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Encephalitis Virus

Pavel Plevka’s Team From CEITEC MU Discovered How an Antibody Neutralizes...

The Czech Republic belongs among the countries with the highest presence of tick-borne encephalitis virus in Europe. This virus causes an infection that can...
ebola

New Technology for Diagnosing Immunity to Ebola

A promising new approach to detect immunity to Ebola virus infection has been developed by researchers from i-sense in a collaboration between UCL and Imperial College...
immune defence

New Warning System Discovered in the Immune Defence

White blood cells are major components of the body’s immune defence, and the research group has shown that several types of these cells react...
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...
coronavirus infection

MERS Antibodies Produced in Cattle Safe

An experimental treatment developed from cattle plasma for Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus infection shows broad potential, according to a small clinical trial...
visceral leishmaniasis

Viruses Exacerbate Disease Caused by Leishmania Parasite

More than a million people in tropical countries contract the parasite Leishmaniaevery year through the bites of infected sand flies. Most people develop disfiguring...
depression

Women Survive Crises Better Than Men

Women today tend to live longer than men almost everywhere worldwide -- in some countries by more than a decade. Now, three centuries of historical...
hepatitis C

Emory Researchers and Colleagues Receive $1.2 Million Grant for Hepatitis C...

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.2 million grant over four years to a team of researchers to study the elimination of hepatitis...
Antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic Resistance: ‘Sleeping’ Bacteria That Can Survive Drug Treatment Identified

Dr Stefano Pagliara, a biophysicist at the University of Exeter, has developed a novel way of identifying cells likely to survive antibiotics, even before the drug treatment.The research,...
germs

Thinking About Germs Makes People Concerned About How They Look

Simply thinking about potential infection seems to increase people’s concerns about their own physical appearance, especially if they are chronic germ worriers, according to...
antibiotic

Protocol Reduces Antibiotic Use Prior to Cytoscopy

A study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) by Justin Gregg, MD, and colleagues demonstrates how a clinical protocol can help reduce unnecessary use...
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Researchers Find Infectious Prions in Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Patient Skin

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)—the human equivalent of mad cow disease—is caused by rogue, misfolded protein aggregates termed prions, which are infectious and cause fatal damages...
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Hepatitis C ‘Treatment as Prevention’ Strategy Examined in New Study

Hepatitis C infection is a global phenomenon that affects millions worldwide, with an estimated 30,500 new cases in the United States alone each year....
HIV

Researchers Discover a “Brake” That Interferes with HIV’s Ability to Infect

Viewed with a microscope, the virus faintly resembles a pineapple—the universal symbol of welcome. But HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is anything but...
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

NIH Scientists and Collaborators Find Infectious Prion Protein in Skin of...

National Institutes of Health scientists and collaborators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, have detected abnormal prion protein in the skin...
tuberculosis

Gastric Acid Suppressant Lansoprazole May Target Tuberculosis

A cheap and widely used drug, used to treat conditions such as heartburn, gastritis and ulcers, could work against the bacteria that cause tuberculosis...
genomics

Fusion Genomics Turns to IBM Cloud to Help Support Advances Designed...

IBM today announced that Vancouver-based company Fusion Genomics selected IBM’s cloud capabilities to help advance Fusion’s ability to detect pandemics before they happen. Fusion...
cystic fibrosis

A New Test to Measure the Effectiveness of CF Drugs

UNC School of Medicine researchers have developed a new laboratory model of the infection- and inflammation-plagued airways of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. The model,...
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Study: Generalizing Disease Knowledge Can Help Combat Zoonosis Risks

If you were bitten by a bird, would you be concerned about getting sick? How likely would you be to seek medical attention? As...
influenza

H7N9 Influenza Is Both Lethal and Transmissible in Animal Model for...

In 2013, an influenza virus that had never before been detected began circulating among poultry in China. It caused several waves of human infection...