Tue, 13 Oct 2015 08:00:00 PDT
With recent reports of a rise in Lyme disease cases, we try to find out just how worried should we be about the pesky bugs closely associated with the condition: ticks.
Bacterium exhibits remarkable ability to repair or prevent DNA damage arising from internal processes, contrary to previous findingsThe rod-shaped bacterium E.
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 07:00:00 PDT
Contamination of the skin and clothing of health care workers happened frequently during the removal of gloves or gowns in a simulation study published by JAMA Internal Medicine that used...
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 05:00:00 PDT
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences have found that the breast cancer drug tamoxifen gives white blood...
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 02:00:00 PDT
Although conventional petrochemical processes have generated chemicals and materials which have been useful to mankind, they have also triggered a variety of environmental problems including climate...
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 09:00:00 PDT
Researchers from the US have collaborated on a treatment for Ebola with 100% success in curing primate monkeys, offering hope that a therapy will be developed in the near future.
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 05:00:00 PDT
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed marketing of the first cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) nucleic acid-based test for simultaneous detection of multiple pathogens that can cause central...
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 01:00:00 PDT
An estimated $150,000 in annual direct medical costs were averted by preventing infectionsNew research from Penn Medicine infection control specialists found that ultraviolet robots helped...
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 00:00:00 PDT
By analyzing the types of gut bacteria present around colorectal tumors, researchers have found a way to predict key genetic mutations in the tumors themselves, a method that could eventually inform...
People who end up in the emergency room because of a fall often are tripped up by an infection, rather than a loose throw rug or poor eyesight, suggests a study presented at IDWeek 2015™.
Hospitalized children were three times less likely to become sick with Clostridium difficile (C.
While Americans should be fully vaccinated before travelling internationally to avoid infection with highly contagious diseases such as measles and hepatitis A, many are not, suggest two studies...
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 11:00:00 PDT
Chagas disease is the main cause of infectious heart disease in Latin America.
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 09:00:00 PDT
Almost 400,000,000 people worldwide aged 15-49 years acquire one of four sexually transmitted infections (STIs) each year, as Prof.
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 03:00:00 PDT
Using a genome-wide association study, EPFL scientists have identified subtle genetic changes that can cause substantial differences to how we fight viral infections.
Undervaccination leaves nearly 9 million vulnerable to contagious diseaseGaps in measles vaccination rates place one in eight children at risk for becoming sick from the highly contagious...
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 02:00:00 PDT
UMass Amherst researchers characterize previously mysterious proteolysis factorsUMass Amherst molecular biologists say newly idientified regulatory adaptors work in a step-wise, hierarchical...
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 01:00:00 PDT
Recent measles outbreaks in the US have led to concerns about the number of children not fully vaccinated. If coverage drops to 98% of its current level, an epidemic is possible.
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 04:00:00 PDT
Invasive Salmonella infections in sub-Saharan Africa are a major cause of child illness and deaths, a new body of research into this usually overlooked infectious disease has revealed.
In a hospital, what you can't see could hurt you.Healthcare facilities continue to battle drug-resistant organisms such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) that loiter on...
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