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Researchers identify protein that degrades and inhibits infectious biofilms

Researchers identify protein that degrades and inhibits infectious biofilms

Many infectious pathogens are difficult to treat because they develop into biofilms, layers of metabolically active but slowly growing bacteria embedded in a protective layer of slime, which are inherently more resistant to antibiotics. [More]
Empa researchers developing solution to magnetically remove bacteria from blood

Empa researchers developing solution to magnetically remove bacteria from blood

Blood poisoning is still fatal in more than 50% of cases, but can be cured if treated at an early stage. The highest priority is therefore to act quickly. [More]
Scientists reveal key insight into how immune system recognises TB

Scientists reveal key insight into how immune system recognises TB

Every 18 seconds someone dies from tuberculosis (TB). It is the world's most deadly infectious disease. [More]
Vaxine’s unique adjuvants boost effectiveness of vaccines for battling against infectious diseases

Vaxine’s unique adjuvants boost effectiveness of vaccines for battling against infectious diseases

SUGAR-based adjuvants from Australia are boosting the effectiveness of vaccines to target some of the world’s deadliest diseases. [More]
New UTMB study sheds light on how Ebola effectively disables immune system

New UTMB study sheds light on how Ebola effectively disables immune system

A new study at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston sheds light on how Ebola so effectively disables the human immune system. [More]
Researchers develop new compound that can take down defenses in M. tuberculosis

Researchers develop new compound that can take down defenses in M. tuberculosis

Part of the reason tuberculosis-causing bacteria are so good at colonizing the human body is that they have defenses against the body's immune system. [More]
Research validates effectiveness of world-first dental vaccine

Research validates effectiveness of world-first dental vaccine

A world-first vaccine developed by Melbourne scientists, which could eliminate or at least reduce the need for surgery and antibiotics for severe gum disease, has been validated by research published this weekend in a leading international journal. [More]
New UGA research finds pathogen's motility activates immune response

New UGA research finds pathogen's motility activates immune response

Until now, a pathogen's ability to move through the body has been overlooked as a possible trigger of immune response, but new research from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine found that motility will indeed alarm the host and activate an immune response. [More]
USP researchers develop new platform to detect 416 viruses from  tropical regions

USP researchers develop new platform to detect 416 viruses from tropical regions

Researchers from the University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto in Brazil have developed a platform that analyzes clinical samples from patients to diagnose infection by 416 viruses found in the world's tropical regions. [More]
Researchers find new way to target deadly virus and develop vaccines

Researchers find new way to target deadly virus and develop vaccines

Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV) is an unforgiving killer of horses, donkeys and zebras, resulting in mortality as high as 80 percent of infected animals. It causes rapid, catastrophic swelling of the brain and spinal cord, leading to severe neurological symptoms and--in many cases--sudden death. [More]
Social status affects immune regulation and health status in rhesus monkeys

Social status affects immune regulation and health status in rhesus monkeys

The richest and poorest Americans differ in life expectancy by more than a decade. Glaring health inequalities across the socioeconomic spectrum are often attributed to access to medical care and differences in habits such as smoking, exercise and diet. [More]
NTM lung infections

NTM lung infections

Nontuberculous mycobacteria are part of a group of bacteria called mycobacteria. The non-tuberculous mycobacteria are, as the name suggests, mycobacteria that are not tuberculosis. They're also not leprosy, but they are the other members of the bacteria group termed mycobacteria. [More]
FASEB announces winners of 2016 BioArt competition

FASEB announces winners of 2016 BioArt competition

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology is pleased to announce the winners of the fifth annual BioArt competition. [More]
Measles can spread more quickly in schools than previously thought

Measles can spread more quickly in schools than previously thought

Measles, one of the world's most contagious diseases, can spread more quickly in schools than previously thought, according to Princeton University-led research. [More]
New research shows impact of fiber deprivation on mouse gut

New research shows impact of fiber deprivation on mouse gut

It sounds like the plot of a 1950s science fiction movie: normal, helpful bacteria that begin to eat their host from within, because they don't get what they want. [More]
Research findings suggest efficacy of conventional flu vaccines can be improved

Research findings suggest efficacy of conventional flu vaccines can be improved

A team of engineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Austin is reporting new findings on how the influenza vaccine produces antibodies that protect against disease, research that suggests that the conventional flu vaccine can be improved. [More]
New biophotonic light sensor can detect Legionella bacteria in minutes

New biophotonic light sensor can detect Legionella bacteria in minutes

Outbreaks of Legionnaire’s Disease, a respiratory infection that can cause pneumonia, and in severe cases organ failure or septic shock, are more common than we might think. With anyone being susceptible, more than 100 cases are reported each week both in America and in Europe, with a fatality rate of around 10%. [More]
Soiled clinical linens may be source of surface C. difficile contamination, study finds

Soiled clinical linens may be source of surface C. difficile contamination, study finds

A new paper published in FEMS Microbiology Letters, resulting from an investigation of a laundry facility that services several Seattle-area hospitals, suggests that soiled clinical linens may be a source of surface Clostridium difficile contamination. [More]
TB bacteria can be divided into generalists and specialists, study finds

TB bacteria can be divided into generalists and specialists, study finds

Tuberculosis (TB) is a major global public health problem. Treatment often takes many months and till this day there is no effective vaccine. Various TB bacterial strains exist globally, with different geographical spread. Only the so-called Lineage 4 occurs on all continents. [More]
Research findings lay groundwork for early warning system to predict disease outbreaks

Research findings lay groundwork for early warning system to predict disease outbreaks

The delay between the time when a disease outbreak becomes possible and when it actually happens depends chiefly on how frequently infection is introduced to the population and how quickly the number of cases caused by a single individual increases, according to new research from the University of Georgia. [More]
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