Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT
A fortuitous collaboration at Rice University has led to the total synthesis of a recently discovered natural antibiotic.
Damp and mould in homes could pose a significant health risk to people with asthma according to a new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Scientists have identified the developmental on-off switch for Streptomyces, a group of soil microbes that produce more than two-thirds of the world's naturally derived antibiotic medicines.
The support of peer groups and clinicians is critical to the development of effective breastfeeding programs, according to recent University of Georgia research.
The New England Journal of Medicine has published research results from a clinical trial of a drug shown to safely reduce the viral load and clinical illness of healthy adult volunteers intranasally...
Researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and other institutions have developed a potential antibody therapy for Sudan ebolavirus (SUDV), one of the two most lethal...
Yale University researchers have identified a handful of bacterial culprits that may drive inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, using patients' own...
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:00:00 PDT
A cell is not a soap bubble that can simply pinch in two to reproduce. The ability to faithfully copy genetic material and distribute it equally to daughter cells is fundamental to all forms of life.
A person's home is their castle, and they populate it with their own subjects: millions and millions of bacteria.
Solid-head power toothbrushes retain less bacteria compared to hollow-head toothbrushes, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of...
A fast-sensitive "electronic-nose" for sniffing the highly infectious bacteria C-diff, that causes diarrhoea, temperature and stomach cramps, has been developed by a team at the University of...
A leading U.S. Ebola researcher from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has gone on record stating that a blend of three monoclonal antibodies can completely protect monkeys against...
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT
Not all students returning to school this month will be up to date on their vaccinations.
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT
Some 30 percent of all positive hospital blood culture samples are discarded every day because they're "contaminated" - they reflect the presence of skin germs instead of specific disease-causing...
Respiratory infection control measures - which have been adopted by most health agencies to deal with the Ebola epidemic in west Africa - are unnecessary, and may heighten panic and fear among the...
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:00:00 PDT
The genomes of Ebola currently raging in West Africa likely began with one leap to humans, and differ from genomes of previous outbreaks by over 300 mutations, says a new study.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:00:00 PDT
Data from the 2013 National Immunization Survey shows that the 'vast majority' of parents are following vaccination recommendations for their infant children.
Researchers from Wageningen UR, together with colleagues from the University of Leiden, Eindhoven University of Technology and Radboud University Nijmegen, have successfully developed an artificial...
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:00:00 PDT
Ebola is a rare, but deadly disease that exists as five strains, none of which have approved therapies. One of the most lethal strains is the Sudan ebolavirus (SUDV).
Rabies (and rabies virus, its causative agent) is usually transmitted through the bite of an infected animal into muscle tissue of the new host.
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