Infections
Current HBV genome sequences help deduce ancient human population movements into Australia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Australian researchers have used current hepatitis B virus (HBV) genome sequences to deduce ancient human population movements into Australia, adding weight to the theory... more
Exploring the impact of nanoparticle design on Parkinson's disease therapies  nanowerk · 4 hours
Alpha-synuclein is a protein whose function in the healthy brain is currently unknown. It is of great interest to Parkinson's researchers because it is a major constituent of... more
Dormant Viruses Activate During Spaceflight, NASA Investigates  ASTRO WATCH · 5 hours
Herpes viruses reactivate in more than half of crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions, according to NASA research published... more
New research aims to find how asthma symptoms are aggravated  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
America's 26 million asthmatics may be able to breathe a sigh of relief, thanks to Dr. Sailaja Paruchuri, a University of Akron researcher who has received a $1.9... more
New case study describes adolescent patient with rapid-onset schizophrenia and Bartonella infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
In a new case study, researchers at North Carolina State University describe an adolescent human patient diagnosed with rapid onset schizophrenia who was found... more
Food safety: Dung beetles and soil bacteria reduce risk of human pathogens  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Food safety regulations increasingly pressure growers to remove hedgerows, ponds and other natural habitats from farms to keep out pathogen-carrying wildlife and livestock. Yet,... more
Protective antibodies also found in premature babies  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Even premature babies carry anti-viral antibodies transferred from the mother, researchers report in a paper on maternal antibodies in newborns. The results should change our approach to infection sensitivity in newborns, they say. more
Meningitis changes immune cell makeup in the mouse brain lining  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Meningitis, a group of serious diseases which infect the brain's lining, leaves its mark and can affect the body's ability to fight such infections in the future. According... more
Partial oral antibiotic therapy safe and effective in infectious endocarditis  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Patients with an infection of the inner lining on the left side of the heart (endocarditis) who were switched from intravenous to oral antibiotic therapy had better long-term... more
Spaceflight Triggers Herpes Viruses to 'Reawaken'  LIVE SCIENCE · 12 hours
Being in outer space can have some odd effects on the body, including triggering dormant herpes viruses to reawaken. more
Bartonella and sudden-onset adolescent schizophrenia  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
In a new case study, researchers describe an adolescent human patient diagnosed with rapid onset schizophrenia who was found instead to have a Bartonella henselae infection (associated with cat scratch fever). more
Bromethalin is poisoning the parrots of Telegraph Hill  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Bromethalin, a common rat poison, is the agent responsible for a neurological disease that has sickened or killed birds from a popular flock of naturalized parrots that reside primarily in the Telegraph... more
Back to the drawing board for conservationists battling against infectious parrot disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
A study into the effectiveness of disinfecting birds' nests has led to a breakthrough in the understanding of biosecuity measures for the endangered echo... more
Researchers use big data to gain better understanding of hepatitis E virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
As far as research is concerned, hepatitis E had long led a shadowy existence - even though it is the main cause for acute... more
Premature babies also have protective anti-viral antibodies  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Even premature babies carry anti-viral antibodies transferred from the mother, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report in a paper on maternal antibodies in newborns, published in the journal Nature Medicine. more
Zika study may 'supercharge' vaccine research  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Scientists looking at the genetics of Zika virus have found a way to fast-track research which could lead to new vaccines. more
Back to the drawing board for conservationists battling against infectious parrot disease  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
A study into the effectiveness of disinfecting birds' nests, carried out by the University of Kent, has led to a breakthrough in the understanding... more
Hepatitis B virus sheds light on ancient human population movements into Australia  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Australian researchers have used current hepatitis B virus (HBV) genome sequences to deduce ancient human population movements into Australia, adding weight to the theory... more
Medical News Today: What can cause dizziness when waking up?  MNT · 22 hours
Regularly waking up feeling dizzy can be a sign of an underlying condition. Possible causes of morning dizziness include dehydration, ear infections, low blood pressure, and medication side... more
PoreDesigner improves protein channel design for water treatment, bioseparations  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
PoreDesigner, a fully automated computational workflow process for altering the pore size of a bacterial channel protein, is the result of a collaboration between researchers from Penn State and the... more
Medical News Today: Hot tub folliculitis: Everything you need to know  MNT · 1 day
Hot tub folliculitis is a skin infection that occurs as a result of bacteria in hot tubs, baths, and pools. Learn more about the causes, symptoms,... more
Partial oral antibiotic therapy shows efficacy and safety in patients with infectious endocarditis  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Patients with an infection of the inner lining on the left side of the heart (endocarditis) who were switched from intravenous to... more
Facebook scrubs 1.5mn Christchurch attack videos but criticism goes viral  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Facebook says it removed a staggering 1.5 million videos showing harrowing viral footage of the Christchurch mosque rampage but criticism of social media giants for failing to block... more
Absorbable, antibiotic-eluting envelope can reduce rate of cardiac device infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A Cleveland Clinic-led research team has found that using an absorbable, antibiotic-eluting envelope when implanting cardiac devices like pacemakers and defibrillators can cut the rate of major infections... more
Snaring bacteria in DNA-based nets the way white blood cells do  nanowerk · 1 day
Today's antibiotics are not particularly engineered to coordinate their fight against bacteria with white blood cells, the body's own first line of defense against infectors, but... more
Absorbable antibiotic envelope can significantly cut cardiac device infections  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A research team has found that using an absorbable, antibiotic-eluting envelope when implanting cardiac devices like pacemakers and defibrillators can cut the rate of major infections by 40 percent. more
Dormant viruses activate during spaceflight  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Herpes viruses reactivate in more than half of crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions. While only a small proportion develop symptoms, virus reactivation rates increase with spaceflight duration and could present a significant health risk... more
Dormant viruses activate during spaceflight  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Herpes viruses reactivate in more than half of crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions, according to NASA research published in Frontiers in Microbiology. While only a small proportion develop symptoms, virus reactivation rates increase with... more
People with chronic periodontitis have higher risk for dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Gum disease that goes untreated can become periodontitis. When this happens, the infection that affected your gums causes loss in the bone that supports your teeth. more
Medical News Today: What can cause painful respiration?  MNT · 4 days
Causes of painful respiration can include infections, injuries, and inflammation. Pain when breathing can sometimes also be due a potentially life-threatening condition, so it is important to be able to recognize signs... more
A repellent odor inhibits the perception of a pleasant odor in vinegar flies  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have discovered that repellent odors suppress the perception of pleasant smells. This happens because certain brain structures that respond to attractive... more
With single gene insertion, blind mice regain sight  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
People left blind by retinal degeneration have one option: electronic eye implants. Neuroscientists have now developed an alternative: gene therapy that, in tests, restored vision in blind mice. A gene for green... more
Study confirms sensitivity of microbiological cultures for detecting cholera  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Recently, the sensitivity of fecal microbiological cultures for detecting cholera has come under question. Researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases investigated this claim using a ‘vaccine probe’ analysis of... more
Bacteria may help frogs attract mates  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Brazilian scientists have discovered that the strong odor released by some amphibian species is produced by bacteria and that attracting a mate is one of its purposes. more
Antiviral treatment improves survival for kidney transplant recipients infected with HBV or HCV  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Prior to the development of antiviral therapy, kidney transplant recipients infected with either hepatitis B or hepatitis C experienced poor outcomes. more
Bacteria 'trap' could help in the fight against antimicrobial resistance  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Scientists have developed a new and faster test for identifying how single bacteria react to antibiotics, which could help in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. more
Central American kidney disease epidemic linked to occupational heat exposure  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
For two decades, Nicaragua and El Salvador have seen increasing mortality from an unusual form of chronic kidney disease (CKD), also called Mesoamerican Nephropathy (MeN). The disease has... more
Bacteria 'trap' could help slow down antibiotic resistance  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have developed a new and faster test for identifying how single bacteria react to antibiotics, which could help in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. more
Vaccine study confirms sensitivity of cholera test  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Recently, the sensitivity of fecal microbiological cultures for detecting cholera has come under question. Researchers investigated this claim using a 'vaccine probe' analysis of a completed cholera vaccine cluster randomized trial to support the... more
Bacteria may help frogs attract mates  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The role played by symbiotic microorganisms isolated from the skin of anurans has been discovered by researchers in Brazil. more
How immunotherapy may be effective for fighting tuberculosis  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
New research suggests that structures released by infected cells in tuberculosis may be used in tandem with antibiotics to boost the body's immune system, helping fight off the disease. more
Oral bacteria in pancreas linked to more aggressive tumors  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The presence of oral bacteria in so-called cystic pancreatic tumours is associated with the severity of the tumour, researchers report. It is hoped that the results can help to improve... more
Expectant mothers can prevent fetal brain problems caused by the flu, study shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Choline, an essential B vitamin nutrient, can prevent fetal brain developmental problems that often occur after prenatal maternal infections such as colds... more
We’re Due For a Flu Pandemic. How Will It Start?  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
A flu pandemic could strike without warning in the coming years, global health experts warn. more
Functional degradation: A mechanism of NLRP1 inflammasome activation by diverse pathogen enzymes  Science Magazine · 5 days
Inflammasomes are multi-protein platforms that initiate innate immunity by recruitment and activation of Caspase-1. The NLRP1B inflammasome is activated upon direct cleavage by the... more
N-terminal degradation activates the NLRP1B inflammasome  Science Magazine · 5 days
Intracellular pathogens and danger signals trigger the formation of inflammasomes, which activate inflammatory caspases and induce pyroptosis. The anthrax lethal factor metalloprotease and small-molecule DPP8/9 inhibitors both activate the NLRP1B inflammasome, but the molecular mechanism of... more
We're Due for a Flu Pandemic, So Why Hasn't It Happened Yet?  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
A flu pandemic could strike without warning in the coming years, global health experts warn. more
Buying and selling cattle can link individual farms to thousands of others per purchase  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Understanding the complex networks of 'contact chains' between British farms, could help identify potential routes for spread of infections and... more
Democracy linked to global health gains in low-, middle-income countries  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A new study suggests that a better way to measure the role of democracy in public health is to examine the causes of adult mortality, such as noncommunicable... more
Early-life exposure to microbiota restricts colon cancer later in life, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Exposure to microbiota, or microorganisms such as bacteria, in the early stages of life plays a crucial role in establishing optimal conditions in the... more
Attacks could reverse gains in Congo's Ebola fight, says WHO  ABC NEWS · 5 days
The director-general of the World Health Organization says recent attacks on Ebola treatment centers in Congo threaten to reverse the gains that have been made in fighting the... more
WHO: Attacks could reverse gains in Congo's Ebola fight  ABC NEWS · 5 days
WHO: Attacks on Ebola treatment centers could reverse gains in Congo's fight against virus more
Medical News Today: Marine bacteria offer new weapon against melanoma  MNT · 5 days
Melanoma is notoriously difficult to treat. Recently, scientists have looked to marine bacteria to find novel ways of attacking this type of skin cancer. more
Oral bacteria in pancreas associated with tumor severity  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The presence of oral bacteria in so-called cystic pancreatic tumours is associated with the severity of the tumour, a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal Gut... more
Bacteria 'trap' could help slow down antibiotic resistance  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Scientists have developed a new and faster test for identifying how single bacteria react to antibiotics, which could help in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. more
Medical News Today: Is there a link between stroke and changes in gut bacteria?  MNT · 5 days
New findings suggest that having a stroke can disturb the gut's bacterial balance for the long term, which could prevent... more
Is there a link between stroke and changes in gut bacteria?  MNT · 5 days
New findings suggest that having a stroke can disturb the gut's bacterial balance for the long term, which could prevent the brain from healing. more
Buying and selling cattle can link individual farms to thousands of others per purchase  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Understanding the complex networks of "contact chains" between British farms, could help identify potential routes for spread of infections and... more
Study: Early-life exposure to microbiota inhibits colon cancer in adulthood  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Exposure to microbiota, or microorganisms such as bacteria, in the early stages of life plays a crucial role in establishing optimal conditions in the intestine that inhibit the... more
Rice University bioscientists reveal danger of vitamin B12 deficiency  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Using roundworms, one of Earth's simplest animals, Rice University bioscientists have found the first direct link between a diet with too little vitamin B12 and an increased risk of infection... more
Harmless purple bacteria can visualize aspects of tumor heterogeneity  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Cancer presents an ongoing challenge for physicians, particularly in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. This is, amongst other things, due to tumor heterogeneity. more
Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects immediate opioid trial delay  ABC NEWS · 5 days
The Oklahoma Supreme Court Thursday rejected drugmakers' request to immediately postpone the May start of a trial in a lawsuit that accuses the companies of fueling the state's opioid epidemic more
The Latest: Oklahoma court: No immediate opioid trial delay  ABC NEWS · 5 days
The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected a request by drugmakers to immediately postpone the May start of a trial in a lawsuit that accuses the companies of fueling the state's... more
Medical News Today: CBD for acne: Does it work?  MNT · 6 days
There is some evidence to suggest that CBD oil can help treat acne by reducing the production of sebum and fighting bacteria on the skin. Learn more about CBD oil... more
Vulnerable to attack: Businesses should boost cyber defenses  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
When cyberthieves attacked Empire Industries' computer network, technology manager Rich Shemanskis could see files in the process of being infected by malicious software. more
Potential cystic fibrosis treatment uses 'molecular prosthetic' for missing lung protein  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
An approved drug normally used to treat fungal infections could also do the job of a protein channel that is missing or dysfunctional in the lungs... more
Danger of vitamin B12 deficiency  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Using roundworms, one of Earth's simplest animals, bioscientists have found the first direct link between a diet containing too little vitamin B12 and an increased risk of infection by two potentially deadly pathogens. more
Researchers define pathway that helps us make antibodies  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Our bodies are continuously concocting specific antibodies to thwart invaders like a virus or even pollen, and scientists have new information about how the essential production gets fired up and keeps up. more
Inside a tumor: Purple bacteria visualize 'big eaters'  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists have shown that harmless purple bacteria (Rhodobacter) are capable of visualizing heterogeneity in tumors. With the aid of optoacoustic imaging, the researchers used these microorganisms to visualize macrophages (Greek for 'big... more
Pet Dog with Plague Exposed More Than 100 Veterinary Workers to the Disease  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
A sick dog in Colorado caused alarm at a veterinary hospital when doctors realized the animal was infected with a rare and... more
'Virtual focus groups' uncover clues to rural and urban HPV vaccination disparities  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have harnessed the power of social media to understand differences in attitudes and behaviors about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among hundreds of thousands... more
Opioid manufacturers ask Oklahoma's top court to delay trial  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Opioid manufacturers accused of fueling an opioid epidemic in Oklahoma are asking the state's highest court to delay a civil trial more
Mystery infections traced to blood-shedding religious ritual  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Researchers say they have traced a cluster of rare infections to blood-shedding religious rituals more
Study reveals how a regulatory molecule ensures appropriate supply of blood cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The body needs to create a continuous supply of blood cells to enter circulation. Blood cells have a wide variety of functions ranging from... more
Italy bans unvaccinated children from school amid measles outbreak  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Italian parents who have not had their children vaccinated could soon either have to pay hefty fines or see their children banned from school. more
Scientists delineate pathway that helps us make antibodies  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Our bodies are continuously concocting specific antibodies to thwart invaders like a virus or even pollen, and scientists have new information about how the essential production gets fired up and keeps up. more
AMSBIO offers new AAV biosensors for neural activity studies in vivo  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
AMSBIO has added a new range of GCaMP calcium indicators to their portfolio of ready-to-use adeno-associated virus biosensor products. more
Scientists introduce a simple, reliable method for universal isothermal DNA amplification  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Whether revealing a perpetrator with DNA evidence, diagnosing a pathogen, classifying a paleontological discovery, or determining paternity, the duplication of nucleic acids (amplification) is indispensable. more
Cardiorespiratory fitness of farmed Atlantic salmon unaffected by virus  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The respiratory systems of Atlantic salmon function normally even when carrying large loads of piscine orthoreovirus (PRV), new research has found. The results are a positive step in reducing the... more
New findings upturn a fundamental model in virology  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Scientists have shown that different segments of a virus genome can exist in distinct cells but work together to cause an infection. more
Cardiorespiratory fitness of farmed Atlantic salmon unaffected by virus  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The respiratory systems of Atlantic salmon function normally even when carrying large loads of piscine orthoreovirus (PRV), new UBC research has found. more
Concurrent cuts undermine administration budget proposal  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The White House budget proposal for 2020 recommends increases to the domestic HIV programs at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Health Resources and Services Administration and Indian Health Services that will be... more
Medical News Today: What to know about lower right back pain  MNT · 7 days
The possible causes of pain in the lower right area of the back include sprains, strains, infections, and spinal stenosis. Treatment depends on the underlying cause.... more
Small babies, big data  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
The first week of a newborn's life is a time of rapid biological change as the baby adapts to living outside the womb, suddenly exposed to new bacteria and viruses. Yet surprisingly little is known about these early changes. An... more
New sensing tool could aid in early detection of Dengue virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Dr Paulo Rocha from the University of Bath's Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering is developing a low-cost integrative sensing tool for early detection of Dengue... more
New understanding of sophistication of microbial warfare  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researchers explain how viruses make a molecular decoy that is used to subvert the CRISPR-Cas bacterial immune system. more
Discovery upturns understanding of how some viruses multiply  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Scientists have shown that different segments of a virus genome can exist in distinct cells but work together to cause an infection. more
Rsearchers explore stroke's effects on microbiome  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researchers are investigating how having a stroke can disrupt the community of bacteria that lives in the gut. These bacteria -- known collectively as the microbiome -- can interact with the central nervous system and may... more
Discovery upturns understanding of how some viruses multiply  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Scientists have shown that different segments of a virus genome can exist in distinct cells but work together to cause an infection. more
DNA and RNA Copying made easy  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Whether revealing a perpetrator with DNA evidence, diagnosing a pathogen, classifying a paleontological discovery, or determining paternity, the duplication of nucleic acids (amplification) is indispensable. Scientists have now introduced a new, very simple, yet highly sensitive... more
Copying made easy: A universal isothermal DNA amplification method  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Whether revealing a perpetrator with DNA evidence, diagnosing a pathogen, classifying a paleontological discovery, or determining paternity, the duplication of nucleic acids (amplification) is indispensable. In the journal Angewandte Chemie,... more
Single working mothers are being blamed for childhood obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Single working mothers are to blame for the childhood obesity epidemic in the UK, according to a new scientific study. more
Medical News Today: Mouth sores: Everything you need to know  MNT · 7 days
Mouth sores are a common complaint, and they can occur for a variety of reasons, including irritation, hormonal changes, and infection. Learn about the causes and treatment of... more
Killer flu pandemic is inevitable and world is not prepared, says WHO  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
The World Health Organisation has said that the world is not prepared for a global flu pandemic and that resources are inadequate. more
New Zealand faces dangerous measles outbreak with 25 confirmed cases  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
New Zealand is facing a serious outbreak of measles with 25 confirmed cases. A nationwide alert has been sounded and vaccines against the viral disease are being sent... more
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