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Two articles/studies published in the journal, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, discuss how climate change and warmer temperatures are affecting infectious diseases and their affect...

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For the first time, scientists have sequenced the genetic code of Toxocara canis, a roundworm that causes disease in humans and animals, which paves the way for new drugs, vaccines and diagnostic tests. This...

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Lyme disease, transmitted by a bite from a tick infected by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria, had long been considered easy to treat, usually requiring a single doctor’s visit and a few weeks of antibiotics...

In a paper published ahead of print in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of Leeds and the University of York have discovered a unique code in single stranded...

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The microbes that call the New York City subway system home are mostly harmless, but include samples of disease-causing bacteria that are resistant to drugs — and even DNA fragments associated with anthrax...

A new study by researchers at Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan show that there is a high prevalence of  hepatitis E (HEV) antibodies in the household-raised pig population in rural...

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Children under age 5 living in sub-Saharan Africa were 54 percent less likely to develop malaria if they had been given a single large dose of vitamin A, new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg...

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A drug already approved for treating other diseases may be useful as a treatment for cerebral malaria, according to researchers at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. They discovered a novel link...

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A new study suggests that confidence in government may play a key role in the public’s willingness to get at least some vaccines. The study re-analyzed national survey data from 2009 that examined Americans’...

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Craigslist’s entry into a market results in a 15.9 percent increase in reported HIV cases, according to research from the University of Minnesota published in the December issue of MIS Quarterly. When...