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Campylobacter mutations that contribute to virulence identified: Iowa State University

An Iowa State University research team has identified the specific mutations that have led to the virulence of a major bacterial threat to ruminant animals such as cattle and sheep. The discovery could pave the way for new treatment options and possibly...

Zika- glaucoma link demonstrated in Yale study

A team of researchers in Brazil and at the Yale School of Public Health has published the first report demonstrating that the Zika virus can cause glaucoma in infants who were exposed to the virus during gestation. Exposure to the Zika virus during pregnancy...

Rift Valley fever: More cohesive policies needed to battle viral disease

Research on the mosquito-borne Rift Valley fever in east Africa and the Arabian Peninsula shows that current surveillance systems are unable to detect the virus in livestock before it spreads to humans. A coherent policy is needed to combat the viral...

Duke researchers: How highly potent antibody neutralizes Zika infection discovered

As Zika spreads throughout the world, the call for rapid development of therapeutics to treat Zika rings loud and clear. Taking a step further in identifying a possible therapeutic candidate, a team of researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS),...

University of Calgary researchers battle parasitic worms

More than one billion people in the world are infected with parasitic worms — that’s one in six people on the planet — a problem that’s been neglected for many years. A new interdisciplinary team led by researchers at the University of Calgary...

Congenital Zika Syndrome: Three new studies from Brazil

Three new studies reporting on the effects of the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil will be presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The first study looks at CT findings of the central nervous system in...

Sri Lanka: Study unveils link between El Niño and dengue epidemics

Researchers have found a strong association between El Niño-Southern Oscillation conditions in the Pacific to observed weather and dengue epidemics in Sri Lanka. According to a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and...

Avocados: The key to preventing Listeria in ready-to-eat foods

Consumer demand for food products formulated without synthetic additives has increased. However, food still has to be safe for consumers to eat, so food scientists are looking for ways to replace synthetic additives. Since some additives are needed for...

Precut salad may encourage growth of Salmonella

A new study from the University of Leicester shows that small amounts of damage to salad leaves in bagged salads encourage the presence of Salmonella enterica. Juices released from damaged leaves also enhance the pathogen’s ability to attach to...

Drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa increasing among US children: Study

Fast Facts Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a type of bacteria, is a common cause of health care-associated infections associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Researchers found increasing rates of resistance to multiple classes of antibiotics, including...
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