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Current mix of soil bacteria and climate conditions 50 years ago
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists expect climate change influences the geographical distribution of microbes in the soil, but few studies have dug deeply into that relationship. A new study suggests... 26 minutes
Medical News Today: What's the link between cold weather and the common cold?
MNT Despite the association between cold weather and getting sick, it is viruses that cause colds and the flu. However, colder temperatures may... 1 hour
Medical News Today: What do different colors of discharge mean in pregnancy?
MNT Normal discharge during pregnancy is clear or white and is known as leukorrhea. Other colors of discharge may indicate yeast infections, a sexually transmitted... 1 hour
New vaccine strategy shows promise to protect chickens against serious respiratory disease
NEWS MEDICAL A new vaccine strategy could offer protection to millions of chickens threatened by a serious respiratory disease, research shows. 2 hours
Motley crews of bacteria cleanse water at huge oceanic Georgia Aquarium exhibit
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Sea creatures need to go to the bathroom, too, and in aquariums, that creates the task of cleaning the water of waste like ammonia,... 2 hours
Innovative computer software sheds new light on genetic processes underlying deadly diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Innovative computer software developed by University of Leicester scientists is shedding new light on the genetic makeup of deadly pathogens responsible for meningitis and... 2 hours
Honey, I shrunk the cell culture
PHYS.ORG From "Fantastic Voyage" to "Despicable Me," shrink rays have been a science-fiction staple on screen. Now chemists at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a real shrink ray that can change the size and... 3 hours
Mother's smoking during pregnancy associated with early puberty in children
NEWS MEDICAL If the mother smokes during pregnancy, there is a risk of her children going into puberty earlier. This is shown by a major study from Aarhus University which... 3 hours
Researchers connect the current mix of soil bacteria to climate conditions from 50 years ago
PHYS.ORG Scientists expect climate change influences the geographical distribution of microbes in the soil, but few studies have dug... 3 hours
US health chief says number of overdose deaths leveling off after years of increases driven by opioid epidemic
ABC NEWS US health chief says number of overdose deaths leveling off after years... 3 hours
Gut bacterial community of healthy adults recovers after short-term exposure to broad-spectrum antibiotics
NEWS MEDICAL The trillions of bacteria in the human gut affect our health in multiple ways including effects on immune functions and metabolism. 3 hours
Medical News Today: Can bleach baths help treat eczema?
MNT Bleach baths may reduce the risk of infection and inflammation in people with eczema, but experts are divided. We discuss the research, how to make a bleach bath, and safety... 4 hours
Breakthrough test screens for all known bacterial infections
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed the first diagnostic platform that can simultaneously screen for all known human pathogenic bacteria as well as markers for virulence and antibiotic resistance. A study provides details on the... 5 hours
Parent educational tools on pain relief help reduce babies' vaccination distress
SCIENCE DAILY Information provided to new parents in hospital about how to alleviate pain for their babies during vaccination resulted in more frequent use of pain interventions at... 5 hours
Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise launches strategy to accelerate development of effective HIV vaccine
NEWS MEDICAL The Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise, hosted by the International AIDS Society, has launched a five-year strategy to accelerate the development of an... 7 hours
Taking a close look at bacteria
PHYS.ORG Yong Wang, assistant professor of physics, and graduate student Asmaa Sadoon have been studying how molecules travel through bacterial cytoplasm in order to understand more about how these tiny organisms function. Using new high-tech tools, they... 8 hours
Studying the hotbed of horizontal gene transfers
PHYS.ORG For over 200,000 years, humans and their gut microbiomes have coevolved into some of the most complex collections of living organisms on the planet. But as human lifestyles vary from the urban to rural,... 8 hours
Researchers report strategy for preventing the anthrax bacterium from absorbing iron
PHYS.ORG A team led by Professor Arne Skerra at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed an innovative strategy for preventing the anthrax bacterium from absorbing... 8 hours
New diagnostic platform simultaneously screens for all known pathogenic bacteria
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity in the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health have developed the first diagnostic platform that can simultaneously screen for... 9 hours
Breakthrough test screens for all known bacterial infections
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) in the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health have developed the first diagnostic platform that can simultaneously screen for all known human... 10 hours
This Man Got a Seemingly Harmless Bug Bite. It Turned Into a Flesh-Eating Infection.
LIVE SCIENCE What started as a simple bug bite on a young man's knee soon turned life-threatening when the itchy bump developed... 21 hours
Researchers wake-up DNA from soil bacteria to discover novel acid antibiotic
SCIENCE DAILY Scleric Acid has been discovered by capturing and engineering a DNA fragment from soil bacteria Streptomyces sclerotialus, and could help fight bacterial infections. 24 hours
Structure of spherical viruses aren't as perfect as we thought
PHYS.ORG Determining the structure of a virus is an important step in understanding and treating viral disease. For decades, structural biologists have been using cryo-electron microscopy to create increasingly... 1 day
New agent against anthrax
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed an innovative strategy for preventing the anthrax bacterium from absorbing iron, which is crucial for its survival. It does so by neutralizing a special iron complexing agent produced by the bacterium. Because the anthrax pathogen only spreads... 1 day
Man's Bug Bite Turns into Rare 'Flesh-Eating' Infection
LIVE SCIENCE What started as a simple bug bite on a young man's knee soon turned life-threatening when the itchy bump developed into an infection with "flesh-eating" bacteria. 1 day
Breathing through the nose aids memory storage
SCIENCE DAILY The way we breathe may affect how well our memories are consolidated (i.e. reinforced and stabilized). If we breathe through the nose rather than the mouth after trying to learn a set of smells,... 1 day
Innovative strategy opens up new avenue of treatment for anthrax infections
NEWS MEDICAL A team led by Professor Arne Skerra at the Technical University of Munich has developed an innovative strategy for preventing the anthrax bacterium from absorbing iron,... 1 day
Spotlighting differences in closely-related species
PHYS.ORG There are millions of fungal species, and those few hundred found in the Aspergillus genus play important roles in areas ranging from industrial production to agricultural plant pathogens. Reported October 22, 2018, in Nature Genetics, a team led... 1 day
Researchers wake-up DNA from soil bacteria to discover novel acid antibiotic
PHYS.ORG Scleric Acid has been discovered by capturing and engineering a DNA fragment from soil bacteria Streptomyces sclerotialus, and could help fight bacterial infections—by researchers at the... 1 day
How this researcher's risky idea could mean big things for regenerative medicine
PHYS.ORG Every cell in your body contains thousands of different proteins. These complicated molecules regulate chemical reactions, bind to invading bacteria or viruses, carry signals... 1 day
Does your dog have a bacterial infection? This test could tell you in two minutes.
PHYS.ORG Want to know which bacteria are making your dog or cat sick? Northeastern professor Edgar Goluch has started... 1 day
Researchers discover how acne-causing bacteria resist treatment
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers in Sweden have discovered how acne-causing bacteria feed off their human hosts. The study, which was performed at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, could make it possible to find effective ways to treat... 1 day
Washing hands despite lack of water
PHYS.ORG Even though the water we've used for washing hands is barely contaminated, it usually goes down the drain. A newly developed system allows handwashing water to be recycled, thus not only saving water, but also helping... 1 day
Chocolate Labs Are Less Healthy Than Their Black and Yellow Puppy Pals
LIVE SCIENCE Chocolate-colored labs may be more prone to skin conditions and ear infections than other labs 1 day
Medical News Today: Antibiotic plus probiotic combination may kill off superbugs
MNT A combination of antibiotics and probiotics has successfully wiped out MRSA and Pseudomonas aeruginosa — two drug resistant bacteria. 1 day
Zika outbreak in northern India state exceeds 100 cases
ABC NEWS The number of Zika virus cases has crossed 100 in Rajasthan, a state in northern India where palaces and forts draw large numbers of tourists each year 1 day
Educational initiatives needed to improve knowledge about biosimilars in oncology
NEWS MEDICAL Biological medicines are responsible for some of the most promising innovations in cancer treatment, including immunotherapy, targeted drugs and vaccines - but they are also expensive. 2 days
Labrador retrievers at risk of various health problems
PHYS.ORG Labrador retrievers, the second most popular dog breed in the UK, are vulnerable to a number of health conditions, according to a study published in the open access journal Canine Genetics and... 2 days
AP analysis: 'Obamacare' shapes opioid grant spending
ABC NEWS An Associated Press analysis finds states are taking very different approaches to spending the first emergency money from Congress targeting the opioid epidemic 2 days
HIV-infected Hispanics at higher risk of developing HPV-related cancers, finds study
NEWS MEDICAL A new study reveals that Hispanic HIV-infected adults in the United States are at a higher risk of developing cancers caused by the human papillomavirus than... 2 days
11th World Stroke Congress examines high stroke impact in low- and middle-income countries
NEWS MEDICAL 11th World Stroke Congress brings together leading international stroke experts and an unparalleled scientific program covering epidemiology, prevention, acute care, recovery and... 2 days
Deadly attack amid Ebola outbreak stalls containment efforts
ABC NEWS Deadly rebel attack at center of Ebola outbreak stalls virus-containment efforts 2 days
Deadly rebel attack in center of Ebola outbreak stalls work
ABC NEWS Deadly rebel attack in center of Ebola outbreak forces virus containment efforts to stop again 2 days
Does herpes cause Alzheimer's?
SCIENCE DAILY Herpes is the dreaded 'gift that keeps on giving'. But could it also be taking our memories? Decades of research show a striking correlation between Alzheimer's disease risk and infection with Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV1) in people carrying a... 3 days
With a microbe-produced toxin, bacteria prove old dogs can learn new tricks
SCIENCE DAILY In the ongoing chemical battles among bacteria and their microbial neighbors, a new toxin has been uncovered. This unfamiliar toxin behaves in a familiar... 3 days
Genetic behavior reveals cause of death in poplars essential to ecosystems, industry
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists studying a valuable, but vulnerable, species of poplar have identified the genetic mechanism responsible for the species' inability to resist a pervasive and... 3 days
Making gene therapy delivery safer and more efficient
SCIENCE DAILY Viral vectors used to deliver gene therapies undergo spontaneous changes during manufacturing which affects their structure and function. As gene therapy approaches become more common for treating disease, managing consistency of the... 4 days
Genomic analysis offers insight into 2018 Nigeria Lassa fever outbreak
SCIENCE DAILY A surge in Lassa fever cases in Nigeria in 2018 doesn't appear to be linked to a single virus strain or increased human-to-human transmission, according to genomic analysis. 4 days
Medical News Today: Antibiotic resistance: Breakthrough study offers solution
MNT Mice treated with small molecules that stop bacteria forming toxins survived MRSA infection without the need for antibiotics, study found. 4 days
Everything you need to know about Ebola
ABC NEWS The Democratic Republic of the Congo is fighting its 10th outbreak of the Ebola virus. Here is a look at the causes, the symptoms and the history of the deadly disease. 4 days
Medical News Today: Herpes may account for 50 percent of Alzheimer's cases
MNT A large review suggests that the herpes virus may result in a heightened risk of senile dementia, and may account for numerous Alzheimer's diagnoses. 4 days
Herpes may account for 50 percent of Alzheimer's cases
MNT A large review suggests that the herpes virus may result in a heightened risk of senile dementia, and may account for numerous Alzheimer's diagnoses. 4 days
Could we prevent Alzheimer's disease by treating herpes?
NEWS MEDICAL An exciting new paper suggests that over half of all cases of Alzheimer’s disease could be traced back to herpes simplex virus 1, which causes cold sores. 4 days
EU drug agency urges approval for dengue vaccine
ABC NEWS Europe's drug regulator has recommended approving the first vaccine for dengue despite concerns about the vaccine's wide use and a lawsuit in the Philippines alleging that it was linked to three deaths 4 days
Genetic behavior reveals cause of death in poplars essential to ecosystems, industry
PHYS.ORG Scientists studying a valuable, but vulnerable, species of poplar have identified the genetic mechanism responsible for the species' inability to resist a pervasive and... 4 days
From peaceful coexistence to potential peril: The bacteria that live in and on us
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Bacteria are everywhere, including in and on our bodies. There are estimated to be as many bacteria in a human... 4 days
EU medicines agency says dengue vaccine should be approved
ABC NEWS Europe's medicines regulator has recommended the approval of the first vaccine for dengue despite concerns about the vaccine being widely used and a lawsuit in the Philippines alleging it was... 4 days
Sculpting bacteria into extreme shapes reveals the rugged nature of cell division
PHYS.ORG What do watermelons and bacteria have in common? Just like the tasty fruit, microbes can be molded into unusual shapes, a study in Nature... 4 days
Using FLUOstar Omega to study new gut bacteria that can influence our health
NEWS MEDICAL The Microbial Biology and Metagenomics group at the University of Queensland’s Diamantina Institute uses the BMG LABTECH FLUOstar Omega microplate reader to... 4 days
Survey finds high prevalence of HTLV-1 infection among teens and adults in Gabon
NEWS MEDICAL A study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, by Mirdad Kazanji, of the Centre International de Recherches Medicales de Franceville in Gabon,... 4 days
Prion strain diversity may be greater than previously thought
NEWS MEDICAL The first example of prion strains that replicate independently in vitro and in vivo suggests that strain diversity may be greater than previously thought, according to a study published October... 4 days
Incidence of stroke has risen steadily among marijuana users, show studies
NEWS MEDICAL 11th World Stroke Congress brings together leading international stroke experts and an unparalleled scientific program covering epidemiology, prevention, acute care, rehabilitation and recovery in 100s of... 4 days
Newly discovered toxin stands out from others in the battle for microbial domination
NEWS MEDICAL A newly discovered toxin that some bacteria deploy to fend off competing bacteria stands out from others in the battle for microbial... 4 days
Understanding of metal-free enzymes used by bacteria could lead to new effective antibiotics
NEWS MEDICAL Some bacterial pathogens, including those that cause strep throat and pneumonia, are able to create the components necessary to replicate their DNA... 5 days
Newly developed synthetic DNA molecule may one day be used as 'vaccine' for prostate cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from City of Hope, a world-renowned comprehensive cancer center and independent biomedical research institution, have developed a... 5 days
With a microbe-produced toxin, bacteria prove old dogs can learn new tricks
PHYS.ORG A newly discovered toxin that some bacteria deploy to fend off competing bacteria stands out from others in the battle for microbial domination. While... 5 days
UT Southwestern biochemist receives 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for innate immunity discovery
NEWS MEDICAL UT Southwestern biochemist Dr. Zhijian "James" Chen today was named winner of the prestigious 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences... 5 days
A new approach identified to control Zika virus, dengue fever
NEWS MEDICAL Mosquitoes are the world's deadliest animals, killing thousands of people and causing millions of illnesses each year. 5 days
New DNA vaccine strategy protects mice against lethal challenge by multiple H3N2 viruses
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers developed a novel DNA influenza vaccine based on four micro-consensus antigenic regions selected to represent the diversity of seasonal H3N2 viruses... 5 days
Letting sunlight in really can kill dark-loving bacteria, study shows
ABC NEWS The study hopes to influence building design in the future. 5 days
Epidemic in turf management: Herbicide resistance in annual bluegrass
PHYS.ORG Annual bluegrass is one of the most common weeds of turfgrass on golf courses, sports fields and sod farms, not to mention residential and commercial lawns. Unfortunately this nemesis of... 5 days
The role diversity anxiety can play in ‘living while black’ incidents: OPINION
ABC NEWS Recent viral videos might be reflecting larger cultural shifts. 5 days
Researchers propose CRISPR as influencer of low genetic diversity in deadly bacteria
PHYS.ORG Scientists at Oregon State University have shed light on the evolutionary history of a soil-borne bacteria that is so dangerous to grazing animals it... 5 days
A Parasite Spread by Cat Poop Is Infecting (and Probably Killing) Whales in Canada
LIVE SCIENCE Fifteen of 34 dead beluga whales tested positive for a potentially lethal cat-poop parasite. 5 days
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DNGR-1 in dendritic cells limits tissue damage by dampening neutrophil recruitment
Science Magazine Host injury triggers feedback mechanisms that limit tissue damage. Conventional type 1 dendritic cells (cDC1s) express dendritic cell natural killer lectin group receptor-1 (DNGR-1), encoded by... 5 days
Programmed DNA destruction by miniature CRISPR-Cas14 enzymes
Science Magazine CRISPR-Cas systems provide microbes with adaptive immunity to infectious nucleic acids and are widely employed as genome editing tools. These tools utilize RNA-guided Cas proteins whose large size (950–1400 amino acids) has been considered... 5 days
Pathogens may evade immune response with metal-free enzyme required for DNA replication
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows that some bacterial pathogens, including those that cause strep throat and pneumonia, are able to create the components necessary to... 5 days
MS: Gut bacteria may trigger harmful mechanism
MNT While the cause of multiple sclerosis remains unknown, new research suggests that the harmful autoimmune response associated with it originates in the gut. 5 days
Medical News Today: MS: Gut bacteria may trigger harmful mechanism
MNT While the cause of multiple sclerosis remains unknown, new research suggests that the harmful autoimmune response associated with it originates in the gut. 5 days
Pathogens may evade immune response with metal-free enzyme required for DNA replication
PHYS.ORG Some bacterial pathogens, including those that cause strep throat and pneumonia, are able to create the components necessary to replicate their DNA without the... 5 days
Infection biology: Staying a step ahead of the game
SCIENCE DAILY Trypanosoma brucei, which causes sleeping sickness, evades the immune system by repeatedly altering the structure of its surface coat. Sequencing of its genome and studies of its 3D genome architecture... 5 days
Grandma Was Right: Sunshine Helps Kill Germs Indoors
NPR All kinds of bacteria live with us indoors, and some can make us sick. A new study shows that rooms exposed to light had about half the live bacteria found in rooms... 5 days
An Unknown 'Disease X' Could Become an Epidemic. Can We Find It Before It's Too Late?
LIVE SCIENCE Experts warn we need to pay more attention to animal health to stop Disease X, a... 5 days
New approach for controlling dengue fever and Zika virus
SCIENCE DAILY To be able to reproduce and become effective disease carriers, mosquitoes must first attain optimal body size and nutritional status. A pair of researchers have succeeded in using CRISPR-Cas9, a... 5 days
Sculpting bacteria into extreme shapes reveals the rugged nature of cell division
SCIENCE DAILY Stars, triangles and pentagons demonstrate the adaptability and robustness of bacterial cell division machinery. 5 days
Molding bacteria into unnatural shapes reveals the robustness of cell division
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at OIST have shown that microbes can be molded into an array of unusual, elaborate shapes that are not seen in nature. 5 days
Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis on the rise across U.S.
NEWS MEDICAL VIDEO According to the Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), cases of dangerous and rare Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) are being noted across United States. This disease manifests... 6 days
Research points to new target for treating periodontitis
NEWS MEDICAL T cells help fight off infection, but they can go overboard. A new study led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and the National Institutes of Health... 6 days
Mice study shows antibiotics are not always necessary to cure sepsis
NEWS MEDICAL Biochemists, microbiologists, drug discovery experts and infectious disease doctors have teamed up in a new study that shows antibiotics are not always necessary to cure sepsis... 6 days
Letting the sunshine in may kill dust-dwelling bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY Allowing sunlight in through windows can kill bacteria that live in dust. 6 days
Letting the sunshine in may kill dust-dwelling bacteria
PHYS.ORG Allowing sunlight in through windows can kill bacteria that live in dust, according to a study published in the open access journal Microbiome. 6 days
What to know about the mysterious, polio-like illness called AFM
ABC NEWS There's a rare side effect of some viruses that's been making headlines. 6 days
Probiotic/antibiotic combination could eradicate drug-resistant bacteria
NEWS MEDICAL In the fight against drug-resistant bacteria, MIT researchers have enlisted the help of beneficial bacteria known as probiotics. 6 days
One-time universal screening recommended to tackle increase in hepatitis C
NEWS MEDICAL Physicians are encountering a growing number of younger patients who are testing positive for hepatitis C virus fueled largely by the opioid crisis impacting communities around the country. 6 days
Obituary for opioid addict goes viral: 'This disease needs a face'
ABC NEWS Madelyn Linsenmeir, 30, died after years of battling drug addiction. 6 days
Picture perfect: Researchers gain clearest ever image of Ebola virus protein
SCIENCE DAILY Near-atomic resolution model of viral protein complex brings clearer understanding of the viral mechanics. 6 days
[Research Articles] In utero priming of highly functional effector T cell responses to human malaria
Science Magazine Malaria remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, particularly in infants and children. Some studies have... 6 days
An enzymatic approach reverses nicotine dependence, decreases compulsive-like intake, and prevents relapse
Science Magazine Tobacco use disorder is the leading cause of disease and preventable death worldwide, but current medications that are based on pharmacodynamics have low efficacy.... 6 days
Probiotics and antibiotics create a killer combination
PHYS.ORG In the fight against drug-resistant bacteria, MIT researchers have enlisted the help of beneficial bacteria known as probiotics. 6 days
Motley crews of bacteria cleanse water at huge oceanic Georgia Aquarium exhibit
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From peaceful coexistence to potential peril: The bacteria that live in and on us
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Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis on the rise across U.S.
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New test rapidly identifies antibiotic-resistant superbugs
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Artificial intelligence aids automatic monitoring of single molecules in cells
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