Infectious Diseases (36 News)

How Can Statins Protect Us From Infections?

Aug 23, 2017 10:00 am
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That statin you've been taking to lower your risk of heart attack or stroke may one day pull double duty, providing protection against a whole hos...

How Penile Bacteria Could Help HIV Infection?

Aug 15, 2017 3:00 pm
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A ten-fold increase in some types of bacteria living under the foreskin can increase a man's risk of HIV infection by up to 63 percent, according ...

Protecting Infants from Zika Infection Using a Malaria Drug

Jul 18, 2017 3:00 pm
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Devastating consequences of Zika virus infection are suffered in the womb, where the virus can cause brain damage and sometimes death. Studying pre...

Natural resistance to malaria linked to variation in human red blood cell receptors First study to identify protective effect of glycophorin gene rearrangements on malaria

Jun 24, 2017 10:00 am
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Researchers have discovered that protection from the most severe form of malaria is linked with natural variation in human red blood cell genes. A stu...

How N. Gonorrhoeae Invade The Site of Infection?

May 15, 2017 11:00 am
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The bacterium that causes gonorrhea infects the female reproductive tract by breaking connections between cells in the tract's protective lining, ...

Progression and Recovery Processes of Ebola Virus Disease

May 14, 2017 8:00 pm
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Analysis of daily gene activation in a patient with severe Ebola virus disease cared for at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2015 found chan...

Why Is It Hard To Develop Immunity Against Malaria?

May 14, 2017 5:00 pm
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DNA fingerprinting has revealed how the malaria parasite shuffles genes to create different strains and hide from our immune system. This trick allows...

Could This Frog Help Us Fight Influenza?

May 10, 2017 2:00 pm
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Even though this year’s peak flu season can be considered to have passed, people can contract the virus well into May. And while flu vaccines re...

Factors that spread and sustained the Ebola epidemic.

May 10, 2017 12:00 pm
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The 2013–2016 West African epidemic caused by the Ebola virus was of unprecedented magnitude, duration and impact. Here we reconstruct the dispe...

Crustaceans Help Prevent Wound Infections

May 8, 2017 7:00 pm
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A new type of wound dressing could improve thousands of people's lives, by preventing them from developing infections. The dressing, a type of com...

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...

The use of CRISPR in detecting viral and bacterial infection.

Apr 16, 2017 2:54 am
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A team of scientists from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, the Institute for Medical Engineer...

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...


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