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Multi-million Euro grant to research the mechanism of viral infection


The European Research Council has awarded a prestigious Synergy Grant worth €7.6 million to the University of Bristol…
NIH strategic research plan addresses growing tickborne diseases threat

3 days ago

The incidence of reported cases of tickborne diseases in the United States has significantly increased in recent years.…
Fresh insights could lead to new treatments for liver disease

4 days ago

The fight against liver disease could be helped by the discovery of cells that cause liver scarring. Scientists…
First clinical trial of vitamin C in patients with sepsis and severe lung failure reports mixed results

October 3, 2019

For critical care patients diagnosed with sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a severe lung condition, researchers…
Scanning electron micrograph of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, which cause tuberculosis. Image credit NIAID via Flickr, CC BY 2.0
NIH awards contracts to advance tuberculosis immunology research

September 27, 2019

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded…
Aptorum Group has initiated IND-Enabling Studies for its ALS-4 Candidate for the Treatment of MRSA infections

September 18, 2019

Aptorum Group Limited (Nasdaq: APM) (“Aptorum Group”), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapeutics to…
Scientists created a coating combatting hospital-acquired infections

August 30, 2019

Hospitals are supposed to be very clean. In fact, they should be sterile. And people are trying to…
Researchers find elusive protein that could be key to eliminating neglected tropical diseases

August 28, 2019

Researchers at the University of Alberta have found an important protein in the cells of a deadly infectious…
New insight into bacterial infections found in the noses of healthy cattle

August 20, 2019

New research led by academics at the University of Bristol Veterinary and Medical Schools used the ‘One Health’…
The cover art (acrylic on canvas) by Armando Pacheco, featured in the latest edition of the Journal of Virology, which published a study by Hector Aguilar-Carreno on how two lethal viruses (Nipah and Hendra) are more potent when their proteins are combined. The fruit bat is the natural host for the viruses. Credit: Armando Pacheco, Cornell Institute of Biotechnology
Deadly protein duo reveals new drug targets for viral diseases

August 12, 2019

It sounds like a plot point from a sci-fi movie: Two different and dangerous monsters merge into a…
For Children with Colds, Doctors are Increasingly Likely to Recommend Antihistamines Rather than Cough and Cold Medicine

August 1, 2019

For respiratory infections in children under 12, physicians are increasingly more likely to recommend antihistamines and less likely…
NSF-funded workshop targets microbe-infecting viruses

July 25, 2019

An upcoming workshop at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will assemble national experts on the viruses that infect microorganisms…
Hydrogel Offers Double Punch Against Orthopedic Bone Infections

June 25, 2019

Surgery prompted by automobile accidents, combat wounds, cancer treatment and other conditions can lead to bone infections that…
Newly Discovered Compound Kills Antibiotic-Resistant Germs

May 28, 2019

Researchers from the University of Sheffield and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), led by Professor Jim Thomas of the…
Bacteria Change Behavior To Tackle Tiny Obstacle Course

May 22, 2019

It’s not exactly the set of TV’s “American Ninja Warrior,” but a tiny obstacle course for bacteria has…
Antibiotics, Taken Strategically, Could Actually Help Defeat Antibiotic Resistance

May 21, 2019

In the war on antibiotic-resistant bacteria, it’s not just the antibiotics that are making the enemy stronger but…
A new, detailed structural model of a Type IV secretion system reveals how this complex bacterial machine assembles. Credit: Courtesy of the Jensen laboratory
Dangerous Pathogens Use This Sophisticated Machinery to Infect Hosts

May 20, 2019

Gastric cancer, Q fever, Legionnaires’ disease, whooping cough—though the infectious bacteria that cause these dangerous diseases are each…
Zinc could help as non-antibiotic treatment for UTIs

March 12, 2019

New details about the role of zinc in our immune system could help the development of new non-antibiotic…
Infections may be linked to heart attack and stroke

December 19, 2018

High blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and tobacco smoking are all known risk factors for stroke, and heart…
Buzz! Slap! Ow! Taking the virus out of a mosquito’s bite

December 17, 2018

They approach with the telltale sign – a high-pitched whine. It’s a warning that you are a mosquito’s…
Infections in children tied to subsequent mental illness risk in new study

December 13, 2018

High temperatures, sore throats and infections during childhood can increase the risk of also suffering from a mental…
A bacterial biofilm. Image courtesy of the researchers
Researchers find a way to peel slimy biofilms like old stickers

December 6, 2018

By looking at the films from a mechanical engineering perspective, as well as a biological one, the researchers…
With these nanoparticles, a simple urine test could diagnose bacterial pneumonia

December 4, 2018

Pneumonia, a respiratory disease that kills about 50,000 people in the United States every year, can be caused…
The potentially deadly bacterium that’s on everyone’s skin

November 30, 2018

Forget MRSA and E.coli, there’s another bacterium that is becoming increasingly dangerous due to antibiotic resistance – and it’s…
Complex Sugars and Microbiome in Mother’s Milk Influence Neonatal Rotavirus Infection

November 29, 2018

Using a multidisciplinary approach, an international team of researchers, including scientists at University of California San Diego School…
Creating rings in natural antibiotic synthesis

November 27, 2018

Scientists at the University of Bristol have revealed the secrets of the key ring forming cascade in the…
Researchers discover how ‘cryptic’ connections in disease transmission influence epidemics

November 23, 2018

Diseases have repeatedly spilled over from wildlife to humans, causing local to global epidemics, such as HIV/AIDS, Ebola,…
New model predicts which animal viruses may spread among humans

November 21, 2018

Researchers have developed a model that predicts which of the viruses that can jump from animals to people can…
Study reveals importance of ‘cryptic connections’ in disease transmission

November 20, 2018

A new study of disease transmission in bats has broad implications for understanding the hidden connections that can…
Bacterial imaging probe is safe for patient use, study finds

November 6, 2018

Imaging technology that detects deadly pneumonia infections in under 60 seconds is safe and practical for clinical use,…
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