Friday, November 22, 2019
Tags Infectious/emerging diseases

Tag: infectious/emerging diseases

How hepatitis B and delta viruses establish infection of liver cells

Princeton University researchers have developed a new, scalable cell culture system that allows for detailed investigation of how host cells respond to...

Scientists discover a powerful antibody that inhibits multiple strains of norovirus

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health and their colleagues at the University of Texas...

International experts call for action for world’s 450 million scabies sufferers

An alignment of researchers, health ministries and the World Health Organization has outlined the key steps to develop a global program to control...

Researcher identifies adjuvant that prevents vaccine-enhanced respiratory disease in RSV

ATLANTA--A unique adjuvant, a substance that enhances the body's immune response to toxins and foreign matter, can prevent vaccine-enhanced respiratory disease, a...

The Lancet: First randomised trial finds no substantial difference in risk...

Previous research has suggested that some contraceptive methods may increase women's susceptibility to HIV. However, all three forms of contraception trialled were safe and...

Breakthrough in chronic wasting disease research reveals distinct deer, elk prion...

Infectious proteins called prions cause a group of related, fatal and incurable neurodegenerative disorders, including bovine spongiform encephalopathy or Mad Cow disease and...

Pneumonia mapped in largest genomic survey of any disease-causing bacterium

Researchers have mapped the most common bacterial cause of pneumonia around the world and revealed how these bacteria evolve in response to vaccination. Scientists...

Combating mosquito-borne diseases with bacteria

Viruses, spread through mosquito bites, cause human illnesses such as dengue fever, Zika and yellow fever. A new control technique harnesses a...

Waning potency of pertussis vaccine a significant contributor to recent whooping...

Oakland, Calif. -- In a large new Kaiser Permanente study, children who were up to date on their pertussis vaccine schedule were far less...

Sun-exposed oyster mushrooms help patients fight tuberculosis

Baltimore (June 9, 2019) - Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the deadliest infectious diseases in low income countries, with around 1.6 million people dying...