Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Hookworm is an intestinal parasite that is the cause of millions of infections worldwide. Learn about the symptoms and treatment of these infections here.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT
The number of cases of childhood diarrhoea attributable to pathogens (bacteria, parasites, viruses or other infections) have been substantially underestimated and may be nearly twice as high as...
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Gene therapy is a kind of experimental treatment that is designed to fix faulty genetic material and help a patient fight off or recover from a disease.
It seems like almost every week another food product is being recalled because of contamination. One of the more common culprits is a pathogenic strain of E. coli.
Antibodies are one of the body's first lines of defense against infection, but their role in tuberculosis (TB) has gone largely unstudied.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:00:00 PDT
Typhoid fever is a major cause of illness and death worldwide, with more than 20 million estimated cases and over 200,000 deaths per year.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT
The Sustainable Development Goals provide solid targets by which to measure global improvement. The first analysis of the data yields surprising results.
Scientists looking for traces of E. coli O157:H7 contamination in foods soon could have a new detection method on their hands - turning off the lights to see if the bacteria glow in the dark.
Adding a popular high blood pressure drug to standard malaria treatment more than tripled the survival rate of infected mice.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT
Children and adolescents who are obese have different populations of gut microbes compared with youths of a normal weight, new research finds.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Hepatitis C (HCV) affects thousands of Americans each year. Learn all about the signs and symptoms of the condition here, as well as treatment options.
Antimicrobial resistance poses significant challenges for current clinical care, and the modified use of antimicrobial agents and public health interventions, coupled with new antimicrobial...
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT
Scientists have discovered a highly accurate way to find and reactivate dormant HIV hiding in rare cells in patients on antiretroviral therapy.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT
Spores of Bacillus bacteria can survive for years in a dormant state, and then germinate in minutes.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT
New research reveals that in pregnant women, Zika virus infection damages certain cells that affect placental formation and function.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT
A class of drugs used to deworm animals may have the potential to treat even the deadliest strains of Clostridium difficile in humans, new study suggests.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT
The preliminary findings of a case control study conclude the microcephaly epidemic is a result of congenital Zika virus infection, but questions remain.
In a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology, Changwen Ke, Ph.D., of the Guangdong Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Guangzhou, China and colleagues examined whether Zika...
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT
A fascinating and potentially wide-reaching interaction between influenza, progesterone, and lung repair is unearthed in a landmark study.
Cure rates for multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Europe have been estimated to be twice as high as previously thought, according to a research team at Queen Mary University of London...
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