Infections
$1.5 million grant to develop opioid treatment program for jail detainees  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
In what could serve as a model for tackling one of the nation's top public health crises, a University of Massachusetts Amherst epidemiology researcher is teaming... more
Triclosan added to consumer products impairs response to antibiotic treatment  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Grocery store aisles are stocked with products that promise to kill bacteria. People snap up those items to protect themselves from the germs that make them sick. However,... more
A simple change can drastically reduce unnecessary tests for urinary tract infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Tests to detect urinary tract infections (UTI) often are performed routinely in hospitals, even when patients don't have symptoms. more
Researchers uncover interspecies communication between gut bacteria and host  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
Bacteria in the gut do far more than help digest food in the stomachs of their hosts, they can also tell the genes in their mammalian hosts what to do. more
Frog-skin bacteria more diverse in cold and variable temperature regions, finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Amphibians are victims of lethal skin-disease epidemics. In the first global-scale study, researchers from 31 universities and research centers, including the Smithsonian Tropical Research... more
Mitochondrial proteotoxicity appears to be epicentre of molecular pathogenesis  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Researchers at the University of Helsinki uncovered the mechanisms for a novel cellular stress response arising from the toxicity of newly synthesized proteins. more
Besides the U.S., drug overdose mortality is also common in other high-income countries  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Is the current American drug overdose epidemic an isolated phenomenon? Have other high-income countries experienced similar increases in drug overdose mortality, or... more
Dermal disruption: Amphibian skin bacteria is more diverse in cold, variable environments  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Researchers swabbed more than 2300 animals representing 205 amphibian species to better understand the ecology of their skin bacteria. They asked which environmental factors... more
Strategies to treat HIV fall short in rural areas  ABC NEWS · 10 hours
Stigma around HIV and AIDS are sometimes prevalent in rural communities. more
Chemical added to consumer products impairs response to antibiotic treatment  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Triclosan exposure may inadvertently drive bacteria into a state in which they are able to tolerate normally lethal concentrations of antibiotics -- including those antibiotics that are commonly... more
Yeasts reach across tree of life to domesticate suite of bacterial genes  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
New research finds that some yeast picked up a whole suite of genes from bacteria that gave them the new ability to scavenge iron... more
No, scientists didn't find a cure for HPV: Here’s what you need to know  ABC NEWS · 15 hours
A viral news story claimed a group of Mexican scientists found a cure for human papillomavirus and the cancers it... more
Factors associated with increased risk of developing surgical site infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
In an International Wound Journal study of 4,818 older patients undergoing elective orthopedic surgeries, five risk factors were linked with an increased risk of developing surgical site infections,... more
New 'interspecies communication' strategy between gut bacteria and mammalian hosts uncovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Bacteria in the gut do far more than help digest food in the stomachs of their hosts; they can also tell the genes in their mammalian... more
Review of modern cases of leprosy  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
Leprosy has a history that has spanned centuries and societies across the globe. Yet, it continues to be a problem -- even in the modern era. Sufferers from the chronic and infectious skin disease still face... more
American drug overdose death rates the highest among wealthy nations  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
A new study found that the United States has the highest drug overdose death rates among a set of high-income countries. The study found that drug overdose death... more
Using E. coli to create bioproducts, like biodiesel, in a cost-effective manner  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
Mechanical engineers are working on genetically engineering and optimizing E. coli bacteria to produce bioproducts, like biodiesel, in a cost-effective manner. more
Dermal disruption: Amphibian skin bacteria is more diverse in cold, variable environments  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Amphibians are victims of lethal skin-disease epidemics. In the first global-scale study, researchers from 31 universities and research centers, including the Smithsonian Tropical Research... more
New 'interspecies communication' strategy between gut bacteria and mammalian hosts uncovered  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Bacteria in the gut do far more than help digest food in the stomachs of their hosts, they can also tell the genes in their mammalian... more
HIV drug could improve recovery after stroke  Science Magazine · 19 hours
A protein that may hinder the brain’s regrowth after damage points researchers to an unexpected treatment more
Yeasts reach across tree of life to domesticate suite of bacterial genes  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
An insect's gut might seem an inhospitable place to settle in, but diverse microbes nonetheless make their home there. Yet in the gut, there's... more
Reduced antibody adaptability may make the elderly more vulnerable to influenza  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
The influenza vaccine may be less effective in the elderly because their B cells are less capable of producing antibodies that can adapt to protect against... more
Bacteria can survive starvation in zombie mode  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Bacteria that are exposed to a hostile environment, for example with antibiotics or very few nutrients, can sometimes survive by 'going to sleep." Biologists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have discovered an unknown,... more
Measles epidemic in Madagascar kills more than 900, says WHO  ABC NEWS · 20 hours
The World Health Organization says that an epidemic of measles in Madagascar has caused more than 900 deaths more
Trump plan to beat HIV hits rough road in rural America  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
One of the goals President Donald Trump announced in his State of the Union address was to stop the spread of HIV in the U.S. within... more
Thousands with chronic UTIs are not receiving the treatment they need  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Many women may not be receiving the treatment they need because the gold-standard tests for UTIs fail to detect a significant proportion of bacteria. more
Cervical cancer could be eradicated by 2100  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Scaling up the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could eradicate cervical cancer in high-income countries within 30 years, according to a new study. more
Analysis of cervical precancer shows decline in two strains of HPV  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
An analysis of cervical precancers over a period of seven years showed that two strains of human papillomavirus that have been targeted by vaccination since 2006... more
Researchers discover a new promising target to improve HIV vaccines  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
In the quest to develop an effective HIV vaccine, researchers have focused attention on identifying and targeting the region of the virus's outer envelope where a lineage of... more
Viruses in the intestinal tracts can lead to islet autoimmunity and Type 1 diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers at the Center for Infection and Immunity at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the University... more
New insight on potent HIV antibody could improve vaccine design  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new observation highlights the importance of previously unstudied mutations that arises early in bnAbs, giving the antibodies the flexibility to adapt to changes in the virus's outer... more
Medical News Today: What causes post-cesarean wound infections?  MNT · 2 days
Cesarean wound infections occur when bacteria enter the incision. In this article, we look at the causes, types, and treatments for post-cesarean wound infections. more
[Research Articles] Estimating cholera incidence with cross-sectional serology  Science Magazine · 2 days
The development of new approaches to cholera control relies on an accurate understanding of cholera epidemiology. However, most information on cholera incidence lacks laboratory confirmation and instead relies on surveillance systems reporting... more
Bat influenza viruses could infect humans  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Bats don't only carry the deadly Ebola virus, but are also a reservoir for a new type of influenza virus. These newly discovered flu viruses could potentially also attack the cells of humans and livestock, researchers... more
Cocktail of common antibiotics can fight resistant E. coli  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have discovered that a combination of two common antibiotics is able to eliminate multi-drug resistant E. coli causing urinary tract infections. This combination treatment could become an effective measure... more
Viruses that linger in gut could trigger type 1 diabetes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers provide new evidence supporting an association between elevated levels of enteroviruses in the intestinal tracts of children and islet autoimmunity, a precursor to type 1 diabetes. more
Medical News Today: Bacteria living on insects could provide new antibiotics  MNT · 2 days
Insects harbor bacteria that protect them from infection. Tapping this source could yield new antibiotics to combat the growing threat of drug resistance. more
Microbial dormancy in the marine subsurface: Global endospore abundance and response to burial  Science Magazine · 2 days
Marine sediments host an unexpectedly large microbial biosphere, suggesting unique microbial mechanisms for surviving burial and slow metabolic turnover. Although dormancy is... more
Bat influenza viruses could potentially attack the cells of humans and livestock  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Bats don't only carry the deadly Ebola virus, but are also a reservoir for a new type of influenza virus. more
A High-Fat Diet May Be Bad for Your Gut Bacteria  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Eating too much fat may be bad for your gut bacteria, a new study from China suggests. more
Revealed: How the 'Iron Man' of immune cells helps T cells fight infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The immune system's killer T cells are crucial in fighting viral infections. A fraction of them - memory cells - live on... more
Plants can skip the middlemen and directly recognize disease-causing fungi  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Fungal diseases collectively termed "powdery mildew" afflict a broad range of plant species, including agriculturally relevant cereals such as barley, and result in significant reductions in crop yield.... more
Shape-changing element holds key to anti-bacterial coating  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A University of Canterbury research team is another step closer to developing germ-proof surface coatings for environments such as hospitals, after an unexpected development in the lab. more
Medical News Today: Todo lo que necesita saber sobre la tuberculosis  MNT · 2 days
Infórmese sobre esta enfermedad contagiosa que se esparce mediante el aire por las bacterias. Puede ser mortal y afectar a cualquier persona en cualquier parte del... more
Chronic Wasting Disease may soon spread to humans, warns CDC  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Experts are warning that the consumption of deer meat infected with CWD may lead to the disease spreading to humans within the next few years. more
Researchers take closer look at how viruses bind cells and cause infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers at Cardiff University have used x-ray crystallography and computer simulation to get a closer look at how viruses bind cells and cause infection. more
Influenza vaccine may be less effective in elderly patients, finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The influenza vaccine may be less effective in the elderly because their B cells are less capable of producing antibodies that can adapt to protect against... more
Study reveals how helper T cells support memory cells to function optimally  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The immune system's killer T cells are crucial in fighting viral infections. A fraction of them, called 'memory cells', live on once infection is... more
Cervical microbiome may influence HPV infection more than previously thought  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Infections with a Human Papillomavirus cause 99 percent of cervical cancer cases, and the disease's first sign is often the appearance of precancerous lesions on a woman's cervix.... more
Plants can skip the middlemen to directly recognize disease-causing fungi  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have revealed that direct physical associations between plant immune proteins and fungal molecules are widespread during attempted infection. The authors' findings run counter to current thinking and... more
A lack of antibody diversity may make the elderly more susceptible to the flu  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The influenza vaccine may be less effective in the elderly because their B cells are less capable of producing antibodies... more
Using crystals to unpick how viruses work  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have used X-ray crystallography and computer simulation to get a closer look at how viruses bind cells and cause infection. more
Cervical microbiome may promote high-grade precancerous lesions  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Infections with a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) cause 99 percent of cervical cancer cases, and the disease's first sign is often the appearance of precancerous lesions on a woman's cervix. But bacteria may play an... more
T-cell receptor diversity may be key to treatment of follicular lymphoma, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Healthy T-cells play a crucial role in how the body fights follicular lymphoma, according to a new study. T-cells are a key... more
Antibiotic resistances spread faster than thought, aquaculture study reveals  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
By studying fish raised in aquaculture, researchers have shed new light on the mechanisms by which antibiotic resistance genes are transferred between bacteria. According to their study, those mechanisms are... more
Medical News Today: Sore throat and rash: Strep infection and other causes  MNT · 3 days
Strep throat is a common bacterial infection that typically leads to a sore, scratchy throat. Sometimes, it can also cause a rash. Several other... more
WATCH: This day in history: Feb. 21, 1986  ABC NEWS · 3 days
AIDS patient Ryan White returns to classes at Western Middle School. more
Medical News Today: Flu breakthrough: Universal vaccine may be in sight  MNT · 3 days
In a discovery that the researchers have deemed to be 'paradigm-shifting,' 'killer' immune cells may offer protection against all types of flu virus. more
Anti-cancer immunotherapy could be used to fight HIV  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre have shown that immunotherapy treatments against cancer could reduce the amount of virus that persists in people on triple therapy. more
Medical News Today: Self-destruction system in TB bacteria may lead to 'perfect drug'  MNT · 3 days
Scientists zoom in on the 'toxin-antitoxin' system that the tuberculosis bacterium naturally contains, in the hope that it can help design better... more
Epidemiological model lends insight to chlamydia outbreak in Japan  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Mathematical models that quantify the dynamics of infectious diseases are crucial predictive tools for the control of ongoing and future outbreaks. An infection's basic reproduction number (R0) is especially important... more
Preventing 'cell wall remodeling' may hold key to defeating intransigent super bugs  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
B. multivorans is a notorious pathogen that can cause infections such as pneumonia in immune-compromised individuals with underlying lung diseases, including cystic fibrosis. This... more
Oral antifungal drug used to treat yeast infections linked to higher rates of miscarriage  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A commonly used medication, fluconazole, used to treat vaginal yeast infections, is linked to higher rates of miscarriage if used... more
Study sheds new light on how antibiotic resistance genes are transferred between bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
By studying fish raised in aquaculture, researchers from the Helmholtz Zentrum München, the University of Copenhagen and the University of Campinas in... more
Antimicrobial reusable coffee cups are less likely to become contaminated with bacteria, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Antimicrobial reusable coffee cups are safer to use than ordinary plastic reusable cups, according to independent research undertaken by microbiologists... more
Researchers identify suicide toxin in the bacteria responsible for tuberculosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The bacteria responsible for tuberculosis can be killed by a toxin they produce unless it is neutralized by an antidote protein. The European team of scientists behind this... more
Medical News Today: What to know about SIBO and its treatment  MNT · 3 days
SIBO is a digestive disorder in which a person has too many bacteria in their small intestine. It is more common than doctors previously thought and... more
What to know about SIBO and its treatment  MNT · 3 days
SIBO is a digestive disorder in which a person has too many bacteria in their small intestine. It is more common than doctors previously thought and has an association with IBS. This... more
Physicists pinpoint a simple mechanism that makes bacteria resistant to antibiotics  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Physicists have for the first time identified a simple mechanism used by potentially deadly bacteria to fend off antibiotics, a discovery which is providing new insights... more
New protocol can help identify febrile infants at low risk for serious bacterial infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A national research team led by UC Davis Health clinicians and researchers from the University of Michigan, Nationwide Children's Hospital... more
New protocol could help physicians to rule out bacterial infections in infants  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new protocol could help emergency room physicians to rule out life-threatening bacterial infections among infants up to 2 months of age who have... more
Scientists discover trigger that turns strep infections into devastating disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Houston Methodist infectious disease scientists have discovered a previously unknown trigger that turns a relatively run-of-the-mill infection into a devastatingly ravenous, flesh-eating disease. more
Tuberculosis: Commandeering a bacterial 'suicide' mechanism  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
The bacteria responsible for tuberculosis can be killed by a toxin they produce unless it is neutralized by an antidote protein. The scientists are now seeking to appropriate this 'suicide' mechanism for therapeutic purposes. more
Researchers find trigger that turns strep infections into flesh-eating disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists discovered a previously unknown trigger that turns run-of-the-mill strep infections into the flesh-eating disease childbed fever, which strikes postpartum moms and newborns, often leaving victims without limbs.... more
Febrile infants may not need painful tests, antibiotics, hospitalizations  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A national research team has derived and validated a new protocol for emergency departments that can determine which infant patients with fevers, age 60 days or younger, are at low... more
Suicide system in tuberculosis bacteria might hold key to treatment  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top ten causes of death worldwide. In 2017, 10 million people around the world fell ill with TB and 1.3 million died.... more
Medical News Today: Why antibiotics fail in the fight against bacteria  MNT · 4 days
For the first time ever, researchers have managed to establish what allows drug-resistant bacteria to repel the action of potent antibiotics. more
Antibiotic resistances spread faster than so far thought  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
By studying fish raised in aquaculture, researchers from the Helmholtz Zentrum München, the University of Copenhagen and the University of Campinas in Brazil have shed new light on the mechanisms by which... more
Physicists identify simple mechanism used by deadly bacteria to fend off antibiotics  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Physicists at McMaster University have for the first time identified a simple mechanism used by potentially deadly bacteria to fend off antibiotics, a discovery... more
Linking sensing to signaling during plant immunity  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Plant defense against invading pathogens relies upon effective recognition of non-self organisms and a subsequent signaling response characterized by reprogramming of host gene expression and localized cell death to combat infection and provide resistance.... more
Physicists pinpoint a simple mechanism that makes bacteria resistant to antibiotics  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Physicists at McMaster University have for the first time identified a simple mechanism used by potentially deadly bacteria to fend off antibiotics, a discovery which is... more
Virus-infected bacteria could provide help in the fight against climate change  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Viruses don't always kill their microbial hosts. In many cases, they develop a mutually beneficial relationship: the virus establishes itself inside the microbe and, in return,... more
Virus-infected bacteria could provide help in the fight against climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Understanding the relationship between microbes and viruses is beneficial not only for medical research and practical applications but also in marine biology, say researchers. more
Study on measles transmission in China have implications for controlling the epidemic worldwide  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new study on the measles epidemic in China has far-reaching implications for eliminating the infection globally. Using a new model-inference system,... more
Hope for fighting disease known as Ebola of frogs  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Despite widespread infection, some frog populations are surviving a deadly disease that is the equivalent of humankind's Ebola virus. The reason -- genetic diversity. more
Study shows hope for fighting disease known as Ebola of frogs  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Despite widespread infection, some frog populations are surviving a deadly disease that is the equivalent of mankind's Ebola virus. The reason —genetic diversity. more
Washington lawmakers advance limits on vaccine exemptions  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Washington state lawmakers have advanced a measure that would remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to vaccinating their school-age children for measles more
Biologists identify honeybee 'clean' genes known for improving survival  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The key to breeding disease-resistant honeybees could lie in a group of genes—known for controlling hygienic behaviour—that enable colonies to limit the spread of harmful mites and bacteria, according to... more
Spare 10 minutes to make science leap forward  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Today sees the launch of an innovative Citizen Science Project by Diamond Light Source, the UK's national synchrotron science facility.The project uses a crowdsourcing model to call on people of all ages... more
Exercise might improve health by increasing gut bacterial diversity  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Research has suggested that the efficiency with which we transport oxygen to our tissues (cardiorespiratory fitness) is a far greater predictor of gut microbiota diversity than either body fat percentage... more
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Large-scale clinical trial begins to study liver transplantation between people with HIV
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Building self-tests for the world's most common infectious diseases—with paper
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Time-lapse microscopy helps reveal brake mechanism in Streptomyces lifecycle
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How light-farming chloroplasts morph into defensive warriors
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