The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has helped state, local and tribal health officials identify an outbreak of “hypervirulent” strep bacteria in the American Southwest. Identified...

A specialized gene editing system designed by scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is paving the way to an eventual cure for patients infected with HIV, the virus that causes...

An analysis of numerous studies and reports finds that unvaccinated or undervaccinated U.S. individuals comprised a substantial proportion of cases in measles and some pertussis outbreaks. The analysis...

A SARS-like virus found in Chinese horseshoe bats may be poised to infect humans without the need for adaptation, overcoming an initial barrier that could potentially set the stage for an outbreak according...

When you think of the infectious risks associated with improper use of contact lenses, the free-living amoeba Acanthamoeba typically comes to mind. However, newly published research in the journal Parasitology...

Working with lab-grown human stem cells, a team of researchers suspect they have discovered how the Zika virus probably causes microcephaly in fetuses. The virus selectively infects cells that form the...

Chikungunya, a viral disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes, could have been misdiagnosed as dengue because both have similar symptoms, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC...

A study published in Nature Communications from researchers at the University of Geneva and Baylor College of Medicine show the amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum uses antimicrobial defense systems akin to...

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Study calls into question current MERS vaccine strategy A new study suggests that the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) develops mutations that make the virus less virulent during...

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have identified an enzyme that acts early in pneumococcal infections to promote bacterial survival and invasive disease by removing the bacteria’s capsule....