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probiotics

Dal Epidemiologist Shows Probiotics Prevent C. Difficile in Hospital

Hospitalized patients at high risk for C. difficile infection — a species of bacterium with symptoms that range from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of...
Antiviral Drugs

Exploring New Uses for Existing Antiviral Drugs

Zika virus. Ebola virus. Influenza. SARS and MERS corona viruses. Existing and emerging viral diseases are an increasing problem, particularly in developing countries. The...
Tuberculosis

Re-Programming Innate Immune Cells to Fight Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB), an infectious disease which attacks the lungs, claims someone’s life every 20 seconds and 1.5 million lives worldwide every year. A cure...
mosquito

Flower or Flesh? Genetics Explain Mosquito Preference

Imagine a world in which mosquitoes choose blossoms over blood.Nice, right?There already exists a mosquito species called Wyeomyia smithii in which most of the...
Chagas disease

U of S Researchers Discover Vampire Bugs’ Fatal Flaw

“These insects are developing resistance to insecticides, so we need to better understand their biology to find new ways for killing them and limit...
Chagas Disease

Scientists Identify New Hosts for Chagas Disease Vectors

Solitary weasel-like animals called tayra might look pretty harmless, but some may actually be incubators for a parasite that causes Chagas disease, a chronic,...
quercetin

Making the Unpalatable Palatable

Encapsulating the antioxidant quercetin in carnauba wax could mask its bitterness and enable its use in a wide range of food products, according to...
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Fast and Safe Blockchain Being Developed at University of Sydney

Best known as the technology that underpins Bitcoin and other virtual currencies, blockchain is a digital public ledger where transactions are recorded and confirmed...
pest insects

The Ideal Trap for Pest Insects

“There is currently very little fundamental research being conducted into the effectiveness of trap systems in greenhouses and in the field,” says entomologist Rob...
staph infection

Human health student fights back against bacteria with research

Just before Matt Mendelsohn began work on his honors thesis in human health, he was hospitalized with a staph infection.His year-plus effort of grinding...

Tick Protein Helps Antibiotics Combat MRSA Super Bug

A protein derived from ticks enhances the effectiveness of antibiotic treatment for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, according to a Yale-led study. The strategy...