Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:00:00 PDT
Bacterial pneumonia in adults carries an elevated risk for adverse cardiac events (such as heart failure, arrhythmias, and heart attacks) that contribute substantially to mortality - but how the...
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:00:00 PDT
A University of Tokyo research group has discovered that pentatraxin 3 (PTX3), a protein that helps the innate immune system target invaders such as bacteria and viruses, can reduce mortality of mice...
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:00:00 PDT
A new study shows how the bacteria that live on and in our bodies contain genetic recipes for molecules that act like drugs, some of which may have antibiotic potential.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:00:00 PDT
Transmission of bacterial infections, including MRSA and MSSA could be curbed by coating hospital surfaces with microscopic bumps that mimic the scaly surface of shark skin, according to research...
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:00:00 PDT
A single protein may tip the balance between ridding the body of a dangerous virus and enduring life-long chronic infection, according to a report appearing in The Journal of Experimental Medicine.
Leaky intestines may cripple bacteria-fighting immune cells in patients with a rare hereditary disease, according to a study by researchers in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT
Things can go downhill fast when a patient has sepsis, a life-threatening condition in which bacteria or fungi multiply in a patient's blood - often too fast for antibiotics to help.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:00:00 PDT
An Ebola protein that is key to virus replication has a unique and unusual structure not seen in other human viral diseases. Researchers suggest it could be a new drug target.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:00:00 PDT
A vaccine developed by an international team of scientists led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine successfully protects mice against a contagious and deadly virus spreading across...
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT
Bacteria that normally live in and upon us have genetic blueprints that enable them to make thousands of molecules that act like drugs, and some of these molecules might serve as the basis for new...
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, there are more than 300,000 cases of Lyme disease in the U.S. each year.
Studies in mice demonstrate that signals from the bacteria that harmlessly - and often beneficially - inhabit the human gastrointestinal tract boost the immune system's ability to kill a major...
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:00:00 PDT
Up to 11.4 million prescriptions for antibiotics to treat respiratory infections among children each year are 'unnecessary,' according to a new meta-analysis.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 02:00:00 PDT
New research findings point toward future approaches to fighting bacterial biofilms that foul everything from implantable medical devices to industrial pipes and boat propellers.
Bacteria are particularly ingenious when it comes to survival strategies. They often create a biofilm to protect themselves from a hostile environment, for example during treatment with antibiotics.
Most NHS Trusts are unaware of the full scale, cost and impact of healthcare-acquired infections, such as sepsis and norovirus, a new report from the Medical Technology Group has revealed.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:00:00 PDT
He's not a dentist, but Christopher Miller is focused on fluoride. Two studies from his Brandeis University lab provide new insights into the mechanisms that allow bacteria to resist fluoride...
Postmenopausal women with diverse gut bacteria exhibit a more favorable ratio of estrogen metabolites, which is associated with reduced risk for breast cancer, compared to women with less microbial...
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT
The risk of Ebola virus appearing in Australia remains small but continued vigilance and good infection control are critical to keeping it that way, according to a perspective published in the...
Researchers have discovered that a known quality control mechanism in human, animal and plant cells is active against viruses.
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