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The predominant strain of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infecting people in Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa derived from a single sub-Saharan ancestor,...

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The confirmation of the first two cases of Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV) in horses last year has highlighted the need for greater awareness of the disease in all domestic animals. A rabies-like virus,...

While the conversation surrounding obesity often points to lifestyle changes as the hallmark for prolonged weight management, new research points towards molecular mechanisms one culprit in increased BMI. ...

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The common macrolide antibiotic, clarithromycin, has been linked to an increase in cardiac deaths, according to researchers at Statens Serum Institut’s Department of Epidemiology Research in Copenhagen. In...

A new study from the biotech firm BioMed Valley Discoveries has shown that injecting hard to treat tumors with a specific strain of bacteria resulted in decreased tumor sizes and, in some cases, a complete...

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The misfolded and infectious prion protein that is a marker for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease – linked to the consumption of infected cattle meat – has been detected in the urine of patients with...

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Advances in the prevention and treatment of an often fatal condition called bacterial meningitis appear to be paying dividends in the United States, report infectious disease experts at The University...

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NEWS RELEASE A team of clinician researchers has discovered a highly virulent, multidrug resistant form of the pathogen, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, in patient samples in Ohio. Their investigation suggests...

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PRESS RELEASE August 8, 2014 — University of Wyoming researchers have discovered a substance that greatly increases the survival of Listeria monocytogenes, a food-borne bacterial pathogen that contaminates...

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PRESS RELEASE A nasal brush test can rapidly and accurately diagnose Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), an incurable and ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disorder, according to a study by National Institutes...