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Airborne diseases: Types, prevention, and symptoms

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the most common types of airborne diseases, how they spread, and what steps you can take to prevent them.

Designer viruses stimulate the immune system to fight cancer

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Swiss scientists from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, and the University of Basel have created artificial viruses that can be used to target cancer.

Sorting out HIV

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Researchers at EMBL, ESPCI Paris, and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative have developed a new technique for rapidly sorting HIV viruses, which could lead to more rapid development of a vaccine...

Zika virus spread undetected for many months, NIH-supported study finds

Thu, 25 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Virus quickly spread in the Americas, then diverged into distinct genetic groups.

A new strategy reported to combat influenza and speed recovery

Wed, 24 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have used a drug being developed to fight solid tumors to restore normal metabolism in flu-infected cells and reduce viral production without the...

Modified experimental vaccine protects monkeys from deadly malaria

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, modified an experimental malaria vaccine and showed that it completely...

Listerine foot soak: Does it work?

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Learn about the potential benefits of using Listerine mouthwash as a foot soak. Does it actually help with conditions that affect the feet?

Omega-3 fatty acids weaken Listeria, study finds

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Omega-3 fatty acids can neutralize Listeria monocytogenes, making the listeriosis-causing bacterium vulnerable to attack, new research finds.

Antibiotic therapy for nearly 1 in 4 adults with pneumonia does not work

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Approximately one in four (22.1 percent) adults prescribed an antibiotic in an outpatient setting (such as a doctor's office) for community-acquired pneumonia does not respond to treatment, according...

Natural resistance to malaria linked to variation in human red blood cell receptors

Fri, 19 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Researchers have discovered that protection from the most severe form of malaria is linked with natural variation in human red blood cell genes.

Key to 'superbug' antibiotic resistance discovered

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An international study led by Monash University has discovered the molecular mechanism by which the potentially deadly superbug 'Golden Staph' evades antibiotic treatment, providing the first...

Warm weather increases the incidence of serious surgical site infections

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Surgical site infections, a common healthcare-associated infection, are seasonal - increasing in the summer and decreasing in the winter-according to new research published online in Infection...

Scientists uncover a role for the microbiome in regulating fear responses

Wed, 17 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

New research has shown that the microbiome, the collective trillions of bacteria within the gastrointestinal tract, regulates fear responses and modifies the brain function of adult mice.

Lessons from Ebola: New approach improves disease outbreak management

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new approach to information gathering could allow scientists to quickly identify the most effective way to manage a disease outbreak, an advance that could save lives.

Scientists discover abundance of uncommon superbug strain in Greater Houston area

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Houston Methodist Research Institute scientists used genome sequencing to discover that an otherwise rare strain of a superbug was found in more than one-third of the Houston patients studied.

New research suggests more sensitive approaches to detect and monitor inflammatory bowel disease

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A University of Manchester test on the mucus lining of the intestine, performed in mice, has found changes in bacteria that could lead to inflammatory bowel disease 12 weeks earlier than previously...

Certain immune reaction to viruses may cause learning problems

Mon, 15 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have discovered a mechanism by which the body's immune reaction to viruses like influenza and HIV may cause learning and memory problems.

Respiratory infections raise heart attack risk by 17 times

Mon, 15 May 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests that during the first 7 days of a respiratory infection, the risk of having a heart attack is 17 times higher.

Researchers develop low tech method for environmental sampling of campylobacter

Fri, 12 May 2017 10:00:00 PDT

A team of researchers from the United Kingdom has developed a novel method for assessing human/pathogen interactions in the natural environment, using citizen scientists wearing boot socks over their...

Mandatory headwear does not influence surgical site infections

Fri, 12 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Surgical site infections are noteworthy and costly health complications. Patients with infections are likely to stay longer an intensive care unit and a hospital.