Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT
The vaccine rVSV-ZEBOV has proven to be successful at halting the spread of the Ebola virus in ongoing field tests conducted in Guinea.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 PDT
A unanimous international consensus reached by 26 scientists recommends specific measures for the responsible conduct of gene drive researchGene drives are genetic elements - found naturally in...
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:00:00 PDT
Health experts have warned for years that the overuse of antibiotics is creating "superbugs" able to resist drugs treating infection.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 03:00:00 PDT
Scientists hope to better understand the complexity of viruses by reconstructing an ancient ancestor so they can design next-generation viruses to deliver gene therapy.
New evidence highlights the importance of the liver in immunity against bacterial pneumonia.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PDT
In this Spotlight, we examine the recent MERS outbreak in South Korea, examining how authorities dealt with the virus and whether such an outbreak could occur elsewhere.
Northeastern University researchers lay the groundwork for customized antibiotic treatmentsIt's one thing to grow bacteria in a test tube, perform a screen in the lab, and find a mutation in the...
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:00:00 PDT
Patients with back pain that doesn't go away despite therapy may have a spine infection that could lead to paralysis or death if not diagnosed and treated correctly, note the first U.S.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 02:00:00 PDT
An analysis of data on stomach acidity and diet in birds and mammals suggests that high levels of stomach acidity developed not to help animals break down food, but to defend animals against food...
Study in African animals provides clues to antibiotic effectsAntibiotics are a blessing but may also be an empty promise of health when microbes develop resistance to our pharmacological arsenal.
Approximately 80 percent of infants in neonatal intensive care units receive antibiotics known to be toxic to the earThis is an image of the (intact) organ of Corti, with three rows of outer...
While the best antibiotics can wipe out most of the bacteria that cause notoriously difficult urinary tract infections, a few "sleeper cells" often remain.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 PDT
A new smartphone DNA test could offer a simpler and cheaper - though equally as accurate - alternative to current chlamydia screening techniques, according to a new study.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:00:00 PDT
The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (ESCMID) - an organization that explores the risks and best practices in infectious disease - is imploring global healthcare...
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PDT
Researchers discover the molecular switch that controls a 'chameleon' bacteriaResearchers from Griffith University's Institute for Glycomics, together with the Nationwide Children's Hospital in...
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:00:00 PDT
Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, has announced that new data analyses published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) provide a comprehensive picture of the potential public...
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 03:00:00 PDT
A new study shows how an imperfect vaccine may protect vaccinated individuals but allow the pathogen to evolve and put unvaccinated individuals at risk of more severe illness.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 02:00:00 PDT
A two-step regimen of experimental vaccines against Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) prompted immune responses in mice and rhesus macaques, report National Institutes of Health scientists who...
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:00:00 PDT
Lab work on the microorganisms found in sputum unveils secrets of their 'aerobic and anaerobic lifestyles' in cystic fibrosis to help with future studies and clinical testing.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 PDT
Exploring the role of intestinal microbiota in the altered behavior that is a consequence of early life stressScientists from the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute at McMaster...
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