Infectious Diseases (25 News)

Mycobacterium Abscessus May Become Contagious

Apr 17, 2017 4:00 pm
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Genome sequencing of Mycobacterium abscessus strains that infect the lungs suggests a possible shift in the bacterium's mode of infection from env...

How to Reverse Antibiotic Resistance in TB

Apr 10, 2017 2:00 pm
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As the mycobacterium that causes tuberculosis has frighteningly become resistant to one drug after another, scientists for years have searched for new...

New Inexpensive Tool for Bacterial Identification

Apr 8, 2017 7:00 pm
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It can be incredibly challenging to give a patient the proper treatment when they are infected by an antibiotic-resistant pathogen. For those living i...

New Method to Provide First-Line Drug Against Malaria

Mar 22, 2017 9:00 pm
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Researchers at Cardiff University have devised a new way of creating a drug commonly used as the first line of defence against malaria around t...

First Molecule to Show Protecting Effects Against Zika Virus

Mar 22, 2017 2:00 pm
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A molecule naturally produced by the immune system protects mice and monkeys against Zika virus infection, an international team of researchers has fo...

Why is There No Vaccine Against HCV?

Mar 22, 2017 12:00 pm
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Unlike its viral cousins hepatitis A and B, hepatitis C virus (HCV) has eluded the development of a vaccine and infected more than 170 million peop...

The Drug Combination that Weakens Bacterial Resistance

Mar 15, 2017 2:00 pm
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Last September, the United Nations gathered to recognize the serious threat that antibiotic resistance poses to the public. It is estimated that antib...

How pathogens Outsmarts Our Immune System?

Mar 13, 2017 9:00 am
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Our immune system has various ways to deal with threats from the outside like pathogens. One of the defence mechanisms is a process called autophagy. ...

A New Strategy To Beat Antibiotic Resistance

Mar 12, 2017 3:00 pm
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There has been much recent talk about how to target the rising tide of antibiotic resistance across the world, one of the biggest threats to global he...

Scientists Identify Protein In Worm Virus That Could Help Fight Infectious Disease

Mar 12, 2017 11:00 am
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A protein unlike any other appears to be partially responsible for upsetting the stomachs of the most common animal on the planet. Results of a Ric...

A closer Look into Influenza Virus

Mar 5, 2017 5:00 pm
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In an effort to one day eliminate the need for an annual flu shot, a group of researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Icahn Schoo...

Widespread for Molecular Diagnostics

Feb 25, 2017 11:00 am
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Thanks to its sensitivity and specificity Molecular Diagnostics is playing an increasing role in the diagnosis and monitoring of infectious diseases. ...

New mRNA Vaccine for Zika Virus

Feb 22, 2017 5:00 pm
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A new Zika vaccine candidate has the potential to protect against the virus with a single dose, according to a research team led by scientists from...

Salmonella Becomes More Virulent Through Lossing Genes

Feb 22, 2017 9:00 am
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Salmonella infections are typically the culprit behind food poisoning outbreaks, but in sub-Saharan Africa, they often cause drug-resistant, deadly bl...

New Hope to Eliminate Malaria

Feb 20, 2017 9:00 am
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University of Tübingen researchers in collaboration with the biotech company Sanaria Inc. have demonstrated in a clinical trial that a new vaccin...

Three Diseases Need to Worry About Becoming Epidemics

Feb 6, 2017 3:00 pm
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Charities, governments, and scientists from across the world gathered in Switzerland on Thursday to hammer out a plan of action to stop three of th...

The Route for Rift Valley Fever Epidemics

Feb 5, 2017 4:00 pm
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Rift Valley fever is an emerging viral disease that is threatening public health and has already had a substantial economic impact. Two publica...

Persistent Infections Lead to Long-term Protection

Feb 5, 2017 11:00 am
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Many infectious diseases are one and done; people get sick once and then they are protected from another bout of the same illness. For some of these i...

Researchers Provide New Insights into Infection Mechanism of CA-MRSA

Jan 29, 2017 2:00 pm
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Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most feared, multi-resistant pathogens. The bacterium often causes life-threatening infections, particularly in...

Zika Uses Axons to Spread Havoc in Central Nervous System

Jan 28, 2017 10:00 am
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The Zika virus wreaks havoc in the central nervous system well after the initial stages of pregnancy and can use long axon projections of neurons to s...


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