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Researchers identify drug-resistant superbug in Australian domestic animal

Researchers identify drug-resistant superbug in Australian domestic animal

The first evidence of a superbug in a domestic cat that could infect humans and livestock has been discovered in Australia. [More]
Research reveals how pathogens travel between ‘transmission triangle’ in health care setting

Research reveals how pathogens travel between ‘transmission triangle’ in health care setting

Hospital rooms, not just the patients in them, can spread germs through contact with health care personnel, a Duke Health study reports. [More]
Researchers develop new way to test strength of immune response

Researchers develop new way to test strength of immune response

The immune system orchestrates large and small scale attacks on innumerous targets: viruses, bacteria, cancer, but it also misfires causing allergy or autoimmune reactions. [More]
New biological mechanism generates cells to fight against Candida albicans infections, find researchers

New biological mechanism generates cells to fight against Candida albicans infections, find researchers

Researchers from the Universitat de València and the Cedar Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles have partnered to describe a biological mechanism that generates cells which are better equipped to fight off serious infections caused by the Candida albicansfungus. [More]
Scientists discover potential new target for protective vaccines against Chagas disease

Scientists discover potential new target for protective vaccines against Chagas disease

Saint Louis University Center for Vaccine Development researchers have identified a potential new target for vaccines that activates a part of the immune system not previously known to be protective against Chagas disease, tuberculosis and AIDS, as well as other diseases. [More]
Calcium triggers virulence switch from acute to chronic lung infections

Calcium triggers virulence switch from acute to chronic lung infections

The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a life-threatening pathogen in hospitals. About ten percent of all nosocomial infections, in particular pneumonia, are caused by this pathogen. [More]
Novel approach could help counter Influenza A virus in immune-compromised patients

Novel approach could help counter Influenza A virus in immune-compromised patients

To infect its victims, influenza A heads for the lungs, where it latches onto sialic acid on the surface of cells. [More]
Novel Legionella bacteria named by Clemson undergraduates

Novel Legionella bacteria named by Clemson undergraduates

The Clemson family has gained a new namesake: Legionella clemsonensis, a novel strain of the Legionella bacteria, the most common cause of waterborne bacterial outbreaks in the United States. [More]
Neurodevelopmental chick model may help study microcephaly effects of Zika virus

Neurodevelopmental chick model may help study microcephaly effects of Zika virus

A newly published study from researchers working in collaboration with the Regenerative Bioscience Center at the University of Georgia demonstrates fetal death and brain damage in early chick embryos similar to microcephaly--a rare birth defect linked to the Zika virus, now alarming health experts worldwide. [More]
Researchers discover new approach to preventing H. pylori linked to stomach infections

Researchers discover new approach to preventing H. pylori linked to stomach infections

Researchers have discovered a new approach to preventing or treating a stomach bacterium associated with an increased risk of stomach cancer as well as gastritis and duodenal ulcers. [More]
Penn researchers identify new immune system mechanism to fight against infections

Penn researchers identify new immune system mechanism to fight against infections

The innate immune system serves as a first-line defense, responding to infections almost immediately after a pathogen makes its way into the body. [More]
Study provides unprecedented insights into causes of childhood diarrhea

Study provides unprecedented insights into causes of childhood diarrhea

New research offers unprecedented insights into the causes of childhood diarrhea, the second-leading cause of death of children worldwide, and suggests that the role of pathogens such as bacteria, viruses and parasites has been vastly underestimated. [More]
Botanical supplements may reduce effectiveness of common anti-tuberculosis drug, study finds

Botanical supplements may reduce effectiveness of common anti-tuberculosis drug, study finds

Botanical supplements are used by people around the world to treat a wide range of physical and mental ailments. Some of these botanical supplements have high levels of antioxidants, which may have some positive health effects for certain conditions. [More]
Researchers describe novel host-oriented therapeutic approach for preventing lethal immune responses

Researchers describe novel host-oriented therapeutic approach for preventing lethal immune responses

Staphylococcal and streptococcal infections affect millions of individuals each year. They are a leading cause of sepsis and account for many cases of pneumonia and post-surgical infections. [More]
TUM scientists develop bioinformatics tool that allows worldwide bacterial analysis

TUM scientists develop bioinformatics tool that allows worldwide bacterial analysis

Sequencing data from biological samples such as the skin, intestinal tissues, or soil and water are usually archived in public databases. [More]
Simple blood test can quickly detect serious infections in children

Simple blood test can quickly detect serious infections in children

Using a simple decision rule and a finger prick to test blood, general practitioners can now detect serious infections in children very quickly. This ensures that seriously ill children don't have to wait for a diagnosis until they're hospitalized - a delay that may have fatal consequences. [More]
Scientists aim to explore parasite's genomic architecture for varying expression of antigens

Scientists aim to explore parasite's genomic architecture for varying expression of antigens

Many serious diseases such as malaria or AIDS present a major challenge for medicine because the causative pathogens use the same strategy although they are completely different: By camouflaging themselves they evade the immune system. [More]
Researchers discover Achilles heel of common bacteria that causes fatal infections

Researchers discover Achilles heel of common bacteria that causes fatal infections

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common bacterium of our environment. It can however become a formidable pathogen causing fatal infections, especially in intubated patients, people suffering from cystic fibrosis or severe burns. [More]
Study shows how common intestinal microbe protects the gut from attack by harmful bacteria

Study shows how common intestinal microbe protects the gut from attack by harmful bacteria

Antibiotics save millions of lives. But their tendency to kill helpful and harmful bacteria alike, coupled with the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, means that they are not without their downside. [More]
Antibody protection may help control infection caused by TB bacteria

Antibody protection may help control infection caused by TB bacteria

A study led by investigators from the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard finds evidence that antibody protection may help control infection with the bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB). [More]
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