Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT
As scientists catalog the trillions of bacteria found in every nook and cranny of the human body, a new look by the University of Michigan shows wide variation in the types of bacteria found in...
A team of scientists led by Johns Hopkins and Stanford University researchers has laid the groundwork for understanding how variations in immune responses to Lyme disease can contribute to the many...
A novel antiviral drug may protect people infected with the measles from getting sick and prevent them from spreading the virus to others, an international team of researchers says.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT
Two new studies investigated malaria resistance and susceptibility among children, and have uncovered information that may improve our understanding of the disease.
Scientists have solved a decades-old medical mystery - and in the process have found a potentially less toxic way to fight invasive fungal infections, which kill about 1.5 million people a year.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:00:00 PDT
Each year in the UK, bacterial infections cause around 6,000 cases of a severe eye condition known as microbial keratitis - an inflammation and ulceration of the cornea that can lead to loss of...
The substance ivermectin has been used for more than thirty years all over the world to combat parasites like roundworms, lice and mites in humans, livestock and pets.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:00:00 PDT
Researchers have succeeded in creating a surface on nano-sized cellulose crystals that imitates a biological structure. The surface adsorbs viruses and disables them.
To combat disease outbreaks, public health officials often use painstaking fieldwork to try to stay one step ahead of the infectious bugs, linking patients' symptoms to a source of infection to...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT
Northwestern Medicine scientists are continuing to unravel the molecular changes that underlie one of the world's deadliest and most infamous respiratory infections.
The bacterium that causes whooping cough, Bordetella pertussis, has changed in Australia - most likely in response to the vaccine used to prevent the disease - with a possible reduced effectiveness...
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:00:00 PDT
A new animal study confirms infection can worsen the brain damage caused by stroke and identifies blood platelets - which normally stop bleeding - as one of the culprits.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:00:00 PDT
Food-poisoning outbreaks linked to disease-causing strains of the bacterium Escherichia coli are normally associated with tainted meat products.
New research published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives this month has announced the potential for using dust and wind conditions as predictors for meningitis outbreaks in...
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:00:00 PDT
Using antibiotics alone to treat children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis is a reasonable alternative to surgery that leads to less pain and fewer missed school days, according to a pilot study.
Penicillin, one of the scientific marvels of the 20th century, is currently losing a lot of battles it once won against bacterial infections.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT
Antibiotics improve growth in children at risk of undernourishment in low and middle income countries, finds a study published on bmj.com.
Young children suffering from diarrheal diseases are less likely to receive life-saving oral rehydration therapy (ORT) if they seek treatment at private, for-profit clinics, according to the...
Scientists have unearthed still more evidence that antibiotics can contribute to obesity.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:00:00 PDT
The mechanism which underlies the susceptibility of liver disease patients to life-threatening infection has been uncovered by Wellcome Trust-funded medical scientists, who have also suggested a...
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