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Study opens door to new approach for curing HIV infections
NEWS MEDICAL In findings that open the door to a completely different approach to curing HIV infections, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have for the... 7 hours
HIV infection, even with antiretroviral therapy, appears to damage a growing child's brain
SCIENCE DAILY One of the largest and best-documented trials of children receiving early antiretroviral therapy -- the CHER clinical trial in South Africa --... 10 hours
A universal flu shot may be nearing reality
SCIENCE-NEWS Scientists are developing a universal vaccine against flu, making annual shots a thing of the past. 15 hours
Oysters offer hot spot for reducing nutrient pollution
SCIENCE DAILY Marine scientists have quantified potentially denitrifying bacteria in the oyster gut and shell, with important implications for efforts to reduce nutrient levels in coastal waters through oyster restoration. 15 hours
Portable 3-D scanner assesses patients with elephantiasis
SCIENCE DAILY An estimated 120 million people worldwide are infected with lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic, mosquito-borne disease that can cause major swelling and deformity of the legs, a condition known as elephantiasis. Scientists have shown that... 15 hours
A universal flu vaccine may be nearing reality
SCIENCE-NEWS Scientists are developing a universal vaccine against flu, making annual shots a thing of the past. 16 hours
The importance of asymmetry in bacteria
PHYS.ORG New research published in Nature Microbiology has highlighted a protein that functions as a membrane vacuum cleaner and which could be a potential new target for antibiotics. 17 hours
Clues to the innate drug resistance of a cocoa-fermenting pathogen
PHYS.ORG At first glance, the yeast Candida krusei seems as innocuous as microbes come: it's used for fermenting cocoa beans and gives chocolate its pleasant aroma. But it's increasingly... 19 hours
ESnet's science DMZ design could help transfer, protect medical research data
PHYS.ORG Like other sciences, medical research is generating increasingly large datasets as doctors track health trends, the spread of diseases, genetic causes of illness and the like.... 22 hours
Plague outbreak in Madagascar kills 57 and rages on
NEWS MEDICAL The plague outbreak in Madagascar is killing scores of people and affecting hundreds. Last estimated on the 12th of October 2017, there are 57 reported deaths due to the disease... 1 day
Portable scanner can measure limb disfigurement easily in patients with elephantiasis
NEWS MEDICAL An estimated 120 million people worldwide are infected with lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic, mosquito-borne disease that can cause major swelling and deformity of the legs, a... 1 day
Clues to the Innate Drug Resistance of a Cocoa-Fermenting Pathogen
SCIENCE DAILY At first glance, the yeast Candida krusei seems as innocuous as microbes come: it’s used for fermenting cocoa beans and gives chocolate its pleasant aroma. But it’s increasingly... 1 day
What to know about hepatitis A, as California outbreak triggers state of emergency
ABC NEWS The state's hepatitis A outbreak has infected at least 578 people, killed 18. 1 day
Researchers Uncover New Antibiotic Resistance Genes
SCI-NEWS.COM Chalmers University of Technology Professor Erik Kristiansson and co-authors have identified over 70 new metallo-β-lactamase genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. “Metallo-β-lactamases... 1 day
Woman Needed Arms, Legs Amputated After Giving Birth: What Is Necrotizing Fasciitis?
LIVE SCIENCE A woman in Canada developed a life-threatening infection shortly after giving birth that resulted in amputations of all four of her limbs. 1 day
Report sheds light on global market for infectious disease immunoassays
NEWS MEDICAL Kalorama Information says that infectious disease immunoassays beat the IVD market and the overall IVD market in terms of revenue growth. Immunoassays are tests that are based on... 1 day
Nidoviruses redundantly express genes and encode more proteins than previously believed, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Arteriviruses, a family of single-stranded RNA viruses that belongs to the order Nidovirales, produce more proteins and messenger RNAs than previously reported,... 2 days
Study identifies new biomarker for depression in diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL A study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic has identified a biomarker for depression in diabetes. Findings of epidemiological studies have shown an overall 2-fold increased prevalence of depression... 2 days
Nidoviruses redundantly express genes and encode more proteins than previously believed, study finds
PHYS.ORG Arteriviruses, a family of single-stranded RNA viruses that belongs to the order Nidovirales, produce more proteins and messenger RNAs than previously reported,... 2 days
Endogenous infection marker can help guide antibiotic use
NEWS MEDICAL The endogenous infection marker procalcitonin can help to guide the use of antibiotics when treating infections. The course of antibiotic therapy is shortened, and its side effects and mortality rate also decrease,... 2 days
New antibiotic resistance genes found
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found several previously unknown genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. The genes were found by searching large volumes of bacterial DNA. 2 days
Woman Contracts Rare Bacterial Infection on 12-Hour Flight
LIVE SCIENCE In a rare case, a woman contracted a potentially deadly bacterial infection while on a 12-hour flight from Japan to Germany, according to a new report. 2 days
New antibiotic resistance genes found
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have found several previously unknown genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. The genes were found by searching large volumes of bacterial DNA and the... 2 days
Vaccinated pediatric cancer patients just as likely as unvaccinated peers to develop flu
NEWS MEDICAL Young leukemia patients who were vaccinated against influenza were just as likely as their unvaccinated peers to develop flu, suggesting that additional... 2 days
Researchers identify several previously unknown antibiotic resistance genes
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have found several previously unknown genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. 2 days
Medical News Today: How does rabies cause aggression?
MNT New research investigates the molecular mechanism that allows the rabies virus to induce aggressive behavior in the infected host. 4 days
Reengineered immune system cells show early promise against HIV
SCIENCE DAILY Improving on a previous attempt, scientists have developed a new strategy that could potentially be used to reengineer a patient's own immune system cells to fight HIV. The approach shows... 4 days
California governor declares emergency as San Diego heptatitis A outbreak leads to vaccine shortage
ABC NEWS California governor declares emergency as San Diego heptatitis A outbreak leads to vaccine shortage 4 days
Top stories: A deadly plague epidemic, the evolution of skin color, and thrice-domesticated rice
Science Magazine This week’s top Science news 4 days
Leishmania: Immune reaction to sandfly saliva varies between individuals living in endemic areas
SCIENCE DAILY The Phlebotomus papatasi sandfly is responsible for spreading Leishmania throughout the tropics and subtropics. How individuals in areas endemic for Leishmania infection... 4 days
Enzymatic synthesis of core 2 O-glycans governs the tissue-trafficking potential of memory CD8+ T cells
Science Magazine Trafficking of memory CD8+ T cells out of the circulation is essential to provide protective immunity against intracellular... 4 days
New model predicts how E. coli bacteria respond to temperature changes, genetic mutations
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a genome-scale model that can accurately predict how E. coli bacteria respond... 4 days
MTSA expands efforts to fight against national opioid epidemic
NEWS MEDICAL Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia announced it is expanding efforts to educate Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists on treatment options that reduce or eliminate the need for opioids during and after... 4 days
Combination of El Niño and 2016 Ecuador earthquake likely worsened Zika outbreak
SCIENCE DAILY A Zika virus outbreak in coastal Ecuador in 2016 was likely worsened by a strong El Niño and a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck... 5 days
Medical News Today: Household microbes: Friend or foe?
MNT Our homes are host to a diverse collection of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Should we eliminate them, or do they have health benefits? 5 days
Household microbes: Friend or foe?
MNT Our homes are host to a diverse collection of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Should we eliminate them, or do they have health benefits? 5 days
One if by editing, two if by roadblock: Human protein fights HIV as monomer and dimer
SCIENCE DAILY Fifteen years ago, a class of proteins was discovered, which give humans innate immunity to HIV-1.... 5 days
Usutu virus is back: Not only in blackbirds but also in humans
SCIENCE DAILY Usutu virus, a flavivirus of African origin, was first detected in Austria in 2001, when it caused a severe bird die-off, mainly of blackbirds.... 5 days
How E. coli bacteria adapt under stress
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a genome-scale model that can accurately predict how E. coli bacteria respond to temperature changes and genetic mutations. The work sheds light on how cells adapt under environmental stress and has... 5 days
Model predicts how E. coli bacteria adapt under stress
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a genome-scale model that can accurately predict how E. coli bacteria respond to temperature changes and genetic mutations. The work... 5 days
NTNU researchers reveal how HCV converts innocent cells into virus factories
NEWS MEDICAL The Hepatitis C (HCV) virus is a sly enemy to have in one's body. Not only does it manage to make itself invisible to the immune... 5 days
Medical News Today: Childhood respiratory infections linked with celiac disease
MNT New research concludes that respiratory infections in at-risk children may significantly increase the likelihood of developing celiac disease. 5 days
How molecular riboswitches work in bacteria
PHYS.ORG Many bacteria have molecular control elements via which they can switch genes on and off. These riboswitches also open up new options in the development of antibiotics or the detection and decomposition of environmental toxins. Researchers... 5 days
Childhood respiratory infections linked with celiac disease
MNT New research concludes that respiratory infections in at-risk children may significantly increase the likelihood of developing celiac disease. 5 days
Fever in first trimester of pregnancy increases risk for birth defects, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL Fevers in a mother's first trimester of pregnancy increase the baby's risk for some heart defects and facial deformities such as cleft... 5 days
How switches work in bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY Many bacteria have molecular control elements, via which they can switch on and off genes. These riboswitches also open up new options in the development of antibiotics or for the detection and decomposition of environmental toxins. Researchers have... 5 days
Climate change may accelerate infectious disease outbreaks, say researchers
SCIENCE DAILY Aside from inflicting devastating natural disasters on often vulnerable communities, climate change can also spur outbreaks of infectious diseases like Zika , malaria and dengue fever, according to a new... 5 days
Strange undertakings: Ant queens bury dead to prevent disease
PHYS.ORG Ant queens may bury other queens - a task normally performed by workers - to avoid infection when co-founding a new colony, according to a study published in the open... 5 days
Could Eating Poultry Raise Your Risk of UTIs?
LIVE SCIENCE The poultry products you buy at the grocery store may be a source of bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTIs) in people, a new study suggests. 5 days
International team reconstructs nanoscale virus features from correlations of scattered X-rays
SCIENCE DAILY Key algorithms have been developed which helped scientists achieve a goal first proposed more than 40 years ago -- using angular correlations of X-ray snapshots from... 5 days
Zika virus outbreak in Ecuador worsened by El Niño and 2016 earthquake
NEWS MEDICAL A Zika virus outbreak in coastal Ecuador in 2016 was likely worsened by a strong El Niño and a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck... 5 days
Chemistry provides a new supply of a promising cancer and HIV treatment
SCIENCE DAILY Supplies of a promising drug for cancer, HIV and possibly other diseases is dwindling, and scientists have struggled to extract more from the marine... 5 days
Chemistry provides a new supply of a promising cancer and HIV treatment
PHYS.ORG A drug isolated from a marine pest holds promise for treating some of the world's nastiest diseases, and researchers would love to find out... 5 days
Florida confirms 1st local Zika infection for 2017
ABC NEWS Florida health officials are reporting the state's first case this year of the Zika virus transmitted by a local mosquito 5 days
Study Identifies New Gene Variation Associated with Increased Risk of Nicotine Addiction
SCI-NEWS.COM Europeans and European/African Americans with a variant of the DNA Methyltransferase 3 Beta (DNMT3B) gene have an increased risk of developing nicotine dependence, smoking... 5 days
Scalable synthesis of bryostatin 1 and analogs, adjuvant leads against latent HIV
Science Magazine Bryostatin 1 is an exceedingly scarce marine-derived natural product that is in clinical development directed at HIV/AIDS eradication, cancer immunotherapy, and the treatment of... 5 days
Infection with Rare Virus Traced to Teen's Pet Rats
LIVE SCIENCE A mother and her daughter in Tennessee were infected with a virus rarely seen in the United States, and the culprit seems to be pet rats. 5 days
Florida confirms 1st Zika infection from mosquito for 2017
ABC NEWS Florida health officials are reporting the state's first case this year of the Zika virus transmitted by a mosquito 6 days
Combination of El Nino and 2016 Ecuador earthquake likely worsened Zika outbreak
PHYS.ORG A Zika virus outbreak in coastal Ecuador in 2016 was likely worsened by a strong El Niño and a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck... 6 days
One if by editing, two if by roadblock: Human protein fights HIV as monomer and dimer
PHYS.ORG Fifteen years ago, a class of proteins was discovered, which give humans innate immunity to HIV-1.... 6 days
Researchers uncover enzyme behind immune cell response
NEWS MEDICAL Monash University researchers have revealed the role played by an enzyme that is pivotal to the process of clearing infection in the body. 6 days
Map of the gut's microbial landscape
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have provided an early glimpse of how microbial communities in the gut -- known collectively as the gut microbiome -- are spatially organized, uncovering a surprising degree of mixing among different bacterial members. 6 days
How rabies can induce frenzied behavior
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists may finally understand how the rabies virus can drastically change its host's behavior to help spread the disease, which kills about 59,000 people annually. A new study shows how a small piece of the rabies... 6 days
New clues on the historical origin of the vaccine used to eradicate smallpox
SCIENCE DAILY For centuries, researchers assumed that the active ingredient in the vaccine providing immunity against smallpox was the cowpox virus but a new... 6 days
Fluctuating environments can help cooperating bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY Cooperating bacterial populations are more likely to survive in changing habitats, new research shows.  6 days
Experimental Ebola vaccines elicit year-long immune response
SCIENCE DAILY Results from a large randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial in Liberia show that two candidate Ebola vaccines pose no major safety concerns and can elicit immune responses by one month after initial vaccination that last... 6 days
Fluctuating environments can help cooperating bacteria
PHYS.ORG Cooperating bacterial populations are more likely to survive in changing habitats, new research shows. 6 days
A method to screen unknown molecules of coral reefs for their therapeutic potential
PHYS.ORG Coral reefs harbor an incredible diversity of life, both sea creatures we can see and microbial life that we cannot. These organisms... 6 days
World’s only Atomo HIV Self Test receives CE Marking from European Union Notified Body
NEWS MEDICAL Atomo Diagnostics, a world leader in innovative point-of-care, rapid diagnostic devices, announced today that its Atomo HIV Self Test has... 6 days
Report offers advice for avoiding 'crisis contagion'
PHYS.ORG A collaborative research project involving a Victoria University researcher has identified key risk factors that increase the likelihood of 'crisis contagion', where a reputational crisis spreads from one company to another. 6 days
Medical News Today: How cesarean deliveries may lead to obesity in offspring
MNT A new study may have identified the mechanism responsible for the weight gain seen in offspring born via cesarean delivery: a lack of healthful... 6 days
Ebola vaccine that provides a year’s worth of protection developed
NEWS MEDICAL Liberia’s Ebola outbreak has yielded a successful trial of two vaccines against the deadly infection that could provide protection for up to a year and is also deemed... 6 days
C-section kids could be at greater risk of being overweight due to differences in their gut bacteria
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from NYU School of Medicine studied the effects of Caesarean section on the... 6 days
Study provides early glimpse of gut's microbial landscape
NEWS MEDICAL A collaborative effort by a team of researchers from three institutions including the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge and Washington University in St. Louis provided an... 6 days
Calcium controls use of glucose by T cells to multiply and battle against infection, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL A calcium signal controls whether immune cells can use the nutrients needed to fuel their multiplication... 6 days
Why the word ‘vaccine’ is probably all wrong
Science Magazine Century-old immunization suggests that cows were not the source of the world’s first vaccine 6 days
Study reveals unique norovirus characteristic of hiding from host immune system
NEWS MEDICAL Noroviruses are the leading cause of non-bacterial gastroenteritis in the world and are estimated to cause 267 million infections and 20,000 deaths each year. This virus... 6 days
Researchers create map of the gut's microbial landscape
PHYS.ORG A collaborative effort by a team of researchers from three institutions including the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge and Washington University in St. Louis provided... 6 days
Calcium lets T cells use sugar to multiply and fight infection
SCIENCE DAILY A calcium signal controls whether immune cells can use the nutrients needed to fuel their multiplication into a cellular army designed to fight invading viruses. 6 days
Gut fungi could play a role in obesity epidemic
SCIENCE DAILY A high-fat diet changes fungi in the gut and may play a role in the development of obesity, according to a new study. While gut microbes have previously been implicated... 6 days
Tracking the viral parasites of giant viruses over time
SCIENCE DAILY In freshwater lakes, microbes regulate the flow of carbon and determine if the bodies of water serve as carbon sinks or carbon sources. Viruses exist amidst all bacteria, usually in... 6 days
Increased weight gain by C-section: Functional significance of the primordial microbiome
Science Magazine Epidemiological evidence supports a direct association between early microbiota impact—including C-section—and obesity. We performed antibiotic-free, fostered C-sections and determined the impact on the early microbiota and... 6 days
[Research Articles] An analysis of IL-36 signature genes and individuals with IL1RL2 knockout mutations validates IL-36 as a psoriasis therapeutic target
Science Magazine Interleukin (IL)–36α, IL-36β, and IL-36 are... 6 days
Tracking the viral parasites of giant viruses over time
PHYS.ORG In freshwater lakes, microbes regulate the flow of carbon and determine if the bodies of water serve as carbon sinks or carbon sources. Algae and cyanobacteria in particular can trap... 6 days
Mother who ignored deal to vaccinate son to share custody
ABC NEWS A Michigan judge has reduced the child custody rights of a woman who was jailed for five days for not following through on an agreement to vaccinate her... 6 days
New Zika serotypes may emerge, researcher warns
SCIENCE DAILY The virus is mutating very fast in Brazilian patients. Appearance of new serotypes could hinder development of vaccines and efficacy of diagnostic tests, according to a member of one of the leading group of... 7 days
A defense mechanism to kill intestinal worms
PHYS.ORG Researchers have discovered a mechanism that kills intestinal worms, which affect nearly a third of the world's population as well as livestock. The findings, published in Cell Host & Microbe, could help scientists create... 7 days
Predatory bacteria: The quest for a new class of antibiotics
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers take one step forward toward understanding and genetically manipulating B. bacteriovorus, a type of bacteria with promising potential use as a living antibiotic. 7 days
Scientists better understand how rabies virus induces drastic changes in behavior
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists may finally understand how the rabies virus can drastically change its host's behavior to help spread the disease, which kills about 59,000 people annually. 7 days
Hibernating ribosomes help bacteria survive
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are uncovering the secrets of how ribosomes hibernate under stressful conditions. 7 days
Puerto Rico investigates post-hurricane disease outbreak
ABC NEWS Puerto Rico is investigating four deaths in Hurricane Maria's aftermath as possible cases of leptospirosis, a bacterial disease spread through animals' urine 7 days
Perinatal BPA exposure induces chronic inflammation by modulating gut bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY Environmental toxicants may influence inflammation-promoted chronic disease susceptibility during early life, emerging evidence from a research study in rabbits suggests. BPA exposure just before or after birth leads... 7 days
Predatory bacteria—the quest for a new class of antibiotics
PHYS.ORG In 2016, the World Health Organization named antibiotic resistance as "one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today." The announcement cited a growing list of... 7 days
Symbiotic giant bacteria enable Red Sea surgeonfish to specialize their diets
PHYS.ORG Red Sea surgeonfish use metabolically diverse giant bacteria to digest different types of algae, according to new research. Not only do these findings explain the basis... 7 days
Study examines effects of removing behavioral interventions on inappropriate antibiotic prescribing
NEWS MEDICAL In the 12 months after removing behavioral interventions, inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections increased relative to control practices, according to a study published by... 7 days
Duke researchers unravel how fever in early pregnancy increases risk for heart, facial birth defects
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have known for decades that fevers in the first trimester of pregnancy increase risk for some heart... 1 week
New serotypes of Zika virus could appear in near future, researcher cautions
NEWS MEDICAL Zika virus is mutating so fast in Brazilian patients that different serotypes of the pathogen could appear in the near future, as is already... 1 week
Hibernating ribosomes help bacteria survive
PHYS.ORG In the second of two high-profile articles published in recent weeks, Saint Louis University scientist Mee-Ngan F. Yap, Ph.D., in collaboration with the laboratories of 2009 Nobel laureate in chemistry Ada Yonath at the Weizmann Institute of Science... 1 week
Study identifies whale blow microbiome
PHYS.ORG A new study by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and colleagues identified for the first time an extensive conserved group of bacteria within healthy humpback whales' blow—the moist breath that whales spray out of their blowholes when... 1 week
Melania Trump tours West Virginia infant drug rehab center
ABC NEWS First lady Melania Trump has toured a West Virginia drug addiction recovery center for babies in the heart of the nation's opioid epidemic. 1 week
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Team reconstructs nanoscale virus features from correlations of scattered X-rays
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