Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PST
New research finds that chewing food can trigger the oral release of Th17 cells - a type of immune cell that can help to protect against infection.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST
A new method to produce a stable fragment of poliovirus could enable safer production of vaccines, according to a study published in PLOS Pathogens.
Global Tuberculosis Report, the disease kills over 1.5 million people a year.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
Scientists under the leadership of the University of Bonn have harnessed rabies viruses for assessing the connectivity of nerve cell transplants: coupled with a green fluorescent protein, the...
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PST
A dental implant with a built-in reservoir allows the slow release of antimicrobial drugs that prevent and eliminate biofilms to reduce risk of infection.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
With an alarming growth in antibiotic resistance and doctors increasingly having to resort to last-chance antibiotics to save patients, is there a better way for hospitals to manage antibiotic...
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PST
Researchers reveal how an enzyme found in baker's yeast could offer a safer, more effective treatment option for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST
New analyses of the published clinical studies indicate that antimicrobial sutures are effective for preventing surgical site infections (SSIs), and they can result in significant cost savings.
A team of scientists led by prof. Adrian Liston (VIB-KU Leuven) and prof. Isabelle Meyts (UZ Leuven - KU Leuven) were able to characterize a new genetic immunodeficiency resulting from a mutation...
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
New research indicates that community-acquired pneumonia should not be regarded as a seasonal disease, as it occurs throughout all seasons; however, the pathogens that cause the condition are...
Researchers have discovered that a subset of bacteriophages, dubbed "superspreaders," potentially play a major role in transmitting antimicrobial resistance.
Drugs used to treat HIV could affect how the body responds to syphilis, inadvertently contributing to a current outbreak, a new study suggests.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST
When we eat, we do not just take in nutrients - we also consume a significant quantity of bacteria.
Nanoparticles from combustion engines can activate viruses that are dormant in in lung tissue cells.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
A study published by The Lancet Infectious Diseases establishes the prevalence and type of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in children in Europe and describes risk factors for infection in...
A family of highly drug-resistant and potentially deadly bacteria may be spreading more widely - and more stealthily - than previously thought, according to a new study from Harvard T.H.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST
Researchers from the University of Helsinki have shown that three anti-influenza compounds effectively inhibit Zika virus infection in human cells.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
Can your smart watch detect when you are becoming sick? A new study from Stanford, publishing in PLOS Biology, indicates that this is possible.
The bacteria that cause the life-threatening disease cholera may initiate infection by coordinating a wave of mass shapeshifting that allows them to more effectively penetrate the intestines of...
Mosquitos carrying a greater number of malaria-causing parasites may be more likely to cause infection in the people they bite, according to a new study published in PLOS Pathogens.
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