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Simultaneous infection by two viruses the key to studying rare lymphoma

July 31, 2019

New research has found that a rare blood cancer can be simulated in the lab only by simultaneously…
Pain and Gain: Skin Nerves Anticipate and Fight Infection

July 26, 2019

Pinch yourself. If you feel pain, it’s thanks to specialized nerve endings in the skin. And, in a…
Silicon chips similar to those that would be used in the detection process. Illustration by Vanderbilt University/Heidi Hall
iPhone plus nanoscale porous silicon equals cheap, simple home diagnostics

June 12, 2019

The simplest home medical tests might look like a deck of various silicon chips coated in special film,…
Prior Dengue Infection Protects Against Zika

February 18, 2019

The higher a person’s immunity to dengue virus, the lower their risk of Zika infection, an international team…
Scanning electron micrograph of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, which cause tuberculosis. Image credit NIAID via Flickr, CC BY 2.0
Temperature-stable experimental tuberculosis vaccine enters clinical testing

January 28, 2019

Vaccinations have begun in a Phase 1 human clinical trial testing a freeze-dried, temperature-stable formulation of an experimental…
Stress may protect — at least in bacteria

March 25, 2017

Antibiotic protects bacteria from acid — Study published in Cell Systems Antibiotics harm bacteria and stress them. Trimethoprim…
Scientists use parasite’s internal clock to attack sleeping sickness

March 25, 2017

The parasite that causes deadly sleeping sickness has its own biological clock that makes it more vulnerable to…
Human antibody for Zika virus promising for treatment, prevention

March 16, 2017

Researchers have determined the structure of a human antibody bound to the Zika virus, revealing details about how…
New research explains why a common bacterium can produce severe illness

February 28, 2017

As much as we try to avoid it, ­we are constantly sharing germs with those around us. But…
Researchers use tiny 3-D spheres to combat tuberculosis

February 7, 2017

Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a new 3D system to study human infection in the…
Bacterial survival strategy: Splitting into virulent and non-virulent subtypes

February 7, 2017

Scientists find long-term epigenetic memory switch that controls different modes of bacterial virulence Researchers at the Hebrew University…
Scientists develop new antibiotic for gonorrhea

January 4, 2017

Scientists at the University of York have harnessed the therapeutic effects of carbon monoxide-releasing molecules to develop a…
Threading the RSV needle: live attenuated vaccine effective in animals

December 26, 2016

Crafting a vaccine against RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) has been a minefield for 50 years, but scientists believe…
Forces at play: A new infection route for bacteria

December 23, 2016

The bacteria that cause the shigella intestinal disease use a toxin that exploits a physical force in the membrane of cells.…
Researchers strengthen the case for sexual transmission of Zika virus

December 21, 2016

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes harboring parasitic Zika virus (ZIKV) are the primary transmitters of virus to humans, potentially causing…
Engineers develop a new noninvasive method to detect infections in prostheses

December 15, 2016

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a new non-invasive method to detect infections in…
How Zika infects the growing brain

December 3, 2016

Around the world, hundreds of women infected with the Zika virus have given birth to children suffering from…
Immune system cells cause severe malaria complication in mouse brain

December 3, 2016

Movies of immune cells in mice reveal potential mechanism behind fatal malaria-caused brain swelling Immune system cells known…
Researchers develop novel wound-healing technology

November 30, 2016

Electric current defeats drug-resistant bacteria A WSU research team has successfully used a mild electric current to take…
Clinical trial of infection detecting bandages begins

November 29, 2016

The technology, developed at the University of Bath, has potential to detect infection earlier, allowing improved treatment for…
Drug resistance mutations also enhance growth in malaria parasite

November 13, 2016

Scientists identify and investigate key mutations in a parasite that causes severe malaria Some mutations that enable drug…
Nanofiber Coating Prevents Infections in Artificial Joints

October 25, 2016

In a proof-of-concept study with mice, scientists at The Johns Hopkins University show that a novel coating they…
Calcium induces chronic lung infections

October 24, 2016

Researchers from the University of Basel in Switzerland have discovered that calcium induces the switch from acute to…
MRSA uses decoys to evade a last-resort antibiotic

October 24, 2016

The superbug MRSA uses decoys to evade a last-resort antibiotic, reveals new research The superbug MRSA uses decoys…
Faulty RASGRP1 gene causes newly discovered human immunodeficiency

October 24, 2016

A multi-institutional, international team of scientists has discovered the genetic cause and biological mechanisms linked to a new…
Chemical tags affect ability of RNA viruses to infect cells

October 23, 2016

Similar controls found in Hepatitis, Zika, Dengue, Yellow Fever Large swaths of DNA and its lesser-known cousin RNA…
A special bond: New receptors discovered for Helicobacter pylori

October 19, 2016

Findings open up new ways of preventing and treating infections Helicobacter pylori is a spiral bacterium that can…
Going viral: Insights on Zika

October 15, 2016

The Zika virus (ZIKV) is not a new contagion; researchers have known about the virus since the 1950s.…
New Evidence Supports Biological Link Between Zika Infection, Guillain-Barré Syndrome

October 6, 2016

Study results affirm risk of neurologic disorder after Zika infection In a collaborative effort with scientists at six…
Study explains how an intestinal microbe protects against other, more dangerous bacteria

October 4, 2016

Antibiotics save millions of lives. But their tendency to kill helpful and harmful bacteria alike, coupled with the…
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