Infections
Amazon suffering 'epidemic' of illegal gold mines  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Illegal gold mining in the Amazon has reached "epidemic" proportions in recent years, causing damage to pristine forest and waterways, a conservation group said Monday as it released an unprecedented new map of the... more
Medical News Today: What is the link between HPV and HIV?  MNT · 8 hours
HPV and HIV are both sexually transmitted infections caused by viruses. They are separate conditions with different symptoms, treatments, and preventions. A person with HIV may... more
Medical News Today: Single-tablet regimens for HIV  MNT · 9 hours
Following a single-tablet HIV regimen involves taking one pill per day. The pill will contain a combination of two or more antiretroviral drugs. In this article, we look at the benefits of the single-tablet... more
Ebola vaccine is having ‘major impact’ but Congo outbreak may still explode  Science Magazine · 12 hours
Armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo hampers health care response and vaccine distribution to combat deadly virus more
Medical News Today: Can D-mannose treat a UTI?  MNT · 12 hours
D-mannose is a type of sugar that researchers believe may help treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). Learn more about the studies, conclusions, and possible dosage here. more
Medical News Today: What to know about genital herpes  MNT · 13 hours
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection. It can cause blisters and sores around the genitals and anus, but it may cause no symptoms. This article provides an overview of... more
Key cellular mechanism that triggers pneumonia in humans  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Researchers have demonstrated that influenza virus impairs the immune response to pneumococcus, especially monocyte activity. more
Strep bacteria compete for 'ownership' of human tissue  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
A well-accepted principle in the animal kingdom—from wasps to deer—is that creatures already occupying a habitat nearly always prevail over competitors from the same species that arrive later. Such infighting for the... more
The fauna in the Antarctica is threatened by pathogens humans spread in polar latitudes  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
The fauna in the Antarctica could be in danger due the pathogens humans spread in places and research stations in... more
Medical News Today: Herpes simplex: Everything you need to know  MNT · 19 hours
Herpes simplex is a very common virus that affects billions of people globally. It can cause sores around the mouth or on the genitals and surrounding areas. Learn... more
Regular flu shots may save heart failure patients' lives  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
Compared with skipping a flu shot, getting a flu shot was associated with an 18 percent reduced risk of premature death among newly-diagnosed heart failure patients. Moreover, regular annual flu... more
South Sudan to begin Ebola vaccinations as 'very high risk'  ABC NEWS · 23 hours
The WHO says the country is at "very high risk" in the current Ebola outbreak. more
HPV type 16 or 18 associated with cervical cancer risk in young women  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The human papilloma virus can cause cervical cancer. According to new guidelines in Sweden, women over thirty therefore undergo initial screening for... more
Risk Analysis publishes special issue on communicating about Zika virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Today, Risk Analysis, an International Journal, published a special issue, "Communicating About Zika," which features several articles that were originally presented as works-in-progress at the Zika Communication Summit... more
MIT researchers develop antimicrobial peptides from South American wasp’s venom  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The venom of insects such as wasps and bees is full of compounds that can kill bacteria. Unfortunately, many of these compounds are also toxic for humans, making... more
Bacterial 'sleeper cells' evade antibiotics and weaken defence against infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
New research unravels how so-called bacterial persister cells manipulate our immune cells, potentially opening new avenues to finding ways of clearing these bacterial cells from the body, and... more
World's First Insect Vaccine Could Help Bees Fight Off Deadly Disease  NPR · 4 days
American foulbrood is an infectious disease that devastates honeybee hives. Scientists say they've created a vaccine for it, despite a big hurdle: Bees don't have antibodies. more
Double the stress slows down evolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Bacteria evolve resistance to antibiotics more slowly if they also have to defend themselves against predators. more
Neutrophils: New insights and open questions  Science Magazine · 4 days
Neutrophils are the first line of defense against bacteria and fungi and help combat parasites and viruses. They are necessary for mammalian life, and their failure to recover after myeloablation is fatal. Neutrophils are short-lived, effective... more
Engineering a light-responsive, quorum quenching biofilm to mitigate biofouling on water purification membranes  Science Magazine · 4 days
Quorum quenching (QQ) has been reported to be a promising approach for membrane biofouling control. Entrapment of QQ bacteria in porous matrices... more
Medical News Today: Weight may affect the risk of flu hospitalization  MNT · 4 days
Hospitalization due to flu or flu-like viruses is more likely in underweight adults or those with obesity in the morbid range or higher, says a new... more
Scientists unravel how bacterial persister cells manipulate our immune cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
New research, from scientists at Imperial College London, unravels how so-called bacterial persister cells manipulate our immune cells, potentially opening new avenues to finding ways of clearing these... more
Infectivity of different HIV-1 strains may depend on which cell receptors they target  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Distinct HIV-1 strains may differ in the nature of the CCR5 molecules to which they bind, affecting which cells they can infect... more
Engineers repurpose wasp venom as an antibiotic drug  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The venom of insects such as wasps and bees is full of compounds that can kill bacteria. Unfortunately, many of these compounds are also toxic for humans, making it impossible to use... more
Eliminating the latent reservoir of HIV  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A new study suggests that a genetic switch that causes latent HIV inside cells to begin to replicate can be manipulated to completely eradicate the virus from the human body. Cells harboring latent HIV are 'invisible'... more
Here's the Truth Behind a NASA Document on Aliens Visiting Earth  SPACE.COM · 4 days
Silvano Colombano said that his view on aliens visiting Earth “is not accurately represented” in a viral Fox News article. more
Oldest ever traces of the plague found in Falköping  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In a 5,000 year old grave outside Falköping, scientists have found the oldest traces of the plague bacterium's DNA in the world. An international research team including archaeologists from the... more
Bacterial 'sleeper cells' evade antibiotics and weaken defence against infection  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
New research from scientists at Imperial College London unravels how so-called bacterial persister cells manipulate our immune cells. more
A new molecular player involved in T cell activation  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
When bacteria or viruses enter the body, proteins on their surfaces are recognized and processed to activate T cells, white blood cells with critical roles in fighting infections. During T-cell... more
Two new books explore the science and history of the 1918 flu pandemic  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 days
One-hundred years after the Spanish flu, ‘Pandemic 1918’ and ‘Influenza’ provide a new look at the global outbreak. more
MIT engineers repurpose wasp venom as an antibiotic drug  MIT · 4 days
Altered peptides from a South American wasp’s venom can kill bacteria but are nontoxic to human cells. more
VCU researchers test vaccine against opioid abuse  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Virginia Commonwealth University researchers are testing a vaccine against opioid abuse developed by the Scripps Research Institute in California. The vaccine is meant to block the effects of heroin and fentanyl in patients with... more
Reusable respirators can effectively protect health care workers from airborne contaminants  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Half-facepiece reusable elastomeric respirators are an effective and viable option for protecting health care workers from exposure to airborne transmissible contaminants or infectious agents -- for... more
New way of controlling HIV latency to completely eradicate the virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new study suggests that a genetic switch that causes latent HIV inside cells to begin to replicate can be manipulated to completely eradicate the virus... more
Study sheds new light on microtubule binding proteins and microtubule dynamics  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
When bacteria or viruses enter the body, proteins on their surfaces are recognized and processed to activate T cells, white blood cells with critical roles in... more
Earliest strain of plague bacteria found in neolithic Swedish mass grave  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers have unearthed a strain of plague bacteria Yersinia pestis, in a woman who was buried in Sweden during the stone ages. more
Medical News Today: What are the complications of HIV?  MNT · 5 days
While modern medical treatments have drastically reduced the risk of HIV complications, people living with HIV may be more prone to certain illnesses. Learn more here. more
Natural compound 2HF treats leishmaniasis infections, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Current treatment options for the parasitic disease leishmaniasis are largely ineffective, expensive, and tend to be plagued by resistant parasites and side effects. Now, researchers have showed that a natural flavonoid is... more
Salmonella persisters undermine host immune defenses during antibiotic treatment  Science Magazine · 5 days
Many bacterial infections are hard to treat and tend to relapse, possibly due to the presence of antibiotic-tolerant persisters. In vitro, persister cells appear to be dormant. After uptake of... more
Mice display altered immune system following spaceflight  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
New research published in The FASEB Journal brings to light new information regarding the increased susceptibility of mice to infection during spaceflight. Based on examinations of mice that had been on board the Bion-M1... more
Interventions in dog populations could reduce rabies in rural China  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Domestic dogs play a key role in the transmission and expansion of rabies in rural areas of China, according to a study published December 6 in the open-access... more
One million mosquitoes and 500,000 tests later, new buzz about a malaria prevention drug  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Most malaria drugs are designed to reduce symptoms after infection. They work by blocking replication of the disease-causing parasites in... more
Medical News Today: Infections and cancer: The link could be stronger than we think  MNT · 5 days
Study reveals a common cellular mechanism through which bacterial infection could promote cancer and increase resistance to anticancer drugs. more
An ancient strain of plague may have led to the decline of Neolithic Europeans  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have identified a new strain of Yersinia pestis, the bacteria that causes plague, in DNA extracted from 5,000-year-old human... more
An ancient strain of plague may have led to the decline of Neolithic Europeans  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A team of researchers from France, Sweden, and Denmark have identified a new strain of Yersinia pestis, the bacteria that... more
Did a new form of plague destroy Europe’s Stone Age societies?  Science Magazine · 5 days
Newly discovered strain of Yersinia pestis might have led to the world’s “first pandemic” more
Survey reveals bovine TB in a fifth of roadkill badgers in Cheshire  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The first study to test for bovine tuberculosis in badgers on the edge of the cattle TB epidemic in England, has shown that one... more
Double the stress slows down evolution  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Like other organisms, bacteria constantly have to fight to survive in hostile living conditions. Together with colleagues in Finland, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön have discovered that bacteria adapt to... more
Researchers find a way to peel slimy biofilms like old stickers  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Slimy, hard-to-clean bacterial mats called biofilms cause problems ranging from medical infections to clogged drains and fouled industrial equipment. Now, researchers at Princeton have found a... more
Researchers aim to demystify bladder immunity  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
We know that the bladder is a poorly understood organ, critical for storing metabolic waste. What we don’t know is how this unique environment impacts bladder immunity to common diseases such as urinary tract infections and... more
Boosting our defenses to fight Klebsiella infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Although a relatively common infection, some bacteria that causes pneumonia can be particularly deadly. As a case in point, take Klebsiella pneumoniae, which has been included on the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) list of... more
A Common Virus May Be Linked to Heart Problems in Fetuses  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
A common virus that typically causes only mild symptoms in adults might lead to heart defects in developing human fetuses more
Mapping brain microglia  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Microglia are known to be important to brain function. The immune cells have been found to protect the brain from injury and infection and are critical during brain development, helping circuits wire properly. They also seem to play a role... more
UAB research may point a path to more effective influenza vaccines  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Seasonal influenza vaccines are typically less than 50 percent effective, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studies. Research at the University of Alabama at... more
Study shows correlation between childhood infections and increased risk of mental disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new study from iPSYCH shows that the infections children contract during their childhood increase the risk of mental disorders during childhood and adolescence.... more
Duke-NUS researchers highlight possible role of bioaerosol sampling in pandemic surveillance  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
As a leading global city with a high population density, Singapore is vulnerable to the introduction of biological threats. Initiating an early emergency response to such... more
Study finds increasing risk of infections and antibiotic prescriptions after hip fracture surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
In a Journal of Bone and Mineral Research study that examined trends in the incidence of infections following hip fracture surgery in... more
Memory B cells in the lung may be important for more effective influenza vaccinations  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Using a mouse model of influenza and experiments that included parabiosis, researchers definitively showed that lung-resident memory B cells establish... more
Medical News Today: What to know about HAART for HIV  MNT · 5 days
HAART refers to any treatment for HIV that uses two or more antiretroviral drugs. Also called combined antiretroviral therapy, this regimen revolutionized HIV treatment in 1996, making it... more
Tuberculosis survives by using host system against itself, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists have discovered that the pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) releases RNA into infected cells. more
Medical News Today: What is a 4th generation HIV test?  MNT · 5 days
Fourth-generation HIV tests can detect both HIV antibodies and p24 antigens, while the older tests can only check for antibodies. This means that the newer tests can identify... more
Medical News Today: HIV and hair loss: What's the link?  MNT · 5 days
While older HIV drugs may have caused hair loss, this is unlikely with modern medicines. In this article, learn more about the possible links between HIV and hair... more
Analysis estimates mortality from fungal infections of ash trees  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A recent analysis of surveys of ash dieback across Europe reveals mortality rates as high as 85 percent in plantations and 70 percent in woodlands. more
Infections during childhood increase the risk of mental disorders  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new study shows that the infections children contract during their childhood are linked to an increase in the risk of mental disorders during childhood and adolescence. This knowledge expands... more
[Research Articles] Noninvasive 11C-rifampin positron emission tomography reveals drug biodistribution in tuberculous meningitis  Science Magazine · 6 days
Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is a devastating form of tuberculosis (TB), and key TB antimicrobials, including rifampin, have restricted brain penetration. A lack... more
[Editors' Choice] A high five for TB screening  Science Magazine · 6 days
Whole-blood transcriptional profiling identifies a five-gene signature for tuberculosis screening among people living with HIV. more
Rift Valley fever virus induces fetal demise in Sprague-Dawley rats through direct placental infection  Science Magazine · 6 days
Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) infections in pregnant livestock cause high rates of fetal demise; miscarriage in pregnant women has... more
Effective approach to epidemic containment using link equations in complex networks  Science Magazine · 6 days
Epidemic containment is a major concern when confronting large-scale infections in complex networks. Many studies have been devoted to analytically understand how to restructure the network... more
Applying ecological resistance and resilience to dissect bacterial antibiotic responses  Science Magazine · 6 days
An essential property of microbial communities is the ability to survive a disturbance. Survival can be achieved through resistance, the ability to absorb effects of a disturbance without... more
Biological templating: Using a virus to speed up modern computers  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have successfully developed a method -- using a bacteriophage -- that could lead to unprecedented advances in computer speed and efficiency. more
Potential role of bioaerosol sampling in disease surveillance  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A pilot study shows that non-invasive bioaerosol sampling and molecular diagnostics can detect respiratory viruses in aerosol samples in public places such as Singapore's MRT trains. Findings support possibility of employing bioaerosol... more
Researchers examine why HIV-infected patients have higher rates of cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
AIDS patients suffer higher rates of cancer because they have fewer T-cells in their bodies to fight disease. But new research examines why HIV-infected patients have higher rates... more
Infections May Raise The Risk Of Mental Illness In Children  NPR · 6 days
A large study of Danish kids finds that childhood infections are linked with a higher risk of developing some mental illnesses. The risk is highest in the months... more
Global review finds consumption of children's antibiotics varies widely  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers analyzing the sales of oral antibiotics for children in 70 high- and middle-income countries found that consumption varies widely from country to country with little correlation between countries' wealth... more
Medical News Today: Differences between HIV-1 and HIV-2  MNT · 6 days
HIV-1 and HIV-2 are the two main types of HIV. Most people with HIV have HIV-1. Genetic differences between the two viruses mean that diagnosis and treatment of HIV-1 and HIV-2 can... more
Here's the Truth Behind a NASA Document on Aliens Visiting Earth  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
Silvano Colombano said that his view on aliens visiting Earth “is not accurately represented” in a viral Fox News article. more
Researchers use a virus to speed up modern computers  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In a groundbreaking study, researchers have successfully developed a method that could lead to unprecedented advances in computer speed and efficiency. more
Medical News Today: What causes HIV-related fatigue?  MNT · 6 days
Fatigue is a common problem among people living with HIV due to its effects on the immune system, psychological factors, or medication side effects. In this article, we discuss the causes and treatments for... more
Controlling immune response expands the possibilities of therapeutic nucleic acid technologies  nanowerk · 6 days
The idea has been around for a while that selected segments of RNA or DNA could be used therapeutically to affect gene or cell function. The... more
What younger people can learn from older people about using technology  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Older people are often portrayed in the media as being technically challenged. Jokes are often shared on social media about older people taking photos on their... more
Scientists develop a new drug for cancer diagnostics and treatment  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Russian researchers announced the development of a combined action drug based on ionizing radiation and bacterial toxin. Their combined effect appeared to be 2,200 times stronger compared to... more
Medical News Today: Liver health in HIV: This gene indicates new therapeutic targets  MNT · 6 days
A new study explains how the genetic mutation that may have protected our ancestors against the plague could show us how to... more
Study finds rise in risk of postoperative infections following hip fracture surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
In a Journal of Bone and Mineral Research study that examined trends in the incidence of infections following hip fracture surgery in Denmark, the... more
Underweight or morbidly obese adults have higher risk of being hospitalized with flu-like illness  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses study found that adults who are underweight or morbidly obese have an elevated... more
Bacterial infections may contribute to far more cancers than previously thought, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine announced today the discovery that DnaK, a protein of... more
New vaccine candidate for Zika virus proves to be effective in mice and monkeys  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Researchers at the University of Hawaii medical school have successfully developed a vaccine candidate for the Zika virus, showing that... more
Analysis estimates mortality from fungal infections of ash trees  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The ash dieback epidemic, caused by the fungus Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, has swept across Europe over the past 20 years and caused widespread damage and death in ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior)... more
Ethnicity can be reliable indicator of gut microbiota diversity  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Research increasingly links the gut microbiome to a range of human maladies, including inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes and even cancer. Attempts to manipulate the gut with food rich in healthy... more
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