Infections
AHF urges the WHO to expedite approval process for vaccine effective against Ebola  NEWS MEDICAL · 31 minutes
With the world's second worst Ebola outbreak in history recently spreading to a major city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,... more
"Miracle" baby survives Ebola in Congo and rapid a new Ebola detection device  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
A female baby was diagnosed with the deadly Ebola when she was only six days old. According to the health officials in... more
Scientists getting ahead of Rift Valley fever after learning from Zika epidemic  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Hoping to prevent another zika-like epidemic, researchers are beginning to develop a vaccine for Rift Valley fever. more
Fake news vs fact in online battle for truth  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Since US President Donald Trump weaponised the term "fake news" during the 2016 presidential election campaign, the phrase has gone viral. more
Experimental HIV vaccine strategy works in non-human primates, research shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
For more than 20 years, scientists at Scripps Research have chipped away at the challenges of designing an HIV vaccine. Now new research, published in Immunity, shows that... more
Using machine learning to predict risk of developing life-threatening infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Staphylococcus epidermidis is an ubiquitous colonizer of healthy human skin, but it is also a notorious source of serious nosocomial infections with indwelling devices and surgical procedures such... more
Tracking the footprints of protein synthesis  MIT · 3 days
Researchers refine how they quantify protein production, showing the remarkably similar precision with which bacteria and eukaryotes both tune their gene expression. more
New Electronic Pill Can Communicate Wirelessly  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
A research team led by MIT scientists has developed an ingestible capsule that can be controlled using Bluetooth, a widely adopted wireless protocol. Manufactured... more
TRM maintenance is regulated by tissue damage via P2RX7  Science Magazine · 3 days
Tissue-resident memory T cells (TRM) are noncirculating immune cells that contribute to the first line of local defense against reinfections. Their location at hotspots of pathogen encounter frequently exposes TRM... more
Ebola-fighting protein discovered in human cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have discovered a human protein that helps fight the Ebola virus and could one day lead to an effective therapy against the deadly disease, according to a new study. The newly discovered ability of the... more
HIV vaccine protects non-human primates from infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
New research shows that an experimental HIV vaccine strategy works in non-human primates. In the study, rhesus macaque monkeys produced neutralizing antibodies against one strain of HIV that resembles the resilient viral form that... more
Scientists create bee vaccine to fight off 'insect apocalypse'  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists in Finland have developed what they believe is the world's first vaccine to protect bees against disease, raising hopes for tackling the drastic decline in insect numbers which could... more
Magic number colloidal clusters  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Complexity in nature often results from self-assembly, and is considered particularly robust. Compact clusters of elemental particles can be shown to be of practical relevance, and are found in atomic nuclei, nanoparticles or viruses. An interdisciplinary team of researchers led... more
Recurrence of urinary tract infection may depend on bacterial strain, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Genetically diverse bacterial strains that cause urinary tract infections differ in their ability to trigger protective immune responses in mice, potentially explaining why these... more
Weakened metabolism of immune T cells may account for serious complications in elderly  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The elderly suffer more serious complications from infections and benefit less from vaccination than the general population. more
Face masks may offer protection against staph bacteria for hog farm workers and their household members  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Face masks appear to provide important protection against drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria for hog farm workers... more
Weakened metabolism of immune T cells may account for causing serious complications in elderly  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The elderly suffer more serious complications from infections and benefit less from vaccination than the general population. more
New findings could help develop new immunotherapies against cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
NK cells, or natural killer cells, play an important role in the body's defences against cancer and various infections. more
Genetically modified pigs could limit replication of classical swine fever virus, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers have developed genetically modified pigs that are protected from classical swine fever virus, according to a study published December 13 in... more
Researchers explore home healthcare nurses' knowledge attitudes toward infection control  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Home healthcare workers' beliefs about infection prevention influence whether they comply with prevention protocols more than their actual knowledge of how to comply, according to new research published... more
Adolescents who use cognitive reappraisal had better metabolic measures, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Most teens get stressed out by their families from time to time, but whether they bottle those emotions up or put a positive spin on things... more
Sewage bacteria found lurking in Hudson River sediments  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new study shows that fecal bacteria from sewage are living in far greater quantities in near-shore sediments of the Hudson River than in the water itself. more
Johns Hopkins researchers discover swarming behavior in fish-dwelling parasite  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Johns Hopkins researchers have observed a previously unrecognized behavior in a single-celled parasite called Spironucleus vortens, which infects ornamental fish such as angelfish: The protozoans swarm. more
Study shows septin proteins detect and kill gut pathogen, Shigella  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Using state-of-the art technologies to image human cells and study infection at the level of a single bacterial cell, the research team, led by the London School of... more
Study sheds new light on disease-spreading mosquitoes  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
When the West Nile virus (WNV) was initially isolated in two patients at a Queens, N.Y., hospital in the summer of 1999, it would have been hard to anticipate how quickly one common species... more
Schistosomiasis prevention and treatment could help control HIV  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Of the 34 million people worldwide with HIV, and the 200 million with schistosomiasis, the majority live in Africa— where millions of people are simultaneously infected with both diseases. more
Genetically modified pigs resist infection with the classical swine fever virus  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have developed genetically modified pigs that are protected from classical swine fever virus (CSFV), according to a new study. more
Whether a urinary tract infection recurs may depend on the bacterial strain  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Genetically diverse bacterial strains that cause urinary tract infections differ in their ability to trigger protective immune responses in mice, potentially explaining why these... more
Researchers peel off slimy biofilms like old stickers  nanowerk · 3 days
Slimy, hard-to-clean bacterial mats called biofilms cause problems ranging from medical infections to clogged drains and fouled industrial equipment. Now, researchers have found a way to cleanly and completely peel off these... more
New interactions between Ebola virus and human proteins discovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Several new connections have been discovered between the proteins of the Ebola virus and human host cells, a finding that provides insight on ways to prevent the deadly Ebola virus... more
Biologists turn eavesdropping viruses into bacterial assassins  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have found a bacteria-killing virus that can listen in on bacterial conversations -- and then they made it attack diseases including salmonella, E. coli and cholera. more
Republican sparks pushback after vaccine comment  ABC NEWS · 3 days
A Tennessee physician recently elected to Congress is being criticized by top state leaders for alleging without evidence that vaccines may cause autism more
Drug targets for Ebola, Dengue, and Zika viruses found in lab study  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
No drugs are currently available to treat Ebola, Dengue, or Zika viruses, which infect millions of people every year and result in severe illness,... more
Sewage bacteria lurking in Hudson river sediments, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new study shows that fecal bacteria from sewage are living in far greater quantities in near-shore sediments of the Hudson River than in the water itself. The river's pollution... more
Tennessee Republican sparks pushback after vaccine comment  ABC NEWS · 3 days
A Tennessee physician recently elected to Congress is being criticized by top state leaders for alleging without evidence that vaccines may cause autism more
Genetically modified pigs resist infection with the classical swine fever virus  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers have developed genetically modified pigs that are protected from classical swine fever virus (CSFV), according to a study published December 13 in the open-access journal... more
Study finds sewage bacteria lurking in Hudson river sediments  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new study shows that fecal bacteria from sewage are living in far greater quantities in near-shore sediments of the Hudson River than in the water itself. The river's pollution... more
Medical News Today: What to know about HIV false-positives  MNT · 3 days
A false-positive HIV test occurs when a test incorrectly indicates that a person has contracted the virus. It can be stressful, and seeking support, taking another test, and learning the... more
Researchers discover Ebola-fighting protein in human cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers have discovered a human protein that helps fight the Ebola virus and could one day lead to an effective therapy against the deadly disease, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. more
GW researchers review studies on treatments for prurigo nodularis  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Prurigo nodularis is a disabling chronic skin condition characterized by severely itchy, crusty, firm papules and nodules that often occur on the arms and legs, but can appear diffusely on... more
Medical News Today: What is it like to live with HIV?  MNT · 4 days
Despite facing some challenges, people with HIV can now live as long as anyone else and enjoy happy and productive lives. Learn more about living with... more
Novel mechanisms of dengue and Zika virus infections and link to microcephaly  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
New insights into how dengue and Zika viruses cause disease reveal strategies the viruses use to successfully infect their host and a link to... more
High-affinity allergen-specific human antibodies cloned from single IgE B cell transcriptomes  Science Magazine · 4 days
Immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies protect against helminth infections but can also cause life-threatening allergic reactions. Despite their role in human health, the cells that produce these... more
Transcriptome-wide isoform-level dysregulation in ASD, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder  Science Magazine · 4 days
Most genetic risk for psychiatric disease lies in regulatory regions, implicating pathogenic dysregulation of gene expression and splicing. However, comprehensive assessments of transcriptomic organization in diseased brains are limited. In... more
Study finds drug targets for Ebola, Dengue, and Zika viruses  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
No drugs are currently available to treat Ebola, Dengue, or Zika viruses, which infect millions of people every year and result in severe illness, birth defects, and even... more
How particles arrange themselves into complex structures  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Complexity in nature, whether in chlorophyll or in living organisms, often results from self-assembly and is considered particularly robust. Compact clusters of elemental particles can be shown to be of practical relevance, and are... more
How teens deal with stress may affect their blood pressure, immune system  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Most teens get stressed out by their families from time to time, but whether they bottle those emotions up or put a positive spin... more
Cancer patients have greater risk of developing shingles, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
People newly diagnosed with cancer, particularly blood cancers, and those treated with chemotherapy have a greater risk of developing shingles, according to a new study in the Journal... more
Researchers Find Oldest Known Plant Virus  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
Scientists studying ancient corncobs found at Antelope House, an Ancestral Puebloan ruin located at Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona, have discovered a 1,000-year-old... more
New techniques better determine how ancient viral DNA influences human genes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
New laboratory techniques can identify which of our genes are influenced by DNA snippets that are left behind in our genetic code by viruses. more
Septin proteins act as cellular police to identify, imprison and kill 'superbug' Shigella  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A protein family found naturally in our cells could help stop the spread of dangerous drug resistant infections by using 'detective' like... more
Researchers shine new light on disease-spreading mosquitoes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Physicists are now exploring laser-based technology traditionally used for studying conditions in the atmosphere -- such as Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) -- to shine a light on the subtlest of features of mosquito... more
Oldest known plant virus found at ancient settlement  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers studying ancient corncobs found at a Native American archeological site have recovered a 1,000-year-old virus, the oldest plant virus ever reported. more
Research team discovers oldest known plant virus at ancient settlement  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers studying ancient corncobs found at a Native American archeological site have recovered a 1,000-year-old virus, the oldest plant virus ever reported. more
Swarming behavior discovered in fish-dwelling parasite  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have observed a previously unrecognized behavior in a single-celled parasite called Spironucleus vortens, which infects ornamental fish such as angelfish: The protozoans swarm. more
Biologists turn eavesdropping viruses into bacterial assassins  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Princeton molecular biologist Bonnie Bassler and graduate student Justin Silpe have identified a virus, VP882, that can listen in on bacterial conversations—and then, in a twist like something out of a spy novel, they... more
Ebola-fighting protein discovered in human cells  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers have discovered a human protein that helps fight the Ebola virus and could one day lead to an effective therapy against the deadly disease, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. more
Researchers shine new light on disease-spreading mosquitoes  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
When the West Nile virus (WNV) was initially isolated in two patients at a Queens, N.Y., hospital in the summer of 1999, it would have been hard to anticipate how quickly one common species... more
Swarming behavior discovered in fish-dwelling parasite  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Johns Hopkins researchers have observed a previously unrecognized behavior in a single-celled parasite called Spironucleus vortens, which infects ornamental fish such as angelfish: The protozoans swarm. more
Septin proteins act as cellular police to identify, imprison and kill 'superbug' Shigella  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Using state-of-the art technologies to image human cells and study infection at the level of a single bacterial cell, the research team,... more
New techniques better determine how ancient viral DNA influences human genes  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
New laboratory techniques can identify which of our genes are influenced by DNA snippets that are left behind in our genetic code by viruses, a new... more
How to save endangered freshwater pearl mussel?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The multilateral and complex relationships of freshwater pearl mussel (FPM), salmonids and other co-infectants can influence potentially in the conservation of FPM. The human impacts – habitats degradation, loss of host fish, siltation, pollution,... more
Researchers capture 'key' to deadly malaria infection  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An international team led by Institute researchers has visualised the unique molecular 'key' used by the world's deadliest malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, to enter and infect human blood cells. more
Flows that help bacteria feed and organize biofilms  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Figuring out how bacteria bring in nutrients could point to ways of killing them without poison. More generally, this research could also reveal how small organisms cooperate by generating networks of flow... more
Medical News Today: What are neutrophils and what do they do?  MNT · 4 days
Neutrophils are the most common form of white blood cell. They help the body respond to infection and heal damaged tissue. Levels in the blood can... more
Beyond social networks: How cultural beliefs really spread  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
When Amir Goldberg had his first child a decade ago, he was bewildered to learn that some of his colleagues at Princeton University, where he was a doctoral student, weren't planning to... more
UNAIDS head to quit post early following scathing report  ABC NEWS · 4 days
The head of the U.N. agency AIDS says he'll leave his post in June, an early departure date that comes a week after an independent report looking into sexual harassment... more
The effect of probiotics on intestinal flora of premature babies  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
According to our current understanding, intestinal microflora has a considerable effect upon our health. The initial colonization with bacteria directly after birth could be of significant importance for... more
RUDN medics first to gather scattered data on hepatitis morbidity in Somalia  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Viral hepatitis means liver inflammation caused by viruses and is among top-10 mortality factors in the world. It is passed with contaminated food and... more
3D-printed adaptive aids can benefit patients with arthritis  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Adaptive aids are expensive. Additive manufacturing, using low-cost 3D printers, can save upwards of 94 percent for simple household items. more
Helping the anti-parasitic medicine go down  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
An international team has developed a novel pharmaceutical formulation to administer triclabendazole -- an anti-parasitic drug used to treat a type of flatworm infection -- in billions of tiny capsules. more
Medical News Today: How can alternative treatments help with HIV?  MNT · 4 days
Alternative treatments and natural therapies can complement usual HIV medications to improve a person’s mental and physical health. In this article, we look at the benefits, risks, and... more
Stethoscopes loaded with bacteria, including the one that causes Staph infection  ABC NEWS · 4 days
New study suggests that stethoscopes could be cleaned more often after it found they were riddled with bacteria. more
Subway train travel linked to spread of flu-like illnesses  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Despite the commuter cold being a widely accepted concept, it has never been proven that public transport contributes to the spread of airborne infections. Now new research on the London... more
Clue to epidemics in 'bursty' social behavior  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have developed a mathematical model that could cure the potential to underestimate how quickly diseases spread. The team discovered that current predictive models may miss the influence of a critical aspect of the... more
Medical News Today: HIV and a dry cough: What to know  MNT · 4 days
A dry cough may be a symptom of HIV during the first few weeks after infection, or it may occur with an HIV complication. Learn about... more
DNA study shows stethoscopes loaded with bacteria, including staphylococcus  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Stethoscopes carried by health care practitioners are loaded with diverse bacteria, including some that can cause healthcare-associated infections, according to a study. The research also reviewed the effectiveness of cleaning... more
How returning to a prior context aids memory recall  MIT · 5 days
Picower Institute researchers discover the brain mechanism that helps details come flooding back when you visit a scene again. more
Medical News Today: Red meat raises heart disease risk through gut bacteria  MNT · 5 days
A diet rich in red meat increases gut bacteria production of a compound that raises heart disease risk and reduces the compound's removal by... more
Red meat raises heart disease risk through gut bacteria  MNT · 5 days
A diet rich in red meat increases gut bacteria production of a compound that raises heart disease risk and reduces the compound's removal by the kidneys. more
3D printing offers helping hand to patients with arthritis  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
3D printing can cut the cost of adaptive aids that help people with hand arthritis. Current products are quite expensive, and more so to create customized versions, but 3D printing... more
Study uncovers link between tube travel and spread of flu-like illnesses  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Despite the commuter cold being a widely accepted concept, it has never been proven that public transport contributes to the spread of airborne infections. Now new... more
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria could soon be targeted with Alzheimer's drug  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria could soon be targeted with a drug initially developed to treat Alzheimer's disease. more
Buzz! Slap! Ow! Taking the virus out of a mosquito's bite  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
They approach with the telltale sign -- a high-pitched whine. It's a warning that you are a mosquito's next meal. But that mosquito might carry a... more
Killing the liver-stage malaria parasite with baculovirus: a drug discovery approach  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Currently, few antimalarial treatments exist that effectively kill liver-stage malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax, which can lay dormant for months or even years. Researchers have reported a... more
DNA analysis finds that stethoscopes used in the ICU are teaming with bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers have found that stethoscopes carried by healthcare practitioners in an intensive care (ICU) setting are loaded with a wide range of... more
Microbiological analysis of bacteria that cause food poisoning could save lives  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers have made an important discovery that could help save patients with bacterial infections, particularly those suffering from food poisoning. more
New model in the fight against African swine fever  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a new scientific report on the current status of the spread of African swine fever within the EU. The report describes, among... more
Fighting obesity: Could it be as plain as dirt?  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
It costs the global economy an estimated US $2 trillion annually and has been dubbed a modern day health epidemic, but new research has unearthed a possible cure for obesity... more
UFZ model in the fight against African swine fever  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a new scientific report on the current status of the spread of African swine fever (ASF) within the EU. The report describes,... more
Lung lavage as new test method improves tuberculosis diagnosis in rhinoceros  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Diseases and tuberculosis in particular can pose considerable challenges for wildlife. In order to avoid epidemics within populations or to treat individual animals belonging to highly... more
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