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Congo to begin vaccinating against Ebola on Monday
ABC NEWS Congo will begin administering an experimental Ebola vaccine Monday in Mbandaka, the northwestern city of 1.2 million where the deadly disease has infected some residents, Congo's health minister announced 4 hours
How tomato sauce can boost your gut health
MNT Tomato sauce is not just a tasty addition to your meal, it is also a healthful one. It could help to boost the activity of good bacteria in the gut. 9 hours
Medical News Today: How tomato sauce can boost your gut health
MNT Tomato sauce is not just a tasty addition to your meal, it is also a healthful one. It could help to boost the activity of good... 9 hours
Here's How Health Officials Plan to Use the Ebola Vaccine in New African Outbreak
LIVE SCIENCE The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is spreading, but this time around, there's a vaccine. 1 day
Medical News Today: Hepatosplenomegaly: Everything you need to know
MNT Hepatosplenomegaly refers to an enlargement of the liver and spleen. Its causes include a variety of conditions that affect these two organs, including liver disease, HIV, anemia, infections, and cancer.... 1 day
Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city
ABC NEWS Congo says 3 new confirmed Ebola cases in city of 1 million; vaccinations to start soon 1 day
Safety program successfully reduces SSIs in patients undergoing colorectal operations
NEWS MEDICAL Surgical site infections (SSIs) in patients undergoing colorectal operations were reduced by 61 percent in less than two years in Hawaiian hospitals participating in the Agency for Healthcare... 2 days
Clinical trial begins enrollment to test safety of experimental MERS treatments
NEWS MEDICAL Enrollment has begun in an early-stage clinical trial testing the safety of two human monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) designed to treat people infected with Middle East respiratory... 2 days
Antibacterial in your toothpaste may combat severe lung disease
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that when triclosan, a substance that reduces or prevents bacteria from growing, is combined with an antibiotic called tobramycin, it kills the cells that protect cystic fibrosis... 2 days
How immune cells kill bacteria with acid
SCIENCE DAILY The first line of immune defense against invading pathogens like bacteria are macrophages, immune cells that engulf every foreign object that crosses their way and kill their prey with acid. However, it is not... 2 days
Natural antioxidant bilirubin may provide cardiovascular benefits
NEWS MEDICAL Bilirubin, a yellow-orange pigment, is formed after the breakdown of red blood cells and is eliminated by the liver. It's not only a sign of a bruise, it may provide cardiovascular benefits, according to... 2 days
New CRISPR/Cas9 system targets regulatory genes of AIDS virus
NEWS MEDICAL By destroying the regulatory genes of the AIDS virus HIV-1 using the genome editing system CRISPR/Cas9, a Japanese research group has succeeded in blocking the production of HIV-1 by infected... 2 days
What we know about the Ebola outbreak, and the vaccine that might help
SCIENCE-NEWS Even as an experimental vaccine arrives in Congo to contain the virus, there are worrisome signs Ebola has spread to a city. 2 days
Insect gene allows reproductive organs to cope with harmful bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY A group of biologists has studied Nasonia parasitic wasps, which are about the size of a sesame seed, and they serve as one of the best models to... 2 days
What bacteria can teach us about combating atrazine contamination
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers are interested in harnessing the bacterial ability to degrade atrazine in order to remediate atrazine-polluted environments. They now describe previously unknown proteins involved in atrazine degradation. 2 days
Probiotics to protect bees from an infection associated with colony collapse disorder
SCIENCE DAILY Adding probiotics to bees' food helps make them more resistant to nosemosis, a fungal infection associated with colony collapse disorder that has been observed... 2 days
Immune cell provides cradle for mammary stem cells
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have made new discoveries about how an immune cell known as the macrophage, which normally fights infection by swallowing foreign invaders, nurtures mammary gland stem cells through a chemical signaling molecule.... 2 days
Variations in placental microbiota appear related to premature birth
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found a surplus of pathogenic bacteria in placentas from premature births, supporting the hypothesis that maternal infection may cause preterm birth. 2 days
Researchers discover how body temperature wrecks potential dengue, Zika vaccine
SCIENCE DAILY A major route toward creating effective vaccines against dengue virus and Zika involves the E protein that covers the surface of each viral particle. But creating such a... 2 days
Researchers discover how body temperature wrecks potential dengue, Zika vaccine
PHYS.ORG A major route toward creating effective vaccines against dengue virus and Zika involves the E protein that covers the surface of each viral particle. If we could develop... 2 days
Blood type affects severity of diarrhea caused by E. coli
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows that a kind of E. coli most associated with 'travelers' diarrhea' and children in underdeveloped areas of the world causes more severe disease in... 2 days
Battling bubbles: How plants protect themselves from killer fungus
SCIENCE DAILY In the battle between plants and pathogens, molecules called small RNAs are coveted weapons used by both invaders and defenders. Researchers report how plants package and deliver the sRNAs they... 2 days
Microglia are key defenders against prion diseases
SCIENCE DAILY Prion diseases are slow degenerative brain diseases that occur in people and various other mammals. No vaccines or treatments are available, and these diseases are almost always fatal. Scientists have found little evidence of... 2 days
Top stories: HPV vaccine debate, 2000-year-old pollution, and a lawmaker’s views on sea level rise
Science Magazine This week’s top Science news 2 days
Trump Asked About 'Difference Between HIV and HPV,' Bill Gates Says
LIVE SCIENCE Bill Gates says President Trump repeatedly asked him about the difference between two notorious viruses: HIV and HPV. 2 days
Asian tiger mosquito on the move
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have compared the ecological niches of the Asian tiger mosquito and the yellow fever mosquito, both of which transmit infectious diseases, on various continents. The invasion time span plays an important role in their expansion... 2 days
E. coli tailored to convert plants into renewable chemicals
SCIENCE DAILY Jet fuel, pantyhose and plastic soda bottles: all three could be made from bioengineered bacteria. 2 days
Here's the Weird Science Launching to the Space Station on Monday
SPACE.COM This weekend, a cargo delivery to the International Space Station will carry old-fashioned sextants, E. coli bacteria and lasers that will create a temperature 10 billion... 2 days
Ebola in Congo not yet a global health emergency, WHO says
ABC NEWS Ebola outbreak in Congo not yet a global health emergency, WHO says; vaccinations start Sunday 2 days
Erectile dysfunction drugs and flu vaccine may work together to help immune system fight cancer after surgery
SCIENCE DAILY A new study suggests that a common treatment for erectile dysfunction combined with the... 2 days
Single-tablet HIV treatment shows better outcomes over multi-tablet regimen
SCIENCE DAILY HIV patients on a single-tablet daily regimen had better outcomes than patients taking multiple pills per day, a new study shows. 2 days
Updated SSC Bundle aims to improve survival for sepsis patients
NEWS MEDICAL For patients with sepsis, a serious infection causing widespread inflammation, immediate treatment is essential to improve the chances of survival. An updated "Hour-1 Bundle" of the international, evidence-based... 2 days
Here's the Weird Science Launching to the Space Station This Weekend
SPACE.COM This weekend, a cargo delivery to the International Space Station will carry old-fashioned sextants, E. coli bacteria and lasers that will create a temperature 10 billion... 2 days
Study finds body temperature as major barrier to potential dengue, Zika vaccine
NEWS MEDICAL A major route toward creating effective vaccines against dengue virus and Zika involves the E protein that covers the surface of each viral particle. 2 days
Here's Why Mosquito Bites Itch for Such a Long Time
LIVE SCIENCE Mosquito spit makes you itch, and it probably also helps viruses invade 2 days
HIV patients on single-tablet regimen show better outcomes than those taking multiple pills
NEWS MEDICAL HIV patients on a single-tablet daily regimen had better treatment retention and viral suppression than patients taking multiple pills, in a study... 2 days
Gut bacteria offer clues to multiple sclerosis
MNT Researchers examine connections between the brain, gut, and immune system. Their findings offer clues about how diet influences brain inflammation. 2 days
Medical News Today: Gut bacteria offer clues to multiple sclerosis
MNT Researchers examine connections between the brain, gut, and immune system. Their findings offer clues about how diet influences brain inflammation. 2 days
Congo's Ebola risk 'very high' as confirmed virus cases rise
ABC NEWS Congo's Ebola risk 'very high' as confirmed cases of virus rise, urban spread causes concern 2 days
Experts available to discuss subjects related to Ebola virus
NEWS MEDICAL Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) professors offer expertise for journalists seeking interviews in a variety of subjects related to Ebola. 2 days
Study identifies new virus in cat
PHYS.ORG Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers from the University of Sydney have found a previously undiscovered hepadnavirus in an immunocompromised cat, and subsequently in banked feline blood samples. The research team published their results today in the prestigious... 2 days
Microglia may play key role in slowing progression of prion diseases, research suggests
NEWS MEDICAL Prion diseases are slow degenerative brain diseases that occur in people and various other mammals. No vaccines or treatments are available, and... 3 days
Romaine lettuce contamination possibly towards conclusion says CDC
NEWS MEDICAL The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report titled, “Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce”, stating that it is safe to consume romaine... 3 days
Latest: San Diego mayor sees lessons from hepatitis outbreak
ABC NEWS San Diego's mayor said he agrees with a county grand jury report that found lines of communication among authorities were lacking during the recent Hepatitis A epidemic 3 days
Report faults response to San Diego's Hepatitis A outbreak
ABC NEWS A San Diego County grand jury report faults local response to a recent hepatitis A epidemic and recommends improving lines of communication to prepare for future health emergencies 3 days
How to avoid the pesky bacteria lurking in public pools
ABC NEWS The mainstay of reducing outbreaks this summer: Watch your own behavior. 3 days
Grand jury faults response to San Diego's hepatitis outbreak
ABC NEWS A San Diego County grand jury report faults local response to a recent hepatitis A epidemic and recommends improving lines of communication to prepare for future health emergencies 3 days
Medical News Today: Subungual hematoma: Images, treatment, and link to melanoma
MNT Subungual hematomas occur after an injury to a nail. An impact can break blood vessels, causing blood to pool underneath the nail. In this article, we... 3 days
La Trobe's infection-busting discovery
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have shown a protein found in a tobacco plant has the potential to fight life-threatening infectious diseases. 3 days
Insect gene allows reproductive organs to cope with harmful bacteria
PHYS.ORG A damaging bacteria with an uncanny ability to pass itself from insect mothers to eggs meets its genomic match in a tiny variety of parasitic wasp, a recent... 3 days
What bacteria can teach us about combating atrazine contamination
PHYS.ORG Atrazine, a controversial herbicide introduced to agriculture in the 1950s, has been banned in the European Union but is widely used in the United States and Australia. In the decades... 3 days
Study provides insights into how immune cells kill bacteria with acid
NEWS MEDICAL The first line of immune defense against invading pathogens like bacteria are macrophages, immune cells that engulf every foreign object that crosses their way. After enclosing... 3 days
Antibacterial substance found in toothpaste may fight against life-threatening lung disease
NEWS MEDICAL Michigan State University researchers have found that when triclosan, a substance that reduces or prevents bacteria from growing, is combined with an antibiotic called tobramycin, it... 3 days
Researchers tailor E. coli to convert plants into renewable chemicals
PHYS.ORG What does jet fuel have in common with pantyhose and plastic soda bottles? They're all products currently derived from petroleum. Sandia National Laboratories scientists have demonstrated a new... 3 days
Vaccine trial launched to stop Ebola
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Genomic insights into the emergence and spread of antimicrobial-resistant bacterial pathogens
Science Magazine Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) has been vital for revealing the rapid temporal and spatial evolution of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacterial pathogens. Some antimicrobial-resistant pathogens have outpaced... 3 days
Worldwide emergence of resistance to antifungal drugs challenges human health and food security
Science Magazine The recent rate of emergence of pathogenic fungi that are resistant to the limited number of commonly used antifungal agents is unprecedented.... 3 days
Battling bubbles: How plants protect themselves from killer fungus
PHYS.ORG In the battle between plants and pathogens, molecules called small RNAs are coveted weapons used by both invaders and defenders. 3 days
Plants send small RNAs in extracellular vesicles to fungal pathogen to silence virulence genes
Science Magazine Some pathogens and pests deliver small RNAs (sRNAs) into host cells to suppress host immunity. Conversely, hosts also transfer sRNAs... 3 days
Medical News Today: What is pansinusitis?
MNT Pansinusitis occurs when all the sinus cavities in the face are infected and inflamed. It is a severe form of a sinus infection that usually affects only a few cavities, and it causes congestion, headaches, and... 3 days
Probiotics to protect bees from an infection associated with colony collapse disorder
PHYS.ORG Adding probiotics to bees' food helps make them more resistant to nosemosis, a fungal infection associated with colony collapse disorder that has been observed... 3 days
scientists use dorset uk as model to help find traces of life on mars Scientists Use Dorset, UK, as Model to Help Find Traces of Life on Mars
ASTRO WATCH By studying streams on the UK coast, experts... 3 days
Diabetes researchers find switch for fatty liver disease
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified a key fork in the road for the way the liver deals with carbohydrates, fats and protein. They say it could be a promising new target for combating the... 3 days
Your blood type might make you more likely to get traveler’s diarrhea
SCIENCE-NEWS People with type A blood are more likely to develop severe diarrhea from E. coli infections. 3 days
Scientists find how immune system helps to clear HBV infection after treatment interruption
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists from Karolinska Institutet and Hannover Medical School have published two studies that provide insights into how the immune system responds and... 3 days
Study: Social connections may protect black men who have sex with men from acquiring HIV
NEWS MEDICAL UCLA-led research suggests that receiving support from friends and acquaintances can help prevent black men who have sex... 3 days
Why chikungunya, other arthritis-causing viruses target joints
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have understood little about how chikungunya and related viruses cause arthritis. Now, researchers at have identified the molecular handle that chikungunya grabs to get inside cells. The findings could lead to ways to... 3 days
Metallic drivers of Alzheimer's disease
PHYS.ORG X-ray spectromicroscopy at the Scanning X-ray Microscopy beamline (I08), here at Diamond, has been utilised to pinpoint chemically reduced iron and calcium compounds within protein plaques derived from brains of Alzheimer's disease patients. The study, published in Nanoscale,... 3 days
Under certain conditions, bacterial signals set the stage for leukemia
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows that bacterial signals are crucial to the development of a precursor condition to leukemia, which can be induced by disrupting the intestinal barrier or... 3 days
California’s deadly STD epidemic sets record
NEWS MEDICAL Diagnoses of sexually transmitted diseases hit a record high in California last year — with sometimes deadly consequences, according to preliminary state data released this week. 3 days
Medical News Today: How do I know if I have a cold or sinusitis?
MNT The symptoms of a sinus infection are very similar to those caused by a cold, but if symptoms continue for... 3 days
Exercise can reduce genetic predisposition to obesity in older women, shows study
NEWS MEDICAL With obesity now a global epidemic, there is increased focus on risk factors that contribute to weight gain, especially in postmenopausal women. 3 days
Study finds molecular handle that chikungunya virus uses to enter into cells and cause arthritis
NEWS MEDICAL Chikungunya virus is a growing threat to the United States and other regions of the world as the... 3 days
Mayo discovery could enable development of personalized ovarian, brain cancer treatments
NEWS MEDICAL Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that a molecular communication pathway – thought to be defective in cancer – is a key player in determining the effectiveness... 4 days
Bacterial signals are crucial to development of pre-leukemic myeloproliferation, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL A new study by researchers from the University of Chicago Medicine shows that bacterial signals are crucial to the development of a precursor condition to leukemia,... 4 days
ECDC whole genome sequencing study helps understand prevalence of drug-resistant gonorrhea
NEWS MEDICAL Can whole genome sequencing illustrate changes in drug susceptibility of gonorrhoea to antimicrobials used for treatment and so help to define more effective treatment regimens? The... 4 days
Exploration of diverse bacteria signals big advance for gene function prediction
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed a workflow that enables large-scale, genome-wide assays of gene importance across many conditions. The study, 'Mutant Phenotypes for Thousands of Bacterial Genes of... 4 days
The opioid epidemic has boosted the number of organs available for transplant
SCIENCE DAILY The researchers examined 17 years of transplantation records and found no significant change in the recipients' chance of survival when the organ donation came... 4 days
How Ebola affects the eye: Study provides further insight into
SCIENCE DAILY A new study identifies the specific characteristics of Ebola retinal lesions, which provide further clues as to how the virus travels to the retina and causes damage. 4 days
Superbug MRSA infections less costly, but still deadly
SCIENCE DAILY Drug-resistant staph infections continue to be deadlier than those that are not resistant and treatable with traditional antibiotics, but treatment costs surprisingly are the same or slightly less, a new national analysis... 4 days
Individualized ovarian, brain cancer therapies
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered that a molecular communication pathway -- thought to be defective in cancer -- is a key player in determining the effectiveness of measles virus oncolytic cancer treatment in ovarian and aggressive brain cancers. This discovery... 4 days
Mannan-induced Nos2 in macrophages enhances IL-17-driven psoriatic arthritis by innate lymphocytes
Science Magazine Previous identification of the inducible nitric oxide synthase (NOS2) gene as a risk allele for psoriasis (Ps) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) suggests a possible pathogenic role... 4 days
[Focus] The broad socioeconomic benefits of vaccination
Science Magazine Evaluating vaccination programs according to their broad socioeconomic benefits, beyond their health benefits, will help to address the twin problems of vaccine underutilization and weak incentives for vaccine innovation. 4 days
[Research Articles] The protective role of macrophage migration inhibitory factor in acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery
Science Magazine Acute kidney injury (AKI) represents the most frequent complication after cardiac surgery. Macrophage migration... 4 days
Exploration of diverse bacteria signals big advance for gene function prediction
PHYS.ORG In the air, beneath the ocean's surface, and on land, microbes are the minute but mighty forces regulating much of the planet's biogeochemical cycles. To better... 4 days
Medical News Today: Why is my tongue bleeding?
MNT There are many different causes of a bleeding tongue, including ulcers, bacteria, and viruses. Treatments are available for most conditions, and home remedies can improve others. However, some conditions are more serious.... 4 days
New Smallpox-Related Virus Found Lurking in Texas Rodents
LIVE SCIENCE A never-before-seen virus that's a relative of the smallpox virus has been found lurking in rodents in Texas. 4 days
Could gut bacteria drive colon cancer?
MNT Could gut bacteria impact the development of colon cancer by interacting with molecules that help to regulate gene expression? A recent study investigates. 4 days
Medical News Today: Could gut bacteria drive colon cancer?
MNT Could gut bacteria impact the development of colon cancer by interacting with molecules that help to regulate gene expression? A recent study investigates. 4 days
Plug-and-play diagnostic devices
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed modular blocks that can be put together in different ways to produce diagnostic devices. These 'plug-and-play' devices can test blood glucose levels in diabetic patients or detect viral infection, among other functions. 4 days
Exercise beats genetics in determining amount of body fat
SCIENCE DAILY With obesity now a global epidemic, there is increased focus on risk factors that contribute to weight gain, especially in postmenopausal women. Although many women may blame genetics for their... 4 days
Dietary Fiber Increases Survival in Influenza-Infected Mice, Study Shows
SCI-NEWS.COM According to a new preclinical study by researchers from the University of Lausanne and Monash University, a diet... 4 days
Congo's health ministry says doses of Ebola vaccine arrive
ABC NEWS Congo's health ministry says 4,000 doses of Ebola vaccine arrive amid latest outbreak 4 days
Researchers discover a new antibody type
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have made a discovery that contradicts previous understanding that an antibody only eliminates a specific subgroup of bacteria. 4 days
Technology turns smartphones into on-the-spot detectors for foodborne illnesses, other dangerous contaminants
PHYS.ORG Purdue University researchers have developed detection technology that allows a typical smartphone to analyze produce for foodborne pathogens such as E. coli O157:H7, which... 4 days
Call transcript reveals new details in cyber expert's case
PHYS.ORG British cybersecurity expert Marcus Hutchins, once credited with stopping the worldwide WannaCry computer virus, said in a jailhouse phone call that he wrote code for someone who used it for... 4 days
Study finds distinct exhausted T cells that could have implications for fighting different diseases
NEWS MEDICAL The battle between the human immune system and long-term, persisting infections and other chronic diseases such as cancer results in... 4 days
First epoetin alfa biosimilar receives FDA approval to treat certain types of anemia
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Retacrit (epoetin alfa-epbx) as a biosimilar to Epogen/Procrit (epoetin alfa) for the treatment of... 5 days
Drug-resistant staph infections found to be deadly, but less costly
NEWS MEDICAL Staph infections, whether MRSA (resistant to methicillin) or susceptible, are important and deadly. Drug-resistant staph infections continue to be deadlier than those that are not resistant and treatable... 5 days
Randomized trial finds ibuprofen not a safe alternative to antibiotics for UTIs
SCIENCE DAILY Ibuprofen, given instead of antibiotics to women with uncomplicated urinary tract infection (cystitis), leads to longer duration of symptoms and more serious adverse events... 5 days
Liquid crystals self-regulate the release of drugs in precise, repeating doses with simple nudge from their environment
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Voltage loss in electrically conductive bacteria
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