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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...

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The accurate diagnosis of Buruli ulcer – one of the most devastating and debilitating neglected tropical diseases – may become common practice in a near future. Researchers at Harvard University...

The University of Technology, Sydney‘s (UTS)  ithree institute will collaborate with several US research teams in a new study to identify better diagnostic, vaccine and treatment targets for chlamydia...

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Drug-resistant malaria parasites have spread to critical border regions of South-east Asia, seriously threatening global malaria control and elimination programmes, according to a study published in the...

A newly discovered bacteriophage found in fecal samples of Americans, Asians, and Europeans may have profound effects on the population of Bacteroides species in the human gut.  Bacteroides are...

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About 100 drugs already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for other purposes can also prevent the growth of certain bacterial pathogens inside human cells, including those that cause...