A new study identifies new immune molecules that protect against deadly Marburg virus, a relative of Ebola virus.
A new test can accurately diagnose the Ebola virus disease within minutes at the point of care...
Researchers have engineered particles, known as “phagemids,” capable of producing toxins that...
North Korea — which has allegedly starved millions of its people and is unable to treat even modest medical problems such as cataracts — has a new drug on the market that it says can cure AIDS, Ebola and some cancers.
Research shows that certain T cells, immune cells that fight infection, can help to control influenza infections by targeting a core structural protein common to all strains of influenza .
A MERS outbreak has infected about 150 people in South Korea, after a businessman apparently brought the virus back from the Middle East. Authorities are scrambling to control the spread of the illness, known fully as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. But a vaccine is not among their tools – since it doesn’t yet exist, and is probably not close to being developed.
The MERS virus in South Korea, which has killed 14 people and infected nearly 140 in the largest outbreak outside the Middle East, hasn't spread outside hospitals among the wider community or become easier to transmit between humans, the World Health Organization said.
Authorities in South Korea temporarily closed two hospitals amid persistent fears over the MERS virus outbreak, which killed an 11th person Friday, though health officials said they are seeing fewer new infections.
South Korea reported a 10th death from the MERS virus on Thursday, although officials say they believe the disease has peaked.
Staphylococcus aureus, also known as the dreaded Staph bacteria that can cause lethal infections, is commonly found in the human nose. The germ is also estimated to cause infections killing 18,000 people every year in the U.S. But the potentially deadly unwelcome guests are a product of environment, not genes – and can be pushed out by benign bacteria, according to an international study of twins.
South Korea on Monday reported its sixth death from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as authorities were bolstering measures to stem the spread of the virus that has left dozens of people infected.
Here's a look at what's happening in South Korea.
A company in the Netherlands is working on a needle-free vaccine candidate for treating human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
An international research team of engineers has developed nanotechnology that promises to make surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) simpler and more affordable.
President Barack Obama's effort to curb the use of antibiotics in meat is starting with his own employees.
South Korea on Tuesday confirmed the country's first two deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as it fights to contain the spread of a virus that has killed hundreds of people in the Middle East.
South Korea reported two additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, or MERS, on Sunday.
Part of a gene variant present in some wild African chimps is nearly identical to a section of an analogous gene version found in HIV-infected humans who are uncharacteristically slow to progress to full-blown AIDS.
Researchers have designed a small and simple chip to test for antibiotic resistance in just one hour, giving doctors a shot at picking the most effective antibiotic to treat potentially deadly infections. Their work was was published this week in the international journal Lab on a Chip.
The World Health Assembly agreed on resolutions to tackle antimicrobial resistance; improve access to affordable vaccines and address over- and under-nutrition.
Scientists have identified proteins that mediate aspects of virus replication in the lifecycle of human papillomavirus (HPV), a finding that may lead to new therapeutic targets for treatment of infections caused by the virus.
The company expects that while vaccines will be an essential component of future dengue and malaria prevention and control efforts, immunization cannot succeed as a silver bullet solution for either disease.
Researchers at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed a new technology that turns a smartphone into a DNA-scanning fluorescent microscope. Lead researcher Aydogan Ozcan, Howard Hughes Medical Institute chancellor professor at UCLA, sat down with Bioscience Technology to talk about this advancement and its implications for resource-poor labs, and for personalized medicine.
An important link between the human body clock and the immune system has relevance for better understanding inflammatory and infectious diseases, researchers discovered.
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A new target for drug development in the fight against the deadly disease malaria has been discovered by researchers at MIT.
There is an urgent need to develop global surveillance against the threat to public health caused by antimicrobial resistant pathogens, which can cause serious and untreatable infections in humans.
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