Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:00:00 PST
As the Zika outbreak continues to spread across the Americas, we take a look at who should actually be concerned about the virus and what they should be doing about it.
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:00:00 PST
Adenoviruses (Ad) are everywhere, and while they pose limited threat in individuals with healthy immune systems, they cause significant disease burden in immunocompromised patients.
Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in America have carried out a genetic study of plague caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis in Uganda.
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:00:00 PST
When we sneeze, we do not emit a simple spray of fluid. New research finds that the process is much more complex, increasing our understanding of how a sneeze spreads germs.
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST
Find out why sepsis is getting more attention. Know the signs and symptoms, and learn how emergency medicine is facing up to this potentially lethal blood poisoning from infection.
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:00:00 PST
Contrary to popular belief, beards are not unhygienic. In fact, new research reveals they harbor beneficial bacteria that could help tackle antibiotic resistance.
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:00:00 PST
As experts gather data to prepare to monitor and develop strategies to deal with the Zika virus, they also offer advice for Olympics attendees and warnings for Europe and Africa.
Vision-threatening eye abnormalities in infants in Brazil with microcephaly (a birth defect characterized by an abnormally small head) may be associated with presumed intrauterine infection with...
Head and neck cancers that test positive for the human papilloma virus (HPV) are known to respond more favorably to radiation therapy than those that test HPV-negative, but an explanation for these...
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 04:00:00 PST
Dr. Garry Laverty, from Queen's University Belfast in Ireland, and colleagues created a peptide gel that could revolutionize superbug infection treatment. He details their results.
Researchers have sequenced the genetic blueprint of one of the most prolific pathogen-transmitting agents on the planet - the Lyme-disease-spreading tick (Ixodes scapularis) that bites humans.
In injured mouse intestines, specific types of bacteria step forward to promote healing, scientists have found.
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 03:00:00 PST
Washington State University researchers have determined how a protein that helps cells fight viruses can also cause genetic mutations that lead to cancer.
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 02:00:00 PST
Microbiome drug containing spores from beneficial species appears to prevent recurrent infection, restore normal bacterial population.
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:00:00 PST
A multi-disciplinary group of researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) have for the first time determined the genetic makeup of various strains of E.
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:00:00 PST
Data analytics company Tessella, and researchers in Spatial Ecology & Epidemiology at the University of Oxford, have built a new digital mapping system which uses mathematical models to predict the...
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:00:00 PST
Among older men with heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia, hospitalization at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals, compared with hospitalization at non-VA hospitals, was associated with lower...
Among primary care practices, the use of two socially motivated behavioral interventions - accountable justification and peer comparison - resulted in significant reductions in inappropriate...
Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden help assess the risk that Zika will spread to Europe by describing the transmission season, areas at risk and intervention strategies.
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 07:00:00 PST
Simple physics may play a larger role than previously thought in helping control key bodily processes such as how the body fights infection.
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