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Bacteria cause bacterial infections and viruses cause viral infections. Antibiotic drugs usually kill bacteria, but they are not effective against viruses. Infections caused by bacteria include strep throat, tuberculosis and urinary tract infections. Dis

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Nanofiber coating prevents infections of prosthetic joints

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

In a proof-of-concept study with mice, scientists at The Johns Hopkins University show that a novel coating they made with antibiotic-releasing nanofibers has the potential to better prevent at...

Take advantage of evolution in malaria fight, scientists say

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Scientists could harness the power of evolution to stop mosquitoes spreading malaria, according to new research by the University of Exeter and the University of California, Berkeley.

How to Get Rid of a Stye: Treatments and Home Remedies

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

What are styes, what are the symptoms of a stye, and how do we prevent them? Learn what home remedies and medical treatments are available.

Study suggests benefits of laser treatments for dental problems

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have developed computer simulations showing how lasers attack oral bacterial colonies, suggesting that benefits of using lasers in oral debridement include killing bacteria and...

Inflammation triggers unsustainable immune response to chronic viral infection

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists at the University of Basel discovered a fundamental new mechanism explaining the inadequate immune defense against chronic viral infection.

Bacteria: Third RNA binding protein identified

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Pathogenic bacteria use small RNA molecules to adapt to their environment. Infection researchers from Würzburg have now pinpointed a protein involved in regulating the activity of these molecules.

Is tuberculosis an autoimmune disease?

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new review suggests tuberculosis could trigger autoimmunity, after finding tuberculosis bacteria 'trick' the immune system into damaging the lungs.

Immune system of African Americans responds more strongly to bacterial infection, and it is partly genetic

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A Canada-US study led by Luis Barreiro, a professor at the University of Montreal's Department of Pediatrics and researcher at the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center, has demonstrated that...

How to Get Rid of Red Eyes: Home Remedies and Health Tips

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

What is red eye and what is conjunctivitis? Learn about common causes, home remedies, and serious problems that may cause red eye.

Nanoparticle vaccinates mice against dengue fever

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Every year, more than 350 million people in over 120 countries contact dengue fever, which can cause symptoms ranging from achy muscles and a skin rash to life-threatening hemorrhagic fever.

Modified HIV-1 virus can integrate into genome of parasitic flatworm

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Genetic manipulation of parasite that causes schistosomiasis could pave road to new treatments.

Plaque identifying toothpaste significantly reduces dental plaque and inflammation throughout the body

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

For decades, research has suggested a link between oral health and inflammatory diseases affecting the entire body - in particular, heart attacks and strokes.

Infants in Northern Canada face the highest rates of respiratory infection in the world

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Providing antibody to infants could prove lifesaving.Infants in Canada's north are facing alarming rates of respiratory infection, but providing an antibody to all infants will prevent hundreds...

Strain-level genetic differences within bacterial species yield new insights into mother-infant microbiomes

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Direct microbial sequencing of environmental samples, such as from ocean water, hospital surfaces, and the human gut, have illuminated the vast number of microbes present in our world.

Researchers report high burden of infections acquired in hospitals in Europe

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

More than 2.5 million cases of healthcare-associated infections are estimated to occur in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) each year, according to a study published by...

Tuberculosis and HIV co-infection

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

The HIV virus increases the potency of the tuberculosis bacterium (Mtb) by affecting a central function of the immune system.

Studies offer new insights for treating stomach infections

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

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.

Could migraines be caused by the bacteria in our mouths?

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Migraines have proven notoriously difficult to understand. New research points the finger at oral bacteria. Could the culprit have finally been found?

IARC study identifies new genetic factors linked to HPV-related cancers

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new large-scale genetic study of head and neck cancers shows why some individuals infected with human papillomavirus (HPV) may go on to develop oropharyngeal cancer while others do not.

Ancient hominid 'hanky panky' also influenced spread of STIs

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

With recent studies proving that almost everyone has a little bit of Neanderthal DNA in them - up to 5 percent of the human genome - it's become clear our ancestors not only had some serious...

Study shows how Group B strep foils defenses in pregnancy

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Common bacteria evade traps in placenta to rapidly infect fetus; finding should inform vaccine pursuit, investigators say.

Ultraviolet air steriliser reduces sepsis and mortality in cardiac surgery patients

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

An ultraviolet air steriliser reduces sepsis and mortality in cardiac surgery patients, according to research presented at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2016.

New antibody therapy permanently blocks SIV infection

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

An international research team has developed an effective treatment strategy against the HIV-like Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) in rhesus macaquesAccording to the WHO, around 36 million...

Migration routes hold key to bird flu spread, global study finds

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Monitoring the migration routes of wild birds could help to provide early warning of potential bird flu outbreaks, experts say.

Researchers obtain first Zika sequence isolated from semen

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A team of researchers from the United Kingdom has obtained the first complete genome sequence of Zika virus that was isolated from a semen sample.