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Infections with the intestinal superbug C. difficile nearly doubled from 2001 to 2010 in U.S. hospitals without noticeable improvement in patient mortality rates or hospital lengths of stay, according...

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Bacteria that metabolize ammonia, a major component of sweat, may improve skin health and some day could be used for the treatment of skin disorders, such as acne or chronic wounds. In a study conducted...

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A triple-punch of antibodies both prevented hepatitis C infection and wiped out the disease after it had established itself in laboratory mice, according to a study led by Princeton University researchers....

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Australian researchers have achieved ground-breaking results in a clinical trial using hookworms to reduce the symptoms of celiac disease. The results are also good news for sufferers of other inflammatory...

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Premature infants, especially those born with very low-birth-weight (VLBW), are particularly vulnerable to cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection because of their immature immune systems. CMV infection can cause...

Researchers from Arizona State University and Harvard University predict 6,800 possible new Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases in West Africa in the month of September if new control measures are not enacted,...

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NIAID scientists and their Central African and French colleagues have developed a tool to detect high blood levels of the parasitic worm Loa loa, a risk factor for adverse reactions to the broad-spectrum...

Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and their colleagues demonstrated how artificial sweeteners can disrupt the regulation of glucose tolerance, causing concern that the tasty...

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Scientists at the University of Western Ontario have uncovered a bacterial mystery.  Against all logic, the most predominant strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in North American...

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UC San Francisco (UCSF) is working to create an online platform that health workers around the world can use to predict where malaria is likely to be transmitted using data on Google Earth Engine. The...