Infections

Northwestern medicine researchers solve mystery of deadly transplant infection
Apr 28 15


When Harlan Dorbin passed away from a rare infection one month after his successful lung transplant surgery, his surgeon turned to Dorbin’s sister and… Northwestern medicine researchers solve mystery of deadly transplant infection   

 

Delaying treatment for hepatitis C puts patients’ lives at risk
Apr 23 15


Data revealed today at The International Liver Congress™ 2015 highlights the impact of delaying treatment for the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Researchers found that… Delaying treatment for hepatitis C puts patients’ lives at risk   

 

Preliminary results show Civacir prevents recurrence of hepatitis C in liver transplants
Apr 23 15


New data from an ongoing Phase III trial revealed today at The International Liver CongressTM 2015 show that the use of hepatitis C immune… Preliminary results show Civacir prevents recurrence of hepatitis C in liver transplants   

 

Brazilian study suggests adjustments on the treatment of cancer patients with pneumonia
Apr 13 15


Cancer patients are more likely to get infections. Pneumonia is the most frequent type of infection in this group and a frequent cause of… Brazilian study suggests adjustments on the treatment of cancer patients with pneumonia   

 

Gene study helps explain Legionnaires’ probe complications
Apr 08 15


Genetic research helps to explain why tracing the source of an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that claimed four lives has proven to be more… Gene study helps explain Legionnaires’ probe complications   

 

How a deadly fungus evades the immune system
Mar 31 15


New research from the University of Toronto has scientists re-thinking how a lethal fungus grows and kills immune cells. The study hints at a… How a deadly fungus evades the immune system   

 

Chikungunya virus may be coming to a city near you - learn the facts
Mar 27 15


The mosquito-borne chikungunya virus has been the subject of increasing attention as it spreads throughout South America, Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico. This… Chikungunya virus may be coming to a city near you - learn the facts   

 

Cochrane Review of effectiveness of point of care diagnostics for schistosomiasis
Mar 11 15


Researchers from the Cochrane Infectious Disease Group, hosted at LSTM, have conducted an independent review to assess how well point of care tests detect… Cochrane Review of effectiveness of point of care diagnostics for schistosomiasis   

 

Infant gut bacteria and food sensitization: Associations in the first year of life
Mar 04 15


A new study from Canadian researchers at the University of Alberta and University of Manitoba is shedding new light on changes in intestinal bacteria… Infant gut bacteria and food sensitization: Associations in the first year of life   

 

Can a bacterial virus from Jerusalem sewage prevent root canal infections?
Feb 18 15


Every year, drug-resistant infections kill more than 50,000 people across Europe and the United States, and hundreds of thousands more around the world. According… Can a bacterial virus from Jerusalem sewage prevent root canal infections?   

 

Ebola has lessons for local health departments’ role in health crises
Feb 12 15


Experience with the Ebola outbreak highlights local health departments’ essential role in responding to global health threats posed by infectious diseases, according to a… Ebola has lessons for local health departments’ role in health crises   

 

Antiviral compound protects nonhuman primates against Ebola virus
Feb 10 15


Scientists protected 75 percent of rhesus monkeys infected with Ebola virus that were treated with a compound targeting the expression of VP24, a single… Antiviral compound protects nonhuman primates against Ebola virus   

 

High rates of child deaths from Ebola, special care needed: WHO
Feb 06 15


Authorities fighting Ebola must do more to tackle a high death rate among young children whose isolation from parents also causes great distress… High rates of child deaths from Ebola, special care needed: WHO   

 

Five babies at suburban Chicago daycare center have measles
Feb 06 15


Five babies at a suburban Chicago daycare center have been diagnosed with measles, adding to a growing outbreak of the disease across the United… Five babies at suburban Chicago daycare center have measles   

 

Taking immunosuppressives, anti-cancer drugs may reactivate hepatitis B
Feb 05 15


Individuals previously infected with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) who receive chemotherapy or immunosuppressive treatment may be at risk of reactivating the disease according… Taking immunosuppressives, anti-cancer drugs may reactivate hepatitis B   

 

Lyme disease costs up to $1.3 billion per year to treat, study finds
Feb 05 15


Lyme disease, transmitted by a bite from a tick infected by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria, had long been considered easy to treat, usually requiring… Lyme disease costs up to $1.3 billion per year to treat, study finds   

 

Birth method, gestation duration may alter infants’ gut microbiota
Feb 03 15


Environmental factors like mode of delivery and duration of gestation may affect how infants’ gut bacteria mature, and that rate could help predict later… Birth method, gestation duration may alter infants’ gut microbiota   

 

How malaria-spreading mosquitoes can tell you’re home
Jan 23 15


Females of the malaria-spreading mosquito tend to obtain their blood meals within human dwellings. Indeed, this mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, spends much of its adult… How malaria-spreading mosquitoes can tell you’re home   

 

You are what you eat - How gut bacteria affect brain health
Jan 22 15


The hundred trillion bacteria living in an adult human - mostly in the intestines, making up the gut microbiome - have a significant impact… You are what you eat - How gut bacteria affect brain health   

 

Antibiotic use by travelers may add to global spread of superbugs
Jan 22 15


Taking antibiotics for diarrhea may put travelers visiting developing parts of the world at higher risk for contracting superbugs and spreading these daunting drug-resistant… Antibiotic use by travelers may add to global spread of superbugs   

 

Study shows how Ebola becomes lethal as it spreads
Jan 21 15


Scientists investigated why Ebola virus is so deadly when it spreads from animals to humans and then from human-to-human contact. The research team looked… Study shows how Ebola becomes lethal as it spreads   

 

Bacteria could contribute to development of wound-induced skin cancer
Jan 12 15


Researchers at King’s College London have identified a new mechanism by which skin damage triggers the formation of tumours, which could have important therapeutic… Bacteria could contribute to development of wound-induced skin cancer   

 

Skin microbes trigger specific immune responses
Jan 06 15


New research in mice shows that the immune system in the skin develops distinct responses to the various microbes that naturally colonize the skin,… Skin microbes trigger specific immune responses   

 

Resistance to anti-viral drug may be more likely in cystic fibrosis patients
Dec 19 14


A drug called ganciclovir is given to lung transplant patients to protect against a life-threatening virus that is common after transplantation.

Ganciclovir reduces… Resistance to anti-viral drug may be more likely in cystic fibrosis patients   

 

Study discovers RX approach that reduces herpes virus infection
Dec 04 14


A multi-institutional study reports an effective treatment approach to inhibit and keep latent viruses like herpes simplex from reactivating and causing disease. The work,… Study discovers RX approach that reduces herpes virus infection   

 
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