Infections
Why respiratory infections are more deadly in those with diabetes  SCIENCE DAILY · 37 minutes
Researchers have demonstrated how diabetes contributes to mortality from MERS-CoV infections, and the finding could shed light on why other respiratory illnesses like the flu or pneumonia might... more
OPAT adherence device took top prize at IDEA Incubator competition  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
A device designed to improve adherence to outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy took top prize at the second IDEA Incubator, a competition showcasing inventions, products and devices to improve... more
Highly diluted candidate Ebola vaccine remains fully protective against disease in macaques  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
A single dose of a highly diluted VSV-Ebola virus vaccine--approximately one-millionth of what is in the vaccine being used to help control the ongoing... more
What can cause a hard lump in the anus?  MNT · 22 hours
Various health conditions and infections can cause a hard lump to appear on the anus. The accompanying symptoms may range from mild to severe. Learn about the causes of a... more
Study sheds light on why respiratory infections are more deadly in diabetic patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
ince the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) first emerged in Saudi Arabia in 2012, there have been more than 2,400 confirmed... more
Medical News Today: What can cause a hard lump in the anus?  MNT · 23 hours
Various health conditions and infections can cause a hard lump to appear on the anus. The accompanying symptoms may range from mild to severe.... more
Neutrophil extracellular traps drive inflammatory pathogenesis in malaria  Science Magazine · 1 day
Neutrophils are essential innate immune cells that extrude chromatin in the form of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) when they die. This form of cell death has potent immunostimulatory activity. We show that... more
Candidate Ebola vaccine still effective when highly diluted, macaque study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A single dose of a highly diluted VSV-Ebola virus (EBOV) vaccine -- approximately one-millionth of what is in the vaccine being used to help control the... more
Lifestyle is a threat to gut bacteria: Ötzi proves it, study shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The evolution of dietary and hygienic habits in Western countries is associated with a decrease in the bacteria that help in digestion. These very... more
Preventing streptococci infections  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have discovered an enzyme they believe could be key to preventing Group A Streptococcus infections that cause more than 500,000 deaths worldwide each year. The enzyme works through a novel mechanism of action that can also be found in... more
Energy flow in the nano range  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Plants and bacteria can capture the energy of sunlight with light-harvesting antennas and transfer it to a reaction center. Transporting energy efficiently and in a targeted fashion in a minimum of space is also of interest... more
Discovery raises hopes of preventing streptococci infections  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers at the University of Dundee have discovered an enzyme they believe could be key to preventing Group A Streptococcus infections that cause more than 500,000 deaths worldwide each year. more
Newly discovered virus infects bald eagles across America  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have discovered a previously unknown virus infecting nearly a third of America's bald eagle population. Scientists found the virus while searching for the cause of Wisconsin River Eagle Syndrome, an enigmatic... more
Stress test separates tough bacteria from the tender  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Bacteria. Sometimes we can't live with 'em, but there's a growing appreciation that we can't live without 'em. Whether it's disease-causing pathogens or beneficial species that live in communities known as microbiomes,... more
Newly discovered virus infects bald eagles across America  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers have discovered a previously unknown virus infecting nearly a third of America's bald eagle population. more
Novel approach brings researchers one step closer to universal flu vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The scourge of the influenza virus devastates health and claims many lives worldwide each year. It is especially daunting because vaccines are only protective when they... more
Training social workers to address and respond to the opioid epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Nancy Ochoa was 15 years old the first time she used heroin with a group of friends. At 16, four months after the birth of her... more
Lyme vaccine on the horizon, says new study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Lyme disease is a dreaded disease caused by the bite of an infected tick. The only way to prevent it is by not getting bitten by the tick. However, this is not... more
Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about parasite cleanses  MNT · 2 days
Parasite cleanses aim to rid the body of parasitic infections, such as worms. These products make more claims than research supports. Learn more about parasite cleanses... more
Medical News Today: Why raw dog food could be harmful for pets and owners alike  MNT · 2 days
Researchers have found that some raw dog food products harbor harmful bacteria that could cause infections both in... more
Researchers to study efficacy of RESHAPE program to reduce stigma of primary care providers  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers from the George Washington University, Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Epidemiology and Disease Control Division of... more
Raw pet food a risk for humans and animals  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The team wrote, “Feeding pets raw meat-based diets (RMBDs) has become increasingly popular but may constitute a risk due to the contamination with pathogenic and antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) bacteria.” more
Suit: Hospital mishandled infection that killed 3 babies  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The parents of a newborn who died in a Pennsylvania hospital's neonatal intensive care unit allege in a lawsuit that hospital officials failed to protect their son from a lethal bacterial infection... more
Novel antibiotic-free approach to tackle superbugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Scientists have uncovered a novel antibiotic-free approach that could help prevent and treat one of the most widespread bacterial pathogens, using nanocapsules made of natural ingredients. more
WHO report finds that TB continuous to be the leading infectious disease killer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Following today's release of the World Health Organization's Global Tuberculosis Report 2019, the American Thoracic Society joins the WHO in calling for... more
Next-generation sequencing used to identify cotton blue disease in the United States  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Cotton blue disease, caused by Cotton leafroll dwarf virus (CLRDV), was first reported in 1949 in the Central African Republic and then not again... more
Japan Just Imported Ebola to Prep for Possible Olympic Outbreak  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Japan imported Ebola and other lethal viruses to prepare diagnostic test kits for the 2020 Olympics. more
Architecture of African swine fever virus and implications for viral assembly  Science Magazine · 2 days
African swine fever virus (ASFV) is a giant and complex DNA virus that causes a highly contagious and often lethal swine disease without vaccine available. Using... more
A new approach to tackle superbugs  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have uncovered a novel antibiotic-free approach that could help prevent and treat one of the most widespread bacterial pathogens, using nanocapsules made of natural ingredients. more
First widespread chytrid fungus infections in frogs of Peruvian Amazon rain forests  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Biologists have documented, for the first time, the widespread presence of the notorious chytrid fungus in 80 species of frogs from lowland rain forest... more
A nanocapsule approach for tackling superbugs  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers have uncovered a novel antibiotic-free approach that could help prevent and treat one of the most widespread bacterial pathogens, using nanocapsules made of natural ingredients. more
Ants fight plant diseases  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
New research from Aarhus University shows that ants inhibit at least 14 plant diseases. Ants secrete antibiotics from glands in the body. On their legs and body, they also host colonies of bacteria that secrete antibiotics. It is probably these... more
New effective vaccines for Lyme disease are coming  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
There is no effective vaccine currently available to prevent Lyme disease in humans. Experts from academia, government, and industry recently convened to tackle this public health challenge. Now, a new article reiterates... more
A new approach to tackle superbugs  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists have uncovered a novel antibiotic-free approach that could help prevent and treat one of the most widespread bacterial pathogens, using nanocapsules made of natural ingredients. more
Ants inhibit at least 14 different plant diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New research shows that ants inhibit at least 14 different plant diseases. The small insects secrete antibiotics from glands in the body. On their legs and body, they also host colonies of... more
Tips to help strengthen your defenses this flu season  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Flu season can take its toll on your health, but one way to fight the virus is to stop the spread of germs at home. more
Acaí berry extracts fight malaria in mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Despite humanity's best efforts to eradicate malaria, the disease struck more than 200 million people in 2017, according to the World Health Organization. Worse yet, the parasite that causes malaria is developing resistance to... more
Scientists Find Antimalarial Compounds in Amazonian Acai Berries  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
An international team of researchers from Brazil, the United States and Sweden has found that polyphenols found in berries of... more
Substance use disorder can complicate postoperative valvular heart disease, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Patients who suffer from infective endocarditis (IE) and struggle with substance use disorder (SUD) have a 240% increased risk of dying within 6 months to 5... more
Researchers identify compounds that could help study the toxicological properties of fire ant venom  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Native to South America, imported fire ants have now spread to parts of North America and elsewhere around the world.... more
Computer model predicts location of future Ebola virus outbreaks  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a deadly infection that is highly contagious. It has taken thousands of lives across history, with a number of outbreaks mostly happening in West... more
EPFL and Mass. Eye and Ear researchers are developing highly elastic hearing implants  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Close to half a million people around the world suffer from a serious hearing impairment. In some cases, they can find relief... more
Medical News Today: What is influenza B and what does it do?  MNT · 3 days
Influenza B is one type of influenza virus that can cause the flu. It typically causes milder flu symptoms than influenza A and affects... more
Medical News Today: Does the rotavirus vaccine prevent type 1 diabetes?  MNT · 3 days
Scientists present a link between rotavirus infection and type 1 diabetes and suggest vaccination as a method to prevent the condition. more
Temple researchers win NIH grant to study HIV-related neuroinflammation in context of opioid addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a Temple research team a 5-year, $3.27 million grant to study neuroinflammation following... more
UA researcher focuses on preventing health-care-associated infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
On any given day in the United States, about 1 in 31 hospital patients has at least one health-care-associated infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. more
Targeting CCR5 trafficking to inhibit HIV-1 infection  Science Magazine · 3 days
Using a cell-based assay monitoring differential protein transport in the secretory pathway coupled to high-content screening, we have identified three molecules that specifically reduce the delivery of the major co-receptor for HIV-1, CCR5, to... more
Common architecture of Tc toxins from human and insect pathogenic bacteria  Science Magazine · 3 days
Tc toxins use a syringe-like mechanism to penetrate the membrane and translocate toxic enzymes into the host cytosol. They are composed of three components: TcA, TcB,... more
Structure and genome ejection mechanism of Staphylococcus aureus phage P68  Science Magazine · 3 days
Phages infecting Staphylococcus aureus can be used as therapeutics against antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. However, there is limited information about the mechanism of genome delivery of phages that infect... more
First widespread chytrid fungus infections in frogs of Peruvian Amazon rain forests  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
University of Michigan biologists have documented, for the first time, the widespread presence of the notorious chytrid fungus in 80 species of frogs from... more
Study unveils the intricate way two proteins interact to promote cell movement, metastasis  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
When cells in our bodies need to move—to attack an infection or heal a wound, for example—cellular proteins send and receive a... more
Newly identified compounds could help give fire ants their sting  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Native to South America, imported fire ants have now spread to parts of North America and elsewhere around the world. These invasive pests have painful stings that, in... more
Scientists work toward a rapid point-of-care diagnostic test for Lyme disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A study describes a new rapid assay for Lyme disease that could lead to a practical test for use by healthcare providers. The researchers found the... more
Aҫaí berry extracts fight malaria in mice  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Despite humanity's best efforts to eradicate malaria, the disease struck more than 200 million people in 2017, according to the World Health Organization. Worse yet, the parasite that causes malaria is developing resistance to... more
Scientists discover novel virus that may shed light on viral evolution  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Viruses are non-living creatures, consisting of genetic material encased in a protein coat. Once the virus infects a living organism, it can replicate itself and continue... more
Rice blast fungus discovery will drive crop innovation  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A secret weapon used by the killer rice blast fungus to infect host plants has been discovered in new research. more
Newly identified compounds could help give fire ants their sting  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Native to South America, imported fire ants have now spread to parts of North America and elsewhere around the world. These invasive pests have painful stings that, in... more
Novel virus type may shed light on viral evolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Viruses are non-living creatures, consisting of genetic material encased in a protein coat. Once the virus infects a living organism, it can replicate itself and continue on. But what happens... more
Researchers uncover novel virus type that may shed light on viral evolution  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Viruses are nonliving creatures consisting of genetic material encased in a protein coat. Once the virus infects a living organism, it can replicate itself... more
Researchers develop machine learning tool to refine personalized immunotherapy  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Ludwig Cancer Research scientists have developed a new and more accurate method to identify the molecular signs of cancer likely to be presented to helper T cells, which stimulate and... more
Tackling E. coli infections  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Monash scientists have identified a survival mechanism of bacteria that cause disease in plant and animals, including highly virulent E. coli (Escherichia coli) related diseases. more
PTSD nearly doubles infection risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new study is the first to examine the relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and dozens of infection types in a nationwide cohort. Researchers found that PTSD affects infection risks for men and women differently, having, for... more
Jury selection set to begin in landmark federal opioid trial  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Jury selection is scheduled to begin in the first federal trial over the opioids epidemic more
Scrutiny of vaccine exemptions banishes some from schools  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Parents say that New York's crackdown on medical exemptions for student vaccines is unfairly keeping children out of school more
Fido's raw meat pet food may be loaded with harmful bacteria: study  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Increasingly popular raw meat meals for dogs and cats may be full of multi-drug resistant bacteria, posing a serious risk to animals and humans,... more
NIH awards new contract to integrate pathogen and vector genomics database  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A team led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Georgia provides thousands of researchers around the world with access to the Eukaryotic... more
Study: Genetic differences in the immune system shape bacteria that colonize the digestive system  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Genetic differences in the immune system shape the collections of bacteria that colonize the digestive system, according to new research... more
Gut bacteria may counter the harmful effects of processed foods  MNT · 4 days
A new mouse study identifies a specific bacterium that lives in our gut and breaks down harmful chemicals from processed foods into harmless byproducts. more
Tiny droplets allow bacteria to survive daytime dryness on leaves  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Microscopic droplets on the surface of leaves give refuge to bacteria that otherwise may not survive during the dry daytime, according to a new study. more
BU researcher receives NIH grant for clinical research in rheumatology  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
David Felson, MD, MPH, professor of medicine and epidemiology at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, was awarded a National Institute of Health P30 Center Grant. more
Developing new mobile app to target victims of rural child sex trafficking  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A West Virginia University School of Medicine researcher is developing an app to train key personnel in rural areas how to identify and report... more
Medical News Today: Gut bacteria may counter the harmful effects of processed foods  MNT · 4 days
A new mouse study identifies a specific bacterium that lives in our gut and breaks down harmful chemicals from processed foods into... more
Medical News Today: What to know about influenza A  MNT · 4 days
Influenza A is a common type of the flu virus. Here, we discuss its symptoms and how to treat and prevent this highly contagious virus. more
Koalas protect their germline cells against retroviral attack  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
In a new study published in the journal Cell, scientists have found that koala DNA is protected against attack by retroviruses by a special type of immune response, which distinguishes foreign DNA... more
Scientists develop more accurate method to find good targets for cancer immunotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Ludwig Cancer Research scientists have developed a new and more accurate method to identify the molecular signs of cancer likely to be presented to... more
Hawaii STD epidemic driven by social media and dating apps  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
There is a sharp rise in the number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States say health officials. Remarkable rise has been noted in Hawaii... more
Sleep DownUnder 2019 hosts leading experts to reveal latest snooze secrets  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Kiwifruit, cannabis, tongue implants and smartphone apps are among the latest sleep aids in the spotlight at an international sleep conference to be held in Sydney... more
New federal grant to expand outreach to help underserved communities battle opioid epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
According to government data, more than 70,000 Americans died in 2017 by overdosing on opioids. In response to the opioid crisis, the... more
Sperm and egg cell 'immune response' protects koala DNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Discovery of a type of immunity that protects koalas' DNA from viruses has importance for the survival of koalas and our fundamental understanding of evolution. A team of scientists are... more
People with PTSD 1.8 times as likely to have other infections, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
First-of-its-kind study finds people with PTSD were 1.8 times as likely to have any infection as those without PTSD, ranging from being... more
Machine learning tool refines personalized immunotherapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have developed a new and more accurate method to identify the molecular signs of cancer likely to be presented to helper T cells, which stimulate and orchestrate the immune response to tumors and infectious agents. more
New UCL-developed mathematical model could help predict next Ebola outbreak  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The next Ebola outbreak could be predicted using a new UCL-developed model that tracks how changes to ecosystems and human societies combine to affect the spread of the... more
Tiny droplets allow bacteria to survive daytime dryness on leaves  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Microscopic droplets on the surface of leaves give refuge to bacteria that otherwise may not survive during the dry daytime, according to a new study published today in... more
Many cooks don't spoil the broth: Manifold symbionts prepare the host for any eventuality  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Deep-sea mussels, which rely on symbiotic bacteria for food, harbor a surprisingly high diversity of these bacterial 'cooks': Up to... more
AAV vector integration into CRISPR-induced DNA breaks  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
To design safe clinical trials, it is crucial to better understand and predict gene editing outcomes in preclinical studies. Bence György and collaborators have shown that adeno-associated viruses (AAVs) can stably integrate into CRISPR-Cas9-induced... more
Wily tuberculosis bacteria can vary its diet to infect you longer  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Worldwide, approximately one in four people is infected by Mycobacterium tuberculosis and while overall New Zealand has relatively low rates of TB, Māori and Pacific people... more
Mussels harbor strains of bacteria in their gills, keeping them prepared for environmental changes  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Deep-sea mussels, which rely on cooperative symbiotic bacteria for their food, harbor a surprisingly high diversity of these bacterial "cooks":... more
Insect or virus? How plants know  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Most plants have plenty of enemies, from insects and other grazing creatures to various diseases, droughts and many other stressors. more
Modeling airborne disease diffusion  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
With outbreaks of airborne diseases such as measles occurring with growing frequency, modeling how the diffusion process works in dynamic contact networks is an increasingly important research area for epidemiology. A team including Macquarie University researchers Mohammad Shahzamal, Raja Jurdak,... more
Medical News Today: Can males get bacterial vaginosis?  MNT · 4 days
Bacterial vaginosis is a common infection in women. We discuss whether men can also get the infection and describe its symptoms, causes, and treatments. more
Medical News Today: What side effects can the shingles vaccine cause?  MNT · 4 days
The shingles vaccine is effective, but it can cause side effects. Learn about the possible mild, serious, and long term side effects here. Also, learn who... more
Medical News Today: What to know about tinea capitis  MNT · 4 days
Tinea capitis, also called scalp ringworm, is a fungal infection. People may sometimes confuse it with other scalp conditions. Learn about its causes, symptoms, and treatments here. more
Ludwig scientists develop robust method to refine personalized cancer immunotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Ludwig Cancer Research scientists have developed a new and more accurate method to identify the molecular signs of cancer likely to be presented to helper T cells, which... more
Glycans in mucus are responsible for microbe-taming, study reveals  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
More than 200 square meters of our bodies -- including the digestive tract, lungs, and urinary tract -- are lined with mucus. In recent years, scientists have found some evidence... more
Get vaccinated to protect yourself from flu, say Johns Hopkins experts  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Cases of the flu are already on the rise around the nation as flu season begins. Johns Hopkins Medicine experts say now is the time to... more
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