Infectious Diseases (154 News)

Sewage Can Reveal the Occurrence of Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria among Healthy Populations

Mar 23, 2019 3:00 pm
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A comprehensive analysis sewage collected in 74 cities in 60 countries has yielded the first, comparable global data, which show the levels and typ...

Researchers Discover a Mechanism with Which Bacteria Attack an Organism’s Immune System

Mar 16, 2019 12:00 pm
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A research team led by Prof. Dr. Winfried Römer and Dr. Elias Hobeika from the University of Freiburg and the University Medical Center in Ulm...

Researchers Discover How a Tiny Molecule Known as miR-132 Acts as a “Handbrake” on Our Immune System

Mar 13, 2019 1:00 pm
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Researchers have discovered how a tiny molecule known as miR-132 acts as a “handbrake” on our immune system – helping us figh...

New Protein “Switch” Could Be Key to Controlling Sepsis

Mar 11, 2019 4:00 pm
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Scientists at the University of British Columbia have discovered a new protein “switch” that could stop the progression of blood-poison...

How Could "Diet Drugs" Make Mosquitoes More satisfied and Safer to Be Around?

Mar 10, 2019 5:00 pm
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Now, researchers have discovered a way to stop mosquitoes biting — by using human ‘diet’ drugs to trick them into feeling full. T...

Could We Treat Tuberculosis by Its Suicide System?

Mar 9, 2019 3:00 pm
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Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. In 2017, 10 million people around the world fell ill with TB and 1.3 million died...

How Can Sleep Fight Infection?

Mar 3, 2019 1:00 pm
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Getting enough sleep is vital to supporting our immune system in fighting off pathogens – so much is common knowledge. But what we don't ...

Identifying a New Target Protein Which Can Inhibit Destructive Effects in Tuberculosis

Feb 21, 2019 12:00 pm
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Tuberculosis treatment still entails the administration of several antibiotics over a period of months and is torturous for many patients. The path...

Genetic and Immunological Factors Make Some Children Susceptible to the Bacteria That Cause Strep Throat

Feb 19, 2019 1:00 pm
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A combination of genetic and immunological factors makes some children susceptible to the bacteria that cause strep throat LA JOLLA, CA—...

A Physical Interaction between Two Types of Immune Cells Could Be Key to Better Dengue Vaccines

Feb 12, 2019 1:00 pm
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Researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School have demonstrated for the first time a physical interaction between two types of immune cells that plays an ...

A New Vaccine against Streptococcus Pneumonia Based on Its Sibling "Streptococcus Mitis"

Feb 10, 2019 1:00 pm
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Vaccinating laboratory mice with Streptococcus mitis bacteria prevents their virulent sibling, Streptococcus pneumoniae from infecting the mice. Th...

Researchers Develop a New Promising, More Targeted Vaccine for Malaria

Feb 9, 2019 1:00 pm
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Researchers at the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago have developed an innovative new system for delivering a malari...

The Neuropeptide Y and Its Role in Severe Influenza Virus Infection

Jan 17, 2019 1:00 pm
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Severe influenza virus infection is characterized by a strong inflammatory response and profuse viral replication in lungs. These viruses, such as ...

A Potential Way to Fighting Human Disease through Mosquito Birth Control

Jan 10, 2019 2:00 pm
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Depending on where you live, the buzz of a nearby mosquito can be a nuisance, or it can be deadly. Worldwide, more than 500 million people suffer f...

Scientists Discover a Genetic Variant That Greatly Increases a Person's Likelihood of Developing Tuberculosis

Jan 6, 2019 12:00 pm
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If you live in the United States, you are unlikely to come into contact with the microbe that causes tuberculosis. Your odds of encountering the mi...

Researchers Discover New Connections between Ebola Virus and Human Proteins

Jan 5, 2019 12:00 pm
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Several new connections have been discovered between the proteins of the Ebola virus and human host cells, a finding that provides insight on ways ...

Scientists Develop an HIV Vaccine that Can Protect Non-human Primates from Infection

Dec 24, 2018 2:00 pm
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LA JOLLA, CA – For more than 20 years, scientists at Scripps Research have chipped away at the challenges of designing an HIV vaccine. Now ne...

Researchers Could Visualize a Key Molecular Structure Used by Malaria Parasite to Cause Infection

Dec 20, 2018 4:00 pm
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An international team led by Institute researchers has visualised the unique molecular ‘key’ used by the world’s deadliest malari...

Researchers Reveal Why Some Patients’ Immune Systems Can Resist HIV-1

Dec 5, 2018 1:00 pm
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Of the 40 million people around the world infected with HIV, less than one per cent have immune systems strong enough to suppress the virus for ext...

How Could HIV DNA Be Blocked from Entering the Cell Nucleus?

Dec 4, 2018 1:00 pm
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Multiple components of the nuclear pore complex and nuclear import machinery enable a protein called human myxovirus resistance 2 (MX2) to inhibit ...


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