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Researchers investigate prevalence of gingivitis during 1st/2nd trimesters of pregnancy

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:00:00 PDT

At the 94th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, researcher Michael Reddy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, will present a study titled...


Evaluation of commercially sold rapid rabies tests reveals serious problems with accuracy

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Rabies virus (RABV) transmitted by dogs is responsible for an estimated 60,000 human deaths per year, especially in Asia and Africa.


Dengue virus exposure may amplify Zika infection

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Previous exposure to the dengue virus may increase the potency of Zika infection, according to research from Imperial College London.


Childhood antibiotic treatments reduce diversity and stability of intestinal microbiota

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The DIABIMMUNE project followed the development of 39 Finnish infants from birth to the age of three.


HIV entry mechanism into immune cell nucleus revealed

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT

How does HIV enter the nucleus of immune cells when it is bigger than the pores in its walls? New research shows it hijacks a protein to enlarge the pores.


Coeliac disease triggered by viruses

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Viruses may trigger pathological false alarm in the intestine.The onset of the autoimmune condition coeliac disease may not be down to genetic factors alone - certain viral infections may also...


Zika warnings lead to significant increase in demand for abortions in Latin America

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Health warnings about complications related to Zika virus significantly increased demand for abortions in Latin American countries, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of...


Drones could be cheaper alternative to delivering vaccines in developing world

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Deploying the unmanned vehicles in low- and middle-income countries could also improve vaccination rates.


Pilot study successfully uses DNA sequencing to diagnose brain infections

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In a proof-of-principle study, a team of physicians and bioinformatics experts at Johns Hopkins reports they were able to diagnose or rule out suspected brain infections using so called...


What does Zika virus mean for the children of the Americas?

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:00:00 PDT

A special communication article published online by JAMA Pediatrics explores whether new paradigms in child health may emerge because of Zika virus. Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.


Plant kingdom provides 2 new candidates for the war on antibiotic resistance

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have isolated peptides (strings of amino acids) with antibiotic effects on bacteria that spoil food and cause food poisoning, after turning to the plant kingdom for help in boosting our...


Inflammation from mosquito bites may enhance viral infection

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:00:00 PDT

The itchy, red welts that appear after being bitten by a mosquito may help any viruses the insect is carrying pass on to a new host.


Research shows new mechanism that can cause eye inflammation

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Research presented at the ASM Microbe research meeting demonstrates a new way bacteria can cause dramatic morphological changes in human cells.


A novel therapy for genital herpes engages immune cells to provide significant patient benefits for at least a year

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT

A phase II clinical trial demonstrated that a new type of treatment for genital herpes, an immunotherapy called GEN-003, may reduce the activity of the virus and the number of days with recurrent...


Contaminated gloves increase risks of cross-transmission of pathogens

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Research being presented at the ASM Microbe research meeting provides clear evidence that the gloves of healthcare workers contaminate hospital surfaces with bacteria.


Sharing of a bacterium related to tooth decay among children and their families

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Research presented at the ASM Microbe research meeting provides compelling evidence that children acquire Streptococcus mutans, the bacterium most frequently associated with dental caries, from...


Potential drug target identified for Zika, similar viruses

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 04:00:00 PDT

Scientists potentially have found a way to disrupt Zika and similar viruses from spreading in the body.A team at Washington University School of Medicine in St.


Research may point to new ways to deliver drugs into bacteria

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT

An exhaustive look at how bacteria hold their ground and avoid getting pushed around by their environment shows how dozens of genes aid the essential job of protecting cells from popping when...


Mosquito saliva increases disease severity following dengue virus infection

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Insects transmit diseases when, probing for blood vessels, they inject saliva together with viral, bacterial, or parasitic pathogens into the skin of mammalian hosts.


Cholera vaccine study in Haiti suggests problems with current booster regimen

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Cholera outbreaks are on the rise. To prevent and control them, three oral cholera vaccines are currently approved by WHO.