Infections
A video game aids in research on Alzheimer's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
A new study based on data collected from a spatial navigation video game has shown that poor spatial orientation as an indicator can help in early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease,... more
Scientists reproduce complete copy of 'anti-tumor antibiotic'  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
After 20 years of dedicated research, scientists have cracked the chemical code of an incredibly complex 'anti-tumor antibiotic' known to be highly effective against cancer cells as well as drug-resistant bacteria, and have reproduced... more
Revealed: The secret superpower that makes C. difficile so deadly  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
A new discovery about dangerous C. difficile diarrhea has identified a new way that the bacteria -- and possibly others like it -- cause severe disease. more
Field trial with neonicotinoids: Honeybees are much more robust than bumblebees  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
The insecticide clothianidin affects different species of bees in different ways. While it has no demonstrably negative effect on honeybees, it disrupts the growth of bumblebees... more
Plant signals trigger remarkable bacterial transformation  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
Cycad plant roots release signals into the soil that triggers the transformation of bacteria into its motile form, helping them move to the plant roots and establish a symbiotic partnership. more
U.S. measles cases hit a record high since the disease was eliminated in 2000  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 hours
Each year from 2010 to 2017, 21 million children did not get vaccinated against measles, according to UNICEF. more
Three-antibiotic cocktail clears 'persister' Lyme bacteria in mouse study  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
A new study found that a slow-growing variant form of Lyme bacteria caused severe symptoms in a mouse model. The slow-growing variant form of Lyme bacteria, according to the researchers,... more
Scientists crack chemical code of incredibly complex 'anti-tumor antibiotic'  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
After 20 years of dedicated research, scientists have cracked the chemical code of an incredibly complex 'anti-tumor antibiotic' known to be highly effective against cancer cells as well as drug-resistant... more
Sientists crack chemical code of incredibly complex 'anti-tumor antibiotic'  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
After 20 years of dedicated research, scientists have cracked the chemical code of an incredibly complex 'anti-tumor antibiotic' known to be highly effective against cancer cells as well as drug-resistant... more
Febrile seizures following vaccination are self-resolving and not dangerous  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
New research from the University of Sydney has found the severity of febrile seizures following vaccination is no different to febrile seizures from another cause, such as from a virus,... more
Opponents spar over California vaccine exemption bill  ABC NEWS · 7 hours
Hundreds of opponents of mandatory vaccines are opposing a California proposal to give state public health officials instead of local doctors the power to decide which children can skip their shots before attending school. more
Trump to keep fighting opioids 'until our job is done'  ABC NEWS · 7 hours
President Donald Trump is pledging to continue battling the deadly epidemic of opioid drug abuse "until our job is done." more
Researchers reveal how bacteria can adapt to resist treatment by antibiotics  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
New research shows that bacteria produce a specific stress molecule, divide more slowly, and thus save energy when they are exposed to antibiotics. The new knowledge... more
US measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years  ABC NEWS · 8 hours
U.S. measles cases have climbed to their highest level in 25 years, largely because misinformation is turning parents against vaccines more
An aerobic eukaryotic parasite with functional mitochondria that likely lacks a mitochondrial genome  Science Magazine · 9 hours
Dinoflagellates are microbial eukaryotes that have exceptionally large nuclear genomes; however, their organelle genomes are small and fragmented and contain fewer genes... more
[Editors' Choice] A vaccine to kiss EBV goodbye  Science Magazine · 9 hours
A nanoparticle Epstein-Barr virus glycoprotein gH/gL vaccine elicits antibodies that mediate cell type–independent protection from infection. more
Mumps: A Highly Contagious, Easily Preventable Disease  LIVE SCIENCE · 9 hours
Mumps is an unpleasant and highly contagious disease, but a simple two-dose vaccine is 88% effective against the infection. more
Recall: Nearly 57 tons of ground beef for possible E coli  ABC NEWS · 9 hours
A Georgia company has recalled nearly 57 tons of ground beef for possible contamination with bacteria that can cause food poisoning more
Microbial contaminants found in popular e-cigarettes  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Popular electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) products sold in the US were contaminated with bacterial and fungal toxins, according to new research. more
Trump claims credit for progress in battling opioid epidemic  ABC NEWS · 9 hours
President Donald Trump is claiming credit for progress in battling the opioid epidemic more
Medical News Today: Ginkgo seeds may help keep skin blemish-free, but there's a catch  MNT · 11 hours
Ginkgo seed extracts can fight bacteria that harm the skin, but researchers are still a long way from developing them... more
Corruption contagion: How legal and finance firms are at greater risk of corruption  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Companies with fewer levels of management such as legal, accountancy and investment banking firms could be up to five times more susceptible... more
Scientists are world's firsts to reproduce complete copy of 'anti-tumour antibiotic'  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
After 20 years of dedicated research, scientists have cracked the chemical code of an incredibly complex 'anti-tumour antibiotic' known to be highly effective against cancer cells... more
Targeting how fungi 'taste' wheat could be key to developing control  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Exploring how a hazardous fungal pathogen 'tastes' its surroundings within a wheat plant to coordinate virulence could be the key to developing new control strategies, scientists... more
Schadenfreude: Your pain is my gain  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
If someone in the workplace is mistreated, their colleagues may respond with empathy -- or with schadenfreude. The latter emotion, according to a new study, occurs primarily in highly competitive working environments, when one person's misfortune... more
Artificial mother-of-pearl created using bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
A biologist invented an inexpensive and environmentally friendly method for making artificial nacre using an innovative component: bacteria. The artificial nacre is made of biologically produced materials and has the toughness of natural nacre, while also being stiff... more
Plant signals trigger remarkable bacterial transformation  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
The cycad Cycas revoluta is a palm-like plant that grows on rocky coastal cliffs in the sub-tropics and tropics. It has a symbiotic relationship with the Nostoc species of bacteria that can convert nitrogen from the... more
Field trial with neonicotinoids: Honeybees are much more robust than bumblebees  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
The insecticide clothianidin affects different species of bees in different ways. While it has no demonstrably negative effect on honeybees, it disrupts the growth of bumble... more
Targeting how fungi 'taste' wheat could be key to control  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Exploring how a hazardous fungal pathogen 'tastes' its surroundings within a wheat plant to coordinate virulence could be the key to developing new control strategies, scientists believe. more
Bacteria reveal strong individuality when navigating a maze  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Researchers from ETH Zurich demonstrate that genetically identical cells exhibit differing responses in their motility towards chemical attractants. Average values hide the full picture when it comes to describing the behavior of... more
Researchers reveal how bacteria can adapt to resist treatment by antibiotics  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
In a joint collaboration, researchers from Denmark and Switzerland have shown that bacteria produce a specific stress molecule, divide more slowly, and thus save energy when... more
Uncovering the Structure of HIV Integrase to Inform Drug Discovery  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
In this interview Dr Kushol Gupta, Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania talks to News-Medical... more
South Sudan measles outbreak raises questions about vaccines  ABC NEWS · 17 hours
South Sudan measles outbreak raises questions about vaccines as some children still fall ill more
Bacterial and fungal toxins found in popular electronic cigarettes  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Popular electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) products sold in the U.S. were contaminated with bacterial and fungal toxins, according to new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. more
Feces transplantation is effective and provides economic benefits  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
Healthy donor feces is a life-saving therapy. In addition, the treatment provides huge cost savings. When used in the right intestines, feces transplantations saves at least USD 1.2 million (EUR 1.1 million)... more
Diagnostic stewardship strategy reduces inappropriate testing  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
Programming a hospital's electronic health record system to provide information on appropriate use of a costly gastrointestinal panel and to block unnecessary orders reduced inappropriate testing by 46 percent and saved up to $168,000 over 15... more
Washington state bill limits measles vaccine exemptions  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Washington state lawmakers voted Tuesday to removes parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption from vaccinating their children for measles more
Bacteria reveal strong individuality when navigating a maze  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers demonstrate that genetically identical cells exhibit differing responses in their motility towards chemical attractants. Average values hide the full picture when it comes to describing the behavior of bacteria. more
How 'superbug' E. coli clones take over human gut  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A 'superbug' clone of E. coli has evolved to prevent itself from becoming so dominant that it could potentially wipe out the bacteria from existence, scientists have discovered. more
New sensor detects rare metals used in smartphones  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A more efficient and cost-effective way to detect lanthanides, the rare earth metals used in smartphones and other technologies, could be possible with a new protein-based sensor that changes its fluorescence when... more
Dengue mosquito is Queensland's biggest threat for spreading Zika virus  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have found that the dengue fever mosquito common to north and central Queensland poses the greatest danger of spreading the Zika virus in Australia. The researchers showed... more
Study unravels mystery of antimicrobial frog secretions  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Japanese scientists have identified the molecular mechanism that gives the skin secretions of a species of frog effective antimicrobial properties. Unraveling the molecular mechanism that facilitates antimicrobial activity of these peptides can help us... more
New dispersion method to effectively kill biofilm bacteria could improve wound care  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have developed a method to treat bacterial infections which could result in better wound care. more
Eating elderberries can help minimize influenza symptoms  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Compounds from elderberries can directly inhibit the virus's entry and replication in human cells, and can help strengthen a person's immune response to the virus. more
Biologists Use Bacteria to Make Artificial Mother-of-Pearl  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
Natural materials such as tooth enamel, nacre (also known as mother-of-pearl), or bone attain their impressive mechanical properties from combining organic and... more
Meet B. fragilis, a bacterium that moves into your gut and evolves to make itself at home  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have analyzed population genomics and metagenomics to investigate the microbiome evolution of Bacteroides... more
New study provides better understanding on safety of deworming programs  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A new study has identified no major differences between the microbiomes of people infected with roundworm or hookworm and uninfected peers. more
New diagnostic tool developed for global menace Xylella fastidiosa increases specificity  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The bacterium Xylella fastidiosa is notable for having a wide host range, with the ability to infect more than 300 plants. X. fastidiosa has a long... more
Meet B. fragilis, a bacterium that moves into your gut and evolves to make itself at home  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
MIT researchers have analyzed population genomics and metagenomics to investigate the microbiome evolution of... more
Researchers create artificial mother-of-pearl using bacteria  nanowerk · 1 day
A biologist invented an inexpensive and environmentally friendly method for making artificial nacre using an innovative component: bacteria. The artificial nacre is made of biologically produced materials and has the toughness of natural nacre, while also... more
Researchers create artificial mother-of-pearl using bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The strongest synthetic materials are often those that intentionally mimic nature. more
New dispersion method to effectively kill biofilm bacteria could improve wound care  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have developed a method to treat bacterial infections which could result in better wound care. more
How an obscure sexually transmitted parasite tangos with the immune system  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 day
Scientists are working out how Trichomonas vaginalis, one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted infections, causes problems in women and men. more
New thirty-minute blood test to reduce sepsis deaths  nanowerk · 2 days
A new detector using photonics to identify E. coli bacteria from a tiny drop of blood, and produce a while-you-wait diagnosis in less than thirty minutes is making a bold bid to... more
Researchers describe the mechanism of a protein upon infection of the 'Fasciola hepatica'  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Fasciola hepatica is a parasite that causes on average 3.2 million in losses in the agricultural sector every year worldwide. It is... more
Yposkesi chairman to speak on ‘Manufacturing and the CDMO Perspective’ at Cell and Gene Meeting  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Yposkesi, a leading CDMO for gene therapy viral vector manufacturing, today announces that its chairman Frederic Revah Ph.D.... more
UVA researchers shed light on why C. difficile infections are so dangerous  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new discovery about dangerous C. difficile diarrhea has identified a new way that the bacteria – and possibly others like it – cause... more
Scientists discover how 'superbug' E. coli clones take over human gut  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A 'superbug' clone of E. coli has evolved to prevent itself from becoming so dominant that it could potentially wipe out the bacteria from existence, scientists... more
UN: Malawi is 1st nation to use malaria vaccine to help kids  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The World Health Organization says Malawi has become the first country to begin immunizing children against malaria using the only licensed vaccine to protect... more
How an obscure sexually transmitted parasite tangoes with the immune system  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 days
Scientists are working out how Trichomonas vaginalis, one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted infections, causes problems in women and men. more
Danish dogs to receive virus-inspired cancer vaccine treatment  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Fifteen Danish dogs with advanced cancer are to receive a new type of therapeutic vaccine which, it is hoped, will rid them of the disease and pave the way for human testing. more
Dengue mosquito poses greatest danger of spreading Zika virus in Australia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers at QUT and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have found that the dengue fever mosquito common to north and central Queensland poses the greatest danger... more
Asia's diabetes epidemic increases risk of death among women, middle-aged people  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in Asia and has dramatically increased the risk of premature death, especially among women and middle-aged people, a multinational study led... more
Hole-forming protein may suppress tumor growth  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A gene called gasdermin E, which is downregulated in many cancers, aids cells in dying in an unexpected way, and may also suppress tumor growth. more
Mechanism of a protein upon infection of the 'Fasciola hepatica'  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The study also validated ten reference genes in sheep that allow for studying how the immune system behaves when facing this disease. more
Bacteria play a role in the development of stomach ulcers in pigs  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Stomach ulcers are common in pigs, like they are in humans. Until recently, the cause of this disease was unclear. more
On This Day in Space! April 20, 2016: Moon Doesn't Turn Green, Despite Internet Rumors  SPACE.COM · 5 days
On April 20, 2016, the moon did not turn green, despite a viral internet meme. See how it... more
Medical News Today: Through my eyes: My first 48 hours with hearing aids  MNT · 5 days
I'm not even 30 years old, and I need hearing aids. The discovery was a shock, but just 48 hours in and... more
A specific gene-microbe interaction drives the development of Crohns disease-like colitis in mice  Science Magazine · 5 days
Bacterial dysbiosis is associated with Crohn’s disease (CD), a chronic intestinal inflammatory disorder thought to result from an abnormal immune response against... more
How NASA Earth data aids America, state by state  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
For six decades, NASA has used the vantage point of space to better understand our home planet and improve lives. A new interactive website called Space for U.S. highlights some... more
In rare cases, immune system fails despite HIV suppression  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is usually effective at suppressing HIV, allowing the immune system to recover by preventing the virus from destroying CD4+ T cells. Scientists have now identified a rare,... more
Fuel cells in bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The exchange of nitrogen between the atmosphere and organic matter is crucial for life on Earth because nitrogen is a major component of essential molecules such as proteins and DNA. One major route for this exchange, discovered only in the... more
MicroRNA-like RNAs contribute to the lifestyle transition of Arthrobotrys oligospora  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Lifestyle transition is a fundamental mechanism that fungi have evolved to survive and proliferate in different environments. As a typical nematode-trapping fungus, Arthrobotrys oligospora switches from saprophytes to... more
Multiple modes for selectivity of transmembrane transport  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
LMU researchers utilized a biophysical approach to understand how bacterial import proteins bind and selectively convey their cargoes across membranes. The results reveal an unexpectedly wide variety of transfer mechanisms. more
Research sheds light on how hepatitis B virus establishes chronic infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
New research sheds light on how a hepatitis B viral protein stimulates the expansion of immune cells that impair antiviral responses, according to a study published... more
Next frontier in study of gut bacteria: mining microbial molecules  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The human gut harbors trillions of invisible microbial inhabitants, referred to as the microbiota, that collectively produce thousands of unique small molecules. The sources and biological functions of... more
Specific strains of Staphylococcus aureus linked to wounds that do not heal  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Whether a wound--such as a diabetic foot ulcer--heals or progresses to a worse outcome, including infection or even amputation, may depend on the microbiome... more
Key proteins can block Listeria without triggering the death of host cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
New North Carolina State University research shows that key proteins known for their ability to prevent viral infections by inducing cell death can also... more
Study: Measles outbreaks may become more frequent if vaccination rates continue to decline  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
In 2000, measles was declared to be eliminated in the United States, when no sustained transmission of the virus was seen in... more
Scientists identify rare, paradoxical response to antiretroviral therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Antiretroviral therapy is usually very effective at suppressing HIV in the body, allowing a person's immune system to recover by preventing the virus from destroying CD4+ T cells. more
Novel system enables researchers to study bacteria within mini-tissues in a dish  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Engineering bacteria to intelligently sense and respond to disease states, from infections to cancer, has become a promising focus of synthetic biology. more
Study examines factors associated with low use of hearing aids among older Hispanic/Latino adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
This study examined how common hearing aids were and the factors associated with their use among a group of nearly... more
Extracts of ginkgo seeds show antibacterial activity on pathogens that cause skin infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Extracts from the seeds of the Ginkgo biloba tree show antibacterial activity on pathogens that can cause skin infections such as acne,... more
Immune responses that prevent fungal infections may eliminate Trichinella spiralis  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Scientists from Lancaster University in the UK have discovered that immune responses originally found to prevent fungal infections are also important in eliminating Trichinella spiralis, a round worm... more
Risk factors identified for patients undergoing knee replacements  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
In the largest study of its kind, researchers have identified the most important risk factors for developing severe infection after knee replacement. Patients who are under 60 years of age, males, those... more
Antimicrobial paints have a blind spot  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers tested bacteria commonly found inside homes on samples of drywall coated with antimicrobial, synthetic latex paints. Within 24 hours, all bacteria died except for Bacillus timonensis, a spore-forming bacterium. more
Infection biology: Gut microbe helps thwart Salmonella  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have identified a bacterial species in the gut microbiome of the mouse which protects against infection by human-pathogenic Salmonella. more
New immune pathway involved in resistance to parasite worms found in undercooked pork  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists have discovered that immune responses originally found to prevent fungal infections are also important in eliminating Trichinella spiralis, a round worm... more
How the hepatitis B virus establishes persistent infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
New research sheds light on how a hepatitis B viral protein stimulates the expansion of immune cells that impair antiviral responses. The findings potentially explain how the hepatitis B virus (HBV) establishes... more
Certain strains of bacteria associated with diabetic wounds that do not heal  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Whether a wound -- such as a diabetic foot ulcer -- heals or progresses to a worse outcome, including infection or even amputation, may... more
Forecasting contagious ideas: 'Infectivity' models accurately predict tweet lifespan  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Estimating tweet infectivity from the first 50 retweets is the key to predicting whether a tweet will go viral, according to a new study. more
Cell-killing proteins suppress listeria without killing cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
New research shows that key proteins known for their ability to prevent viral infections by inducing cell death can also block certain bacterial infections without triggering the death of the host cells. more
US awards $350M in research funds to fight opioid epidemic  ABC NEWS · 6 days
U.S. health officials award $350 million to states struggling with opioid epidemic with goal of cutting overdose deaths by 40% more
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Researchers create artificial mother-of-pearl using bacteria
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How an obscure sexually transmitted parasite tangoes with the immune system
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How NASA Earth data aids America, state by state
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Researchers develop new platform that recreates cancer in a dish to quickly determine the best bacterial therapy
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A new bacteria-killing weapon in the fight against antibiotic resistance
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Cold plasma can kill 99.9% of airborne viruses, study shows
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Martian soil detox could lead to new medicines
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Hearts and lung transplants from hepatitis-C infected donors considered safe
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An industrialized global food supply chain threatens human health – here's how to improve it
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Microscopic swimmers with visual perception of group members form stable swarms
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Raising children under suspicion and criminalization
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Expert discusses alternatives to pesticides
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