Infections

Improved mouse model will accelerate research on potential Ebola vaccines, treatments
Nov 02 14


In the war against Ebola one important hurdle has just been cleared – by a mouse.

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at… Improved mouse model will accelerate research on potential Ebola vaccines, treatments   

 

Ebola virus: update on research in France
Oct 24 14


With the current situation of the Ebola epidemic, it quickly became necessary for French research to be mobilised rapidly.
In August 2014, the… Ebola virus: update on research in France   

 

Ebola’s evolutionary roots more ancient than previously thought, study finds
Oct 24 14


A new study is helping to rewrite Ebola’s family history.

The research shows that filoviruses - a family to which Ebola and its similarly… Ebola’s evolutionary roots more ancient than previously thought, study finds   

 

Fish tale: new study evaluates antibiotic content in farm-raised fish
Oct 21 14


Antibiotics - one of modernity’s great success stories - are charms that come with a curse. Their overuse in human and animal populations can… Fish tale: new study evaluates antibiotic content in farm-raised fish   

 

Fresh milk keeps infections at bay
Oct 20 14


A study by LMU researchers shows that infants fed on fresh rather than UHT cow’s milk are less prone to infection. The authors recommend… Fresh milk keeps infections at bay   

 

Universal screening for MRSA may be too costly
Oct 08 14


Numerous experts and policy makers have called for hospitals to screen patients for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections and isolate anyone testing positive to… Universal screening for MRSA may be too costly   

 

Bristol-Myers pulls U.S. marketing application for hepatitis C treatment
Oct 07 14


Bristol-Myers Squibb said it withdrew its U.S. marketing application for an oral drug combination to treat hepatitis C, citing a “rapidly evolving” treatment landscape… Bristol-Myers pulls U.S. marketing application for hepatitis C treatment   

 

Ebola lawsuits would face high hurdles in Texas
Oct 07 14


Potential suits against the Dallas, Texas hospital that sent home a patient later diagnosed with Ebola face long odds in the face of state… Ebola lawsuits would face high hurdles in Texas   

 

More cases of Ebola spreading in Europe ‘unavoidable’, WHO says
Oct 07 14


More cases of the deadly Ebola virus will almost inevitably spread in Europe but the continent is well prepared to control the disease,… More cases of Ebola spreading in Europe ‘unavoidable’, WHO says   

 

Four hospitalized in Spain after first Ebola transmission outside Africa
Oct 07 14


Four people have been hospitalized in Spain to try to stem the spread of Ebola after a Spanish nurse became the first person in… Four hospitalized in Spain after first Ebola transmission outside Africa   

 

Spanish nurse becomes first to contract Ebola outside West Africa
Oct 06 14


A Spanish nurse has become the first person to contract Ebola outside of Africa, casting doubt over measures taken in Spain to control the… Spanish nurse becomes first to contract Ebola outside West Africa   

 

Viral Infection May Trigger Childhood Diabetes in Utero
Oct 05 14


The incidence of type 1 childhood diabetes has been increasing rapidly worldwide. If blood sugar levels aren’t well-controlled, juvenile diabetes can affect nearly every… Viral Infection May Trigger Childhood Diabetes in Utero   

 

Genetic ‘instruction set’ for antibodies knocks down hepatitis C in mice
Sep 26 14


A triple-punch of antibodies both prevented hepatitis C infection and wiped out the disease after it had established itself in laboratory mice, according to… Genetic ‘instruction set’ for antibodies knocks down hepatitis C in mice   

 

New Ebola clinics useless without more trained staff
Sep 21 14


A shortage of volunteers to staff the new Ebola clinics and hospitals the international community is building in West Africa threatens efforts to bring… New Ebola clinics useless without more trained staff   

 

New defence mechanism against viruses discovered
Sep 11 14


Researchers have discovered that a known quality control mechanism in human, animal and plant cells is active against viruses. They think it might represent… New defence mechanism against viruses discovered   

 

New smartphone app can detect newborn jaundice in minutes
Aug 27 14


Newborn jaundice: It’s one of the last things a parent wants to deal with, but it’s unfortunately a common condition in babies less than… New smartphone app can detect newborn jaundice in minutes   

 

Sierra Leone ‘hero’ doctor’s death exposes slow Ebola response
Aug 25 14


When two American aid workers recovered from Ebola after being treated with an experimental drug, the grieving family of Sierra Leone’s most famous doctor… Sierra Leone ‘hero’ doctor’s death exposes slow Ebola response   

 

Nigeria confirms 2 new Ebola cases
Aug 22 14


Two new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria and, in an alarming development, they are outside the group of caregivers who treated an… Nigeria confirms 2 new Ebola cases   

 

Fungus deadly to AIDS patients found to grow on trees
Aug 21 14


Researchers have pinpointed the environmental source of fungal infections that have been sickening HIV/AIDS patients in Southern California for decades. It literally grows on… Fungus deadly to AIDS patients found to grow on trees   

 

Hepatitis C cured in co-infected HIV patients
Jul 20 14


A multicenter team of researchers report that in a phase III clinical trial, a combination drug therapy cures chronic hepatitis C in the majority… Hepatitis C cured in co-infected HIV patients   

 

Foodborne bacteria can cause disease in some breeds of chickens after all
Jul 01 14


Contrary to popular belief, the foodborne pathogen Campylobacter jejuni is not a harmless commensal in chickens but can cause disease in some breeds of… Foodborne bacteria can cause disease in some breeds of chickens after all   

 

New infections cause dormant viruses to reactivate
Jun 27 14


The famous slogan is “A diamond is forever,” but that phrase might be better suited to herpes: Unlike most viruses, which succumb to the… New infections cause dormant viruses to reactivate   

 

Virus infection supports organ acceptance
Jun 26 14


Chronic hepatitis C virus infections are among the most common reasons for liver transplants. Because existing viruses also infect the new liver, the immune… Virus infection supports organ acceptance   

 

New research finds that cell phones reflect our personal microbiome
Jun 25 14


Smartphones are everywhere, and they may be smarter than you think. Our cell phones actually reflect the personal microbial world of their owners, with… New research finds that cell phones reflect our personal microbiome   

 

How long should HCV treatment last? Study suggests answers are complex
May 29 14


As new treatments for hepatitis C virus (HCV) are approved, biomedical scientists are exploring their mechanisms and what they reveal about the virus. An… How long should HCV treatment last? Study suggests answers are complex   

 
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