Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:00:00 PDT
Infections continue to threaten human health. With remarkable genetic flexibility, pathogenic organisms outsmart available therapies.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:00:00 PDT
For the first time, scientists studying stool transplants have been able to track which strains of bacteria from a donor take hold in a patient's gut after a transplant.
Assistive technology - the use of (frequently modified or customized) equipment to improve the functional capabilities of people with special needs - is an important therapeutic tool.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:00:00 PDT
Scientists have announced a major breakthrough in their understanding of how the fungus Aspergillus terreus - the cause of serious illness in humans - can move around the body, rather than remaining...
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:00:00 PDT
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common smoking-related lung illness and the third leading cause of death in the United States.
Generating an effective vaccine against genital herpes infections has been a major research challenge for decades. Likewise, a protective microbicide has been a dream as well.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 06:00:00 PDT
Fungal infections are a serious problem in modern health care. A critical factor in their successful treatment is time: the faster they are detected, the more effectively dangerous infections can be...
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:00 PDT
The worst of the recent Ebola epidemic is over, but the threat of future outbreaks lingers.
Scientists at the University of Lincoln, UK, have successfully produced two synthetic derivatives of Teixobactin - the world's first known antibiotic capable of destroying 'drug resistant' bacteria.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 04:00:00 PDT
Transport plays a major role in the spread of transmissible diseases. PANDHUB, a project coordinated by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, develops ways of reducing the risk of pandemics...
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 03:00:00 PDT
Researchers from the Scientific Research Institute of Physical-Chemical Medicine, MIPT, the company M&S Decisions and the research department of Yandex have built a computer model of the...
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 02:00:00 PDT
A research team led by the University of Bath has developed an early warning system for urinary catheter infections, a problem which can cause severe risk to patients' health and costs the NHS an...
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:00:00 PDT
Sepsis constitutes the main cause of disease and death in people suffering from severe burns.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 04:00:00 PDT
Public Health England (PHE) experts are calling for all parents to get their children vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) when the vaccine is offered, or for them to take it up now...
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 03:00:00 PDT
For the first time, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have solved the structure of the biological machinery used by a common virus to recognize and attack human host cells.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 02:00:00 PDT
Latest in genomic technologies could track sources of future infectious outbreaks.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT
New research shows that giving a flu vaccination in the morning might provide better protection than afternoon vaccinations. If proven, the findings could save many lives.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 08:00:00 PDT
This review summarizes the literature on scleratrophic skin lesions as a manifestation of a Borrelia infection.
An international team including the Lomonosov Moscow State University researchers discovered which enzyme enables Escherichia coli bacterium (E. coli) to breathe.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:00:00 PDT
Soy isoflavones and peptides may inhibit the growth of microbial pathogens that cause food-borne illnesses, according to a new study from University of Guelph researchers.
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