Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:00:00 PST
Using high-speed screening technology, researchers have identified 53 drugs - including some antihistamines and antidepressants - that may prevent Ebola from entering human cells.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:00:00 PST
Children with osteomyelitis (a serious bacterial bone infection) who were discharged from the hospital to complete several weeks of outpatient antibiotic therapy with an oral medication did not...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST
Since the first "catalog" of the normal bacterial makeup of the human body was published in 2012, numerous connections between illness and disturbances in the human microbiota have been found.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:00:00 PST
The infectious diseases expert charged with finding consensus nationally on Ebola virusguidelines and recommendations says she is pleased with the progress made so far.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 03:00:00 PST
In a move toward a universal dengue vaccine, researchers report finding a class of antibodies that can neutralize all four types of virus produced from human or mosquito cells.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST
Researchers at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine may have identified a way to assess who is at risk for developing a urinary tract infection (UTI) following pelvic-floor surgery.
Examination of DNA from 21 primate species - from squirrel monkeys to humans - exposes an evolutionary war against infectious bacteria over iron that circulates in the host's bloodstream.
A team of scientists, led by researchers at The Wistar Institute, has found that an infection with herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) causes rearrangements in telomeres, small stretches of DNA that serve...
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is an emerging virus, with the first case reported in 2012.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST
UT Southwestern Medical Center microbiologists have identified key bacteria in the gut whose resources are hijacked to spread harmful foodborne E. coli infections and other intestinal illnesses.
Urinary tract infections can occur with no apparent cause, and as effectiveness of antibiotics fades, treating them is also becoming less predictable.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 02:00:00 PST
The rare but fatal consequences of Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV) infection means guidelines recommending that all exposures be notified, and describing post-exposure prophylaxis remain...
It is time medical and dental interests combined to combat a rise in tooth decay and oral diseasein Australians, says the author of a Perspective published in the Medical Journal of Australia.
While serious infections can be transmitted from donated organs, the risk of passing Ebola virus disease from an organ donor to a recipient is extremely small.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST
Efflux pumps are surface proteins that prevent antimicrobial drugs from getting a foothold in a bacterial cell by identifying and pumping them out of the cell.
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST
A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has identified what may be a biomarker predicting the development of the dangerous systemic infection sepsis in patients with serious...
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 03:00:00 PST
A new study finds that people with Parkinson's disease have a different mix of gut bacteria to healthy counterparts, suggesting this might be useful for diagnosis or treatment.
University of Utah researchers ran biochemical analysis and computer simulations of a livestock virus to discover a likely and exotic mechanism to explain the replication of related viruses such as...
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 02:00:00 PST
A treatment pioneered at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research (CVR) is far more effective than traditional antibiotics at inhibiting the growth of drug-resistant bacteria...
A study published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal shows that the average annual number of outbreaks due to drinking raw (unpasteurized) milk...
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