Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:00:00 PDT
Mothers give a newborn baby a gift of germs - germs that help to kick-start the infant's immune system.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT
A drug under clinical trials to treat tuberculosis could be the basis for a class of broad-spectrum drugs that act against various bacteria, fungal infections and parasites, yet evade resistance...
In a review published in the April issue of Immunity, Kevin J. Tracey, MD, president of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, says it's time to take a fresh look at the medical community's...
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 01:00:00 PDT
New therapies are needed to prevent and treat respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) - a potentially lethal respiratory infection that can severely affect infants, young children and the elderly.
Within each strand of DNA lies the blueprint for building an organism, along with the keys to its evolution and survival.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT
Prof. Dr. Dr. Klaus Aktories and Dr. Panagiotis Papatheodorou from the Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology of the University of Freiburg have discovered the receptor...
The "brush border" - a densely packed array of finger-like projections called microvilli - covers the surfaces of the cells that line our intestines.
Scientists have uncovered a new way the immune system may fight cancers and viral infections. The finding could aid efforts to use immune cells to treat illness.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:00:00 PDT
The nation's food safety grades are out and the results are mixed. CDC's annual report card shows that foodborne infections continue to be an important public health problem in the United States.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:00:00 PDT
Newly published research shows that the use of antibacterial soaps can reduce the spread of harmful bacteria - that often leads to foodborne illness - more effectively than using non-antibacterial...
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT
Comparing hospitalization records with data reported to local boards of health presents a more accurate way to monitor how well communities track disease outbreaks, according to a paper published in...
A research team at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel has discovered an protein family that plays a central role in the fight against the bacterial pathogen Salmonella within the cells.
Children who have been conceived during a severe epidemic are more resistant against other pathogens later in life.
at the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts and Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) have uncovered a mechanism that may help explain the severe forms of schistosomiasis, or...
A team that includes scientists from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Johns Hopkins University and St.
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT
One of the best defenses against infectious disease is one of the most simple - hand washing.Still, despite years of global public awareness campaigns, hand washing rates remain low.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT
As scientists catalog the trillions of bacteria found in every nook and cranny of the human body, a new look by the University of Michigan shows wide variation in the types of bacteria found in...
A team of scientists led by Johns Hopkins and Stanford University researchers has laid the groundwork for understanding how variations in immune responses to Lyme disease can contribute to the many...
A novel antiviral drug may protect people infected with the measles from getting sick and prevent them from spreading the virus to others, an international team of researchers says.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT
Two new studies investigated malaria resistance and susceptibility among children, and have uncovered information that may improve our understanding of the disease.
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