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Leaf-eating ability of beetle largely due to bacteria inside the insect
NEWS MEDICAL A leaf-eating beetle has evolved a symbiotic relationship with bacteria that allows the insect to break down pectin -- part of a plant's cell wall that... 12 hours
Flu vaccine prevents hospitalization in children, study shows
SCIENCE DAILY Children vaccinated against influenza are significantly less likely to experience serious complications from the virus that could land them in hospital, new research has found. 14 hours
'The Brazilian Zika outbreak could end soon'
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have elucidated the Zika burden in a Brazilian metropolis. Their data indicate: the outbreak may be coming to an end and further outbreaks in the region seem unlikely. The study has also provided... 15 hours
Gut bacteria at young age can contribute to MS disease onset and progression, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School published a study suggesting that gut bacteria at young age... 15 hours
Progression from infection to pulmonary tuberculosis follows distinct timeline
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have uncovered a sequence of biological processes that occur in humans infected with the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis as the infection progresses to pulmonary tuberculosis. 17 hours
New test to measure the effectiveness of CF drugs
SCIENCE DAILY A new laboratory model has been created to measure and compare the responses of CF and normal airway cells to CF-related infectious/inflammatory factors. 19 hours
Florida confirms second local Zika virus infection for 2017
ABC NEWS Florida health officials report state's 2nd case this year of the Zika virus transmitted by a local mosquito 19 hours
Study raises possibility of naturally acquired immunity against Zika virus
SCIENCE DAILY Birth defects in babies born infected with Zika virus remain a major health concern. Now, scientists suggest the possibility that some women in high-risk Zika regions may already... 19 hours
Brain astrocytes linked to Alzheimer's disease
SCIENCE DAILY Astrocytes, the supporting cells of the brain, could play a significant role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to a new study. This is the first time researchers discovered a direct association between astrocytes... 19 hours
Secrets of Ebola unlocked in the heart of devastating outbreak
SCIENCE DAILY In a comprehensive and complex molecular study of blood samples from Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, a scientific team has identified signatures of Ebola virus disease that may... 21 hours
Newly found immune defense could pave way to treat allergies
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have made a fundamental discovery about how our body's immune system clears harmful infections. 21 hours
Gene discovery may halt worldwide wheat epidemic
SCIENCE DAILY A gene that enables resistance to a new devastating strain of stem rust, a fungal disease that is hampering wheat production throughout Africa and Asia and threatening food security worldwide, has been identified by... 21 hours
Scientists identify biomarkers that predict risk of death in Ebola patients
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have identified a set of biomarkers that indicate which patients infected with the Ebola virus are most at risk of dying from the disease. 23 hours
Anti-malaria drug shows promise as Zika virus treatment
SCIENCE DAILY A medication used to prevent and treat malaria may also be effective for Zika virus, scientists have discovered. The drug, called chloroquine, has a long history of safe use during pregnancy, and... 24 hours
Drug used to prevent and treat malaria may also be effective for Zika virus
NEWS MEDICAL A new collaborative study led by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and UC San Diego School of... 24 hours
How bacteria in the gut influence neurodegenerative disorders
SCIENCE DAILY Humans have roughly as many bacterial cells in their bodies as human cells, and most of those bacteria live in the gut. New research released today reveals links between the gut microbiome... 1 day
Despite ACA cost protections, most adolescents skip regular checkups
NEWS MEDICAL As children move through adolescence, some face health hurdles like obesity, sexually transmitted infections, depression and drug abuse. Regular checkups could help families address such problems, and the Affordable Care... 1 day
Brain astrocytes could play key role in pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL Astrocytes, the supporting cells of the brain, could play a significant role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to a new study from the... 1 day
Researchers discover poorly understood bacterial lineages in the mouths of dolphins
PHYS.ORG Researchers have identified two deep lineages of bacteria that have never been characterized before—and they found them in a dolphin's toothy grin. 1 day
New model to test effectiveness of existing and potential CF therapies
NEWS MEDICAL UNC School of Medicine researchers have developed a new laboratory model of the infection- and inflammation-plagued airways of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. 1 day
Researchers identify new way to reduce risk of complications after joint surgery
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers identified a new way to lower the risk of complications after joint surgery, using a simple blood test. Patients with diabetes are more... 1 day
Scientists suggest possibility of naturally acquired immunity against Zika infection
NEWS MEDICAL Birth defects in babies born infected with Zika virus remain a major health concern. Now, scientists suggest the possibility that some women in high-risk Zika regions may already... 1 day
Research reveals fundamental process used by immune system to recognize invading pathogens
NEWS MEDICAL The body's homeland security unit is more thorough than any airport checkpoint. For the first time, scientists have witnessed a mouse immune system protein... 2 days
New discovery about immune system could pave way for better allergy treatment
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have made a fundamental discovery about how our body's immune system clears harmful infections. 2 days
Brazilian Zika epidemic could soon be over, say scientists
NEWS MEDICAL In 2016, news about the Zika virus in Brazil made the headlines in Europe for the first time. With approximately 65 million people affected, it is one of the largest... 2 days
How the immune system identifies invading bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY Never-before-seen images of mouse immune system proteins and bacterial bits reveal an inspection strategy that identifies pathogens. 2 days
Unlocking the secrets of Ebola
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have identified a set of biomarkers that indicate which patients infected with the Ebola virus are most at risk of dying from the disease. The results come from one of the most in-depth studies ever of blood... 2 days
Why This Viral Painting-Restoration Video Gives Experts the Chills
LIVE SCIENCE A video showing the dramatic restoration of a 17th century painting gives a dangerous and misleading picture of how to clean an old painting. 2 days
Kill switches for engineered microbes gone rogue
SCIENCE DAILY Stable autonomous kill switches ensure biocontainment of living microbes designed as devices for medicine or the environment. New research outlines two new types of kill switches that address these challenges. The new kill switches... 2 days
Structural basis of bacterial transcription activation
Science Magazine In bacteria, the activation of gene transcription at many promoters is simple and only involves a single activator. The cyclic adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate receptor protein (CAP), a classic activator, is able to activate transcription independently through two... 2 days
Evolution of neurovirulent Zika virus
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Advancing dengue vaccine development
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The structural basis of flagellin detection by NAIP5: A strategy to limit pathogen immune evasion
Science Magazine Robust innate immune detection of rapidly evolving pathogens is critical for host defense. Nucleotide-binding domain leucine-rich repeat (NLR)... 2 days
A single mutation in the prM protein of Zika virus contributes to fetal microcephaly
Science Magazine Zika virus (ZIKV) has evolved into a global health threat because of its unexpected causal link to microcephaly. Phylogenetic analysis... 2 days
Gene discovery may halt worldwide wheat epidemic
PHYS.ORG University of California, Davis, researchers have identified a gene that enables resistance to a new devastating strain of stem rust, a fungal disease that is hampering wheat production throughout Africa and Asia and threatening... 2 days
Kill switches for engineered microbes gone rogue
PHYS.ORG Synthetic biologists are fitting the genomes of microorganisms with synthetic gene circuits to break down polluting plastics, non-invasively diagnose and treat infections in the human gut, and generate chemicals and nutrition on long haul... 2 days
Kaspersky blames NSA hack on infected Microsoft software
PHYS.ORG Embattled computer security firm Kaspersky Lab said Thursday that malware-infected Microsoft Office software and not its own was to blame for the hacking theft of top-secret US intelligence materials. 2 days
Penn researchers single out bacterial enzyme behind gut microbiome imbalance linked to Crohn’s disease
NEWS MEDICAL Penn Medicine researchers have singled out a bacterial enzyme behind an imbalance in the gut microbiome linked to Crohn's disease. 2 days
Study: Gut Bacteria May Help Protect against Effects of High-Salt Diet
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of researchers has found that in both mice and humans, a... 2 days
Vaccine for cutaneous leishmaniasis: Advances in development
SCIENCE DAILY A research team is one step closer to developing an effective human vaccine for cutaneous leishmaniasis. During the team's more than four years of research, they discovered a vaccine formulation that resulted in a... 2 days
Spinning cylinders to recreate nature's patterns
PHYS.ORG Some of nature's most exquisite patterns; leaves around a plant's stem, scales on a pine cone, and the tail of some viruses, consist of small objects decorating a cylindrical chassis with a specific pattern. Nature's preferred... 2 days
Low-energy X-rays surprisingly effective at killing bacterial spores, offering improved sterilization techniques
PHYS.ORG Low-energy X-rays are able to sterilize materials, offering a potentially cheap and effective alternative to current techniques, A*STAR researchers have shown. 2 days
Kaspersky Lab releases report into upload of NSA documents
PHYS.ORG Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kasperksy Lab is releasing new details about how its software uploaded classified U.S. documents several years ago. The incident is at the center of a controversy over... 2 days
Medical News Today: Salt raises blood pressure, but our gut bacteria can stop it
MNT New research shows that replenishing the friendly bacteria in our gut that are affected by too much salt may lower... 2 days
Salt raises blood pressure, but our gut bacteria can stop it
MNT New research shows that replenishing the friendly bacteria in our gut that are affected by too much salt may lower high blood pressure. 2 days
New model provides better understanding of epidemic spreading in realistic circumstances
NEWS MEDICAL New approaches are needed to control the spread of epidemic diseases, according to the developers of a new model of the way pathogens can 'cooperate'. 2 days
New study identifies chemical receptors in cells to reduce drug resistance
NEWS MEDICAL The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the leading cause of hospital-acquired infections. The pathogen is resistant to many antibiotics so treating those infections, particularly in patients with... 2 days
Heart injury triggers irreversible dysregulation that alters cardiosplenic and cardiorenal networks
NEWS MEDICAL Heart failure after a heart attack is a global epidemic leading to chronic heart failure pathology. About 6 million people in the United States and 23... 3 days
Potential cell receptors to reduce antibiotic resistance identified
SCIENCE DAILY The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the leading cause of hospital-acquired infections. The pathogen is resistant to many antibiotics so treating those infections, particularly in patients with compromised immune systems, is difficult. A... 3 days
Engineering the gut microbiome with 'good' bacteria may help treat Crohn's disease
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have singled out a bacterial enzyme behind an imbalance in the gut microbiome linked to Crohn's disease. The new study suggests that wiping... 3 days
Text message reminders found to be cost-effective strategy for increasing influenza vaccination rates
NEWS MEDICAL Text message reminders are a low-cost effective strategy for increasing rates of influenza vaccination. A randomized controlled trial in Western Australia identified... 3 days
How cells filter status updates
SCIENCE DAILY Social media have become an indispensable part of our everyday life. We use them constantly to screen the latest news and share pre-selected information. The cells in our body do a similar thing. Information is pre-selected and transmitted... 3 days
Study finds potential cell receptors to reduce antibiotic resistance
PHYS.ORG The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the leading cause of hospital-acquired infections. The pathogen is resistant to many antibiotics so treating those infections, particularly in patients with compromised immune systems, is... 3 days
Protein synthesis machinery from bacterial consortia in one shot
PHYS.ORG A new technique developed at UC Davis may have broken the barrier to rapid assembly of pure protein synthesis machinery outside of living cells. 3 days
Water baths as good as bleach baths for treating eczema
SCIENCE DAILY For patients suffering from eczema (atopic dermatitis), dermatologists will sometimes recommend bleach baths to decrease bacterial infection and reduce symptoms. But a new study found no difference in... 3 days
Count your blessings: Quantitative microbiome profiling
SCIENCE DAILY Until now, sequencing-based gut microbiota research has been describing such dysbiotic states in terms of proportional shifts in microbiome composition. However, when it comes to the bacterial content of your bowels and how it relates to... 3 days
Human intestinal tract serves as an alternative infection route for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus
Science Magazine Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has caused human respiratory infections with a high case fatality rate since... 3 days
[Research Articles] A role for bacterial urease in gut dysbiosis and Crohns disease
Science Magazine Gut dysbiosis during inflammatory bowel disease involves alterations in the gut microbiota associated with inflammation of the host gut. We used a... 3 days
Water baths just as effective as bleach baths at reducing severity of eczema
NEWS MEDICAL For patients suffering from eczema (atopic dermatitis), dermatologists will sometimes recommend bleach baths to decrease bacterial infection and reduce symptoms. 3 days
Gut bacteria are sensitive to salt: Link to autoimmune disease and hypertension
SCIENCE DAILY Common salt reduces the number of certain lactic acid bacteria in the gut of mice and humans according to a new study. This has... 3 days
Researchers test new vaccination strategy against HIV-related SIV in monkeys
NEWS MEDICAL According to the WHO, there are currently more than 36 million people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and a further 2.4 million become infected every year. 3 days
UTEP researchers one step closer to developing effective vaccine for cutaneous leishmaniasis
NEWS MEDICAL A research team at The University of Texas at El Paso is one step closer to developing an effective human vaccine for cutaneous leishmaniasis,... 3 days
Gut microbes can protect against high blood pressure
MIT Strain of intestinal bacteria can stop a high-salt diet from inducing inflammatory response linked to hypertension. 3 days
Developing a new vaccination strategy against AIDS
SCIENCE DAILY Infection researchers have tested a new vaccination strategy against the HIV-related simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) in rhesus monkeys. For this, the researchers used a vaccine that consisted of two components. 3 days
New light on pathogen cooperation
SCIENCE DAILY New approaches are needed to control the spread of epidemic diseases, according to the developers of a new model of the way pathogens can 'cooperate'. Their study examined the ways two pathogens work together, finding that cooperativity between... 3 days
Killer superbugs: Is the answer within our bodies' natural defenses?
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered that treatment for the antibiotic resistant bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae could lie within our bodies' natural defenses. 3 days
Shape-shifting agent targets harmful bacteria in the stomach
SCIENCE DAILY A new shape-shifting polymer can target and kill Helicobacter pylori bacteria in the stomach without killing helpful bacteria in the gut. Such a treatment could improve the digestive health of billions of... 3 days
Parents help shape how much pain preschoolers feel after vaccination
SCIENCE DAILY New research has found that the amount of distress and pain felt by a preschooler during a vaccination is strongly related to how to their parents help them... 3 days
Model sheds new light on pathogen cooperation
PHYS.ORG New approaches are needed to control the spread of epidemic diseases, according to the developers of a new model of the way pathogens can 'cooperate'. 3 days
How to keep cows happy
PHYS.ORG Corrals are used on livestock farms around the world to round up the animals when they need to be weighed or vaccinated. New research now shows that removing splashes of colors, shadows or water puddles from corrals, keeping... 3 days
New chief of Global Fund says accountability is "imperative"
ABC NEWS The new executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria says he is committed to ensuring the group is as transparent as possible about how billions... 3 days
UCR-led research discovers that human protein could be used to treat sepsis
NEWS MEDICAL A research team led by a biomedical scientist at the University of California, Riverside has discovered that the human protein resistin could be used... 4 days
Synthetic double-stranded RNA may have potential for use as vaccine to prevent liver cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Primary liver cancer is now the second leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide, and its incidences and mortality are increasing... 4 days
UCR researchers develop transgenic mosquitoes to help reduce spread of infectious diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed transgenic mosquitoes that stably express the Cas9 enzyme in their germline. The addition of Cas9... 4 days
Hormone for treating sepsis identified by researchers
SCIENCE DAILY The human protein resistin could be used to treat sepsis, the body's extreme and uncontrolled immune response to an infection, researchers have found. Without timely treatment, this medical emergency can rapidly damage tissue, leading... 4 days
Combating devastating amphibian disease
SCIENCE DAILY Amphibian chytridiomycosis, caused by infection with the Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis fungus, is the most devastating vertebrate disease on record. 4 days
Disney Legionnaires' Outbreak: Why Cooling Towers Spread the Disease
LIVE SCIENCE Legionnaires' disease is often spread by water-cooling towers, because they provide both a place for bacteria to grow and a way for the microbes to spread. 4 days
Brain structure, cognitive function in treated HIV-positive individuals
SCIENCE DAILY Adults with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and good viral suppression on combination antiretroviral therapy had poorer cognition and reduced brain thickness and volume on magnetic resonance imaging than adults without HIV, but... 4 days
US attorney general slams 'epidemic' of leaks to media
PHYS.ORG Leaks of classified information under Donald Trump's presidency have reached "epidemic proportions," US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday. 4 days
Study provides insights for combating devastating amphibian disease
PHYS.ORG Amphibian chytridiomycosis, caused by infection with the Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis fungus, is the most devastating vertebrate disease on record. The fungus infects more than 600 species of amphibian and has been implicated as... 4 days
Parkinson's disease: A looming pandemic
SCIENCE DAILY The number of people with Parkinson's disease will soon grow to pandemic proportions, research concludes. In a new article, researchers argue that the medical community must be mobilized to respond to this impending public health threat. 4 days
Oral bacteria in the gut could drive immune cell induction and inflammatory bowel disease
SCIENCE DAILY Investigators have investigated the relationship between salivary microbes and IBD, and they found that when the bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae colonizes... 4 days
New health analysis in India finds increase in non-communicable diseases
NEWS MEDICAL A new state-by-state health analysis in India finds that over two decades heart- and lung-related conditions, as well as other non-communicable diseases (NCDs), have surpassed infectious diseases, such as diarrhea... 4 days
Study highlights importance of reinforcing sexual risk-reduction messages for older women with HIV
NEWS MEDICAL A new study that compared HIV-positive women over 50 years of age with their younger HIV-infected cohorts found that while the older... 4 days
New player in Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis identified
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have shown that a protein called membralin is critical for keeping Alzheimer's disease pathology in check. The study shows that membralin regulates the cell's machinery for producing beta-amyloid (or amyloid beta), the protein... 4 days
How food poisoning bacteria Campylobacter uses other organisms as Trojan horse to infect new hosts
SCIENCE DAILY New research has shown how the food poisoning bacteria Campylobacter can multiply and spread inside micro-organisms called amoebae-... 4 days
Breakthrough discovery could radically change approach to treating Klebsiella infections
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Queen's University Belfast together with the University of Vienna have discovered that treatment for the antibiotic-resistant bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae could lie within our bodies' natural defenses. 4 days
Research shows how food poisoning bacteria can multiply and spread inside micro-organisms
NEWS MEDICAL New research by a team from London's Kingston University has shown how the food poisoning bacteria Campylobacter can multiply and spread inside micro-organisms called... 4 days
Shape-shifting agent targets harmful bacteria in the stomach
PHYS.ORG A new shape-shifting polymer can target and kill Helicobacter pylori bacteria in the stomach without killing helpful bacteria in the gut. Such a treatment could improve the digestive health of billions of... 4 days
Campylobacter uses other organisms as Trojan horse to infect new hosts
PHYS.ORG Kingston University researchers have shown how a leading cause of bacterial food poisoning can multiply and spread – by using another organism's cells as a Trojan... 4 days
Information filter for immune defence
PHYS.ORG Nowadays, social media help us to keep abreast of current events. As we are unable to process the entire flood of information at once, neural networks extract only the information we need to know. The cells in our... 4 days
How robots could solve the antibiotics production crisis
PHYS.ORG A WHO report in February listed a worrying number of pathogens that threaten our health because there are fewer and fewer drugs that can treat the infections they cause. Indeed, since their... 4 days
Vaccine shortage complicates efforts to quell hepatitis A outbreaks
NEWS MEDICAL San Diego County, battling a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A, is postponing an outreach campaign to provide the second of two inoculations against the contagious liver disease until a national... 4 days
Scientists identify critical player in Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have shown that a protein called membralin is critical for keeping Alzheimer's disease pathology in check. 4 days
Specific way of spelling out genetic code likely allows viruses to evade our cellular defenses
NEWS MEDICAL For millions of years, humans and viruses have engaged in a constant tug of war: as our cells... 5 days
Parkinson's disease will soon become looming pandemic, research reveals
NEWS MEDICAL New research shows that the number of people with Parkinson's disease will soon grow to pandemic proportions. In a commentary appearing today in the journal JAMA Neurology, University of Rochester... 5 days
New mechanisms discovered that bacteria use to protect themselves from antibiotics
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified new mechanisms used by bacteria to resist infection-fighting antibiotics. 5 days
How bacteria get their groove: Mechanism behind flagellar motility
SCIENCE DAILY Most motile bacteria move by the use of flagella. While the flagellar motor components have been identified, it remains unclear how they are assembled and activated. Researchers have now shown,... 5 days
Dengue immunity can protect against Zika virus
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have addressed the interplay between dengue and ZIKV infections. A new reports reveals that mice rendered immune to dengue show 'cross-protection' from subsequent Zika infection and then identifies specific types of immune T-cells... 5 days
In the fight against viral infection, spelling counts
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered a peculiarity in the genetic code of HIV that might explain how this and other viruses evolved ways to dodge our immune system. The findings could make it possible... 5 days
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