Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and colleague Catharine I. Paules, M.D. published...

The ticks that transmit Lyme disease to people die of dehydration when exposed to a combination of high temperature and lowered humidity, a new USGS-led study has found. In an earlier related study, the...

Viruses and their hosts are in a eternal game of one-upmanship. If a host cell evolves a way to stop a virus from spreading, the virus will look for a new path. And so on and so forth. A team of scientists...

A Retro94-based compound may prevent a common and sometimes fatal virus — human cytomegalovirus (CMV) — from reproducing and help to protect immunocompromised patients, such as those with HIV,...

Researchers at Purdue University have determined the high-resolution structure of immature Zika virus, a step toward better understanding how the virus infects host cells and spreads. Zika belongs to a...

Student study suggests that one hundred days after zombie infection spread less than 300 people would remain alive globally After one hundred days human survivors would be outnumbered a million to one...

Scientists have found potential evidence of Ebola virus replication in the lungs of a person recovering from infection, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens. The findings could aid research...

The bacteria that cause Legionnaire’s disease grow well in warm tap water installations with ample dissolved organic matter–conditions that support the growth of biofilms. The research is published...

Iron supplementation reverses this protection Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world and causes long-term adverse consequences in children. However, concerns remain about...

Researchers at the University Health Network have found that when treating recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (RCDI), a single fecal transplantation delivered by enema is no more effective than...