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Seeking the secret ingredient in the original smallpox vaccine
SCIENCE DAILY Thanks to a secret vaccine ingredient as well as a net of worldwide researchers and successful vaccination campaigns, smallpox was finally eradicated in 1977. A new study provides an in-depth... 11 hours
Northwestern Medicine scientists develop novel method to track HIV infection
NEWS MEDICAL Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a novel method of tracking HIV infection, allowing the behavior of individual virions -- infectious particles -- to be connected to infectivity. 24 hours
Eggshell-like mineral layer on avian flu viruses may be cause for human infections
NEWS MEDICAL Avian flu can be transmitted from birds to humans; transmission among humans, however, is limited. The reason may be an eggshell-like mineral... 1 day
Zika virus activates de novo and cross-reactive memory B cell responses in dengue-experienced donors
Science Magazine Zika virus (ZIKV) shares a high degree of homology with dengue virus (DENV), suggesting that preexisting immunity to DENV could... 1 day
UN completes first round of Syria polio vaccination campaign
ABC NEWS UNICEF completes first round of vaccination campaign following polio outbreak in eastern Syrian provinces 1 day
Viruses and aphids that help crops? Scientists think it may be possible
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are making an effort to help corn stand up to stress brought on by drought and disease by using viruses and aphids to... 1 day
Mineral layer around avian flu pathogen may be the cause for human infections
SCIENCE DAILY Avian flu can be transmitted from birds to humans; transmission among humans, however, is limited. The reason may be an eggshell-like mineral... 1 day
Air pollution particles could make you more susceptible to infection, say scientists
NEWS MEDICAL AIR pollution could make you more vulnerable to infection, scientists at a Scots university have revealed. 2 days
Vietnam battles dengue outbreaks with 42 percent more cases
ABC NEWS Vietnam is battling raging dengue fever outbreaks with more than 10,000 new infections reported over the past three weeks stretching its medical system. 2 days
Community-acquired infections increase with lower kidney function
NEWS MEDICAL Individuals with reduced kidney function may be at increased risk of developing infections acquired in the community, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society... 2 days
Slowing dangerous bacteria may be more effective than killing them
SCIENCE DAILY A new study suggests it may be possible to slow dangerous infections by manipulating the messages microbes send to one another, allowing the body to defeat an infection... 2 days
Disrupted gut microbiome makes children more susceptible to amoebic dysentery
SCIENCE DAILY Children with lower diversity of microbial species in their intestines are more susceptible to severe infection with the Entamoeba histolytica parasite, according to a new study. 2 days
Hemorrhagic fevers: Countering inflammation to prevent circulatory failure
SCIENCE DAILY Hemorrhagic fevers are severe viral diseases that are often fatal. Researchers have now identified messenger substances of the immune system, which in infected mice lead to the development of shock. 2 days
Children need to be up-to-date on immunizations before heading back-to-school
NEWS MEDICAL While we prepare our children to go back to school, parents should check and make sure their children are current on all vaccinations before the start of the... 2 days
Bacteria stab amoebae with micro-daggers
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered a type of bacteria that uses tiny daggers to prevent itself from being eaten by amoebae. The scientists also resolved the three-dimensional structure of the mechanism that allows the micro-daggers to be shot quickly. 2 days
Antibiotic use makes immune cells less effective in fighting infections
NEWS MEDICAL Adding another reason for doctors to avoid the overuse of antibiotics, new research shows that a reduction in the variety of microbes in the gut interferes with the... 2 days
Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer
PHYS.ORG By combining an FDA-approved cancer immunotherapy with an emerging tumor-roasting nanotechnology, Duke University researchers improved the efficacy of both therapies in a proof-of-concept study using mice. 2 days
Disrupted gut microbiome makes children more susceptible to amoebic dysentery
MNT Children with lower diversity of microbial species in their intestines are more susceptible to severe infection with the Entamoeba histolytica parasite, according to a new study published in... 2 days
When will yellow fever strike Brazil again? Monkeys and mosquitoes hold clues
Science Magazine Researchers track an elusive virus in the rainforest 2 days
A pathology atlas of the human cancer transcriptome
Science Magazine Cancer is one of the leading causes of death, and there is great interest in understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis and progression of individual tumors. We used systems-level... 2 days
In situ architecture, function, and evolution of a contractile injection system
Science Magazine Contractile injection systems mediate bacterial cell-cell interactions by a bacteriophage tail–like structure. In contrast to extracellular systems, the type 6 secretion system (T6SS) is defined by... 2 days
Bacteria stab amoebae with micro-daggers
PHYS.ORG Bacteria have to watch out for amoeba. Hungry amoebae hunt them: they catch them with their pseudopodia and then absorb and digest them. 2 days
Peroxisomes identified as 'fighters' in the battle against bacterial infections
SCIENCE DAILY Peroxisomes are required for cells in the innate immune response to bacteria and fungi. Now scientists have found that peroxisomes are necessary for proper functioning of the innate... 2 days
Research provides clues to how infectious bacteria may increase risk of cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Gastric carcinoma is one of the most common causes of cancer-related deaths, primarily because most patients present at an advanced stage of the disease. 2 days
Researchers identify role of blood-filtering organs in fighting against viral infections
NEWS MEDICAL New information about how and where the innate immune system fights off viral infections that enter through the skin could lead to better treatments for viruses... 2 days
Hemorrhagic fevers: Countering inflammation to prevent circulatory failure
PHYS.ORG Hemorrhagic fevers are severe viral diseases that are often fatal. Researchers from the University of Basel have now identified messenger substances of the immune system, which in infected mice lead to the... 2 days
Slowing dangerous bacteria may be more effective than killing them, researchers report
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the University of Illinois have discovered a mechanism that allows bacteria of the same species to communicate when their survival is threatened.... 2 days
Simulation shows the high cost of dementia, especially for families
SCIENCE DAILY A new simulation of the dementia epidemic estimates the economic impact the disease has on households and public insurance programs and provides a tool for projecting the impact... 2 days
Can previous exposure to West Nile alter the course of Zika?
SCIENCE DAILY West Nile virus is no stranger to the U.S.-Mexico border; thousands of people in the region have contracted the mosquito-borne virus in the past. But could... 2 days
Probiotics can prevent sepsis in infants, study shows
SCIENCE DAILY A special mixture of good bacteria in the body reduced the incidence of sepsis in infants in India by 40 percent at a cost of only $1 per infant, new research has... 2 days
Brain chemical NPGL controls appetite and body fat composition: Beneficial for our ancestors; potential cause of obesity pandemic
SCIENCE DAILY NPGL, a recently discovered protein involved in brain signalling, has been found... 2 days
Are stem cells the link between bacteria and cancer?
SCIENCE DAILY A new mechanism of stomach gland regeneration reveals impact of Helicobacter pylori infection. 2 days
Mathematical model helps explain C. elegans decision-making process
PHYS.ORG The C. elegans roundworm sees by eating, sucking in big gulps of bacteria to learn about its surrounding environment. As researchers watched, they noticed an odd pattern marked by "bursts" of eating. 3 days
Cambodian medic who spread HIV asks for court's mercy
ABC NEWS Unlicensed Cambodian medical practitioner, sentenced to 25 years in prison for infecting more than 100 villagers with HIV, says he only sought to provide care 3 days
Medical News Today: Jumping genes made us human, but can they cause disease?
MNT Ancient bacteria and viruses left their traces all over our DNA. This may have given us an edge in our quest to... 3 days
Sanford Health launches solid tumor oncolytic virus clinical trial
NEWS MEDICAL Sanford Health is the first site in the United States to launch a clinical trial using a genetically-engineered virus that aims to destroy therapy-resistant tumors. 3 days
Patient empowerment may be effective strategy to improve physicians’ hand hygiene adherence
NEWS MEDICAL Armed with new tools, patients and parents felt empowered to remind healthcare providers to perform hand hygiene, successfully improving compliance rates, but just over... 3 days
Researchers investigate how previous exposure to West Nile virus affects Zika infection
NEWS MEDICAL West Nile virus is no stranger to the U.S.-Mexico border; thousands of people in the region have contracted the mosquito-borne virus in the past.... 3 days
nanobioelectronics to treat bacterial infection in the stomach Nanobioelectronics to treat bacterial infection in the stomach
NEWS MEDICAL VIDEO Nanotechnology has made another breakthrough at the University of California San Diego. For the first time the researchers have shown that micromotors or microscopic robots could be used to treat a bacterial... 3 days
Research shows probiotics can reduce incidence of sepsis in infants
NEWS MEDICAL A research team at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health has determined that a special mixture of good bacteria in the body reduced the... 3 days
The irresistible fragrance of dying vinegar flies
SCIENCE DAILY Vinegar flies should normally try to avoid their sick conspecifics to prevent becoming infected themselves. Nevertheless they are irresistibly attracted to the smell given off by sick flies. A dramatic increase in the production... 3 days
Scientists discover powerful potential pain reliever
SCIENCE DAILY Chemists have discovered a powerful pain reliever that acts on a previously unknown pain pathway. The compound is as effective at relieving neuropathic pain in injured mice as a drug widely used for pain relief called... 3 days
Probiotic Bacteria Could Protect Newborns From Deadly Infection
NPR Each year more than 600,000 babies die of sepsis. Researchers have found a simple way to prevent it: Feed babies probiotic bacteria that are common in kimchi, pickles and other fermented vegetables. 3 days
Vomocytosis of live pathogens from macrophages is regulated by the atypical MAP kinase ERK5
Science Magazine Vomocytosis, or nonlytic extrusion, is a poorly understood process through which macrophages release live pathogens that they have failed to... 3 days
Carryover effects of larval exposure to different environmental bacteria drive adult trait variation in a mosquito vector
Science Magazine Conditions experienced during larval development of holometabolous insects can affect adult traits, but whether... 3 days
[Editors' Choice] Resistance is futile
Science Magazine Combining tandem peptides that localize toxins to bacterial membranes with scaffolds that target these payloads to the lungs combats drug resistant bacteria without off-target effects. 3 days
[Research Articles] Metabolic differentiation of early Lyme disease from southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI)
Science Magazine Lyme disease, the most commonly reported vector-borne disease in the United States, results from infection with Borrelia burgdorferi. Early clinical... 3 days
Compounds in desert creosote bush could treat giardia, 'brain-eating' amoeba infections
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that compounds produced by the creosote bush, a desert plant common to the Southwestern United States, exhibit potent anti-parasitic activity against the protozoa... 3 days
Chewing gum rapid test for inflammation
SCIENCE DAILY Dental implants occasionally entail complications: Six to fifteen percent of patients develop an inflammatory response in the years after receiving a dental implant. This is caused by bacteria destroying the soft tissue and the bone around... 3 days
Zika has all but disappeared in the Americas. Why?
Science Magazine The epidemic is gone, but the virus will return—and a vaccine is still badly needed 3 days
Cholera in Yemen: What you need to know
ABC NEWS Cholera has infected half a million people in Yemen so far this year. 3 days
Study: Playing smartphone app aids concussion recovery in teens
SCIENCE DAILY Generally, after suffering a concussion, patients are encouraged to avoid reading, watching TV and using mobile devices to help their brains heal. But new research shows that teenagers who used... 3 days
Drug-delivering micromotors treat their first bacterial infection in the stomach
SCIENCE DAILY Nanoengineers have demonstrated, for the first time, using micromotors to treat a bacterial infection in the stomach. These tiny vehicles, each about half the width of a human... 3 days
Polio vaccine developed using tobacco plants could transform how vaccines are made
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have used plants to create a new polio vaccine in what is hoped to be a breakthrough in the way vaccines are made. 3 days
Study offers novel insights into how genetic variants play key role in human immune system
NEWS MEDICAL It is widely recognized that people respond differently to infections. This can partially be explained by genetics, shows... 3 days
Compounds produced by creosote bush exhibit anti-parasitic activity against pathogenic protozoa
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that... 3 days
Understanding the rise in NTM infections
NEWS MEDICAL It is important to keep in mind that nontuberculous mycobacteria are environmental, and so unlike mycobacterial tuberculosis, generally this is not a person to person transmitted disease. The organisms are found universally in water and soil... 3 days
Biophysics explains how immune cells kill bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY A new data analysis technique, moving subtrajectory analysis defines the dynamics and kinetics of key molecules in the immune response to an infection. These biophysical descriptions are expected to clarify the TCR microcluster, an... 3 days
Genetic variants found to play key role in human immune system
SCIENCE DAILY It is widely recognized that people respond differently to infections. This can partially be explained by genetics, according to a new study. The findings offer novel... 4 days
An immune signaling pathway for control of yellow fever virus infection
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have uncovered a critical role for a new immune signaling pathway in controlling infection by the flavivirus Yellow Fever Virus (YFV). 4 days
Plant-produced polio vaccines could help eradicate age-old disease
SCIENCE DAILY Plants have been used to produce a new vaccine against poliovirus in what is hoped to be a major step towards global eradication of the disease. 4 days
Drug-delivering micromotors treat their first bacterial infection in the stomach
PHYS.ORG Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have demonstrated for the first time using micromotors to treat a bacterial infection in the stomach. These tiny vehicles, each... 4 days
The irresistible fragrance of dying vinegar flies
PHYS.ORG Markus Knaden and Bill Hansson, and their colleagues at the Department of Evolutionary Neuroethology, study ecologically relevant odors in the natural environment of insects, especially vinegar flies. In this new study they focused on... 4 days
Multi-drug resistant fungi found in UK hospitals - alarms health officials
NEWS MEDICAL Latest reports have confirmed that over 200 patients in England have been infected with a drug-resistant fungus called Candida auris that was first detected in Japan.... 4 days
Flu Shot Facts & Side Effects (Updated for 2017-2018)
LIVE SCIENCE The seasonal flu shot is a yearly vaccine administered to protect against the flu, or influenza. In the United States, flu shots are recommended for everyone ages 6 months and... 4 days
Court: State can't vaccinate kids in temporary custody
ABC NEWS The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that the state's child welfare agency cannot vaccinate children placed temporarily in its custody when the parents object to vaccinations 4 days
Human intrusion on fruit bat habitats raises exposure risk to Hendra virus in Australia
SCIENCE DAILY There is a rising risk of human and domestic animal exposure to deadly Hendra virus (HeV) carried by fruit bats... 4 days
Using experimental and computational methods, researchers reveal workings of bacterial defense system
PHYS.ORG Central to understanding why bacteria become antibiotic resistant is knowing how bacteria respond to the drugs trying to kill them. In a new study,... 4 days
Protein that inhibits the development of autoimmune diseases discovered
SCIENCE DAILY The immune system protects humans from threats such as, for example, disease-causing bacteria, and cancer as well. Yet if the system malfunctions, it can attack the body it is supposed... 4 days
Epigenetic drugs show promise as antivirals
SCIENCE DAILY Some epigenetic pharmaceuticals have the potential to be used as broad spectrum antivirals, according to a new study. The study demonstrated that histone methyltransferases EZH2/1 inhibitors, which are being used in cancer clinical trials, have activity... 4 days
Understanding antibiotic resistance
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have uncovered new insights into how bacteria respond to stress. When deprived of nutrients, strains of the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae mount a coordinated defense. When exposed to antibiotics, the bacterial response is highly disorganized, revealing the bacteria are far... 4 days
How head-on collisions of DNA protein machines stop replication
SCIENCE DAILY Head-on collisions between the protein machines that crawl along chromosomes can disrupt DNA replication and boost gene mutation rates. This may be one of the ways bacteria control their evolution... 4 days
Viruses up their game in arms race with immune system
SCIENCE DAILY Myxoma virus -- introduced to control the rabbit population in Australia in 1950 -- has developed a deadly ability to suppress the immune response in host rabbits. This... 4 days
How head-on collisions of DNA protein machines stop replication
PHYS.ORG A new study describes how head-on collisions between protein machines on chromosomes can disrupt DNA replication and boost the rate of gene mutations that help bacteria survive hostile environments, resist... 4 days
Killing bacteria by hacking plastics with silver and electricity
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the Swedish Medical Nanoscience Center at Karolinska Institutet have developed an innovative way of hacking conducting plastics so as to prevent bacterial growth using silver nanoparticles and a... 5 days
Human intrusion on fruit bat habitats raises exposure risk to Hendra virus in Australia
PHYS.ORG There is a rising risk of human and domestic animal exposure to deadly Hendra virus (HeV) carried by fruit bats... 5 days
Novel stem cell-derived model created of inflammatory neurological disorder
MNT Brain-in-a-dish approach also showed two existing HIV drugs may be effective in rescuing mutated cells. 5 days
Urinary Tract Infection: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
LIVE SCIENCE A urinary tract infection is an infection of any part of the urinary tract, which includes the bladder, kidneys, ureters and urethra. 5 days
Probiotics help poplar trees clean up toxins in Superfund sites
PHYS.ORG Trees have the ability to capture and remove pollutants from the soil and degrade them through natural processes in the plant. It's a feat of nature companies have... 5 days
Viruses up their game in arms race with immune system
PHYS.ORG In a classic example of the evolutionary arms race between a host and a pathogen, the myxoma virus—introduced to control the rabbit population in Australia in 1950—has developed... 5 days
Cancer-fighting T cells are smarter, stronger than experts thought
PHYS.ORG Scientists studying the body's cancer-fighting T cells have a serious problem: When they culture them in the lab, the T cells sit around at equilibrium, waiting to bump into cancerous... 5 days
Bacteria can feel their surroundings
PHYS.ORG For humans, our sense of touch is relayed to the brain via small electrical pulses. Now, University of Colorado Boulder scientists have found that individual bacteria, too, can feel their external environment in a similar way. 5 days
Doctors trained at lowest-ranked medical schools prescribe more opioids
SCIENCE DAILY Physicians trained at the United States' lowest-ranked medical schools write more opioid prescriptions than physicians trained at the highest-ranked schools, according to a study. The study suggests that better training... 5 days
Plague Bacteria Found in Arizona Fleas
LIVE SCIENCE Fleas carrying the plague have been found in some parts of Arizona, according to health officials. 5 days
Killing bacteria by hacking plastics with silver and electricity
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed an innovative way of hacking conducting plastics so as to prevent bacterial growth using silver nanoparticles and a small electrical current. The method could prove to be... 5 days
Seeing a virus in action
SCIENCE DAILY Imaging the movement of a virus demonstrates that single-particle X- ray scattering has the potential to shed new light on key molecular processes, like viral infection, when paired with powerful new algorithms. 5 days
Scientists develop new way of hacking plastics with silver and electricity to prevent bacterial growth
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the Swedish Medical Nanoscience Center at Karolinska Institutet have developed an innovative way of hacking conducting... 5 days
FDA issues Emergency Use Authorization for multiplex Zika test
NEWS MEDICAL The Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an Emergency Use Authorization for the CII-ArboViroPlex rRT-PCR Test, the... 5 days
Now showing: Researchers create first 3-D movie of virus in action
PHYS.ORG A research collaboration led by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has for the first time created a three-dimensional movie showing a virus preparing to infect a healthy... 5 days
Breast cancer study in India shows how the country can avoid crisis
SCIENCE DAILY A new study examining breast cancer awareness in India has found that a lack of early diagnosis is leading the country towards an epidemic.... 6 days
Late diagnosis of breast cancer in India linked to cultural issues, says study
NEWS MEDICAL A new study, which is the first of its kind to analyse breast cancer awareness in India, published in the Journal of... 6 days
Rotavirus vaccines continue to reduce diarrhea hospitalizations, medical costs in US kids
MNT Following the introduction of routine childhood vaccination against rotavirus, a common cause of diarrheal illness, more than 380,000 children avoided hospitalization for diarrhea from... 6 days
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