Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:00:00 PDT
A new study has examined the global cost of canine rabies, in terms of deaths and economic costs attributable to this preventable disease.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 03:00:00 PDT
In lab tests, extract of maple syrup made bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics in a number of ways. If it works in humans, it could help cut the use of antibiotics.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:00:00 PDT
Oral infections are the most common diseases of mankind and are also a key risk factor for heart disease, which is the leading cause of death worldwide.
About 15% of patients with Lyme disease develop peripheral and central nervous system involvement, often accompanied by debilitating and painful symptoms.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 01:00:00 PDT
A newly developed spectroscopy method is helping to clarify the poorly understood molecular process by which an anti-HIV drug induces lethal mutations in the virus's genetic material.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT
Newly published research underscores the important connection between oral inflammation and heart healthA new study from the Forsyth Institute is helping to shed more light on the important...
Study suggests the bacteria may work by lending a hand to other microbesIn recent years, research into the benefits of gut bacteria has exploded.
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 02:00:00 PDT
Macrophages destroy bacteria by engulfing them in intracellular compartments, which they then acidify to kill or neutralize the bacteria.
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT
It may come as a bit of a surprise to learn that bacteria have an immune system - in their case to fight off invasive viruses called phages.
Using dengue virus as a test case, SDSU biologists have developed a method for discovering drugs that interrupt viral proliferationA team of biologists from San Diego State University has...
A new study has demonstrated that genetically modified Salmonella can be used to kill cancer cells.
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:00:00 PDT
With the arrival of the warmer months comes the re-emergence of ticks. We try to find out just how worried should we be about the pesky bugs closely associated with Lyme disease.
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 02:00:00 PDT
Can a robot clean a hospital room just as well as a person? According to new research out of the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, that is indeed the case. Chetan Jinadatha, M.D.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the Sierra Leone College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS) and the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and...
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT
A serendipitous combination of technology and scientific discovery, coupled with a hunch, allowed University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) researchers to reveal a previously invisible...
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 07:00:00 PDT
For a healthy individual, an infection of Cryptosporidium parvum may mean nothing more than a few days of bad diarrhea.
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 01:00:00 PDT
Cancer patients are more vulnerable to severe pneumonia, but the standard broad-spectrum antibiotic treatment used by physicians worldwide may not be the better choice for this groupCancer...
Despite the current Ebola outbreak posing the highest number of deaths from the disease to date, researchers say the Ebola virus has not become any deadlier since its discovery.
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT
Consumers whose drinking water can be contaminated by the release of untreated wastewater after heavy rains face increased risk for gastrointestinal illness, according to a report in the journal...
Expert recommendations for visitors of patients with infectious diseasesLeading infectious diseases experts have released new guidance for healthcare facilities looking to establish precautions...
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