Infections
Medical News Today: What is the prognosis for hepatitis C?  MNT · 3 hours
Hepatitis C (HCV) is a viral infection. Prognosis tends to depend on how soon a person receives a diagnosis and whether or not complications develop. Learn more about... more
Medical News Today: Dirty makeup sponges harbor dangerous bacteria  MNT · 3 hours
Mounting evidence shows that many beauty products — particularly makeup sponges — become contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria. more
Discovery of a new protein gives insight into a long-standing plant immunity mystery  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
When a plant senses an invading pathogen, it activates a molecular signaling cascade that switch on its defense mechanisms. One such mechanism... more
Novel way to ID disease-resistance genes in chocolate-producing trees found  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Chocolate-producing cacao trees that are resistant to a major pathogen were identified by an international team of plant geneticists. The findings point the way for plant breeders to... more
Bacteria, fungus combo can help crops fight salty conditions  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Researchers at Florida International University have found coating seeds with a fungus and a bacterium could help valuable crops block the one-two punch of saltier groundwater and soil. more
Breakthrough research develops novel vaccine poised to cure peanut allergies  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Peanut allergies could become a thing of the past as breakthrough research from the University of South Australia develops a radically novel vaccination that's poised to cure the... more
How do you cultivate a healthy plant microbiome?  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Scientists are homing in on what a healthy human microbiome looks like, mapping the normal bacteria that live in and on the healthy human body. But what about a healthy plant microbiome? more
Genetic typing of a bacterium with biotechnological potential  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Pseudomonas putida is a bacterium occuring in soil, aquatic environments and plants. Although the virulence of Pseudomonas p.—the ability of the bacterium to infect its host and inflict a disease—is considered to... more
Kanazawa University researchers describe genetic typing of Pseudomonas putida  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Pseudomonas putida is a bacterium occuring in soil, aquatic environments and plants. Although the virulence of Pseudomonas p. -- the ability of the bacterium to infect its host and inflict... more
US flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus  ABC NEWS · 5 hours
The winter flu season in the United States is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years more
China's failed gene-edited baby experiment proves we're not ready for human embryo modification  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
More than a year ago, the world was shocked by Chinese biophysicist He Jiankui's attempt to use CRISPR technology to modify human... more
How a bacteria digests a sugar can be key to new treatments  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
The severity of a common and often lethal type of bacteria depends on its ability to process a type of sugar, research from the... more
Black Tar Heroin May Be Causing Deadly 'Flesh-Eating' Infections in San Diego  LIVE SCIENCE · 9 hours
Seven people in San Diego have died in recent months from a "flesh eating" infection tied to use of black tar heroin, according to... more
Signs of life: New field guide aids astronomers' search  nanowerk · 14 hours
Astronomers have come up with a way to discern life on exoplanets loitering in other cosmic neighborhoods: a spectral field guide. more
Mechanical stress can interrupt bacteria’s ability to survive toxin exposure  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
A random conversation between two Cornell researchers at a child's birthday party led to a collaboration and new understanding of how bacteria resist toxins, which may lead to... more
Flesh-eating bacteria linked to heroin kills 7 in California  ABC NEWS · 21 hours
Authorities say a flesh-eating bacteria linked to the use of black tar heroin has killed at least seven people in San Diego County more
Typhoid conjugate vaccine proves its worth in the field  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
A new typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) that has been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety has proved extremely effective in both young children... more
Manuka honey fights infection in surgical dressings  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
And now, Manuka honey is proving a gamechanger in the fight against extremely drug-resistant infections, according to a new study published in the journal Frontiers. more
Nervous system doesn't merely detect Salmonella, it defends the body against it  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
Study in mice shows the nervous system not only detects the presence of Salmonella in the gut but actively stops the organism from infecting... more
Chronic disease prevention could help curb the opioid epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 24 hours
Preventing chronic disease could help curb the opioid epidemic, according to research from the University of Georgia. more
Young patients with IBD have increased risk of severe viral infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Young patients with inflammatory bowel disease are five times more likely than the general population to develop viral infections that can lead to hospitalization or permanent... more
No differences found in survival, acute rejection in patients receiving lungs from increased-risk donors  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Cleveland Clinic researchers have found that using lungs from donors who are considered high risk for certain infectious diseases compared... more
Physical forces affect bacteria's toxin resistance, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A random conversation between two Cornell researchers at a child's birthday party led to a collaboration and new understanding of how bacteria resist toxins, which may lead to new tools in the... more
Using drug-eluting medical devices to fight bacterial infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Medical practitioners routinely outfit patients with devices ranging from cardiovascular stents, pacemakers, catheters, and therapeutic lenses to orthopedic, breast, dental, and cochlear implants and prostheses. more
New tool to detect blackleg disease in potato has widespread application  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Potatoes are important. They rank fourth among the world's staple crops. In the United States, they are grown commercially in 30 states and valued at $4... more
Anti-hepatitis treatment also helps improve later complications  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Hepatitis C is a serious disease, but the biggest threat to someone's health is not the virus itself. Rather, it is the diseases that can result from it such as reduced liver functioning, scar... more
Protein antibiotics offer new hope for fighting common crop diseases  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Scientists have tested a new way to protect crops from a widespread and devastating bacterial disease, without using environmentally damaging chemical sprays. more
Machine learning provides new paradigm in understanding microbial gene regulation  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
E. coli are hardy bacteria, able to live in diverse conditions from the surface of a lettuce leaf to an acidic stomach. To survive and thrive in so... more
Host cell proteases can process viral capsid proteins  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
It has long been suggested that a cell protease could take part in enterovirus infection. However, the identities of such proteases have remained unknown. The work performed in the University of Jyväskylä... more
Vaccine group announces creation of Ebola vaccine stockpile  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The vaccine alliance GAVI announced it would invest $178 million to create a global stockpile of about 500,000 Ebola vaccines, in a move health officials say could help prevent future outbreaks from... more
Host cell calpain proteases can process enterovirus polyprotein in vitro, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
It has long been suggested that a cell protease could take part in enterovirus infection. However, the identity of such proteases have remained unknown. more
Samoa’s capital deserted as teams battle measles epidemic  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Samoa’s main streets are eerily quiet as the government steps up efforts to curb a measles epidemic that has killed 62 people more
Transitional T cells could help improve cancer immunotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In chronic viral infections and cancer, T cell dysfunction is sure to be observed. A new study to be published in the journal Immunity shows that before these cells are completely exhausted,... more
'Crazymothers' Want You to Stop Calling Them 'Anti-Vaxxers'  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
An anti-vaccine group wants to rebrand itself as "vaccine risk aware." Here's why they can't. more
New tool to predict the global spread of dengue  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have developed a new tool to predict the global spread of human infectious diseases, like dengue, and track them to their source. more
Probiotic may help treat colic in infants  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Probiotics -- or 'good bacteria' -- have been used to treat infant colic with varying success. In a new trial, investigators have shown that drops containing a particular probiotic strain (Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis... more
A week in the dark rewires brain cell networks and changes hearing in adult mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New research reveals how a week in the dark rewires brain cell networks and changes hearing sensitivity in... more
Early adherence step in intestinal transit of Shigella discovered  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The bacterial pathogen Shigella, often spread through contaminated food or water, is a leading cause of mortality in both children and older adults in the developing world. more
Signs of life: New field guide aids astronomers' search  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A senior has come up with a way to discern life on exoplanets loitering in other cosmic neighborhoods: a spectral field guide. more
Identification of TNFR2 and IL-33 as therapeutic targets in localized fibrosis  Science Magazine · 2 days
Dissecting the molecular landscape of fibrotic disease, a major unmet need, will inform the development of novel treatment strategies to target disease progression and identify desperately... more
Mating avoidance in female olive baboons (Papio anubis) infected by Treponema pallidum  Science Magazine · 2 days
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are ubiquitous within wild animal populations, yet it remains largely unknown whether animals evolved behavioral avoidance mechanisms in response to... more
Researchers uncover early adherence step in intestinal transit of Shigella  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The bacterial pathogen Shigella, often spread through contaminated food or water, is a leading cause of mortality in both children and older adults in the developing world. Although... more
Sexually transmitted diseases reduce the willingness of female baboons to mate  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Sexually transmitted diseases are widespread among animals and humans. Humans, however, know a multitude of protective and hygienic measures to protect themselves from infection. An international... more
HHS hands out free HIV prevention drugs. Do you qualify?  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The Trump administration Tuesday unveiled a plan to distribute HIV prevention medication free to individuals who do not have prescription drug insurance coverage. more
For HIV-Positive Babies, New Evidence Favors Starting Drug Treatment Just After Birth  NPR · 2 days
Doctors used to worry that antiretroviral drugs were too powerful for HIV-positive newborns. More evidence is emerging that, in fact, early treatment can be... more
Drops containing a specific probiotic strain can reduce colic in infants  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Probiotics--or "good bacteria"--have been used to treat infant colic with varying success. In a new trial published in the journal Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, investigators have... more
Updated website reflects major developments in identification, management of chronic hepatitis C  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A website developed by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the Infectious Diseases Society of America to provide up-to-date guidance... more
Hybrid antibiotics show promising results in eradicating deadly staph infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Eradicating deadly staph using a new breed of antibiotics has revealed promising results in research released by QUT, to help overcome one of the biggest modern medical challenges. more
Expansion of HIV treatment eligibility leads to large increase in ART initiation among youth  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new study published as "Editor's Choice" in The Journal of Infectious Diseases found that expansion of HIV treatment eligibility... more
New study could help prevent fatal infections in babies  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Premature infants born before 28-30 weeks of life are at high risk for many complications, among which the chances of dying from an infection starting in the intestine are very... more
How a Manuka honey 'sandwich' could be the key to fighting infections  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Layering minute amounts of Manuka honey between layers of surgical mesh acts as a natural antibiotic that could prevent infection following an operation, new... more
Justinianic plague did not wipe out the Romans as history books tell us  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new study has revealed that it was not plague that killed half of the world’s population and thus proved to be... more
Common cold virus could infect fetus via placenta  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
According to researchers, the common cold viruses are capable of infecting human placental cells and may thus transmit the infection to the fetus in the womb during pregnancy. The new study was... more
Samoa shuts down country for mass measles vaccinations  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The Pacific island nation of Samoa will shut down its government services for two days while officials try to stem a deadly measles outbreak that killed 53, 48 of whom were children... more
Transition to exhaustion: Clues for cancer immunotherapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Research on immune cells 'exhausted' by chronic viral infection provides clues on how to refine cancer immunotherapy. The Immunity paper defines a transitional stage in between stem-like and truly exhausted cells. more
Virtual reality as communication tool for improving flu vaccination rates  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Using a virtual reality simulation to show how flu spreads and its impact on others could be a way to encourage more people to get a flu vaccination,... more
Transplant patients diagnosed with prostate cancer may not need to delay transplantation  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Immunosuppressive medications – drugs given to organ transplant recipients so their bodies won't reject the donor organ - could weaken the immune system's ability... more
Researchers identify mechanism for spread of HIV-1  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
New insight on how a type of cell facilitates the spread of HIV-1 has been published today in the open-access journal eLife. more
Research leverages emergency room visits to connect at risk populations to preventive services  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
With a disproportionate number of black cisgender women in the U.S. becoming HIV positive, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science... more
Dramatic transition in Streptomyces life cycle explained in new discovery  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Streptomyces bacteria are our primary source of antibiotics, which are produced in the transition from vegetative growth to sporulation in a complex developmental life cycle. more
Virtual reality could help flu vaccination rates  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Using a virtual reality simulation to show how flu spreads and its impact on others could be a way to encourage more people to get a flu vaccination, according to a new study. more
How a cellular shuttle helps HIV-1 spread in immune organs  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
New insight on how a type of cell facilitates the spread of HIV-1 has just been published. more
How the strep bacterium hides from the immune system  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A bacterial pathogen that causes strep throat and other illnesses cloaks itself in fragments of red blood cells to evade detection by the host immune system, according to a new... more
Dramatic transition in Streptomyces life cycle explained in new discovery  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Streptomyces bacteria are our primary source of antibiotics, which are produced in the transition from vegetative growth to sporulation in a complex developmental life cycle. more
Novel remote-controlled 'smart' platform aids in treatment of cardiovascular disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular disease has become the leading cause of death worldwide. However, vascular regeneration is a promising treatment for cardiovascular disease. Remodeling the... more
Pot while pregnant: Doctors urge caution  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Daily marijuana use during pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of low birth weight, low resistance to infection, decreased oxygen levels and other negative fetal health outcomes, according to a new study. more
How the strep bacterium hides from the immune system  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A bacterial pathogen that causes strep throat and other illnesses cloaks itself in fragments of red blood cells to evade detection by the host immune system, according to a study... more
How micro-doses of nature help our health and climate  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Cities around the world are facing major challenges. Industrialised nations are experiencing epidemics of chronic diseases like diabetes, cardio-vascular disease and dementia, and it would be all too easy to... more
The bizarre and ecologically important hidden lives of mosquitoes  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Mosquitoes. Hordes of them, buzzing in your ear and biting incessantly, a maddening nuisance without equal. And not to mention the devastating health impacts caused by malaria, Zika virus and... more
Health program offers free HIV prevention drug to uninsured  ABC NEWS · 3 days
The government has launched a program to provide a daily HIV prevention drug for free to people who need the protection but have no insurance to pay for it more
Using pathogen-specific viruses to control pathogen outbreaks  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers from the Utrecht University, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of York (UK) and the Nanjing Agricultural University (China) have developed a new technology to selectively destroy the pathogen that causes the... more
Study: Spleen and gut lymph nodes may serve as reservoir replication sites for HIV virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
An international team led by Professor Jerome Estaquier from Universite Laval's Faculty of Medicine and the CHU de... more
New model for late-onset sepsis explores potential treatments for neonatal infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Extremely premature infants are at risk for life-threatening infections that spread into their bodies from the intestine. Infections after the first three days of life are... more
New findings regarding maintenance and functioning of the endosome  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
On a daily basis, multitudes of molecules enter each cell in our body. These can be nutrients or signal molecules or pathogenic microorganisms. An organelle in the cell directs these... more
Study reveals clue to preventing addiction relapse  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
With any addiction in which a user has successfully resisted a chemical, activity or substance, relapse is vexing. And with opioids, it's often deadly. Fatal overdoses following relapse from an opioid addiction is reaching... more
Daily cannabis use during pregnancy associated with delayed fetal growth  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Daily marijuana use during pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of low birth weight, low resistance to infection, decreased oxygen levels and other negative fetal health outcomes,... more
Virome analysis reveals clues for increased risk of type 1 diabetes in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
New results from The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young study show an association between prolonged enterovirus infection and the development... more
Research uncovers mechanism that triggers inflammatory process by Mayaro virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The mechanism by which defense cells respond to infection by Mayaro virus has been described by a team affiliated with the Center for Research on Inflammatory Diseases -... more
Communication key in preventing AIDS, say health organizations  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Repeating the message of so many years, World AIDS Day has come and gone. This year, the focus was on improving communication between the “victims” and the healthcare providers so that the... more
New HIV drug combo rolled out in South Africa  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
South Africa has started distribution of the new anti-retroviral pill that combines three drugs to combat the HIV menace. The distribution began Sunday 1st of December 2019, to mark the... more
Strong beers that contain gut-friendly bacteria may help fight obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Drinking a strong type of beer, particularly a Belgian one, can help combat obesity, promote a good night’s sleep, and may help you live longer, a new study... more
Innovative Toilet Coating Could Reduce Cleaning Water Consumption by 90%  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
A team of materials scientists and engineers from the Pennsylvania State University and Cranfield University has... more
Improving TB screening among hard-to-reach populations  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Tuberculosisis the number one infectious disease killer worldwide. Particularly in hard-to-reach populations, diagnosis and treatment of TB remains very challenging. more
A new way to control microbial metabolism  MIT · 4 days
Chemical engineers program bacteria to switch between different metabolic pathways, boosting their yield of desirable products. more
Breathing? Thank volcanoes, tectonics and bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A new study suggests Earth's first burst of oxygen was added by a spate of volcanic eruptions brought about by tectonics. In addition to explaining the appearance of significant concentrations of oxygen in the Great Oxidation... more
Oat pathogen defence discovery marks an important milestone  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers have identified the critical last pieces of a genetic defence system that gives oats resistance to soil pathogens. more
Justinianic plague not a landmark pandemic?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers now have a clearer picture of the impact of the first plague pandemic, the Justinianic Plague, which lasted from about 541-750 CE. more
Link found between the gut microbiome, host genome, and RA in Japanese population  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
One of the most astounding discoveries of recent times is just how much influence gut bacteria have on our health and well-being. more
Medical News Today: Can the keto diet help beat the flu?  MNT · 4 days
New research in mice suggests that dietary choices can influence the body's ability to fight off infection in general and the influenza virus in particular. more
'Clever drugs for slimy bugs' in fight against staph infections  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Bacterial biofilms that develop around golden staph infections make treatment difficult and prolonged, but researchers have shown in laboratory work that the hybrid antibiotics they have developed can... more
Scientists reveal the structure of viral rhodopsins  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The structure of an Organic Lake Phycodnavirus rhodopsin II (OLPVRII), which is a unique protein found in the genome of giant viruses, has been determined thanks to the work of MIPT graduates and Ph.D.... more
MBL team images the bacterial hitchhikers on plastic trash in ocean  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Millions of tons of plastic trash are fouling the world's ocean, most of it tiny pieces of microplastic less than a quarter-inch in size. Even the... more
Bacterial communities 'hitchhiking' on marine plastic trash  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Using an innovative microscopy method, scientists have revealed the structure of the microbial communities coating microplastic trash collected from a variety of ocean sites. more
Experimental therapies offer patients a greater chance of surviving Ebola virus disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The investigational therapeutics mAb114 and REGN-EB3 offer patients a greater chance of surviving Ebola virus disease compared to the investigational treatment ZMapp, according to... more
How ancient microbes created massive ore deposits, set stage for early life  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Ancestors of modern bacteria cultured from an iron-rich lake in Democratic Republic of Congo could have been key to keeping Earth's dimly lit early... more
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