Tue, 01 Sep 2015 08:00:00 PDT
Vaccine exemption levels for kindergarteners are low for most states and infant vaccination rates are high nationally, according to data from two reports published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly...
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT
A new study has found that people who slept less than 5 hours a night were 4.5 times likely to catch a cold when exposed to the virus than people who slept 7 or more hours.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:00:00 PDT
The fungus Cryptococcus causes meningitis, a brain disease that kills about 1 million people each year -- mainly those with impaired immune systems due to AIDS, cancer treatment or an organ...
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT
Researcher from the University of Miami College of Engineering and an international team of scientists write landmark paper for monitoring beach sand to safeguard human healthBeach sand contains...
Oysters not only transmit human norovirus; they also serve as a major reservoir for these pathogens, according to research published August 28 in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of...
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:00:00 PDT
Prof Etienne Pays and his team from the ULB's Laboratory of Molecular Parasitology (Faculty of Science) sheds further light on the way human APOL1 kills the trypanosmoeThe African trypanosome...
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:00:00 PDT
Researchers from the UK have reported on a man who they believe has been shedding a mutated form of a vaccine-derived polio virus in his feces for 28 years.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:00:00 PDT
Florida State University researchers have taken a big step forward in the fight against cancer with a discovery that could open up the door for new research and treatment options.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 02:00:00 PDT
Rice University scientists have made a living circuit from multiple types of bacteria that prompts the bacteria to cooperate to change protein expression.
More than a cause of a simple infection, viruses are often involved in the development of serious diseases.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:00:00 PDT
With all but two countries worldwide, Pakistan and Afghanistan, declared polio-free, the eradication of the devastating viral disease in the near future is a real possibility.
Every organism--from a seedling to a president--must protect its DNA at all costs, but precisely how a cell distinguishes between damage to its own DNA and the foreign DNA of an invading virus has...
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:00:00 PDT
UCSB researchers demonstrate how gram-negative bacteria deliver toxins to kill neighboring bacteriaIt's bacteria against bacteria, and one of them is going down.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT
New research suggests procedures for handling liquid waste contaminated with Ebola may underestimate the virus' ability to survive in wastewater.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:00:00 PDT
Bats are natural reservoirs of several important emerging viruses, and because cross-species transmission appears to be quite common among bats, it's important to study bats in a community context...
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT
Trillions of bacteria populate the human gut - which makes them more common than any other cells in our body. The composition of this bacterial population is very variable and influenced by our diet.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 09:00:00 PDT
Scientists in the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health have discovered a new virus in seals that is the closest known relative of the human...
Studying microbiomes in throat may help identify causes and treatments of brain disorderIn the most comprehensive study to date, researchers at the George Washington University have identified a...
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:00:00 PDT
When discussing a child's symptoms, labels such as 'pink eye' can dictate how medical decisions are madeFew things are more stressful than dealing with a sick child.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 07:00:00 PDT
Two studies have developed influenza vaccine candidates designed to target an area of the virus that is less prone to mutation compared with traditional vaccine targets.
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