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WATCH: Deadly flu epidemic across the country
ABC NEWS 79 people killed in Indiana and 70 in California. 4 hours
Hunting dogs as possible vectors for the infectious disease tularaemia
SCIENCE DAILY Tularaemia is an infectious bacterial disease that is life-threatening for rodents, rabbits and hares, but which can also infect humans and dogs. While contact with contaminated blood or... 8 hours
Medical News Today: Purulent drainage: Color, types, and treatment
MNT Purulent drainage is a thick and milky discharge from a wound that is often a sign of infection. Learn more about this and other types of drainage. 11 hours
Promising malaria vaccine tested
SCIENCE DAILY An international research team has conducted successful phase II clinical tests of a new anti-malaria medication. The treatment led to a cure in 83 cases. 11 hours
WATCH: Flu epidemic worsens with reports of 30 children dead from the illness
ABC NEWS The CDC says this is the worst flu season in eight years, and some doctors worry it has not reached its peak... 14 hours
Study offers way to predict onset of lung disease in children with cystic fibrosis
NEWS MEDICAL Cystic fibrosis (CF) shortens life by making the lungs prone to repeated bacterial infections and associated inflammation. 1 day
UCLA researchers describe herpes virus structure associated with Kaposi's sarcoma
NEWS MEDICAL UCLA researchers have provided the first description of the structure of the herpes virus associated with Kaposi's sarcoma, a type of cancer. 1 day
Federal officials say flu epidemic has killed at least 30 children
ABC NEWS Latest report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu has killed 30 children 1 day
Cystic fibrosis bacterial burden begins during first years of life
SCIENCE DAILY Cystic fibrosis shortens life by making the lungs prone to repeated bacterial infections and inflammation. Researchers have now shown for the first time that the lungs' bacterial population... 1 day
Creation of synthetic horsepox virus could lead to more effective smallpox vaccine
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers created a new synthetic virus that could lead to the development of a more effective vaccine against smallpox. The discovery demonstrates how techniques... 1 day
Stand Back, Way Back: Flu Virus Can Be Spread Just by Breathing
LIVE SCIENCE Simply standing back when someone coughs or sneezes won't necessarily protect you from the flu — the virus can spread just by breathing. 1 day
His and Her Hookworm: Same Rash Strikes Couple on the Rear
LIVE SCIENCE A husband and wife returned home from a Caribbean cruise with identical souvenirs from their vacation: parasitic infections that caused itchy, red rashes on the couple's... 1 day
Flu vaccine could get a much-needed boost
SCIENCE DAILY More than 700,000 Americans were hospitalized due to illnesses associated with the seasonal flu during the 2014-15 flu season, according to federal estimates. A radical new approach to vaccine development may help lower that... 1 day
Zika virus damages placenta, which may explain malformed babies
SCIENCE DAILY New researcher shows how Zika virus infection in five pregnant rhesus monkeys caused placental tissues to become thickened and inflamed, resulting in less oxygen being transported across the placenta and... 1 day
Scientists find microbes on the skin of mice promote tissue healing, immunity
SCIENCE DAILY Beneficial bacteria on the skin of lab mice work with the animals' immune systems to defend against disease-causing microbes and accelerate wound healing, according... 1 day
New twist on a flu vaccine revs up the body’s army of virus killers
SCIENCE-NEWS A new approach to flu vaccine development makes influenza virus extra sensitive to a powerful antiviral system. 1 day
A paper showing how to make a smallpox cousin just got published. Critics wonder why
Science Magazine Synthesizing the horsepox virus from scratch had no clear benefits, some scientists say 1 day
viruses are everywhere maybe even in space Viruses Are Everywhere, Maybe Even in Space
ASTRO WATCH Viruses are the most abundant and one of the least understood biological entities on Earth. They might also exist in space, but... 1 day
Breakthrough study shows how plants sense the world
PHYS.ORG Plants lack eyes and ears, but they can still see, hear, smell and respond to environmental cues and dangers—especially to virulent pathogens. They do this with the aid of hundreds of membrane... 1 day
Precursors of human CD4+ cytotoxic T lymphocytes identified by single-cell transcriptome analysis
Science Magazine CD4+ cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CD4-CTLs) have been reported to play a protective role in several viral infections. However, little is known in humans about... 1 day
Viruses Are Everywhere, Maybe Even in Space, Biologists Say
SCI-NEWS.COM Viruses are the most abundant and one of the least understood biological entities on modern Earth. They might... 1 day
How did a deadly tropical fungus get to the temperate environs of the Pacific Northwest?
SCIENCE DAILY In what is being described as 'The Teddy Roosevelt effect,' a deadly fungus in the Pacific Northwest may... 1 day
Certain flu virus mutations may compensate for fitness costs of other mutations
SCIENCE DAILY Seasonal flu viruses continually undergo mutations that help them evade the human immune system, but some of these mutations can reduce a virus's potency.... 1 day
Flu may pass to others through exhaled breath, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL It is easier to spread the influenza virus (flu) than previously thought, according to a new University of Maryland-led study released today. 1 day
Structure of herpes virus linked to Kaposi's sarcoma
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have shown in the laboratory that an inhibitor can be developed to break down the herpes virus. Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpes virus, or KSHV, is one of two viruses known to cause... 1 day
Medical News Today: Flu vaccine: Nasal drops may succeed where shots have failed
MNT VIDEO Scientists use a novel approach to design flu vaccines in which the body's immune response is preserved and the virus's defense mechanisms... 1 day
Study ends debate over role of steroids in treating septic shock
SCIENCE DAILY The results from the largest ever study of septic shock could improve treatment for critically ill patients and save health systems worldwide hundreds of millions of... 2 days
Study describes structure of herpes virus linked to Kaposi's sarcoma
PHYS.ORG UCLA researchers have provided the first description of the structure of the herpes virus associated with Kaposi's sarcoma, a type of cancer. 2 days
Light pollution can prolong the risk of sparrows passing along West Nile virus
SCIENCE-NEWS Nighttime lighting prolongs time that birds can pass along virus to mosquitoes that bite people. 2 days
Hunting dogs as possible vectors for the infectious disease tularaemia
PHYS.ORG Tularaemia is an infectious bacterial disease that is life-threatening for rodents, rabbits and hares, but which can also infect humans and dogs. While contact with contaminated blood or... 2 days
Flu can be spread without coughs and sneezes
NEWS MEDICAL A study published yesterday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports that it is easier to spread the influenza virus than was previously thought. 2 days
Detect locally, protect globally
PHYS.ORG When infectious diseases strike, the World Health Organization acts swiftly, coordinating with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its foreign counterparts to contain the threat. But there is no equivalent international organization similarly dedicated to identifying and... 2 days
Bacterial biofilm cellulose found to differ from plant cellulose
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers with members from the U.S., Germany and Sweden has discovered that the cellulose found in bacterial biofilms differs from the cellulose in plants. In their paper... 2 days
Study: Flu Virus Can Be Spread Just by Breathing
SCI-NEWS.COM According to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, it is alarmingly... 2 days
Mast Uri System offers efficient and cost-friendly diagnostic solution
NEWS MEDICAL The Mast Uri® System is an innovative and efficient semi-automated suite, comprising instrumentation, software and reagents. The system provides a streamlined and cost-friendly alternative to traditional microbiological culture of urines,... 2 days
Mobility patterns influence the spread and containment of an epidemic
PHYS.ORG Contrary to expectations, recurring mobility between different cities or districts of a large city (for example, work-home commutes) can minimise the spread of an epidemic. This is the... 2 days
Mystery Solved: Here's What Caused a Massive Epidemic in Colonial Mexico
LIVE SCIENCE Researchers have cracked a nearly 500-year-old mystery about the germ that caused the so-called cocoliztli outbreak, an epidemic that killed countless indigenous people in Mesoamerica shortly... 2 days
Reminding people about vaccinations can increase rates of immunization
SCIENCE DAILY Rates of immunization against infectious diseases in children and adults are improving, but under-vaccination remains a problem that results in vaccine-preventable deaths and illnesses. 2 days
Bovine tuberculosis shows genetic diversity throughout Africa
SCIENCE DAILY Bovine tuberculosis (BTB) is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium bovis that affects cattle as well as other animals and humans. Now, by combining genotyping M. bovis samples from cows across African countries, researchers... 2 days
Governors ask Trump, Congress to do more on opioid crisis
ABC NEWS Governors are calling on President Trump and Congress to do more to fight an opioid epidemic that's killing 90 Americans a day 2 days
First vaccine in the world developed against grass pollen allergy
SCIENCE DAILY Around 400 million people world-wide suffer in some form or other from a grass pollen allergy (rhinitis) – with the usual symptoms such as a runny nose, cough... 2 days
Did Researchers Just Take a Big Step Toward a Universal Flu Vaccine?
LIVE SCIENCE A single vaccine seemingly protects against multiple strains of flu. 2 days
Flu may be spread just by breathing
SCIENCE DAILY It is easier to spread the influenza virus (flu) than previously thought, according to a new study. People commonly believe that they can catch the flu by exposure to droplets from an infected person's... 2 days
First global atlas of the bacteria living in your dirt
SCIENCE DAILY What lives in your dirt? Researchers are one step closer to finding out after compiling the first global atlas of soil bacterial communities and identifying a group of... 2 days
The secret to icky, sticky bacterial biofilms lies in the microbes’ cellulose
SCIENCE-NEWS Bacteria use a modified form of cellulose to form sticky networks that can coat various surfaces. 2 days
Researchers create first global atlas of the bacteria living in your dirt
PHYS.ORG What lives in your dirt? University of Colorado Boulder researchers are one step closer to finding out after compiling the first global atlas of... 2 days
Viruses are everywhere, maybe even in space
PHYS.ORG Viruses are the most abundant and one of the least understood biological entities on Earth. They might also exist in space, but as of yet scientists have done almost no research into this possibility. 2 days
Tamed immune reaction aids pregnancy
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A global map of soil bacteria
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Genome-wide identification of interferon-sensitive mutations enables influenza vaccine design
Science Magazine In conventional attenuated viral vaccines, immunogenicity is often suboptimal. Here we present a systematic approach for vaccine development that eliminates interferon (IFN)–modulating functions genome-wide while maintaining virus replication fitness. We... 2 days
A global atlas of the dominant bacteria found in soil
Science Magazine The immense diversity of soil bacterial communities has stymied efforts to characterize individual taxa and document their global distributions. We analyzed soils from 237 locations across six continents... 2 days
Phosphoethanolamine cellulose: A naturally produced chemically modified cellulose
Science Magazine Cellulose is a major contributor to the chemical and mechanical properties of plants and assumes structural roles in bacterial communities termed biofilms. We find that Escherichia coli produces chemically modified cellulose that... 2 days
Membrane protein insertion through a mitochondrial {beta}-barrel gate
Science Magazine The biogenesis of mitochondria, chloroplasts, and Gram-negative bacteria requires the insertion of β-barrel proteins into the outer membranes. Homologous Omp85 proteins are essential for membrane insertion of β-barrel precursors. It is unknown... 2 days
World’s oldest known oxygen oasis discovered
SCIENCE DAILY In the Earth’s early history, several billion years ago, only traces of oxygen existed in the atmosphere and the oceans. Today’s air-breathing organisms could not have existed under those conditions. The change was caused by photosynthesizing... 3 days
Cellular mechanism for severe viral hepatitis identified
SCIENCE DAILY Medical scientists identified a cellular mechanism causing inflammatory changes in regulatory T cells that can lead to severe viral hepatitis. Research on this mechanism will help further understand the nature of various inflammatory diseases... 3 days
Mobility patterns influence the spread and containment of an epidemic
SCIENCE DAILY Contrary to expectations, recurring mobility between different cities or districts of a large city (for example, from home to work and back again) can minimize the spread of... 3 days
Have scientists really found the germ responsible for killing 15m Aztecs?
PHYS.ORG This week, dozens of media outlets declared that scientists had solved the mystery of what wiped out the Aztecs. Traces of a pathogen that can cause... 3 days
Mealworms may turn infected wheat into cash
PHYS.ORG The potential solution discovered by University of Saskatchewan researchers for producers stuck with unsellable fusarium-infected wheat may actually put cash in the farmers' pockets and open up a new worm-based niche market in the... 3 days
Expert discusses how to stay healthy during flu season
NEWS MEDICAL This year's influenza outbreak is already the most widespread on record since health officials began keeping track about a dozen years ago, with millions of Americans being infected by emerging... 3 days
Sex steroid hormone fluctuations may have direct effects on eye physiology and AMD
NEWS MEDICAL Gender-based differences may influence several ocular conditions, suggesting that fluctuations in sex steroid homeostasis may have direct effects on eye physiology and... 3 days
World's oldest known oxygen oasis discovered
PHYS.ORG In the Earth's early history, several billion years ago, only traces of oxygen existed in the atmosphere and the oceans. Today's air-breathing organisms could not have existed under those conditions. The change was caused by photosynthesizing... 3 days
New biomaterials-based system improves T-cell production
NEWS MEDICAL T cells play a key role in the body's immune response against pathogens. As a new class of therapeutic approaches, T cells are being harnessed to fight cancer, promising more precise, longer-lasting mitigation than traditional, chemical-based... 3 days
Researchers reveal potential of multivalent antibodies for HIV prevention, treatment and cure
NEWS MEDICAL The ability of HIV to mutate has been a major challenge to vaccine development. As the body produces antibodies to target the outer HIV... 3 days
WATCH: Flu shot shortage reported as flu epidemic overloads hospitals
ABC NEWS Dr. Allan Hansen, an emergency room medical director near San Diego, tells "GMA" how medical professionals are responding in the particularly hard-hit state of California. 3 days
Researchers warn of deadly parvovirus strain spreading in Australian dogs
PHYS.ORG Vets and dog owners are being warned that canine parvovirus – a contagious and often fatal disease – is spreading rapidly among Australian dogs. 3 days
Metal nanoparticles for imaging guided phototherapy
PHYS.ORG National University of Singapore chemists have recently discovered that gold-silver (Au-Ag) nanoparticles can be used to image and provide concurrent treatment for bacterial infections. 3 days
New vaccine approach offers effective protection against tuberculosis
NEWS MEDICAL A unique platform that resulted in a promising HIV vaccine has also led to a new, highly effective vaccine against tuberculosis that is moving toward testing in humans. 3 days
World’s first vaccine relieves grass pollen allergy symptoms by at least 25%, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL Around 400 million people world-wide suffer in some form or other from a grass pollen allergy (rhinitis) - with the... 3 days
Medical News Today: How gum disease could lead to cancer
MNT How well do you look after your oral health? New research has now linked the bacteria responsible for gum disease with certain types of cancer. 3 days
Pioneering HIV Researcher Mathilde Krim Remembered For Her Activism
NPR Mathilde Krim, who died this week, was a vocal pioneer in HIV treatment and research at a time when discrimination against people with AIDS in the U.S. was rampant, even... 3 days
New Threat to Extremely Endangered Cat: Deadly Dog Virus
LIVE SCIENCE A critically endangered Amur leopard turned up along the side of a road suffering from canine distemper virus (CDV) — a disease that typically infects domestic dogs. 3 days
Amoebae Give Black Death Bacteria a Safe Place to Hide
LIVE SCIENCE The simple amoeba — a single-celled organism found in the water and soil — may provide a safe haven for the deadly bacteria that cause the plague, a... 3 days
Flu patient spikes cause Texas school district closure, tents at California hospital
ABC NEWS A deadly flu epidemic sweeping the nation has prompted a Texas school district to cancel classes for a week and a California hospital to... 3 days
Strange Weather Triggered Bacteria That Killed 200,000 Endangered Antelope
NPR Over a three-week span in 2015, more than 200,000 saiga antelope suddenly died in Kazakhstan. The animals would be grazing normally, then dead in three hours. A new study points... 3 days
[Editors' Choice] Fighting staph: Not childs play
Science Magazine Neutralizing antibodies to Staphylococcus aureus alpha-toxin are acquired in adolescence and augmented by infection or colonization. 3 days
[Editors' Choice] Bacteria make their way to the brain
Science Magazine Diverse bacterial species can be detected in the brains of mice with abdominal sepsis. 3 days
[Research Articles] Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus causes sustained collecting lymphatic vessel dysfunction
Science Magazine Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and is a frequent cause of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs). Lymphedema—fluid... 3 days
Scientists seek super-shot for flu 100 years after pandemic
ABC NEWS Scientists taking a new shot at a universal vaccine to prevent regular winter flu and the next super-flu, too 3 days
Fresh approach to TB vaccine offers better protection
SCIENCE DAILY A unique platform that resulted in a promising HIV vaccine has also led to a new, highly effective vaccine against tuberculosis that is moving toward testing in humans. The new vaccine completely... 3 days
Prebiotics in infant formula could improve learning and memory and alter brain chemistry
SCIENCE DAILY Among other benefits, breast milk contains natural sources of prebiotics: small, indigestible fiber molecules that promote the growth of good bacteria in... 3 days
Canine distemper confirmed in Far Eastern leopard, world's most endangered big cat
SCIENCE DAILY The Far Eastern or Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is already among the rarest of the world's big cats, but new research reveals that... 4 days
Breakthrough enables screening millions of human antibodies for new drug discovery
SCIENCE DAILY A new article outlines a pioneering method of screening a person's diverse set of antibodies for rapid therapeutic discovery. Antibody proteins are an important part of... 4 days
Breakthrough enables screening millions of human antibodies for new drug discovery
PHYS.ORG A paper just published in Nature Biotechnology outlines a pioneering method of screening a person's diverse set of antibodies for rapid therapeutic discovery. Antibody proteins are... 4 days
Canine distemper confirmed in Far Eastern leopard, world's most endangered big cat
PHYS.ORG The Far Eastern or Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is already among the rarest of the world's big cats, but new research reveals that... 4 days
Scientists discover possible cause of colonial-era epidemic in Mexico
NEWS MEDICAL An international team of scientists has identified the possible cause of a colonial-era epidemic in Mexico. Using new techniques in ancient DNA research, experts from the Max Plank Institute, Harvard... 4 days
WATCH: New victims in flu epidemic as CDC holds urgent meeting
ABC NEWS A 10-year-old boy in Connecticut died from what health officials believe was the flu and sepsis, while 42 people younger than 65 years old have died... 4 days
Century after pandemic, science takes its best shot at flu
ABC NEWS Scientists hunting universal vaccine to protect against regular winter flu _ and the next super-flu, too 4 days
New universal flu vaccine moves to clinical trial phase and could be a reality soon
NEWS MEDICAL Alphabet’s venture arm called Google Ventures earlier is one of the supporters of a mega projects that is... 4 days
Fast food triggers the immune system making it hyperactive
NEWS MEDICAL The immune system has been shown to react to fast foods containing excess salt and calories find researchers. This activation of the immune system to fast foods is similar to... 4 days
What Caused the Aztec Empire to Fall? Scientists Uncover New Clues
HISTORY The mysterious epidemic that devastated Aztecs may have been food poisoning. 4 days
One of history’s worst epidemics may have been caused by a common food poisoning microbe
Science Magazine DNA from skeletons suggests that 16th century native Mesoamericans had salmonella 4 days
Memory gene goes viral
PHYS.ORG Two independent teams of scientists from the University of Utah and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have discovered that a gene crucial for learning, called Arc, can send its genetic material from one neuron to another by employing a... 4 days
Memory loss from West Nile virus may be preventable
SCIENCE DAILY More than 10,000 people in the United States are living with memory loss and other persistent neurological problems that occur after West Nile virus infects the brain. Now, a new... 4 days
Are amoebae safe harbors for plague?
SCIENCE DAILY Amoebae, single-celled organisms common in soil, water and grade-school science classrooms, may play a key role in the survival and spread of deadly plague bacteria. New research shows that plague bacteria, Yersinia pestis, not only survive,... 4 days
War in Ukraine has escalated HIV spread in the country
SCIENCE DAILY Conflict in Ukraine has increased the risk of HIV outbreaks throughout the country as displaced HIV-infected people move from war-affected regions to areas with higher risk of transmission,... 4 days
'Magic pools' approach can hurry studies of novel bacteria
PHYS.ORG To characterize the genes of newly identified bacteria, microbiologists often introduce mutations within the bacteria using mobile DNA segments called transposons to study the impact of these mutations. 4 days
An eNose is able to sniff out bacteria that cause soft tissue infections
SCIENCE DAILY A recent study has concluded that an electronic nose (eNose) can be used to identify the most common bacteria causing soft tissue... 4 days
Medical News Today: Flu vaccine: Nasal drops may succeed where shots have failed
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Could science destroy the world? These scholars want to save us from a modern-day Frankenstein
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