Infections
Live probiotics can change existing gut flora and alter immune response  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
New research published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutics demonstrates that 'good' bacteria in the live probiotic SymproveTM can successfully reach and colonize the gut, where... more
Study indicates that frogs in virus-exposed groups breed at young age  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Frogs from groups exposed to a deadly virus are breeding at younger ages, new research suggests. Scientists studying European common frogs in the UK compared groups... more
Frogs breed young to beat virus  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Frogs from groups exposed to a deadly virus are breeding at younger ages, new research suggests. more
Study sheds light on the infection mechanism of influenza virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
New research has taken a step towards understanding how highly pathogenic influenza viruses such as deadly bird flu infect humans. more
Location matters for inflammation clearance  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Health conditions that involve inflammation run the gamut, from multiple sclerosis and lupus to arthritis, diabetes, and cancer. While inflammation can serve as a normal response to help the body deal with injury or infection, problems arise when... more
AHF commends the passage of global AIDS funding in the House, calls for swift approval  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today praised the U.S. House of Representatives for unanimously approving H.R. 6651, the PEPFAR... more
Jumping genes shed light on how advanced life may have emerged  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
A previously unappreciated interaction in the genome turns out to have possibly been one of the driving forces in the emergence of advanced life. This discovery... more
Medical News Today: What are the risks and benefits of pox parties?  MNT · 17 hours
Chickenpox is a common childhood illness that results from a viral infection. Although a vaccine is available, some people prefer for their child to... more
A major step toward non-viral ocular gene therapy using laser and nanotechnology  nanowerk · 17 hours
Gold nanoparticles, which act like 'nanolenses', concentrate the energy produced by the extremely short pulse of a femtosecond laser to create a nanoscale incision... more
A major step toward non-viral ocular gene therapy using laser and nanotechnology  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
In January 2009, the life of engineer Michel Meunier, a professor at Polytechnique Montréal, changed dramatically. Like others, he had observed that the extremely... more
What Is Virotherapy?  LIVE SCIENCE · 20 hours
Viruses are now being developed to attack cancer cells. Here's how they work. more
Researchers discover how 'cryptic' connections in disease transmission influence epidemics  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Diseases have repeatedly spilled over from wildlife to humans, causing local to global epidemics, such as HIV/AIDS, Ebola, SARS, and Nipah. more
Gut bacteria may guard against diabetes that comes with aging  SCIENCE-NEWS · 20 hours
A friendly microbe in the gut may be the key to staving off insulin resistance, a study in mice finds. more
Medical News Today: How do you get COPD?  MNT · 21 hours
COPD is not contagious. It is a group of progressive diseases caused by lung damage that can get worse over time. Learn more about how COPD develops and why here. more
Species and environment affect which frogs are infected by parasitic fungus  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
An aquatic parasitic fungus causes lethal infections in amphibians and is thought to be one of the reasons for a global decline in toad and frog... more
Rare and diverse giant viruses unexpectedly found in a forest soil ecosystem  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Until recently, scientists thought of viruses as mostly small infectious agents, tiny compared to typical bacteria and human cells. So imagine the surprise when... more
New blood test developed for early diagnosis of ovarian cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Research on a bacterial toxin first discovered in Adelaide has led to the development a new blood test for the early diagnosis of ovarian cancer - a disease... more
Parents who decline flu vaccination for their child may be exposed to limited information  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Parents who decline to get their child vaccinated against the flu may be exposed to a limited range of information,... more
Scientists equip new virus that kills carcinoma cells with protein  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Scientists have equipped a virus that kills carcinoma cells with a protein so it can also target and kill adjacent cells that are tricked into shielding the cancer... more
Reducing cellular proliferation could help deplete HIV reservoir and lead to a functional cure  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A majority of the HIV-infected cells that persist in HIV-infected individuals even during suppressive antiretroviral therapy originated from cellular proliferation,... more
New strategy to hinder emergence of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
With many disease-causing bacteria ratcheting up their shields against current drugs, new tactics are vital to protect people from treatment-resistant infections. more
In-hospital mortality higher among patients with drug-resistant infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
In one of the largest studies to measure the burden of antibiotic resistance in a low- or middle-income country, researchers at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy report that in-hospital... more
Majority of HIV persistence during ART due to infected cell proliferation  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Study confirms biological mechanism responsible for latent HIV reservoirs; suggests strategies for a functional HIV cure. more
Dodging antibiotic resistance by curbing bacterial evolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Lowering mutation rates in harmful bacteria might be an as yet untried way to hinder the emergence of antimicrobial pathogens. One target for drug development might be a protein factor, DNA translocase Mfd, that... more
Dodging antibiotic resistance by curbing bacterial evolution  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
With many disease-causing bacteria ratcheting up their shields against current drugs, new tactics are vital to protect people from treatment-resistant infections. more
Insect antibiotic provides new way to eliminate bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
An antibiotic called thanatin attacks the way the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria is built. Researchers have now found out that this happens through a previously unknown mechanism. Thanatin, produced naturally by... more
Resistant bacteria: Can raw vegetables and salad pose a health risk?  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Salad is popular with people who want to maintain a balanced and healthy diet. Salad varieties are often offered for sale ready-cut and film-packaged. It is... more
Bursting bubbles launch bacteria from water to air  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A new study shows how bubbles contaminated with bacteria can act as tiny microbial grenades, bursting and launching microorganisms, including potential pathogens, out of the water and into the air. more
Researchers produce 3D chemical maps of small biological samples  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Scientists at the National Synchrotron Light Source II --a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory--have used ultrabright x-rays to image single... more
Medical News Today: Natural antibiotic strips bacteria of their defenses  MNT · 4 days
New research finds that an antibiotic derived from the spined soldier bug is effective against Escherichia coli and many other drug-resistant bacteria. more
3D chemical maps of single bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers used ultrabright x-rays to generate 3D nanoscale maps of a single bacteria's chemical composition with unparalleled spatial resolution. more
Scientists produce 3D nanoscale chemical maps of single bacteria  nanowerk · 4 days
Researchers used ultrabright x-rays to generate 3-D nanoscale maps of a single bacteria's chemical composition with unparalleled spatial resolution. more
Scientists produce 3-D chemical maps of single bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory—have used ultrabright x-rays to image single bacteria with... more
Non-antibiotic drugs also speed up the spread of antibiotic resistance  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
New research from The University of Queensland has found non-antibiotic pharmaceuticals can significantly promote the spread of antibiotic resistance via bacterial mating. more
Future wheat harvests very vulnerable to disease, warn experts  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists have predicted that within two years a viral disease outbreak will likely hit European wheat harvests, leading to a hike in food prices across the continent. more
Structural study of antibiotic opens the way for new TB treatments  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
New analysis of the structure and function of the naturally-occurring antimicrobial agent tunicamycin has revealed ways to produce new, safe antibiotics for Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other... more
New targets in the battle against antibiotic resistance  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Bacteria are increasingly resistant to available antibiotics. A team of chemists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now identified important enzymes in the metabolism of staphylococci. Blocking these enzymes in... more
Humans play key role in distribution and transmission of Bartonella bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Bartonella bacteria are disease-causing, blood-borne pathogens found in various mammal species. A study in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases by Hannah Frank and colleagues at Stanford University,... more
FIND explores new diagnostic assays for confirmatory HCV diagnosis in community settings  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics today announced awards to support the development, manufacture and feasibility testing of two prototype hepatitis C virus core... more
Mechanisms that govern HIV latency differ in the gut and blood, finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Mechanisms that govern HIV transcription and latency differ in the gut and blood, according to a study published November 15 in the... more
Bubbles: Sure, They Look Innocent, But They Can Be Bacteria-Spreading Menaces  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Innocent-looking bubbles can serve as a launching pad to spread bacteria from water into the air, according to a new study. more
North Korea running low on TB meds, experts fear epidemic  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Health experts: North Korea is facing shortage of tuberculosis medications that could accelerate spread of more deadly strain, putting hundreds of thousands at risk more
Researchers find metabolite shuttle between cells in the liver that may combat tissue fibrosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
University of Minnesota Medical School researchers have made a discovery which could lead to a new way of thinking about... more
Study: Vegetables and salad may include bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Salad is popular with people who want to maintain a balanced and healthy diet. Salad varieties are often offered for sale ready-cut and film-packaged.... more
Specific bacterial toxins reduce number of cells suppressing immune response  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Staphylococcus aureus bacteria can cause numerous diseases, such as skin infections, pneumonia and blood poisoning. more
New approach allows pathogens to be starved by blocking important enzymes  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
More and more bacteria are resistant to available antibiotics. A team of chemists from the Technical University of Munich now presents a new approach: they have... more
WATCH: Top tips for Thanksgiving food safety  ABC NEWS · 5 days
After eating, be sure to refrigerate leftovers within two hours to prevent bacteria from growing on the food. more
Medical News Today: The connection between cirrhosis and hepatitis C  MNT · 5 days
The liver is a powerful organ that the hepatitis C virus can affect. The virus causes inflammation and can lead to scarring. The name for scarring of the... more
Transplantation of feces may protect preterm children from deadly bowel disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Each year 5-10 per cent of all the children born in the world are born prematurely. At this stage, their organs and immune system are not... more
Medical News Today: Interaction between immunity and gut bacteria influences aging  MNT · 5 days
A disrupted immune system can upset gut bacteria in ways that can lead to cell damage and tissue changes associated with aging, study finds. more
Variance in gut microbiome in Himalayan populations linked to dietary lifestyle  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The gut bacteria of four Himalayan populations differ based on their dietary lifestyles, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of... more
Solar panels for yeast cell biofactories  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Genetically engineered microbes such as bacteria and yeasts have long been used as living factories to produce drugs and fine chemicals. More recently, researchers have started to combine bacteria with semiconductor technology that, similar to solar... more
Bacteria May Live (Harmlessly) in Your Brain  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
In the latest example of bacteria being "literally everywhere," scientists appear to have found evidence of microbes living harmlessly in our brains. more
Should you eat a low-gluten diet?  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
When healthy people eat a low-gluten and fiber-rich diet compared with a high-gluten diet they experience less intestinal discomfort including less bloating which researchers show are due to changes of the composition and function of gut... more
Insect antibiotic provides new way to eliminate bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
An antibiotic called thanatin attacks the way the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria is built. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now found that this happens through a previously unknown mechanism.... more
Bursting bubbles launch bacteria from water to air  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Wherever there's water, there's bound to be bubbles floating at the surface. From standing puddles, lakes, and streams, to swimming pools, hot tubs, public fountains, and toilets, bubbles are ubiquitous, indoors and... more
Scouting out bacterial defences to find new ways to counter-attack antibiotic resistance  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Research led by the University of Bristol has begun to unpick an important mechanism of antibiotic resistance and suggest approaches to block this resistance. more
Microgel powder fights infection and helps wounds heal  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
While making smart glue, a team of engineers discovered a handy byproduct: hydrogen peroxide. In microgel form, it reduces bacteria and virus ability to infect by at least 99.9 percent. more
Progress in meningitis lags far behind other vaccine-preventable diseases, analysis shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The global disease burden of meningitis remains unacceptably high, and progress lags substantially behind that of other vaccine-preventable diseases, warns a new analysis published in The... more
Researchers uncover how insect antibiotic targets Gram-negative bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
An antibiotic called thanatin attacks the way the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria is built. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now found out that this happens through a previously unknown... more
Expert suggests ways to control uncomfortable vaginal symptoms in diabetic women  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
With approximately 9.7 million women in the U.S. suffering with diabetes and almost 50 million U.S. adults with prediabetes, most of the women are experiencing uncomfortable... more
Scientists try to develop portable systems that can quickly produce biologics on demand  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Many life-saving medicines, including insulin, antibodies and vaccines, are derived from living cells. These "biologics" can be difficult to obtain and store... more
Study provides new insight into norovirus outbreaks, may help guide efforts to develop vaccines  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Outbreaks of norovirus in health care settings and outbreaks caused by a particular genotype of the virus are more likely... more
Inhibition of prostaglandin E2 enhances ability to combat infectious colitis  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The treatment of intestinal infections caused by some strains of the bacterium Escherichia coli, present in unsanitized or contaminated foods, may have a new ally. more
Benefit-harm balance of hepatitis B and C screening is unclear due to lack of informative evidence  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Hepatitis B and hepatitis C are viral infections, which are mostly transmitted by blood. Often unnoticed,... more
TGen North collaborates with NARBHA Institute to advance human health  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
TGen North, the Pathogen and Microbiome Division of the Translational Genomics Research Institute, has partnered with the non-profit NARBHA Institute to advance human health through the new TGen... more
Microgel powder reduces infection and promotes healing  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
While making smart glue, a team of engineers discovered a handy byproduct: hydrogen peroxide. In microgel form, it reduces bacteria and virus ability to infect by at least 99 percent. more
Mothers infected by dengue may have babies with higher risk of severe Zika, and vice versa  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Two new studies provide evidence that previous Dengue infection in pregnant mothers may lead to increased... more
Physical positioning markedly enhances brain transduction after intrathecal AAV9 infusion  Science Magazine · 6 days
Several neurological disorders may benefit from gene therapy. However, even when using the lead vector candidate for intrathecal administration, adeno-associated virus serotype 9 (AAV9), the strength and distribution... more
Thanatin targets the intermembrane protein complex required for lipopolysaccharide transport in Escherichia coli  Science Magazine · 6 days
With the increasing resistance of many Gram-negative bacteria to existing classes of antibiotics, identifying new paradigms in antimicrobial discovery is an important... more
[Research Articles] Commensal bacteria contribute to insulin resistance in aging by activating innate B1a cells  Science Magazine · 6 days
Aging in humans is associated with increased hyperglycemia and insulin resistance (collectively termed IR) and dysregulation of the... more
Mosquito genome opens new avenues for reducing bug-borne disease  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The mosquito Aedes aegypti is a powerful, plentiful species: It populates six continents, can carry deadly viruses, and bites with abandon. But until recently, its genome was in tatters. more
On-demand biologics  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Many life-saving medicines, including insulin, antibodies and vaccines, are derived from living cells. These "biologics" can be difficult to obtain and store on the battlefield or in remote areas. That's why scientists are trying to develop portable systems that can... more
Medical News Today: What to know about hepatitis C in men  MNT · 6 days
Hepatitis C is a viral illness that affects the liver. Men tend to experience it at higher rates than women, but it is unclear why. Some... more
Schrödinger's Bacteria? Physics Experiment Leads to 1st Entanglement of Living Organisms  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
A paper published in 2017 appeared to show a limited quantum effect in bacteria. Now scientists argue that something much weirder happened. more
Microgel powder fights infection and helps wounds heal  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
While making smart glue, a team of engineers discovered a handy byproduct: hydrogen peroxide. In microgel form, it reduces bacteria and virus ability to infect by at least 99 percent. more
Medical News Today: What to know about late-stage hepatitis C  MNT · 6 days
Hepatitis C is a viral infection that can cause substantial liver damage, particularly in the later stages. The treatment and outlook will depend on the progression of the... more
Study sheds light on mechanisms that prevent autoimmune attack  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Understanding the mechanisms that prevent our immune system damaging healthy cells, whilst fighting infection and cancer, could lead to the development of novel immune-regulating treatments. more
Medical News Today: New antibacterial defense mechanism discovered in the nose  MNT · 6 days
Scientists have found a new antibacterial defensive 'swarm' in the nose. It helps explain how the airway protects itself from bacteria in the air. more
NIH researchers shed light on causes of HBV-associated acute liver failure  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
National Institutes of Health scientists and their collaborators found that hepatitis B virus-associated acute liver failure--a rare condition that can turn fatal within days without liver... more
IDSA guidelines: Review by ID physician improves outcomes for outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Before patients receive intravenous antimicrobial infusion therapy outside of the hospital - whether at home, a doctor's office or a skilled nursing... more
New technology based on moths and magnets could help treat genetic diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new technology that relies on a moth-infecting virus and nanomagnets could be used to edit defective genes that give rise to diseases like... more
Synthetic DNA-delivered antibodies protect against Ebola in preclinical studies  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists have successfully engineered novel DNA-encoded monoclonal antibodies (DMAbs) targeting Zaire Ebolavirus that were effective in preclinical models. Study results showed that DMAbs were expressed over a wide window of... more
Can scientists change mucus to make it easier to clear, limiting harm to lungs?  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
For people with conditions such as cystic fibrosis and COPD, mucus can get too thick and sticky; coughing alone can't... more
Moths and magnets could save lives  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Bioengineers have combined a virus that infects moths with magnetic nanoparticles to create a potential new therapy for inherited genetic diseases like muscular dystrophy, sickle cell, cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy and some forms of cancer. more
Study uncovers link between gut disruption and aging  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
A new study has shed light on how the disruption of commensal bacteria within the gut can affect the immune system and lead to age-related pathologies. more
Study shows new emerging role of osteopontin in HCV-related hepatocellular carcinoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is the major cause of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and was estimated to be responsible for 745,000 deaths in 2012. more
Purple bacteria 'batteries' turn sewage into clean energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Purple phototrophic bacteria -- which can store energy from light -- when supplied with an electric current can recover near to 100 percent of carbon from any type of organic waste, while... more
How mitochondria deploy a powerful punch against life-threatening bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researchers discover that mitochondria play an important role in supporting the immune system's response against MRSA infection. more
Technology speeds up the process to detect salmonella, E. coli, other foodborne illnesses  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
An award-winning Purdue University technology is showing increasing promise in helping to detect foodborne pathogens in real time. It's a problem that... more
Experimental therapy could repair mutations that cause genetic diseases  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A new technology that relies on a moth-infecting virus and nanomagnets could be used to edit defective genes that give rise to diseases like sickle cell, muscular dystrophy and cystic... more
Australian Academy of Science urges parents to vaccinate children against meningococcal disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
The Australian Academy of Science is urging parents to vaccinate their children against all strains of meningococcal disease, after a recent spike in cases... more
An underused strategy for surge in STDs: Treat patients’ partners without a doctor visit  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
If patients return to Dr. Crystal Bowe soon after taking medication for a sexually transmitted infection, she usually knows the... more
Survey: Majority of Americans are concerned about health threat posed by antibiotic resistance  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Nearly two thirds of Americans (65%) say antibiotic resistance is a public health problem and a strong majority (81%) say they are... more
Researchers discover how mitochondria deploy a powerful punch against disease-causing bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The constant battle for dominance between disease-causing bacteria and our immune systems has led to the evolution of some crafty warfare tactics on both sides. more
Breakthrough research reveals how deadly pneumococcus avoids immune defenses  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have discovered a new and important function of a toxin produced by disease-causing bacteria that could have significant implications for future vaccine design. more
Species and environment affect which frogs are infected by parasitic fungus
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Australian Academy of Science urges parents to vaccinate children against meningococcal disease
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Air pollution kills 600,000 children with India being worst affected says WHO
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Motley crews of bacteria cleanse water at huge oceanic Georgia Aquarium exhibit
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