Infections
Staying in shape: How rod-shaped bacteria grow long, not wide  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Researchers show how the rod-shaped bacteria Bacillus subtilis maintains its precise diameter while growing end to end. more
Bad moods could be contagious among ravens  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 hours
Ravens may pick up and share their compatriots’ negativity, a study on the social intelligence of these animals suggests. more
Medical News Today: Loss of balance: Everything you need to know  MNT · 4 hours
Many different conditions can cause a loss of balance, including inner ear infections and Ménière’s disease. Some medications can also contribute. Learn about these and other... more
Ex-nurse accused of raping patient appeals HIV testing order  ABC NEWS · 4 hours
A former nurse charged with sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility has appealed an order requiring a test to determine if... more
Loss of balance: Everything you need to know  MNT · 4 hours
Many different conditions can cause a loss of balance, including inner ear infections and Ménière’s disease. Some medications can also contribute. Learn about these and other possible causes here. We also cover... more
Synthetic biologists hack bacterial sensors  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Synthetic biologists have hacked bacterial sensing with a plug-and-play system that could be used to mix-and-match tens of thousands of sensory inputs and genetic outputs. more
Bacteria change behavior to tackle tiny obstacle course  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
It's not exactly the set of TV's "American Ninja Warrior," but a tiny obstacle course for bacteria has shown researchers how E. coli changes its behavior to rapidly clear obstructions to food.... more
Virulence factor of the influenza A virus mapped in real-time  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Researchers have used high-speed microscopy to investigate native structure and conformational dynamics of hemagglutinin in influenza A. more
How plant viruses can be used to ward off pests and keep plants healthy  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Imagine a technology that could target pesticides to treat specific spots deep within the soil, making them more effective at... more
Synthetic biologists hack bacterial sensors  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Rice University synthetic biologists have hacked bacterial sensing with a plug-and-play system that could be used to mix-and-match tens of thousands of sensory inputs and genetic outputs. The technology has wide-ranging implications for medical diagnostics, the study of... more
Sophisticated molecular machinery is used by dangerous pathogens to infect hosts  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
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... more
How plant viruses can be used to ward off pests and keep plants healthy  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Imagine a technology that could target pesticides to treat specific spots deep within the soil, making them more effective at... more
Structural and functional mechanisms of a new class of bacterial sigma/anti-sigma factors revealed  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Transcription is the process of synthesizing messenger RNA by RNA polymerase based on the DNA sequence of a gene and is the... more
Virulence factor of the influenza A virus mapped in real-time  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
The influenza A viruses, which are responsible for deadly pandemics in the past, still remain a major global public health problem today. Molecules known as virulence factors are... more
Epidemiology: Measures for cleaner air  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Worldwide, a broad range of measures have been introduced to reduce outdoor air pollution. A systematic review by epidemiologists takes stock of the evidence, and recommends a greater focus on improved evaluation methods and study design. more
First Footage of T-Cells Training To Fight Pathogens Revealed  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Immunologists at The University of Texas at Austin have recorded visuals of T-cells learning what kind of cells to ignore when fighting pathogens, to ensure they do not attack healthy... more
UN health chief warns of 'very high' risk of Ebola spread  ABC NEWS · 13 hours
The head of the U.N. health agency says the risk remains "very high" that the Ebola virus will spread more
Integrated stepped alcohol treatment reduces alcohol use in people with HIV  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
People with HIV who drink too much were more likely to reduce drinking after undergoing an approach to care known as integrated stepped alcohol treatment, according... more
Magnetically propelled MOFBOTs perform microrobotic drug delivery (w/video)  nanowerk · 17 hours
By applying concepts developed in micro- and nanorobotics, researcherss demonstrate the controlled motion and delivery of cargo payloads embedded in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). The helical MOF-based micromachine, propelled by artificial bacterial flagella... more
Can a hands-on model help forest stakeholders fight tree disease?  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
When a new, more aggressive strain of the pathogen that causes sudden oak death turned up in Oregon, scientists and stakeholders banded together to try to protect susceptible... more
Sophisticated molecular machinery are used by dangerous pathogens to infect hosts  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
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... more
New project involves understanding link between opioid crisis and cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
Jennifer Havens, Ph.D., professor of behavioral science in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, faculty member in the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research and member of... more
IU researchers develop electroceutical dressing to disrupt bacterial biofilms  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have found a way to charge up the fight against bacterial infections using electricity. more
Tangible Landscape system can help forest stakeholders to fight tree disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
When a new, more aggressive strain of the pathogen that causes sudden oak death turned up in Oregon, scientists and stakeholders banded together to try to... more
Walking and strength training may decrease the risk of dying from liver disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Physical activity, including walking and muscle-strengthening activities, were associated with significantly reduced risk of cirrhosis-related death, according to new research. Chronic liver... more
Researchers document impact of coffee on bowels  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Coffee drinkers know that coffee helps keep the bowels moving, but researchers in Texas are trying to find out exactly why this is true, and it doesn't seem to be about the caffeine, according... more
'Stepped' treatment reduces drinking in patients with HIV  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
People with HIV who drink too much were more likely to reduce drinking after undergoing an approach to care known as integrated stepped alcohol treatment, according to a new study. The finding... more
Previous dengue infection could protect against Zika-associated damage  NEWS MEDICAL · 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
Medical News Today: Scientists find possible causes for chronic kidney disease 'epidemic'  MNT · 3 days
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 · 3 days
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 · 3 days
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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 5 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 · 5 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 · 5 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 · 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... more
Over-fed bacteria in the gut promote disease development  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 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 · 5 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 · 5 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 · 5 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 · 5 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 · 5 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 · 5 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 · 5 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 · 5 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 · 5 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 · 5 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 · 5 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 · 5 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
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Staying in shape: How rod-shaped bacteria grow long, not wide
SCIENCE DAILY
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
Experimental brain-controlled hearing aid decodes, identifies who you want to hear
SCIENCE DAILY
First smartphone app that can hear ear infections in children
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
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