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Medical News Today: Hepatitis C outside the body and other virus facts
MNT In this article, we take a look at how long the hepatitis C virus can survive outside the body, and how this impacts on... 12 hours
Ancient feces reveal parasites described in earliest Greek medical texts
SCIENCE DAILY Earliest archaeological evidence of intestinal parasitic worms infecting the ancient inhabitants of Greece confirms descriptions found in writings associated with Hippocrates, the early physician and 'father of Western... 1 day
Genetic study uncovers fungal sex secrets, which shed light on candidiasis
SCIENCE DAILY A new genetic analysis of fungal yeast infections (candidiasis) from around the world has revealed surprising secrets about how these microbes reproduce and cause disease, according... 2 days
Researchers exploring whether technology could be key to tackling loneliness
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Lancaster University are exploring whether technology could be the key to tackling the UK's loneliness epidemic by better connecting older adults with their communities. 2 days
Artificial intelligence used to identify bacteria quickly and accurately
SCIENCE DAILY Microscopes enhanced with artificial intelligence (AI) could help clinical microbiologists diagnose potentially deadly blood infections and improve patients' odds of survival, according to microbiologists. 2 days
Microbial antigen encounter during a preweaning interval is critical for tolerance to gut bacteria
Science Magazine We have a mutually beneficial relationship with the trillions of microorganisms inhabiting our gastrointestinal tract. However, maintaining this relationship requires... 2 days
Medical News Today: Cancer, infection, and autoimmunity in 2018: Will we win the war?
MNT Vaccines have changed the way we treat disease. But cancer, infection, and autoimmunity have not been eradicated. Are biomaterials the... 2 days
Nanoparticles as a solution against antibiotic resistance?
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have succeeded in developing an efficient method to treat mucoviscidosis. Crucial are nanoparticles that transport the antibiotics more efficiently to their destination. First of all, the active particles need to have a certain... 2 days
Potato blight's chemical attack mechanism explained
PHYS.ORG A team of international researchers headed by scientists from the University of Tübingen has deciphered the workings of a cytolytic toxin, which is produced by some of the world's most devastating crop diseases. The Cytolysin is... 3 days
Nanoparticles as a possible solution to antibiotic resistance
PHYS.ORG Around one in 3,300 children in Germany is born with mucoviscidosis. A characteristic of this illness is that one channel albumen on the cell surface is disturbed by mutations. Thus, the amount... 3 days
Medical News Today: Chronic appendicitis: What you need to know
MNT Chronic appendicitis is an infection of the appendix. Though rare, it can become extremely painful and, in some cases, become life-threatening. Learn more. 3 days
Chronic appendicitis: What you need to know
MNT Chronic appendicitis is an infection of the appendix. Though rare, it can become extremely painful and, in some cases, become life-threatening. Learn more. 3 days
Timestrip technology helping to prevent missed vaccinations
NEWS MEDICAL A specially developed ‘smart indicator’ technology from Timestrip is being adopted in developing countries where missed vaccinations are common. 3 days
Finding a lethal parasite's vulnerabilities
PHYS.ORG An estimated 100 million people around the world are infected with Strongyloides stercoralis, a parasitic nematode, yet it's likely that many don't know it. The infection can persist for years, usually only causing mild symptoms. But if the... 3 days
Researchers team up to identify vulnerabilities of lethal parasite
NEWS MEDICAL An estimated 100 million people around the world are infected with Strongyloides stercoralis, a parasitic nematode, yet it's likely that many don't know it. 3 days
Scientists unravel mystery of how immune cells remember infections decades later
NEWS MEDICAL A perplexing question in immunology has been, how do immune cells remember an infection or a vaccination so that they can spring into action decades later?... 3 days
Bioengineers imagine the future of vaccines and immunotherapy
SCIENCE DAILY In the not-too-distant future, nanoparticles delivered to a cancer patient's immune cells might teach the cells to destroy tumors. A flu vaccine might look and feel like applying a small, round bandage... 3 days
Valley fever cases see major spike in November, experts say
SCIENCE DAILY An uptick in reported cases of Valley fever indicates a likely sharp increase in infections next year. At the same time, federal clearance for a rapid assay test... 3 days
Researchers develop mouse model to study Pteroptine ortheovirus
SCIENCE DAILY In the past decade, the first cases of respiratory tract infection caused by bat-borne Pteropine ortheovirus (PRV) have been reporting in humans. To help shed light on the clinical course of PRV... 3 days
IU scientists discover way to make drug treatment more successful against malaria
NEWS MEDICAL Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have identified a way to block the ability of parasites that cause malaria to shield themselves against drug... 3 days
PrEP could make US easily hit its 2020 HIV prevention goal, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY If just a quarter of high-risk men who have sex with men were to use daily preventive medicine, the United States could... 3 days
Researchers discover how cells remember infections decades later
PHYS.ORG A perplexing question in immunology has been, how do immune cells remember an infection or a vaccination so that they can spring into action decades later? Research led by scientists at the... 3 days
Researchers identify way to weaken malaria parasites against popular drug treatment
PHYS.ORG Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have identified a way to block the ability of parasites that cause malaria to shield themselves against drug treatments in... 3 days
How well will the flu vaccine work this winter?
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have predicted which H3N2 variants would become 'vaccine resistant', and this prediction has been confirmed during the 2017 Australian flu season. The results published suggest that the current flu... 3 days
Monkeys infected by mosquito bites further Zika virus research
SCIENCE DAILY Monkeys who catch Zika virus through bites from infected mosquitoes develop infections that look like human Zika cases, and may help researchers understand the many ways Zika can be transmitted. 3 days
Forty years after first Ebola outbreak, survivors show signs they can stave off new infection
SCIENCE DAILY Survivors of the first known Ebola outbreak, which occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1976,... 3 days
Bacteria go the distance in cancer
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Eudicot plant-specific sphingolipids determine host selectivity of microbial NLP cytolysins
Science Magazine Necrosis and ethylene-inducing peptide 1–like (NLP) proteins constitute a superfamily of proteins produced by plant pathogenic bacteria, fungi, and oomycetes. Many NLPs are cytotoxins that facilitate microbial infection... 3 days
Synthetic protein packages its own genetic material and evolves
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have created computationally designed protein assemblies, that display some functions normally associated with living things, in the search for ways to transport therapeutic cargo into specific types of cells... 3 days
Scientists develop new, rapid pipeline for antimicrobials
SCIENCE DAILY Antibodies are proteins produced by the human immune system to ward off foreign invaders. Our bodies mount this defense rapidly, especially if they have seen the invader before, producing the needed antibody within days... 3 days
Mosquito-infected monkeys may provide better understanding of Zika transmission routes
NEWS MEDICAL Monkeys who catch Zika virus through bites from infected mosquitoes develop infections that look like human Zika cases, and may help researchers understand the many ways Zika can... 3 days
Bacterial control mechanism for adjusting to changing conditions
SCIENCE DAILY A fundamental prerequisite for life on earth is the ability of living organisms to adapt to changing environmental conditions. Physicists have now determined that the regulation mechanisms used by bacteria to adapt... 3 days
Fungus relies on bacteria to regulate key components of its reproductive machinery
PHYS.ORG To better understand how beneficial organisms (symbionts) are transmitted between host generations, researchers investigated the role of bacterial that lives within its host (endosymbionts)... 4 days
Telemedicine for addiction treatment? Picture remains fuzzy
NEWS MEDICAL When President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency, it came with a regulatory change intended to make it easier for people to get care. The declaration allows for doctors to... 4 days
Bacterial control mechanism for adjusting to changing conditions
PHYS.ORG A fundamental prerequisite for life on earth is the ability of living organisms to adapt to changing environmental conditions. Physicists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the University of California... 4 days
Scientists develop new, rapid pipeline for antimicrobials
PHYS.ORG With hospitals more often reaching for antibiotics of last resort to fight infections and recent Ebola and Zika outbreaks crossing borders like never before, the worldwide scientific community has been challenged with developing new... 4 days
Medical News Today: Parkinson's: Could this existing drug halt disease progression?
MNT A 50-year-old drug that is commonly used to treat tapeworm infections is found to contain a molecule that can protect against Parkinson's disease. 4 days
Parkinson's: Could this existing drug halt disease progression?
MNT A 50-year-old drug that is commonly used to treat tapeworm infections is found to contain a molecule that can protect against Parkinson's disease. 4 days
Study: Living Lyme disease bacteria found months after antibiotic treatment
NEWS MEDICAL Bay Area Lyme Foundation, a leading sponsor of Lyme disease research in the US, today announced results of two papers published in the peer-reviewed journals PLOS ONE and... 4 days
Forty years later, Ebola survivors are still making antibodies to the lethal virus
Science Magazine Study of people who lived after 1976 outbreak may provide hope for combatting the disease 4 days
Chagas disease presents real public health problem to Canadians
NEWS MEDICAL Believe it or not, a tropical blood parasite native to Latin America could be harmful to Canadians. Infectious diseases like malaria or Zika may have dominated recent headlines but Chagas... 4 days
Human ‘common cold’ virus kills healthy chimpanzees in Uganda
NEWS MEDICAL In the wild, chimpanzees face any number of dire threats, ranging from poachers to predators to deforestation. 4 days
Lactic acid bacteria can offer protection against subtypes of influenza A virus
NEWS MEDICAL Lactic acid bacteria, commonly used as probiotics to improve digestive health, can offer protection against different subtypes of influenza A virus, resulting in reduced... 4 days
Clinician re-examines evidence on re-use of catheters and UTIs in people with spinal cord injuries
NEWS MEDICAL People with spinal cord injuries rely on catheters to empty their bladder. When a well-respected publication concluded that... 4 days
Tailor-made protein combats several kinds of pathogenic bacteria
NEWS MEDICAL As resistance to existing antibiotics increases, new approaches to serious bacterial infections are needed. Now researchers at Lund University in Sweden, together with colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the US,... 4 days
Male virgins still at risk for acquiring HPV, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Men who have never engaged in sexual intercourse are still at risk for acquiring HPV, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Infectious Diseases by... 4 days
Nanotextured surfaces kill bacteria without harming mammalian cells
NEWS MEDICAL By using an electrochemical etching process on a common stainless steel alloy, researchers have created a nanotextured surface that kills bacteria while not harming mammalian cells. 4 days
Survey shows prevalence of diarrhea in people living with HIV
NEWS MEDICAL Napo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a human health company developing and commercializing novel gastrointestinal prescription products from plants used traditionally in rainforest areas, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jaguar Health,... 4 days
Microbes help turn Greek yogurt waste into fuel
SCIENCE DAILY Consumers across the world enjoy Greek yogurt for its taste, texture, and protein-packed punch. Reaching that perfect formula, however, generates large volumes of food waste in the form of liquid whey. Now... 4 days
Tiny globetrotters: Bacteria which live in the Arctic and the Antarctic
SCIENCE DAILY Geoscientists have compared micro-organisms in the polar regions, noting that some bacteria can be found in both regions of Earth. 4 days
Chimpanzee deaths in Uganda pinned on human cold virus
SCIENCE DAILY In the wild, chimpanzees face any number of dire threats, ranging from poachers to predators to deforestation. That’s why scientists, investigating an outbreak of respiratory disease in a community of... 4 days
[Research Articles] Effect of population viral load on prospective HIV incidence in a hyperendemic rural African community
Science Magazine Monitoring HIV population viral load (PVL) has been advocated as an important means of... 4 days
[Editors' Choice] Running interference on hemorrhagic fever
Science Magazine A siRNA-based therapy for Marburg viruses shows promise. 4 days
[Research Articles] Durability and correlates of vaccine protection against Zika virus in rhesus monkeys
Science Magazine An effective Zika virus (ZIKV) vaccine will require long-term durable protection. Several ZIKV vaccine candidates have demonstrated protective efficacy in... 4 days
[Research Articles] Urine lipoarabinomannan glycan in HIV-negative patients with pulmonary tuberculosis correlates with disease severity
Science Magazine An accurate urine test for pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), affecting 9.6 million patients worldwide, is critically needed for surveillance... 4 days
Lactic acid bacteria can protect against influenza a virus
SCIENCE DAILY Lactic acid bacteria, commonly used as probiotics to improve digestive health, can offer protection against different subtypes of influenza A virus, resulting in reduced weight loss after virus infection and... 4 days
Medical News Today: What is leukopenia?
MNT Leukopenia is a condition where a person has a reduced number of white blood cells and an increased risk of infection. Learn more. 4 days
Chimpanzee deaths in Uganda pinned on human cold virus
PHYS.ORG In the wild, chimpanzees face any number of dire threats, ranging from poachers to predators to deforestation. 4 days
A single sand grain harbors up to 100,000 microorganisms from thousands of species
SCIENCE DAILY Just imagine, you are sitting on a sunny beach, contentedly letting the warm sand trickle through your fingers. Millions of sand grains.... 4 days
Microbes help turn Greek yogurt waste into fuel
PHYS.ORG Consumers across the world enjoy Greek yogurt for its taste, texture, and protein-packed punch. Reaching that perfect formula, however, generates large volumes of food waste in the form of liquid whey. Now... 4 days
Stem cells sense neighborhood density to make decisions on their behavior
SCIENCE DAILY Human skin is a remarkable organ serving as a barrier protecting us from pathogens, toxic substances and others. Our skin needs to constantly renew throughout our... 4 days
Specially designed protein fights several species of bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY As resistance to existing antibiotics increases, new approaches to serious bacterial infections are needed. Now researchers have investigated one such alternative. 4 days
Every grain of sand is a metropolis for bacteria
PHYS.ORG Just imagine, you are sitting on a sunny beach, contentedly letting the warm sand trickle through your fingers. Millions of sand grains. What you probably can't imagine: at the same... 4 days
Efforts of bacteria to defend against predators is so great that few resources left for offspring
SCIENCE DAILY Even bacteria have enemies -- in water, for example, single-celled ciliates preferably feed on microbes. The... 4 days
Technology detecting RNase activity
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed new technology to detect the activity of RNase H, a RNA degrading enzyme. The team used highly efficient signal amplification reaction termed catalytic hairpin assembly (CHA) to effectively analyze the RNase H activity. Considering that RNase H... 4 days
Nanotexturing creates bacteria-killing spikes on stainless steel surfaces
SCIENCE DAILY By using an electrochemical etching process on a common stainless steel alloy, researchers have created a nanotextured surface that kills bacteria while not harming mammalian cells. If additional research supports early test... 4 days
Technology detecting RNase activity
PHYS.ORG A KAIST research team of Professor Hyun Gyu Park at Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering developed a new technology to detect the activity of RNase H, a RNA degrading enzyme. The team used highly efficient signal amplification reaction termed... 4 days
Reprogramming bacteria instead of killing them could be the answer to antibiotic resistance
PHYS.ORG Changing someone's genetic programming is easier than you might think. While techniques for altering DNA at the molecular level are becoming more... 4 days
Geoscientists compare micro-organisms in the polar regions
PHYS.ORG Although the Arctic and Antarctic regions are at opposite ends of the earth, they have a similar diversity of bacteria and other microscopic life. These are the findings of an international team of researchers... 5 days
Zika cases are down, but researchers prepare for the virus’s return
SCIENCE-NEWS The number of Zika cases in the Western Hemisphere have dropped this year, but the need for basic scientific and public health research of the virus... 5 days
Drug blocks Zika and dengue viruses in study
PHYS.ORG A small-molecule inhibitor tested by researchers at Yale and Stanford may be the answer to blocking the spread of harmful mosquito-borne pathogens, including Zika and dengue viruses, according to a new study... 5 days
Defence at almost any price
PHYS.ORG Even bacteria have enemies – in water, for example, single-celled ciliates preferably feed on microbes. The microbes protect themselves against predators by employing a variety of tricks, which the ciliates, in turn, attempt to overcome. There ensues an... 5 days
Nanotexturing creates bacteria-killing spikes on stainless steel surfaces
PHYS.ORG By using an electrochemical etching process on a common stainless steel alloy, researchers have created a nanotextured surface that kills bacteria while not harming mammalian cells. If additional research supports early test... 5 days
Time-lapse imaging reveals how antimicrobial treated surfaces kill superbugs in two hours
NEWS MEDICAL Experts at the University of Warwick have produced microscopic footage of the potentially deadly E. coli bacteria being wiped out in just two hours... 5 days
Tapeworm drug could provide new hope for patients with Parkinson's disease
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Cardiff University, in collaboration with the University of Dundee, have identified a drug molecule within a medicine used to treat tapeworm infections which could... 5 days
Plant pathologists discover unusual evolutionary transition in common bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY There are mostly benign species in the soil-borne, plant-associated genus of bacteria known as Rhodococcus, but a few species can be pathogenic. Researchers used genome sequencing to identify species of... 5 days
Plant pathologists discover unusual evolutionary transition in common bacteria
PHYS.ORG It's the "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" in a nursery setting. 5 days
How honey bee gut bacteria help to digest their pollen-rich diet
SCIENCE DAILY The honey bee gut is colonized by specialized bacteria that help digest components of the floral pollen diet and produce molecules that likely promote bee health.... 5 days
How honey bee gut bacteria help to digest their pollen-rich diet
PHYS.ORG The honey bee gut is colonized by specialized bacteria that help digest components of the floral pollen diet and produce molecules that likely promote bee health.... 5 days
Blueprints for anti-cancer drugs discovered in bacterial genomes
SCIENCE DAILY New research suggests bacterial genomes hold the blueprints for designing new, even more effective cancer-targeting compounds. 5 days
Texas Biomed scientists develop new animal model that mimics key features of Zika infection
NEWS MEDICAL An alternative animal model that mimics key features of the Zika virus infection, including its lingering presence in bodily fluids,... 5 days
How Zika virus induces congenital microcephaly
SCIENCE DAILY Epidemiological studies show that in utero fetal infection with the Zika virus (ZIKV) may lead to microcephaly, an irreversible congenital malformation of the brain characterized by an incomplete development of the cerebral cortex. However, the mechanism... 5 days
Too many nutrients make microbes less responsive
SCIENCE DAILY Bacteria in lakes play a key role in maintaining water quality by absorbing excess nitrogen and phosphorus. They also help store carbon, which has implications for our climate. But, as it turns out, their... 5 days
New model for Zika developed to aid in testing vaccines and treatments
SCIENCE DAILY An alternative animal model that mimics key features of the Zika virus infection, including its lingering presence in bodily fluids, has been developed. 5 days
Single-dose oral vaccine could be effective tool in controlling cholera outbreaks
NEWS MEDICAL Each year there are more than three million cases of cholera worldwide, a disease transmitted through contaminated food and water that hits developing countries particularly hard. 5 days
Personality and mood swings in bacteria
PHYS.ORG Bacteria can control where they go using a signaling network of protein molecules. Scientists at AMOLF have developed a microscopy method that allows them to see how individual bacteria use this network to make decisions. They... 5 days
Teaching antibiotics to be more effective killers
SCIENCE DAILY Research suggests bond duration, not bond tightness, may be the most important differentiator between antibiotics that kill bacteria and antibiotics that only stop bacterial growth. 5 days
Cystic fibrosis: Discovery of a key molecule for improving treatments
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers identify a promising avenue for improving treatments for people with cystic fibrosis. They found that adding molecules called quorum-sensing inhibitors to current drugs not only reduces bacterial... 5 days
Pitting pathogens against each other could prevent drug resistance emerging
NEWS MEDICAL Limiting the nutrient resources that pathogens depend on for replication could prevent the emergence of drug resistance, according to research findings. In a study published in Proceedings of... 6 days
Teaching antibiotics to be more effective killers
PHYS.ORG Research from the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests bond duration, not bond tightness, may be the most important differentiator between antibiotics that kill bacteria and antibiotics that only stop bacterial growth. 6 days
An overlooked epidemic: Older Americans taking too many unneeded drugs
NEWS MEDICAL Consider it America’s other prescription drug epidemic. For decades, experts have warned that older Americans are taking too many unnecessary drugs, often prescribed by multiple doctors, for dubious... 6 days
Novel compound inhibits mycomembrane biosynthesis and kills tuberculosis bacteria
NEWS MEDICAL Tuberculosis is one of the most widespread life-threatening infectious diseases. Not only does antibiotic resistance make treatment increasingly difficult, but the bacteria’s relatively impermeable mycomembrane also limits the effectiveness of... 6 days
Crowding in the skin: Stem cells sense neighborhood density to make decisions
PHYS.ORG Human skin is a remarkable organ serving as a barrier protecting us from pathogens, toxic substances and others. Our skin needs to constantly renew... 6 days
Single-dose vaccine could provide faster protection in cholera epidemics
SCIENCE DAILY Each year there are more than three million cases of cholera worldwide. Research now shows that giving a stronger single-dose of a live oral vaccine could be an effective tool... 6 days
Researchers uncover novel strategy to program immune system for fighting cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Looking to bolster the body's immune system in the fight against infection and cancer, researchers at the University of California San Diego and their colleagues have... 6 days
Researchers discover potential regulator essential for killer T cells to reside in tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers report the discovery that a protein called "Runx3" programs killer T cells to establish residence in tumors and infection sites. 6 days
Scientists discover specific mechanism of Zika virus-associated microcephaly
NEWS MEDICAL Epidemiological studies show that in utero fetal infection with the Zika virus (ZIKV) may lead to microcephaly, an irreversible congenital malformation of the brain characterized by an incomplete development of the cerebral... 6 days
Sixth-graders create video to help classmate reach $1M goal for medical research
ABC NEWS Sixth-grade students and staff at a Massachusetts school create a video in hopes that it goes viral and helps classmate reach $1 million goal... 6 days
Blueprints for anti-cancer drugs discovered in bacterial genomes
PHYS.ORG Scientists on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) who had previously discovered the prostate cancer-killing compound LNM E1 have now brought the family of LNM molecules even closer to... 6 days
Too many nutrients make microbes less responsive
PHYS.ORG Bacteria in lakes play a key role in maintaining water quality by absorbing excess nitrogen and phosphorus. They also help store carbon, which has implications for our climate. But, as it turns out, their... 6 days
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