Infections
CityU scientist receives grant for new way to cultivate 10 distinct probiotic bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 38 minutes
An environmental scientist at City University of Hong Kong has been awarded US$100,000 by Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative of the Bill... more
Researcher employs people who inject drugs to study factors influencing acquisition of HIV  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
In recent years, the HIV infection rate in Estonia has continued to be around 200 new cases each year, which is still... more
Medical News Today: Can boric acid help with a yeast infection?  MNT · 2 hours
Boric acid is an effective treatment for yeast infections. This article looks at the research into boric acid, how to use it, and possible risks. more
Invasive cervical cancer rates are high among women with HIV in South Africa, Latin America  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
A new International Journal of Cancer study indicates that rates of invasive cervical cancer are particularly high in... more
Neutrons get a wider angle on DNA and RNA to advance 3-D models  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland are using neutrons at Oak Ridge National... more
Single-cell imaging and characterization of Escherichia coli persister cells to ofloxacin in exponential cultures  Science Magazine · 14 hours
Bacterial persistence refers to the capacity of small subpopulations within clonal populations to tolerate antibiotics. Persisters are thought to originate... more
[Editors' Choice] The right adjuvant gives T follicular helper cells a boost  Science Magazine · 14 hours
The vaccine adjuvant GLA-SE increases the magnitude and longevity of antibody responses by increasing the quantity of T follicular helper cells in humans. more
[Research Articles] Epigenetic activation and memory at a TGFB2 enhancer in systemic sclerosis  Science Magazine · 14 hours
In systemic sclerosis (SSc), previously healthy adults develop an inflammatory prodrome with subsequent progressive fibrosis of the skin and viscera. SSc has... more
Medical News Today: Lyme disease: Why does joint pain persist?  MNT · 16 hours
Lyme disease can cause long-term joint inflammation that lasts long after the body has cleared the infection. A new study uncovers how this might happen. more
Good viruses and bad bacteria: A world-first green sea turtle trial  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Researchers at the JCU Turtle Health Research Facility have conducted a first-of-its-kind study using what's known as phage therapy as an option for bacterial infections in... more
Good viruses and bad bacteria: A world-first green sea turtle trial  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
A world-first study has found an alternative to antibiotics for treating bacterial infections in green sea turtles. more
How bacteria protect themselves from plasma treatment  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Plasmas are created from gas that is pumped with energy. Today, plasmas are already used against multi-resistant pathogens in clinical applications, for example to treat chronic wounds. "Plasmas provide a complex cocktail of components,... more
Dew drops spontaneously flinging themselves into the wind may spread wheat infections  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
A team of researchers with members from Virginia Tech, Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women and Cornell University has found that dew drops... more
Highlights and key takeaways from the 2019 Boston Bacterial Meeting (BBM)  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
Missed out on the 2019 Boston Bacterial Meeting (BBM)? Read our round-up of the key takeaways, areas of discussion, speakers and more. more
Scientists develop universal FACS-based approach to heterogenous cell sorting, propelling organoid research  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
Researchers have developed three novel FACS protocols that can be used to isolate neural progenitors, astrocytes, and neurons from infected cerebral organoids. more
Inhaling irritant that mimics air pollution changes defensive heart-lung reflex for hypertension  NEWS MEDICAL · 24 hours
Air pollution significantly increases the risk for premature deaths, particularly in people with underlying cardiovascular disease, clinical and epidemiological studies have determined. more
Newly discovered antibody broadly inhibits multiple strains of pandemic norovirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health and their colleagues at the University of Texas at Austin and the... more
France most skeptical about science and vaccines, global survey finds  Science Magazine · 1 day
Sluggish economy and unemployment could explain French pessimism about science’s job-boosting power more
Researchers identify genetic mutation that causes fatal response to HAV infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers have identified a genetic mutation that caused an 11-year-old girl to suffer a fatal reaction to infection with the Hepatitis A virus. more
California vaccine bill amended to appease governor  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A California lawmaker on Tuesday made substantial changes to his contentious vaccine bill after Gov. Gavin Newsom and other state officials raised concerns that the measure was too strict and gave too much power... more
Many healthcare workers often care for patients while sick, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Large numbers of healthcare workers risk transmitting respiratory viruses to patients and co-workers by attending work even when they have symptoms, according to a study published... more
‘Sneezing’ plants may spread pathogens to their neighbors  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 day
A “surface tension catapult” can fling dewdrops carrying fungal spores from water-repellent leaves. more
Medical News Today: What causes a lump on the areola  MNT · 1 day
A lump on the areola may have a variety of causes, including skin irritation and bacteria. Treatments depend on the cause. Learn more about the causes and treatments... more
New evidence supports the presence of microbes in the placenta  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers report visual evidence supporting the presence of bacteria within the microarchitecture of the placental tissue. more
The Same Exact Foods Affect Each Person's Gut Bacteria Differently  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Diet can influence the gut microbiome, but the same food can have the opposite effect on different people. more
How hepatitis B and delta viruses establish infection of liver cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have developed a new, scalable cell culture system that allows for detailed investigation of how host cells respond to infection with hepatitis B (HBV) and... more
California governor, lawmaker alter proposed vaccine rules  ABC NEWS · 2 days
California public health officials would have more oversight of doctors and schools with high numbers of medical exemptions for vaccinations under a compromise announced Tuesday more
Dinosaur bones are home to microscopic life  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists went looking for preserved collagen, the protein in bone and skin, in dinosaur fossils. They didn't find the protein, but they did find huge colonies of modern bacteria living inside the dinosaur bones. more
Medical News Today: Garden snails may have secret weapons against aggressive bacteria  MNT · 2 days
Researchers have discovered four previously unknown proteins in snail mucus, at least three of which have the potential to fight harmful bacteria. more
Neolithic Çatalhöyük Experienced Modern Urban Problems  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
An international team of researchers has found that the inhabitants of the Neolithic settlement Çatalhöyük (7100-5950 BCE) experienced overcrowding, infectious diseases, violence and environmental... more
Rotavirus vaccines may lower kids’ chances of getting type 1 diabetes  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 days
Vaccination against rotavirus is associated with a reduced incidence of type 1 diabetes in children, according to an analysis of U.S. insurance data. more
Molecular switch for 'exhaustion mode' of immune cells discovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Tumors and certain viral infections pose a challenge to the human body which the immune system typically fails to hand. In these diseases it switches to hypofunctional state that prevent... more
Healthcare workers often care for patients while ill  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Large numbers of healthcare workers risk transmitting respiratory viruses to patients and co-workers by attending work even when they have symptoms, according to a new study. The study found that 95% of... more
Genetic cause for fatal response to Hepatitis A  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have identified a genetic mutation that caused an 11-year-old girl to suffer a fatal reaction to infection with the Hepatitis A virus (HAV). The study reveals that mutations in the IL18BP... more
Porous border could hinder efforts to stem spread of Ebola  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Porous border could hurt efforts to contain spread of Ebola after first cases of cross-border infection are reported in Uganda more
New experimental system can rapidly assess pathogenic effects of a drug on baby's brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Pregnant women are often advised to avoid certain drugs because of potential risks to their unborn infant's growing brain cells. more
Cedars-Sinai expert urges physicians and patients to manage pain without addictive pills  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
As the opioid epidemic continues to claim lives and shatter families across the nation, a Cedars-Sinai expert is urging physicians and patients to try... more
Breastmilk antibody necessary to prevent necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh finds that an antibody in breastmilk is necessary to prevent necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)- an often deadly... more
Prehistoric settlement in Turkey bears telltale signs of modern woes  REUTERS · 2 days
Overcrowding. Violence. Infectious diseases. Environmental degradation. It may sound like the worst of modern mega-cities. more
Possible targets to help tackle Crohn's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
There is no precise cure for digestive condition Crohn's disease, and causes are believed to vary. But one indicator of the condition -- an abnormal reaction of the immune system to certain bacteria in... more
RNR 'switch' offers hope in battling antibiotic resistant bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New research offers a new pathway for targeting pathogens in the fight against antibiotic resistant bacteria. more
'Flesh-Eating' Bacteria May Be Spreading to Beaches Once Thought Off-Limits. Here's Why.  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
"Flesh-eating" bacteria that live in the ocean may be spreading to previously unaffected beach waters thanks to climate change, according to a new report. more
How certain antibiotic combinations could defeat 'superbugs'  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
In hospitalized patients with bacterial infections, heteroresistance is more widespread than previously appreciated. This finding -- alarming on one level -- could also reveal ways to defeat apparently invincible bacteria. more
RNR 'switch' offers hope in battling antibiotic resistant bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
New research from Cornell University offers a new pathway for targeting pathogens in the fight against antibiotic resistant bacteria. more
Medical News Today: Can scientists learn to bypass superbugs' drug resistance?  MNT · 3 days
Better understanding drug resistance in bacteria can lead to more effective approaches. In laboratory and mouse tests, a new strategy shows promise. more
Cell biology: Preventing drugs from being transported out of the cell  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A research team has investigated the transport mechanism of a bacterial membrane protein using an artificially produced antibody fragment. The transport proteins, called ABC exporters, are... more
Nurses more likely to conduct HIV screenings when practice setting supports routine testing  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Nurse practitioners are more likely to conduct HIV screenings if they feel that their colleagues support routine screenings, according to new research... more
Norovirus close-ups might help fight stomach flu  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
Detailed views of a common stomach virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea could aid vaccine and disinfectant development. more
Enzymes that can transform blood type A to O found in human gut biome  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A team of researchers at the University of British Columbia has found two types of enzymes that together, can transform... more
Turning up the heat on pathogenic bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Pathogenic bacteria come alive at the metabolic level when they enter the warmth of the human gut, firing up genes that encode toxins and other compounds harmful to our bodies. A KAUST-led study shows... more
Preventing drugs from being transported from cells  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
An international research team has investigated the transport mechanism of a bacterial membrane protein using an artificially produced antibody fragment. The transport proteins, called ABC exporters, are present, for instance, in the cell membranes... more
Parasites affect host responses to environmental change  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Ignoring the role of parasites may lead to a misinterpretation of organism responses to environmental change, according to an Innovative Viewpoints article by ecologists from the University of Georgia. Their paper, "To improve ecological... more
Wearable sensors show how antibiotic-resistant bacteria spread through hospital wards  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
More than just strict hand hygiene practices are needed to control the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, say researchers. more
Medical News Today: Foods with similar nutrition content affect the gut differently  MNT · 3 days
Researchers came up with an innovative approach for comparing foods with similar nutritional labels and found that they affect gut bacteria differently. more
Researchers examine transport mechanism of bacterial membrane protein  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
An international research team has investigated the transport mechanism of a bacterial membrane protein using an artificially produced antibody fragment. more
Human contact responsible for spread of hospital infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
An observational study conducted in a French hospital showed that human contact was responsible for 90 percent of the spread of one species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria to new patients, but less than... more
Elimination of vertical transmission of HCV from mothers to babies  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Hepatitis C virus transmission from mothers to babies could largely be prevented if Canada recommended universal screening for HCV in pregnancy, argues a commentary in CMAJ. more
Baby socks contain traces of bisphenol A and parabens, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A team of scientists from the University of Granada, the Biohealth Research Institute in Granada, the city's San Cecilio Clinical Hospital, and the Centre for Biomedical... more
Researchers find characteristics related to better outcomes in HPV-linked oropharyngeal cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Using a new blood test that's in development, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers identified characteristics that could be used to personalize treatment... more
Novel insight could improve vaccines that protect pregnant women and newborns  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A team led by Duke Health scientists has identified a cellular process that could lead to the development of safer and more effective vaccines that protect... more
Ugandan medics now tackling Ebola say they lack supplies  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Ugandan medics tackling Ebola virus say they lack supplies as deadly outbreak arrives more
CDC director praises Alabama HIV clinic ahead of campaign  ABC NEWS · 5 days
The director of the Centers for Disease Control says he's impressed by a Montgomery-based HIV/AIDS clinic and its commitment to providing health services to rural communities more
Medical News Today: What to know about antibiotics and tooth infections  MNT · 6 days
Antibiotics may be an effective treatment option for a tooth infection. There are many different types of antibiotic and many other potential remedies. Learn more about... more
Virus genes help determine if pea aphids get their wings  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers shed light on the important role that microbial genes, like those from viruses, can play in insect and animal evolution. more
PD-1hi CD8+ resident memory T cells balance immunity and fibrotic sequelae  Science Magazine · 6 days
CD8+ tissue-resident memory T (TRM) cells provide frontline immunity in mucosal tissues. The mechanisms regulating CD8+ TRM maintenance, heterogeneity, and protective and pathological functions are largely... more
Virus genes help determine if pea aphids get their wings  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Many of an organism's traits are influenced by cues from the organism's environment. These features are known as phenotypically plastic traits and are important in allowing an organism... more
‘Stomach flu’ vaccine prevents type 1 diabetes in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Scientists have discovered that the rotavirus vaccine reduces the likelihood of children being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. more
Long-acting contraceptives do not increase risk of HIV, concludes new study  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
One of the largest and most robust studies on HIV infection rates has concluded that long-acting contraceptives do not increase the risk of contracting HIV. more
Warning issued by FDA after patient dies following fecal transplant  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A warning from the U.S FDA was issued yesterday after a patient died due to receiving a fecal transplant that contained drug-resistant bacteria. more
Scientists develop 'mini-brain' model of human prion disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists have used human skin cells to create what they believe is the first cerebral organoid system, or 'mini-brain,' for studying sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). CJD is a fatal neurodegenerative brain disease... more
Scientists report the first family of extracellular Rickettsia-like bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Microbiologists of St Petersburg University, together with researchers from the University of Milan, the University of Pisa, and the University of Pavia, have discovered a new family of bacteria of... more
Chemicals produced by gut microbiome could help identify children at risk of organ failure  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Chemicals produced by healthy bacteria could be used to assess the health of the gut microbiome and help identify critically-ill... more
A proposal to make it harder for kids to skip vaccines gives powerful voices pause  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
As California lawmakers attempt to tighten the rules on childhood vaccinations, they're getting pushback from unexpected quarters: high-profile... more
UN: Expert meeting under way to decide if Ebola is emergency  ABC NEWS · 6 days
UN says expert meeting under way to decide if Ebola virus outbreak is a global emergency more
Mutant bacterial receptor could help identify therapeutic compounds that inhibit quorum sensing  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Researchers have developed a new mutant version of a receptor used by a bacterial pathogen for a chemical communication process called quorum sensing, according... more
Virus employs powerful strategy to inhibit natural killer cell function  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The virus responsible for chickenpox and shingles employs a powerful strategy of immune evasion, inhibiting the ability of natural killer cells to destroy infected cells and produce molecules... more
Seaweed and sea slugs rely on toxic bacteria to defend against predators  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Plants, animals and even microbes that live on coral reefs have evolved a rich variety of defense strategies to protect themselves from predators. Some have physical... more
Study estimates the number of undetected Ebola outbreaks  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
An estimated half of Ebola virus disease outbreaks have gone undetected since it was discovered in 1976, according to research published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. more
Gut bacteria: The surprising impact of viruses  MNT · 6 days
The role of gut bacteria in health and disease is complex. A new study examines the impact of bacteriophages, which are viruses that attack bacteria. more
Medical News Today: Gut bacteria: The surprising impact of viruses  MNT · 6 days
The role of gut bacteria in health and disease is complex. A new study examines the impact of bacteriophages, which are viruses that attack bacteria. more
Developing new immunotherapeutic treatments for emerging viral diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Emerging viral diseases is a term used to refer to diseases caused by pathogens such as the Ebola virus. Whilst vaccines can protect people against these diseases, there is an urgent need... more
Experimental antiviral drug cures mice infected with deadly tick-borne virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Only a few cases of the newly discovered Bourbon virus have been reported, and two of them ended in death, partly because no specific treatments are available for... more
Opioids alone cannot be blamed for growing life expectancy inequality in the U.S.  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new University of Michigan study challenges a popularized view about what's causing the growing gap between the lifespans of more- and... more
Ebola spread to Uganda could threaten international health  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
After smouldering in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for almost a year, killing near 1,000 people, the deadly Ebola virus crossed the border to Uganda in June 2109. This virus causes... more
Half of Ebola outbreaks undetected  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
An estimated half of Ebola virus disease outbreaks have gone undetected since it was discovered in 1976, according to new research. Although these tend to affect fewer than five patients, the study highlights the need for improved detection... more
The Latest: NY ends religious exemptions to vaccine mandates  ABC NEWS · 6 days
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation eliminating a religious exemption to vaccine mandates for schoolchildren in the face of the nation's worst measles outbreak in decades more
The Latest: NY moves to end religious vaccine exemption  ABC NEWS · 6 days
The New York state Assembly has voted to eliminate a religious exemption to vaccine mandates for schoolchildren in the face of its worst measles outbreak in decades more
The surprising reason why some lemurs may be more sensitive to forest loss  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Duke University scientists have given us another way to tell which endangered lemur species are most at risk from deforestation—based on the... more
Gut microbes eat our medication  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have discovered one of the first concrete examples of how the microbiome can interfere with a drug's intended path through the body. Focusing on levodopa (L-dopa), the primary treatment for Parkinson's disease, they identified which bacteria out... more
Taking the 'killer' out of natural killer cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The virus responsible for chickenpox and shingles employs a powerful strategy of immune evasion, inhibiting the ability of natural killer cells to destroy infected cells and produce molecules that help control viral... more
Deadly tick-borne virus cured with experimental flu drug, in mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
An investigational flu drug cures mice infected with the rare but deadly Bourbon virus, according to a new study. more
Mutant bacterial receptor could point to new therapies against opportunistic pathogen  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researchers have developed a new mutant version of a receptor used by a bacterial pathogen for a chemical communication process called quorum sensing, according to a... more
Viruses found to use intricate 'treadmill' to move cargo across bacterial cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Using advanced technologies to explore the inner workings of bacteria, biologists have provided the first example of cargo within bacteriophage cells transiting along treadmill-like... more
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Freezing bubbles viral video inspired research now published
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‘Sneezing’ plants may spread pathogens to their neighbors
SCIENCE-NEWS
Viruses found to use intricate 'treadmill' to move cargo across bacterial cells
SCIENCE DAILY
iPhone plus nanoscale porous silicon equals cheap, simple home diagnostics
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Dynamics of key viral attack strategy visible for first time
PHYS.ORG
Antibiotic resistance is not new – it existed long before people used drugs to kill bacteria
PHYS.ORG
How bacteria nearly killed by antibiotics can recover — and gain resistance
SCIENCE-NEWS
Are coal-fired power plants affecting your drinking water?
PHYS.ORG
The extraordinary powers of bacteria visualized in real time
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