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'Miles to go' in fight against HIV, UN report warns
ABC NEWS Fifty countries report the rate of new infections is on the rise. 5 hours
90 people in 26 states infected with Salmonella: CDC
ABC NEWS The CDC has tips on its website to avoid Salmonella infections. 18 hours
Medical News Today: Vaginal pH balance: Symptoms, remedies, and tests
MNT While vaginal pH levels tend to change over a person’s lifetime, normal levels are usually below 4.5. A high pH may indicate a bacterial infection or another condition.... 18 hours
TCR signal strength controls the differentiation of CD4+ effector and memory T cells
Science Magazine CD4+ T cell responses are composed of heterogeneous T cell receptor (TCR) signals that influence the acquisition of effector and memory characteristics.... 19 hours
Pathogens attack plants like hackers, so my lab thinks about crop protection like cybersecurity
PHYS.ORG Plants feed us. Without them we're goners. Through thousands of years of genetic modification by selective breeding, humans have developed... 21 hours
Fueling the MATE transporter
PHYS.ORG Evolutionarily conserved transport proteins, such as those belonging to the multidrug and toxic compound extrusion (MATE) superfamily, protect cells against toxic chemicals and contribute to multidrug resistance in cancer and bacterial cells. 22 hours
Why malaria parasites are faster than human immune cells
PHYS.ORG Elementary cytoskeleton protein is different in parasites and represents a starting point for a possible new therapy against malaria infections. Researchers from the Heidelberg University Hospital, the Centre for Molecular... 22 hours
Response to HIV/AIDS epidemic at risk of 'dangerous complacency' as urgent change in approach is needed
SCIENCE DAILY HIV rates persist in high risk, marginalized populations and the Commission authors warn that a resurgence... 22 hours
Protecting autonomous grids from potentially crippling GPS spoofing attacks
SCIENCE DAILY Not long ago, getting a virus was about the worst thing computer users could expect in terms of system vulnerability. But in our current age of hyper-connectedness and the emerging... 22 hours
How California's sea stars are evolving past a devastating pandemic
PHYS.ORG In 2012, environmental systems graduate student Lauren Schiebelhut was collecting DNA from ochre sea stars living along the Northern California coast—part of an effort to study genetic diversity... 23 hours
New research project investigates alternative treatments for eye infections
NEWS MEDICAL Fight for Sight has announced funding for an innovative research project that will investigate whether compounds used to treat snake venom and bee stings could provide an alternative to antibiotics... 23 hours
Woman Tried to Treat Athlete’s Foot with Raw Garlic. It Burned Through Her Toe.
LIVE SCIENCE A woman in England learned the hard way that it's not safe to treat a foot fungus infection by covering... 23 hours
Yeast species used in biotechnology, food industries causes drug-resistant yeast infections
NEWS MEDICAL A major cause of drug-resistant clinical yeast infections is the same species previously regarded as non-pathogenic and commonly used in the biotechnology and food industries. 23 hours
Karius Test accurately detects invasive fungal infections, shows study
NEWS MEDICAL Karius, a life sciences company transforming infectious disease diagnostics with genomics and data through the innovative use of next-generation sequencing to analyze microbial cell-free DNA, announced today the positive results... 23 hours
Researchers present evidence of phage cooperation when attacking CRISPR-containing bacteria
NEWS MEDICAL CRISPR, or clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats, are an essential part of bacterial immunity designed to defend against foreign DNA. In bacteria, CRISPR acts just like it... 24 hours
Putting bacteria to work
PHYS.ORG The idea of bacteria as diverse, complex perceptive entities that can hunt prey in packs, remember past experiences and interact with the moods and perceptions of their human hosts sounds like the plot of some low-budget science fiction movie. But... 24 hours
Scientists find reason why malarial parasites are faster than immune cells
NEWS MEDICAL Elementary cytoskeleton protein is different in parasites and represents a starting point for a possible new therapy against malaria infections. 1 day
Sexual harassment panel being set up at embattled UNAIDS
ABC NEWS An independent panel of experts on sexual harassment is being set up at UNAIDS, the Geneva-based agency overseeing the fight against HIV/AIDS, after calls for the organization's head to resign... 1 day
New vaccine could protect unborn babies from Zika virus
NEWS MEDICAL Until recently, the Zika virus was not a priority since it affected relatively few people and the cost of creating a vaccine was estimated at EUR 149-468 million. But the... 1 day
Availability of athletic trainer in high school reduces injury rates in girls' sports, shows study
NEWS MEDICAL Availability of a full-time certified athletic trainer in high school reduces overall and recurrent injury rates in girls... 1 day
UK health communication researcher seeks solutions for disposing leftover medicine
NEWS MEDICAL University of Kentucky health communication researcher Don Helme is partnering with the Kentucky Attorney General's office to gauge public opinion on a new drug deactivation pouch, part of... 1 day
Top AI companies join hands to discover novel drugs for DMD
NEWS MEDICAL Insilico Medicine a leader in artificial intelligence for drug discovery, biomarker development and aging research, announced a research collaboration agreement with A2A Pharmaceuticals, Inc. A2A is... 1 day
New discovery could save millions of lives from fatal fungal infections
NEWS MEDICAL Life-threatening fungal infections affect more than two million people worldwide. Effective antifungal medications are very limited. 1 day
Phages work together to suppress CRISPR bacterial immunity
SCIENCE DAILY CRISPR are an essential part of bacterial immunity designed to defend against foreign DNA. In bacteria, CRISPR acts just like it does in human cells as a pair of scissors, in their... 1 day
Syphilis: Symptoms & Treatment
LIVE SCIENCE Syphilis is the third most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. Nearly 28,000 cases of the most contagious stages of the disease were reported to the CDC in 2016. 2 days
Chemists characterize the fatal fungus among us
SCIENCE DAILY Life-threatening fungal infections affect more than two million people worldwide. Effective antifungal medications are limited. A major challenge is that the fungal cell wall is poorly understood, which has impeded drug development. However, chemist... 2 days
Yeast species used in food industry can cause disease in humans, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY A major cause of drug-resistant clinical yeast infections is the same species previously regarded as non-pathogenic and commonly used in the biotechnology... 2 days
Parents desperate to help children they believe have rare, controversial disorder
ABC NEWS PANDAS stands for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. 2 days
The health risks of eating shellfish
ABC NEWS Vibrio infections often begin when people eat raw or undercooked seafood. 2 days
Evidence of Salmonella Paratyphi C found for the first time in medieval northern Europe
SCIENCE DAILY Genome research suggests that enteric fever, a potentially lethal disease more commonly found in hot countries, was present in medieval... 2 days
Biallelic RIPK1 mutations in humans cause severe immunodeficiency, arthritis, and intestinal inflammation
Science Magazine Receptor Interacting Serine/Threonine Kinase 1 (RIPK1) is a master regulator of signaling pathways leading to inflammation and cell death and is of medical interest... 2 days
Chemists characterize the fatal fungus among us
PHYS.ORG Life-threatening fungal infections affect more than two million people worldwide. Effective antifungal medications are very limited. Until now, one of the major challenges is that the fungal cell wall is poorly understood, which has... 2 days
Viruses cooperate to overcome immune defences of bacteria
PHYS.ORG Virus particles that infect bacteria can work together to overcome antiviral defences, new research shows. 2 days
Phages work together to suppress CRISPR bacterial immunity
PHYS.ORG CRISPR, or clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats, are an essential part of bacterial immunity designed to defend against foreign DNA. In bacteria, CRISPR acts just like it does in human cells... 2 days
The effectiveness of chlorhexidine is limited in preventing infections in oral procedures
SCIENCE DAILY A large number of bacteria are present in human mouths and may pass into the blood when procedures such as the removal of a... 2 days
Research project investigates snake venom treatment as antibiotic alternative for eye infections
NEWS MEDICAL An innovative University of Liverpool research project that will investigate whether compounds used to treat snake venom and bee stings could provide an alternative... 2 days
Species diversity can have positive and negative impacts on disease transmission
NEWS MEDICAL Biodiversity is disappearing at an alarming rate as infectious diseases increasingly spill over from wildlife to humans. 2 days
Study finds link between DNA methylation and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
NEWS MEDICAL DNA methylation is a molecular process that helps enable our bodies to repair themselves, fight infection, get rid of environmental toxins, and even to think. But... 2 days
Researchers find mugwort pollen as major source of airborne endotoxins
NEWS MEDICAL A wide range of airborne substances can cause respiratory problems for asthma sufferers. These include bacteria and their components, which can trigger inflammations. 2 days
Does biodiversity loss leads to an increased disease risk?
SCIENCE DAILY Biodiversity is disappearing at an alarming rate as infectious diseases increasingly spill over from wildlife to humans. Disease ecologists fervently debate whether biodiversity loss leads to an increased disease risk.... 3 days
Glowing bacteria on deep-sea fish shed light on evolution, 'third type' of symbiosis
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, scientists have sequenced and analyzed the genomes of bacteria that live in anglerfish bulbs. The bacteria were taken... 3 days
Team studies complexities of biodiversity, disease transmission
PHYS.ORG Biodiversity is disappearing at an alarming rate as infectious diseases increasingly spill over from wildlife to humans. Disease ecologists fervently debate whether biodiversity loss leads to an increased disease risk. Now, a University of... 3 days
Glowing bacteria on deep-sea fish shed light on evolution, 'third type' of symbiosis
PHYS.ORG You may recognize the anglerfish from its dramatic appearance in the hit animated film Finding Nemo, as it was very nearly the... 3 days
Bacterial armor could be a new target for antibiotics
SCIENCE DAILY Boosting efforts to fight antibiotic resistance, researchers have found that a thin membrane, thought to be just a shrink wrap around some bacterial cell walls, has structural properties critical for... 3 days
The effects of anxiety on the body
MNT Anxiety is a common condition that impacts a person's mental health, and it can also have short- and long-term effects on the body. Anxiety can change the function of the cardiovascular, urinary, and respiratory... 3 days
Congo’s Ebola outbreak is all but over. Did an experimental vaccine help?
Science Magazine Traditional containment strategies potentially boosted by new tool, but it’s difficult to untangle why deadly virus stopped spreading 3 days
Medical News Today: The effects of anxiety on the body
MNT Anxiety is a common condition that impacts a person's mental health, and it can also have short- and long-term effects on the body. Anxiety can change the function... 3 days
Bacterial armor could be a new target for antibiotics
PHYS.ORG For over a century, scientists have studied E. coli, one of the bacteria that cause food poisoning, as a model for fighting infections. Such research has led to a variety... 3 days
Study: People with HIV twice as likely to suffer from heart disease
NEWS MEDICAL People infected with HIV are twice as likely to suffer from heart disease, research has found. 3 days
Allergies: Mugwort pollen as main source of airborne endotoxins
SCIENCE DAILY Different airborne substances can cause respiratory problems for asthma sufferers. These include bacteria and their components, which can trigger inflammations. How they become airborne has not been fully explained up... 3 days
Lateral gene transfer enables chemical protection of beetles against antagonistic fungi
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered that bacteria associated to Lagria villosa beetles can produce an antifungal substance very similar to one found in tunicates living in the marine... 3 days
HIV infection doubles risk of heart disease
SCIENCE DAILY People infected with HIV are twice as likely to suffer from heart disease, research has found. Analysis of global figures reveals that HIV-associated cardiovascular disease has more than tripled in the past 20 years... 3 days
'Nowcasting' beach water quality
SCIENCE DAILY Arriving at your favorite beach only to discover it's closed because of bacterial contamination can be a bummer. But even worse would be unknowingly swimming in waters polluted with fecal material -- a very real possibility, given that current detection... 3 days
'Nowcasting' beach water quality
PHYS.ORG Arriving at your favorite beach only to discover it's closed because of bacterial contamination can be a bummer. But even worse would be unknowingly swimming in waters polluted with fecal material—a very real possibility, given that current detection methods can... 3 days
Fatty liver disease pandemic needs 'gold standard' human-relevant research
SCIENCE DAILY New study calls for human-based tools to unravel the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The contribution of in silico, in vitro and pathways-based systems biology approaches to unraveling the pathogenesis... 3 days
Low-dose ketamine found to be as effective as opioids for treating acute pain
NEWS MEDICAL Opioids are commonly prescribed in the emergency department for the treatment of acute pain, but due to the epidemic of opioid misuse,... 3 days
Single genetic change in gut bacteria can lead to obesity
NEWS MEDICAL A new study has shown that a single genetic change in a bacterium of the gut microbiome can lead to metabolic diseases such as obesity. 3 days
Lateral gene transfer enables chemical protection of beetles against antagonistic fungi
PHYS.ORG Like all other living organisms, animals face the challenge of fending off enemies. Using chemical weaponry can be an effective strategy to stay alive. Instead of... 3 days
Deleting single gene in gut bacteria affects metabolism, reduces weight gain in mice
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have found that deleting a single gene in a particular strain of gut bacteria causes changes in metabolism and reduced weight... 3 days
Researchers find that yellow fever and Asian tiger mosquitoes can carry new virus
NEWS MEDICAL A virus responsible for an illness outbreak in Venezuela is spreading to other parts of the Americas, says a University of Florida... 3 days
Why men may recover more quickly from influenza infections than women
NEWS MEDICAL Men may recover more quickly from influenza infections because they produce more of a key lung-healing protein, a study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School... 3 days
CDC Chief Says Son Nearly Died from Cocaine Laced with Fentanyl
LIVE SCIENCE The director of the largest U.S. public health agency reveals he has a personal reason for fighting the opioid epidemic. 4 days
Broadly acting antibodies found in plasma of Ebola survivors
SCIENCE DAILY Recent Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreaks highlight the need for licensed treatments. ZMapp, an experimental therapy, has shown promise in a clinical trial, but targets only one of five known... 4 days
A single genetic change in gut bacteria alters host metabolism
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have found that deleting a single gene in a particular strain of gut bacteria causes changes in metabolism and reduced weight gain in mice. 4 days
Nitric oxide tells roundworms to avoid bad bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY Nitric oxide gas produced by a type of harmful bacteria lets roundworms know to stay away from it, says a new study. 4 days
Nitric oxide tells roundworms to avoid bad bacteria
PHYS.ORG Nitric oxide gas produced by a type of harmful bacteria lets roundworms know to stay away from it, says a new study published in eLife. 4 days
A single genetic change in gut bacteria alters host metabolism
PHYS.ORG Scientists have found that deleting a single gene in a particular strain of gut bacteria causes changes in metabolism and reduced weight gain in mice, according to a... 4 days
Why men might recover from flu faster than women
SCIENCE DAILY Men may recover more quickly from influenza infections because they produce more of a key lung-healing protein, a study suggests. 4 days
Technique may improve lung delivery of bacteria-killing phage
SCIENCE DAILY A new delivery system for bacteriophages -- viruses that selectively attack harmful bacteria -- could help give doctors a new way to battle lung infections that threaten older patients and people with... 4 days
Novel delivery system for bacteriophages could offer new way to battle lung infections
NEWS MEDICAL A new delivery system for bacteriophages-;viruses that selectively attack harmful bacteria-;could help give doctors a new way to battle lung infections that... 4 days
The depths of the ocean and gut flora unravel the mystery of microbial genes
PHYS.ORG Understanding the functions of genes in bacteria that form part of the human microbiome—the collection of microbes found inside our... 4 days
Anatomy of a protein kinase spine and how to break it
PHYS.ORG The post-translational addition of phosphate groups to serine, threonine and tyrosine residues is a fundamental strategy for regulating protein activities in eukaryotes. Eukaryotic protein kinases—the enzymes... 4 days
Technique may improve lung delivery of bacteria-killing phage
PHYS.ORG A new delivery system for bacteriophages—viruses that selectively attack harmful bacteria—could help give doctors a new way to battle lung infections that threaten older patients and people with cystic fibrosis. 4 days
Immune T cells are built to react as fast as possible, shows study
NEWS MEDICAL Without T cells, we could not survive. They are a key component of our immune system and have highly sensitive receptors on... 4 days
Severe childhood infections linked with lower school achievement in adolescence
NEWS MEDICAL Severe infections leading to hospitalizations during childhood are associated with lower school achievement in adolescence, reports a study in the July issue of The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 4 days
Medical News Today: What to know about sex and yeast infections
MNT While it is possible for a person to have sex when they have a yeast infection, it may cause pain and other bothersome symptoms. In addition,... 5 days
US health official reveals fentanyl almost killed his son
ABC NEWS The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there's a personal reason for his focus on the opioid epidemic: His son almost died from taking fentanyl-laced cocaine 5 days
Crowdsourcing friendly bacteria helps superbug cause infection
SCIENCE DAILY Antimicrobial resistant pathogens crowdsource friendly bacteria to survive in immune cells and cause disease, a new study has revealed. 5 days
Researchers engineer bacteria to create fertilizer out of thin air
PHYS.ORG In the future, plants will be able to create their own fertilizer. Farmers will no longer need to buy and spread fertilizer for their crops, and increased food... 5 days
Medical News Today: Cerebral edema: Everything you need to know
MNT Cerebral edema refers to swelling in the brain caused by trapped fluid. Common causes include a traumatic brain injury, stroke, tumor, or infection. In this article, learn about... 5 days
Cerebral edema: Everything you need to know
MNT Cerebral edema refers to swelling in the brain caused by trapped fluid. Common causes include a traumatic brain injury, stroke, tumor, or infection. In this article, learn about the symptoms of cerebral edema, as... 5 days
Bacteria engineered to create fertilizer out of thin air
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have created a bacteria that uses photosynthesis to create oxygen during the day, and at night, uses nitrogen to create chlorophyll for photosynthesis. This development could lead to plants... 5 days
This chip can quickly identify the microbes living in your body
Science Magazine Device could help doctors treat infections more rapidly 5 days
Childhood infections may have lasting effects on school performance
SCIENCE DAILY Severe infections leading to hospitalizations during childhood are associated with lower school achievement in adolescence, reports a new study. 5 days
Severe childhood linked with lower school achievement in adolescence
NEWS MEDICAL Severe infections leading to hospitalizations during childhood are associated with lower school achievement in adolescence, reports a study in the July issue of The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 5 days
Getting to know the microbes that drive climate change
SCIENCE DAILY A new understanding of the microbes and viruses in the thawing permafrost in Sweden may help scientists better predict the pace of climate change. 5 days
Getting to know the microbes that drive climate change
PHYS.ORG A new understanding of the microbes and viruses in the thawing permafrost in Sweden may help scientists better predict the pace of climate change. 5 days
Crowdsourcing friendly bacteria helps superbug cause infection
PHYS.ORG Antimicrobial resistant pathogens crowdsource friendly bacteria to survive in immune cells and cause disease, a new study by the University of Sheffield has revealed. 5 days
Improved methods to measure enterococci concentrations in recreational water
NEWS MEDICAL The concentration of enterococci, bacteria that thrive in feces, has long been the federal standard for determining water quality. 5 days
Medical News Today: Is it safe to make your waters break?
MNT In the final stages of pregnancy, women often want to speed up the onset of labor. Women can get their water to break with the help... 5 days
Chernobyl exposure alters the gut bacteria of wild animals
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the Universities of Oulu and Jyväskylä, together with their collaborators in the U.S. and France, have shown that wild animals living in areas contaminated by radioactive material have... 5 days
Medical News Today: Cinnamon may help battle infections
MNT With antibiotic resistance only getting worse, we need new ways to attack bacteria. A recent study asks whether cinnamon might provide assistance. 5 days
New tools to characterise physical properties of biofilms
PHYS.ORG NUS scientists, together with researchers from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Imperial College London (ICL), have developed non-invasive biophysical techniques to quantify oxygen concentration and micromechanical properties in bacterial biofilms and understand... 5 days
A Rare Outbreak of 'Rabbit Fever' Popped Up at a German Winery. The Surprising Cause? Grapes.
LIVE SCIENCE When grape harvesters at a German winery mysteriously fell ill with "rabbit fever," a rare bacterial... 5 days
Routine screening, treatment could help stem nationwide opioid epidemic
NEWS MEDICAL To help stem the nationwide opioid epidemic and related increases in HIV, hepatitis C and other infections, health care providers should routinely screen and treat patients for opioid abuse when... 5 days
Researchers to investigate role of hormones in mosquito's ability to use human blood for egg production
NEWS MEDICAL Entomologists at the University of California, Riverside have received a five-year grant of $2.44 million from... 5 days
Medical News Today: Alzheimer's risk 10 times lower with herpes medication
MNT New research offers 'the first population evidence for a causal link' between herpes infection and the development of Alzheimer's disease. 6 days
Better methods improve measurements of recreational water quality
SCIENCE DAILY The concentration of enterococci, bacteria that thrive in feces, has long been the federal standard for determining water quality. Researchers have now shown that the greatest influences on that concentration are the... 7 days
Medical News Today: What to know about salivary gland infections
MNT Salivary gland infections usually affect the glands under the ears (parotid glands) and the glands under the chin (submandibular glands). Having salivary stones or other blockages can lead... 7 days
Cleaning out pollen shells
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