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Trusted messages proved essential to counter misperceptions during Ebola epidemic
NEWS MEDICAL Utilizing messages focused on images created by local artists and written information communicated through local dialects proved essential to counter misperceptions during the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone,... 2 hours
Global resurgence of whooping cough can be attributed to immunological failures of vaccines
NEWS MEDICAL The startling global resurgence of pertussis, or whooping cough, in recent years can largely be attributed to the immunological failures of acellular... 2 hours
Researchers: CCleaner attack aimed at major tech companies - CNET
CNET Hackers set their sights on companies like Google, Microsoft and Samsung, infecting potentially hundreds of computers with malicious software. 3 hours
Synthetic molecule 'kicks and kills' some persistent HIV in mice
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have designed a synthetic molecule that can reactivate dormant human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in mice and lead to the death of some of the infected cells, according... 6 hours
California's Hepatitis A Outbreaks: Why Is the Virus Spreading?
LIVE SCIENCE Nearly 450 people in San Diego have become infected with hepatitis A over the last 10 months, making it the largest outbreak of the illness in California in decades. 7 hours
What's Causing the Hepatitis A Outbreaks in California?
LIVE SCIENCE Nearly 450 people in San Diego have become infected with hepatitis A over the last 10 months, making it the largest outbreak of the illness in California in decades. 7 hours
Parasite From Contact Lens Causes Woman to Lose Vision in One Eye
LIVE SCIENCE A woman in Australia lost vision in her left eye due to a decade-long parasite infection, the Daily Mail reported yesterday (Sept. 20). 7 hours
New single-day pill for HIV treatment promises more bang for less buck
Science Magazine Dolutegravir, unaffordable for most countries, will be part of novel, inexpensive three-drug antiretroviral combo 8 hours
Rapid hepatitis C testing may help better screen young adults
SCIENCE DAILY Routine and rapid hepatitis C virus testing among young adults who use injection drugs improves life expectancy and may provide a good use of limited resources, according to... 9 hours
New study shows how staph cells evade the body's immune system
NEWS MEDICAL For years, medical investigators have tried and failed to develop vaccines for a type of staph bacteria associated with the deadly superbug MRSA. But a new... 9 hours
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THE VERGE Hollywood’s weaknesses involving diversity and representation have increasingly come under fire in recent years, and no single flashpoint exemplified these issues like the #OscarsSoWhite... 9 hours
Boys and girls in countries rich and poor enter teens with damaging gender stereotypes firmly set
SCIENCE DAILY Whether you are child in Baltimore, Beijing, Nairobi or New Delhi, the onset of adolescence triggers... 10 hours
Japanese encephalitis vaccine cuts disease rate in Nepal
SCIENCE DAILY From 2006 through 2011, Nepal conducted a mass immunization campaign against Japanese encephalitis -- a mosquito-borne viral disease. Now, investigators have reported that the vaccination effort prevented thousands of cases of Japanese... 10 hours
Flu vaccine used in elderly may benefit middle-aged adults with chronic conditions
SCIENCE DAILY Expanding the high-dose influenza vaccine recommendation to include middle-aged adults with chronic health conditions may make economic sense and save lives. The findings may... 10 hours
High-dose flu vaccine could protect middle-aged adults with chronic conditions
NEWS MEDICAL Expanding the high-dose influenza vaccine recommendation to include middle-aged adults with chronic health conditions may make economic sense and save lives, report scientists at the University of Pittsburgh... 10 hours
Inactivation of porcine endogenous retrovirus in pigs using CRISPR-Cas9
Science Magazine Xenotransplantation is a promising strategy to alleviate the shortage of organs for human transplantation. In addition to the concerns about pig-to-human immunological compatibility, the risk of cross-species transmission of porcine... 10 hours
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Lipid vesicles replace blood in new bacteria test
SCIENCE DAILY As schools around the U.S. start back up, so do trips to the doctor's office. But is that raw sore throat due to bacteria, which can be fought off with antibiotics, or... 10 hours
Cell phone data coupled with sewage testing show drug use patterns
SCIENCE DAILY The drugs people inhale, inject or ingest ultimately end up in some form down the toilet. So scientists have started monitoring drug use through sewage-based epidemiology.... 10 hours
Ensuring broccoli sprouts retain their cancer-fighting compounds
SCIENCE DAILY Raw broccoli sprouts, a rich source of potential cancer-fighting compounds, have become a popular health food in recent years. But conventional heat treatment used to kill bacteria on produce can reduce levels of the... 10 hours
How staph cells dodge the body's immune system
SCIENCE DAILY For years, medical investigators have tried and failed to develop vaccines for a type of staph bacteria associated with the deadly superbug MRSA. But a new study shows how staph cells evade... 11 hours
Treating asthma or COPD with steroid inhaler increases the risk of hard-to-treat infections
SCIENCE DAILY Older people who use steroid inhalers for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to suffer particular bacterial infections,... 12 hours
Broad swath of US deemed environmentally suitable for mosquitoes that transmit disease
SCIENCE DAILY Three-quarters of counties in the contiguous United States present suitable environmental conditions for at least part of the year for either Aedes aegypti or... 12 hours
Routine and rapid HCV testing improves life expectancy, reduces costs for young adults
NEWS MEDICAL Routine and rapid hepatitis C virus testing among young adults who use injection drugs improves life expectancy and may provide a good... 12 hours
Hope to discover sure signs of life on Mars? New research says look for the element vanadium
PHYS.ORG The search for biology on neighbor planet Mars won't play out like a Hollywood... 13 hours
Study: Onset of adolescence triggers common, rigid gender expectations linked to lifelong risks
NEWS MEDICAL Whether you are child in Baltimore, Beijing, Nairobi or New Delhi, the onset of adolescence triggers a surprisingly common set of rigidly... 14 hours
Small-molecule immunotherapeutics could steer immune defense against fungal pathogens
NEWS MEDICAL Fungal infections represent an increasing health crisis, especially for immune-deficient patients. American scientists now report in the journal Angewandte Chemie that specific help could be provided by small-molecule immunotherapeutics with... 15 hours
Cnidarians remotely control bacteria
PHYS.ORG In modern life sciences, a paradigm shift is becoming increasingly evident: life forms are no longer considered to be self-contained units, but instead highly-complex and functionally-interdependent communities of organisms. The exploration of the close links between multi-cellular and especially bacterial... 15 hours
High-speed movie aids scientists who design glowing molecules
PHYS.ORG The crystal jellyfish swims off the coast of the Pacific Northwest and can illuminate the waters when disturbed. That glow comes from proteins that absorb energy and then release it as bright... 17 hours
First insight into the architecture of viral filaments in Rift Valley Fever virus
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the Universities of St Andrews and Glasgow have made a significant step forward in tackling a viral disease which causes... 17 hours
Researchers design novel small antibody fragment with improved crystallizability
NEWS MEDICAL Antibodies are a powerful weapon system in defending our body against invaders such as bacteria and viruses. Each antibody consists of four polypeptide chains: two heavy chains and two light... 20 hours
Communication breakdowns between care facilities can pave way for drug-resistant infection
NEWS MEDICAL Communication breakdowns between care facilities can pave the way for outbreaks of infection, according to research on the spread of an extensively drug-resistant bacterium. 22 hours
MIT engineers design more effective synthetic mRNA delivery system
NEWS MEDICAL By delivering strands of genetic material known as messenger RNA into cells, researchers can induce the cells to produce any protein encoded by the mRNA. This technique holds great potential... 23 hours
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9to5Mac VIDEO The idea of a smart home security monitor has been in the back of my mind... 1 day
Communication among health care facilities key to preventing spread of drug-resistant bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY Communication breakdowns between care facilities can pave the way for outbreaks of infection, according to research on the spread of an extensively drug-resistant bacterium. 1 day
Trispecific broadly neutralizing HIV antibodies mediate potent SHIV protection in macaques
Science Magazine The development of an effective AIDS vaccine has been challenging due to viral genetic diversity and the difficulty in generating broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs). Here, we... 1 day
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Science Magazine VIDEO The complex factors behind vaccine breakdowns are coming into sharper focus 1 day
By ganging up, HIV antibodies may defeat the virus
SCIENCE-NEWS A duo or trio of powerful antibodies was effective at stopping an HIV-like infection in lab monkeys, two studies find. 1 day
Potyvirus virion structure shows conserved protein fold and RNA binding site in ssRNA viruses
Science Magazine Potyviruses constitute the second largest genus of plant viruses and cause important economic losses in a large variety of crops;... 1 day
[Research Articles] Protection against a mixed SHIV challenge by a broadly neutralizing antibody cocktail
Science Magazine HIV-1 sequence diversity presents a major challenge for the clinical development of broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) for both therapy and... 1 day
[Editors' Choice] Education isnt everything (for infant immunity)
Science Magazine A deficit in tissue-resident memory T cell production helps explain virus susceptibility in early life. 1 day
Neutralization of pathogenic fungi with small-molecule immunotherapeutics
PHYS.ORG Fungal infections represent an increasing health crisis, especially for immune-deficient patients. American scientists now report in the journal Angewandte Chemie that specific help could be provided by small-molecule immunotherapeutics with novel mechanism of action.... 1 day
Imagining a world without species
SCIENCE DAILY Categorizing species can get hazy at small, microbial scales. After all, the classical definition of species as interbreeding individuals with sexually viable offspring doesn't apply to asexual organisms. Examining shared DNA doesn't help either: collectively, E. coli bacteria... 1 day
Researchers receive $11.5 million program project grant to eliminate drug resistant malaria
NEWS MEDICAL Texas Biomedical Research Institute researchers, Dr. Tim Anderson and Dr. Ian Cheeseman, have partnered with researchers at the University of Notre Dame and the... 1 day
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THE VERGE How a startup hopes to treat the rural opioid epidemic — at a profit Continue reading… 2 days
Boys and girls in countries rich and poor enter teens with damaging gender stereotypes firmly set
PHYS.ORG Whether you are child in Baltimore, Beijing, Nairobi or New Delhi, the onset of adolescence triggers... 2 days
Moods, but not depression, found contagious in adolescent social networks
PHYS.ORG New research suggests that both good and bad moods can be 'picked up' from friends, but depression can't. 2 days
Safe CO2 storage test aids top research project
PHYS.ORG A new method that inexpensively monitors the safe storage of industrial greenhouse gas emissions is to be used by a leading research project. 2 days
PET imaging tracks Zika virus infection, disease progression in mouse model
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, scientists have used Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging to study brain inflammation following Zika virus infection in mice, according to a study.... 2 days
WHO report shows serious lack of new antibiotics to combat drug-resistant infections
NEWS MEDICAL A report, Antibacterial agents in clinical development - an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including tuberculosis, launched today by WHO shows a... 2 days
Human semen can host up to 27 different viruses
Science Magazine But how many of them are transmissible is unknown 2 days
Cell phone data coupled with sewage testing show drug use patterns
PHYS.ORG The drugs people inhale, inject or ingest ultimately end up in some form down the toilet. So scientists have started monitoring drug use through sewage-based epidemiology.... 2 days
Ensuring broccoli sprouts retain their cancer-fighting compounds
PHYS.ORG Raw broccoli sprouts, a rich source of potential cancer-fighting compounds, have become a popular health food in recent years. But conventional heat treatment used to kill bacteria on produce can reduce levels of the... 2 days
Lipid vesicles replace blood in new bacteria test
PHYS.ORG As schools around the U.S. start back up, so do trips to the doctor's office. But is that raw sore throat due to bacteria, which can be fought off with antibiotics, or... 2 days
Novel small antibody fragment—a valuable tool in crystallography
PHYS.ORG Antibodies are a powerful weapon system in defending our body against invaders such as bacteria and viruses. Each antibody consists of four amino acidpolypeptide chains: two heavy chains and two light chains... 2 days
Technique could make it easier to use mRNA to treat disease or deliver vaccines
PHYS.ORG By delivering strands of genetic material known as messenger RNA (mRNA) into cells, researchers can induce the cells to produce... 2 days
Eczema patients’ lack of disease knowledge could lead to misinformed treatment choices
NEWS MEDICAL To mark National Eczema Week, Gladskin is releasing a new survey showing that two-thirds of UK eczema patients don’t know bacteria play a role... 2 days
Bio-inspired approach to RNA delivery
MIT New technique could make it easier to use mRNA to treat disease or deliver vaccines. 2 days
Fish may use different behaviors to protect against parasites
PHYS.ORG New research indicates that fish may adapt their behaviour to defend against parasite infection. The findings are published in the Journal of Zoology. 2 days
Scientists find a way to convert “bad body fat” to “good fat”
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have found that the unhealthy fat in the body called “white fat” could be converted to a healthier fat by blocking a special... 2 days
New antibiotic development slowing - warns World Health Organization
NEWS MEDICAL According to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) released yesterday, antibiotics development at present is not at par with the rising antimicrobial resistance worldwide and soon the... 2 days
PET imaging helps scientists to study progression of Zika virus infection in mice
NEWS MEDICAL For the first time, scientists have used Positron Emission Tomography imaging to study brain inflammation following Zika virus infection in mice, according to a... 2 days
HPV vaccine can improve chances of conception in some women, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL More than 40 percent of American teens are now getting vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV). But, despite HPV infection being associated with reduced semen... 2 days
Researchers identify potential gonorrhea vaccine candidates
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Oregon State University have identified a pair of proteins that show promise as the basis for a gonorrhea vaccine. 2 days
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TechCrunch  A recent deadly outbreak of salmonella has so far sickened more than 200 people... 2 days
Security cameras vulnerable to attacks using infrared light
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have demonstrated that security cameras infected with malware can receive covert signals and leak sensitive information from the very same surveillance devices used to protect facilities. 2 days
Emerging disease further jeopardizes North American frogs
SCIENCE DAILY A deadly amphibian disease called severe Perkinsea infections, or SPI, is the cause of many large-scale frog die-offs in the United States, according to a new study. 2 days
Emerging disease further jeopardizes North American frogs
PHYS.ORG A deadly amphibian disease called severe Perkinsea infections, or SPI, is the cause of many large-scale frog die-offs in the United States, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. 2 days
Security cameras are vulnerable to attacks using infrared light: study
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have demonstrated that security cameras infected with malware can receive covert signals and leak sensitive information from the very same surveillance... 2 days
Hepatitis A outbreak seen in Los Angeles County
ABC NEWS Public health authorities have declared an outbreak of hepatitis A in Los Angeles County, the third California region to see significant infections this year 2 days
Groundbreaking investigative effort identifies gonorrhea vaccine candidates
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified a pair of proteins that show promise as the basis for a gonorrhea vaccine. 2 days
Screening for cervical abnormalities in women offered HPV vaccination
SCIENCE DAILY Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing detects a higher number of precancerous cervical lesions than cytology-based Pap smears in a female population including a proportion offered HPV vaccination, according to a new... 2 days
Few tips to remove a tick and prevent future bites
NEWS MEDICAL As tick populations grow and spread across the country, their prevalence is increasing the public's risk for some troubling diseases. Of these diseases, say dermatologists from the American... 2 days
How to remove a tick and prevent future bites
SCIENCE DAILY As tick populations grow and spread across the country, their prevalence is increasing the public’s risk for some troubling diseases. Of these diseases, say dermatologists, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted... 2 days
Cell-based therapy success could be boosted by new antioxidant
SCIENCE DAILY Cell therapies being developed to treat a range of conditions could be improved by a chemical compound that aids their survival, research suggests. Lab tests found that the human-made molecule... 2 days
New man-made antioxidant could help improve success rates of cell-based therapies
NEWS MEDICAL Cell therapies being developed to treat a range of conditions could be improved by a chemical compound that aids their survival, research suggests. 2 days
Antibiotics following C-section among obese women reduces risk of surgical infection
SCIENCE DAILY Among obese women undergoing cesarean delivery, a postoperative 48-hour course of antibiotics significantly decreased the rate of surgical site infection within 30 days after delivery, according... 2 days
Research deepens understanding of interconnection between nervous and immune system
NEWS MEDICAL A newly-discovered reflex arc mediates a process which leads to a disruption in the hormones secreted by the adrenal glands which, in turn, results in an increased susceptibility... 2 days
the opioid epidemic is so bad it s driving down life expectancy in the us The opioid epidemic is so bad it's driving down life expectancy in the US
THE VERGE The opioid epidemic is pushing down the life... 3 days
New lung cell type discovered
SCIENCE DAILY A new lung cell type that is implicated in the body's innate immune defense against the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae -- one of the leading causes of pneumonia worldwide -- has been discovered by researchers. 3 days
An interconnection between the nervous and immune system
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have shown that the increased incidence of infections seen in spinal cord injury patients is directly linked to a disruption of the normal central nervous system. 3 days
Parasitic eye infection poses significant threat to UK dogs, warn experts
SCIENCE DAILY A parasitic worm that is becoming increasingly common in Europe poses a significant threat to UK dogs, warn experts in a new report. 3 days
As care shifts from hospital to home, guarding against infection falls to families
NEWS MEDICAL Angela Cooper arrived home from work to discover her daughter’s temperature had spiked to 102 degrees — a sign that the teenager,... 3 days
Researchers Identify New Type of Lung Cell
SCI-NEWS.COM A research team led by Boston University scientists has identified a new type of lung cell that is implicated in the body’s... 3 days
Houston Methodist researchers find pathway for treating diseases caused by flesh-eating bacteria
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Houston Methodist have solved a 100-year-old mystery, providing them a possible key to unlock a pathway for treating diseases caused by flesh-eating... 3 days
Security software infects 2 million computers
Sky News More than two million people who downloaded security software CCleaner have been infected by malware on their computers, its developers have confirmed. 3 days
Epidemiologist to advance research on hormonal markers for better prediction of breast cancer risk
NEWS MEDICAL Epidemiologist Susan Hankinson at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a five-year, $4.2 million grant from the National Cancer... 3 days
Potential pathway to treat flesh-eating bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have solved a 100-year-old mystery, providing them a possible key to unlock a pathway for treating diseases caused by flesh-eating bacteria. Medical researchers have found a critical target on which to focus for developing a... 3 days
Researchers pinpoint significant link between educational attainment and HIV risk behavior
NEWS MEDICAL African-American men who have sex with men remain at heightened risk for HIV infection and account for the largest number of African-Americans living with HIV/AIDS. It... 3 days
Parasitic eye infection poses significant threat to UK dogs, warn experts
PHYS.ORG A research team, led by John Graham-Brown at the University of Liverpool, describe three cases in UK dogs with recent history of travel to mainland Europe. 3 days
Researchers unlock potential pathway to treat flesh-eating bacteria
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Houston Methodist have solved a 100-year-old mystery, providing them a possible key to unlock a pathway for treating diseases caused by flesh-eating bacteria. This is timely news, given the current... 3 days
ethereum will match visa in scale in a couple of years says founder Ethereum will match Visa in scale in a ‘couple of years’ says founder
TechCrunch  The mind behind Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, is matter-of-fact about the... 3 days
HIV risk and individual and community level educational status
SCIENCE DAILY African-American men who have sex with men (MSM) remain at heightened risk for HIV infection and account for the largest number of African-Americans living with HIV/AIDS. It has long been... 3 days
ethereum will replace visa in a couple of years says founder Ethereum will replace Visa in a “couple of years” says founder
TechCrunch  The mind behind Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, is matter-of-fact about the crypto. In short, he... 3 days
How bacteria hinder chemotherapy
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have found bacteria in pancreatic tumors that metabolize a common drug, explains a new report. 3 days
Video game boosts sex health IQ and attitudes in minority teens
SCIENCE DAILY A video game to promote health and reduce risky behavior in teens improves sexual health knowledge and attitudes among minority youth, according to a new study.... 3 days
Relationship found between HIV risk and individual and community level educational status
SCIENCE DAILY African-American men who have sex with men (MSM) remain at heightened risk for HIV infection and account for the largest number of African-Americans living... 3 days
Research shows how bacteria inactivate common drug used to treat cancers
NEWS MEDICAL To the reasons that chemotherapy sometimes does not work, we can now add one more: bacteria. In a study published today in Science, researchers describe findings... 3 days
Hospital design and effective decontamination can prevent spread of antibiotic-resistant infections
NEWS MEDICAL Hospitals should design premises and adapt their infection control routines to a society that no longer has effective antibiotics, and that is vulnerable to fast-spreading global... 3 days
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