The prevention of dengue, the most prevalent mosquito-borne virus in the world, relies heavily on controlling mosquito populations, as the currently available dengue vaccine is only partially effective....

The University of Liverpool is part of an international team of scientists that have identified the climatic risks for dengue disease outbreaks, with a new study undertaken in India. This was achieved...

Clothing worn by healthcare providers can become contaminated with bacteria; however, having nurses wear scrubs with antimicrobial properties did not prevent this bacterial contamination from occurring,...

The more the surface area of the body is covered by psoriasis, the greater the risk of death for the patient suffering from the condition, according to a new analysis by researchers in the Perelman School...

  Leprosy-causing bacteria alter the behavior of the body’s macrophages(link is external), leading these normally protective immune cells to initiate nerve damage during early infection, a new...

Mother’s milk, which consists of a complex and continually changing blend of proteins, fats and sugars, helps protect babies against bacterial infections. In the past, scientists have concentrated...

Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States, but it can be confused with similar conditions, including Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness (STARI). A team...

Researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that compounds produced by...

Plants have been used to produce a new vaccine against poliovirus in what is hoped to be a major step towards global eradication of the disease. A cross-cutting team of scientists, including Dr Johanna...

60 outbreaks of Hendra have caused the death of seven people and 102 horses to date Reported today in Scientific Reports by researchers from the University of Sydney, University of Melbourne and State...