travelers from different parts of the world  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi causes more than 20 million cases of typhoid fever each year, and disproportionately infects children in low and middle income... more
Drug-sparing HIV regimens have become new standards of care, says GlobalData  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Reductions in pill burden and dosing, improvements in safety and tolerability, and increased barriers to resistance have changed HIV management. more
How nitrogen-fixing bacteria sense iron  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Researchers at the University of East Anglia have discovered how nitrogen-fixing bacteria sense iron—an essential but deadly micronutrient. more
Inherited genetic tendency appears to protect people from MRSA infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
An inherited genetic tendency appears to increase the likelihood that a person can successfully fight off antibiotic-resistant staph infections, according to a study led by Duke Health researchers. more
Range of Valley fever expected to increase substantially, say UCI scientists  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Valley fever is endemic to hot and dry regions such as the southwestern United States and California's San Joaquin Valley, but scientists at the University of... more
No more tears: immunization without needles  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
A new study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology reports a novel skin vaccine patch which could help effective and safe immunization by disrupting the permeability of the skin, providing a convenient and non-invasive alternative... more
Stopping cold viruses dead by blocking replication  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
The common cold virus (and its more deadly cousins, the viruses that cause polio and acute flaccid myelitis) may just have met its nemesis. In a recent study published in the journal Nature Microbiology... more
Medical News Today: How long are cold sores contagious for?  MNT · 23 hours
Cold sores are highly infectious blisters that develop on the lips and around the mouth. They result from a common viral infection and tend to be contagious for... more
Gut bacterial changes influence lupus treatment results in pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The course of pregnancy, like that of true love, doesn’t always run smooth when you have lupus, correctly called systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This autoimmune disease is an occasionally violent,... more
Antibiotic resistance in dolphins mirrors disturbing trend in humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Antibiotic resistance in bottlenose dolphins shows that up to 88% of pathogenic organisms in this species is resistant to one or more antibiotics. This finding offers very useful insights into... more
Anemia may contribute to the spread of dengue fever  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Mosquitoes are more likely to acquire the dengue virus when they feed on blood with low levels of iron, researchers report. Supplementing people's diets with iron in places where both... more
Climate change expected to accelerate spread of sometimes-fatal fungal infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Valley fever is endemic to hot and dry regions like the southwestern United States and California's San Joaquin Valley, but a new study predicts climate change will cause... more
Flu Shot Facts & Side Effects (Updated for 2019-2020)  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
The seasonal flu shot is a yearly vaccine administered to protect against the flu, or influenza. In the United States, flu shots are recommended for everyone ages 6 months and... more
Dengue fever is endemic in places where iron deficiency is more common  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Mosquitoes are more likely to acquire the dengue virus when they feed on blood with low levels of iron, researchers report in the 16... more
Stanford-UCSF researchers report new cure for common cold in human cells and mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Temporarily disabling a single protein inside our cells might be able to protect us from the common cold and other viral diseases,... more
Climate change likely to accelerate spread of valley fever  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Valley fever is endemic to hot and dry regions like the southwestern United States and California's San Joaquin Valley, but a new study predicts climate change will cause the fungal... more
Why a Rare But Deadly Mosquito-Borne Virus Is Hitting Massachusetts So Hard  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
A deadly, mosquito-borne virus that causes eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) has infected an eighth person in Massachusetts. more
What you eat may change the way that antibiotics affect your gut  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Scientists have examined how antibiotics change the gut bacteria in mice and looked at how diet may exacerbate or mitigate these changes. more
Starting HIV treatment in ERs may be key to ending HIV spread worldwide  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers say they have evidence that hospital emergency departments (EDs) worldwide may be key strategic settings for curbing the spread of HIV... more
'Once you have it, you need it': Opioid epidemic still rages  ABC NEWS · 1 day
As lawyers exchange mountains of paper and dicker over the details of a settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, Americans are dying from opioids by the... more
Journées portes ouvertes, la passion en partage  CERN · 1 day
Infectious enthusiasm at the Open Days cmenard Mon, 09/16/2019 - 14:55 Admire technological wonders 100 metres underground, drive cranes, play with miniature... more
How can evolutionary biology help to get rid of antibiotic resistant bacteria?  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Craig MacLean, Professor of Evolution and Microbiology at Oxford's Department of Zoology, explains how evolutionary biology can help us to get rid of antibiotic... more
Physicians report high refusal rates for the HPV vaccine and need for improvement  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Despite its proven success at preventing cancer, many adolescents are still not getting the HPV vaccine. A new study from shows that... more
Physicians' delivery practices must improve to boost HPV vaccine rates, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Despite its proven success at preventing cancer, many adolescents are still not getting the HPV vaccine. A new study from the University of Colorado... more
Sudan says cholera outbreak kills 7, dozens infected  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Sudan's Health Ministry says at least 7 dead in cholera outbreak over past weeks in southeastern province more
Childhood behavior associated with paracetamol intake during pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The research published today (Monday 16 September) in Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology examined whether there were any effects of taking paracetamol in mid-pregnancy and the behavior of the offspring between the ages... more
Amid settlement talks, opioids keep taking a grim toll  ABC NEWS · 2 days
As the nation's attorneys general debate a legal settlement with Purdue Pharma, the opioid epidemic associated with its blockbuster painkiller OxyContin rages on in state after state, community after community more
Medical News Today: Hearing aids lower the chance of dementia, depression, and falling  MNT · 2 days
A recent study concludes that wearing hearing aids is associated with later onset of dementia and a reduced risk of anxiety, depression,... more
Antibiotic resistance surges in dolphins, mirroring humans  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists obtained a total of 733 pathogen isolates from 171 individual wild Bottlenose dolphins in Florida and found that the overall prevalence of resistance to at least one antibiotic for the 733 isolates was... more
Study shows how the interplay of two cytokines affects development of Tfh cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The body's immune response fights against infectious disease, and it safeguards against future infections through vaccination. more
West Nile Virus samples found 10 miles apart came from different places, NAU scientist finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
After sequencing more than 400 different genomes of the West Nile Virus, an NAU scientist discovered the two... more
Antibiotic resistance surges in dolphins, mirroring humans  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health challenges in the world today since many common bacterial infections are developing resistance to the drugs once used to treat them, and new antibiotics aren't... more
Medical News Today: Is there a cure for hepatitis C?  MNT · 4 days
Hepatitis C is a curable liver infection. With the appropriate treatment, it is possible to clear the virus within 12 weeks. Learn more here. more
Microbes make chemicals for scent marking in a cat  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Domestic cats, like many other mammals, use smelly secretions from anal sacs to mark territory and communicate with other animals. A new study from the Genome Center at the University... more
How IL-6 allows the immune response to develop for a key cell, the T follicular helper  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A preclinical study shows how the interplay of two interleukin signaling proteins, IL-6 and IL-2, affects... more
Microbes make chemicals for scent marking in a cat  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Domestic cats, like many other mammals, use smelly secretions from anal sacs to mark territory and communicate with other animals. A new study shows that many odiferous compounds from a... more
Inhibition of IL-2 responsiveness by IL-6 is required for the generation of GC-TFH cells  Science Magazine · 4 days
Sustained T cell receptor (TCR) stimulation is required for maintaining germinal center T follicular helper (GC-TFH) cells. Paradoxically, TCR activation... more
Multidrug-resistant bacteria may have been around longer than thought  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers from Osaka University have made the striking discovery that multidrug-resistant bacteria may have been around longer than we thought. more
Editing away cancer and HIV in China: win or lose?  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Scientists in China recently edited out the CCR5 gene from a patient with HIV's stem cells, but the research has sparked ethical debate. more
Abnormal gut bugs tied to worse cognitive performance in vets with PTSD and cirrhosis  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A study involving military veterans with PTSD and cirrhosis of the liver points to an abnormal mix of bacteria in... more
Scientists design new model for predicting what might make an effective cancer vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Scientists at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have designed and validated a model for predicting what might make... more
X-ray experiments contribute to studies of a drug now approved to combat tuberculosis  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new antibiotic that, in combination with two existing antibiotics, can tackle one of... more
Multidrug resistance: Not as recent as we thought  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have found that the ancient RND-type multidrug efflux pump AcrB from Haemophilus influenzae targets the same drugs as its more evolved counterpart from Escherichia coli, showing that multidrug resistance is an... more
Multidrug resistance: Not as recent as we thought  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers from Osaka University have made the striking discovery that multidrug-resistant bacteria may have been around longer than we thought. In findings published this month in Communications Biology, the researchers investigated the... more
A new methodology for sequencing viruses  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
NUS scientists have developed a more efficient method to sequence the complete genomes of infectious diseases carried by mosquitoes directly from patient samples. more
Kenya becomes 3rd country to roll out malaria vaccine  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Kenya becomes 3rd country to roll out world's 1st malaria vaccine; some 435,000 die per year more
HCV-infected donor kidneys are safe and functional one year post-transplantation  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A recent analysis reveals that kidneys from donors infected with hepatitis C virus are now routinely used in transplants at many U.S. centers, and they are functioning well... more
Abnormal gut bacteria linked to poor cognitive performance in vets with PTSD and cirrhosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A study involving military veterans with PTSD and cirrhosis of the liver points to an abnormal mix of bacteria in... more
Antibiotic-impregnated shunt could prevent hydrocephalus infections, save millions  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new study reported that using shunt tubing impregnated with two common antibiotics is effective in preventing infection after brain surgery to relieve hydrocephalus. This simple but highly effective practice could save... more
Texas Biomed researchers pinpoint important mechanism behind TB/HIV co-infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Tuberculosis and HIV - two of the world's deadliest infectious diseases - are far worse when they occur together. Now, Texas Biomedical Research Institute researchers have pinpointed an important mechanism... more
Protein messengers from human microbiome shed light on human health  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The human body has been studied for centuries, but there are still mysteries that are yet to unfold. For instance, it was discovered that there are trillions of... more
Medical News Today: Cartilage piercing bumps: What to know  MNT · 5 days
A bump may form after a person gets a cartilage piercing. In this article, learn about the causes, including scarring and infections, as well as how to treat them. more
Papilloma viruses capable of spreading via blood  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Human Papilloma Virus or HPV has been known to be transmitted between humans via sexual contact and HPV has been known to be a sexually transmitted disease or STD. The Centers for Disease Control... more
Simple model captures almost 100 years of measles dynamics in London  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A simple epidemiological model accurately captures long-term measles transmission dynamics in London, including major perturbations triggered by historical events. more
Simple model captures almost 100 years of measles dynamics in London  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A simple epidemiological model accurately captures long-term measles transmission dynamics in London, including major perturbations triggered by historical events. Alexander Becker of Princeton University in New... more
Why HIV patients are more likely to develop tuberculosis  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Tuberculosis and HIV -- two of the world's deadliest infectious diseases -- are far worse when they occur together. Now researchers have pinpointed an important mechanism at work in this... more
Scientists attempt to cure HIV using CRISPR, with varying results  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Scientists have used the gene-editing technology CRISPR in an attempt to cure a person infected with HIV, with some success. more
Diet impacts the sensitivity of gut microbiome to antibiotics, mouse study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Antibiotics change the kinds of bacteria in the mouse gut as well as the bacteria's metabolism -- but diet can exacerbate the changes, a... more
Diet impacts the sensitivity of gut microbiome to antibiotics, mouse study finds  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Antibiotics save countless lives each year from harmful bacterial infections—but the community of beneficial bacteria that live in human intestines, known as the microbiome,... more
Researchers grow citrus disease bacteria in the lab  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Washington State University researchers have for the first time grown the bacteria in a laboratory that causes Citrus Greening Disease, considered the world's most harmful citrus disease. more
Study finds health isn't the only issue with bacteria growth  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Microorganisms growing inside aging buildings and infrastructure are more than just a health issue, according to new research from UBC Okanagan. more
Growing citrus disease bacteria in the lab  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Being able to grow the elusive and poorly understood bacterium, Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas), will make it easier for researchers to find treatments for the disease that has destroyed millions of acres of orange, grapefruit... more
Researchers work to understand bacteria killing citrus trees  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A team of biologists has put on their detective hats to investigate the complicated bacterium behind citrus greening, a problematic plant disease that has felled citrus orchards across Florida and threatened the... more
Deadly infections on the rise: New classes are desperately needed  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Globally, the number of deaths from infections is on the rise as more bacteria become resistant to antibiotics. more
It takes a 'consortium': Researchers develop metabolic engineering technique  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
For years, scientists have explored ways to alter the cells of microorganisms in efforts to improve how a wide range of products are made—including medicines, fuels, and even beer. By... more
New tool to decipher the gut microbiome  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The millions of bacteria residing in the gut play a very important role in health and in disease. However, a constant issue has been the lack of understanding of the actual composition of the... more
New strain of Streptococcus A rampant in England and Wales  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
According to a new study on cases of scarlet fever and other Streptococcus A infections in England and Wales, the recent rise in cases is due to a... more
Corn one step closer to bacterial leaf streak resistance  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Bacterial leaf streak, a foliar disease in corn, has only been in the United States for a handful of years, but researchers say it's a major problem in the Western... more
New model for vaginal microbiome transplantation  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Bacterial vaginosis is a condition affecting thousands of women worldwide, and is associated not only with vaginal symptoms but with pregnancy-related complications including preterm labor and stillbirth. Now researchers have come up with an effective way... more
Chinese Scientists Tried to Treat HIV Using CRISPR  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
Scientists in China have attempted to use CRISPR gene-editing technology to treat a patient with HIV. more
CRISPR Gene-Editing May Offer Path To Cure For HIV, First Published Report Shows  NPR · 6 days
Researchers safely used CRISPR gene-editing techniques in a patient with HIV. The research provides evidence the approach may be promising for treating... more
Corn one step closer to bacterial leaf streak resistance  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Bacterial leaf streak, a foliar disease in corn, has only been in the United States for a handful of years, but Tiffany Jamann says it's a major problem in the... more
Cable bacteria: Living electrical wires with record conductivity  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A team of scientists from the University of Antwerp (Belgium), Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) and the University of Hasselt (Belgium) have reported on bacteria that power themselves using electricity and can... more
New strain of strep a is causing scarlet fever and invasive infections in England and Wales  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists studying scarlet fever have identified a new strain of disease-causing bacteria, which may explain a... more
Scientists discover new strain of group A streptococcus bacteria in England and Wales  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A team of scientists led by Imperial College London have discovered a new strain of group A streptococcus bacteria. more
How do antidepressants affect gut bacteria?  MNT · 7 days
According to recent research in rodents, psychiatric drugs such as antidepressants increase the numbers of certain bacterial strains and decrease others. more
Medical News Today: How do antidepressants affect gut bacteria?  MNT · 7 days
According to recent research in rodents, psychiatric drugs such as antidepressants increase the numbers of certain bacterial strains and decrease others. more
Medical News Today: What can cause clitoris itching?  MNT · 7 days
Many factors can cause itching of the clitoris, including irritation, arousal, and infections. Learn about causes, symptoms, and treatments here. more
Long-term antibiotic use in preemies promotes drug-resistant gut bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Very preterm infants are often sick and require antibiotic treatment to save their lives. However, when this form of therapy lasts for 20 months or more, it may affect the... more
Gut microbiome and IBD – the connection maybe in diet says study  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study has shown conclusive evidence that inflammatory bowel disease or IBD is intimately associated with the gut microbial environment which can be... more
Mathematical model could help correct bias in measuring bacterial communities  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A mathematical model shows how bias distorts results when measuring bacterial communities through metagenomic sequencing. The proof-of-concept model could be the first step toward developing calibration methods that... more
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