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Lipopeptides released by staphylococci play key role in triggering septicemia

Lipopeptides released by staphylococci play key role in triggering septicemia

Septicemia or blood poisoning caused by Staphylococcus aureus leads to thousands of deaths each year in Germany alone. Just how the infection begins - and can lead to multiple organ failure - was little understood until now. [More]
People with filariasis show two to three-fold increased risk for HIV

People with filariasis show two to three-fold increased risk for HIV

Since the start of the HIV epidemic, there have been speculations as to why HIV and the immunodeficiency syndrome it causes have spread so much more in Africa than in other countries around the world. [More]
New Valley Fever testing technology developed by TGen and NAU receives U.S. patent

New Valley Fever testing technology developed by TGen and NAU receives U.S. patent

Valley Fever, a potentially deadly dust-borne fungal disease, should be easier to diagnose and treat thanks to a testing technology developed by the Translational Genomics Research Institute and Northern Arizona University, and now protected by a patent issued today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. [More]
Metabolic-checkpoint inhibitor combination approach may improve cancer therapies

Metabolic-checkpoint inhibitor combination approach may improve cancer therapies

Reprogramming of the molecular pathways underlying normal metabolism is essential for T cell infection-fighting function and for the immune system to form a "memory" of the microbes it has already encountered. But exactly how metabolism in exhausted T cells is maintained in chronic infections and cancer is a missing element in this line of research. [More]
E. coli bacteria capable of beneficial mutations at more variable rates than previously thought

E. coli bacteria capable of beneficial mutations at more variable rates than previously thought

Scientists studying how microbes evolve have long assumed that nearly all new genetic mutations get passed down at a predictable pace and usually without either helping or hurting the microbe in adapting to its environment. [More]
GW researchers identify new way to regulate chronic toxoplasmosis

GW researchers identify new way to regulate chronic toxoplasmosis

New research critical to treatment for chronic toxoplasmosis, one of the most common parasitic diseases worldwide, was published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. [More]
Scientists seeking blood donations from people exposed to arboviruses for dengue, Zika vaccine research

Scientists seeking blood donations from people exposed to arboviruses for dengue, Zika vaccine research

Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine are conducting studies that utilize blood donations from individuals who have been diagnosed with or potentially exposed to mosquito-borne viruses as part of ongoing dengue and Zika research and vaccine development. [More]
Puritan wins two new U.S. patents to strengthen position in flocked swab technology

Puritan wins two new U.S. patents to strengthen position in flocked swab technology

Puritan Medical Products Co. LLC, an American manufacturer of singleĀ¬-use medical, diagnostic, forensic and critical environment products for the global market, was awarded two U.S. patents for their HydraFlock and PurFlock Ultra swabs, issued March 1 and 8, respectively. [More]
Advanced Instruments launches novel GloCyte System at 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

Advanced Instruments launches novel GloCyte System at 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

Advanced Instruments, Inc., a leader in laboratory instrumentation, launches their GloCyte Automated Cell Counter System at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Philadelphia, PA July 31-August 4. [More]
University of Warwick develops cloud-computing platform for UK's medical microbiology community

University of Warwick develops cloud-computing platform for UK's medical microbiology community

The University of Warwick has led the development of a cloud-based microbial bioinformatics resource, which is believed to be the largest of its kind in the world. [More]
Bacterial blood infection more likely to kill women within 30 days

Bacterial blood infection more likely to kill women within 30 days

Clinicians around the world have long suspected that bacteraemia due to Staphylococcus aureus has a worse outcome in women compared to men, but direct evidence has been elusive. [More]
Blood pressure hormone system important for cardiovascular health can promote obesity

Blood pressure hormone system important for cardiovascular health can promote obesity

New research by University of Iowa scientists helps explain how a hormone system often targeted to treat cardiovascular disease can also lower metabolism and promote obesity. [More]
Valley fever diagnosis often overlooked by primary care physicians

Valley fever diagnosis often overlooked by primary care physicians

For patients with pneumonia or ongoing influenza-like symptoms who live in or have visited the west or southwest United States, especially Arizona and central California, infectious diseases experts recommend physicians suspect valley fever, an often-overlooked fungal infection. [More]
Researchers find genetic variability in frozen vials of cells purchased from same cell bank

Researchers find genetic variability in frozen vials of cells purchased from same cell bank

In a surprise finding, researchers working with breast cancer cells purchased at the same time from the same cell bank discovered that the cells responded differently to chemicals, even though the researchers had not detected any difference when they tested them for authenticity at the time of purchase. [More]
New research shows kids may harbor oral microbes from other nonrelative children

New research shows kids may harbor oral microbes from other nonrelative children

New ongoing research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Biology and School of Dentistry is showing more evidence that children may receive oral microbes from other, nonrelative children. [More]
Scientists discover modified human protein involved in Ebola virus replication

Scientists discover modified human protein involved in Ebola virus replication

A newly identified requirement of a modified human protein in ebolavirus (EBOV) replication, may unlock the door for new approaches to treating Ebola. [More]
Researchers estimate total number of people who may become infected by Zika virus

Researchers estimate total number of people who may become infected by Zika virus

New research from the University of Notre Dame places a new upper limit on the total number of people who could become infected by the Zika virus in the first wave of the current epidemic. [More]
Scientists estimate 1.65 million childbearing women in the Americas could be at risk of Zika infections

Scientists estimate 1.65 million childbearing women in the Americas could be at risk of Zika infections

Research by scientists in the US and UK has estimated that up to 1.65 million childbearing women in Central and South America could become infected by the Zika virus by the end of the first wave of the epidemic. [More]
Salmonella protein can reduce drug resistant molecule found in cancer cells

Salmonella protein can reduce drug resistant molecule found in cancer cells

A surprising result in an experiment on Salmonella bacteria has led to a discovery that may make drug resistant cancer cells more treatable by conventional chemotherapies. [More]
Advanced Instruments receives FDA approval to market GloCyte System

Advanced Instruments receives FDA approval to market GloCyte System

Advanced Instruments, Inc., a leader in laboratory instrumentation, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market its GloCyte Automated Cell Counter System and GloCyte Low and High Level Controls. [More]
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