Six years ago, Michael Niederweis, Ph.D., described the first known toxin of the deadly pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), an exotoxin that had gone undetected for 132 years. Now Niederweis...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Researchers have made important progress towards a new diagnostic test for schistosomiasis, which could help the World Health Organization (WHO) achieve its goal of interrupting...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Using the same approach they recently used to create effective vaccine candidates against COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), scientists are tackling another virus:...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) this week, researchers working in Uganda found COVID-19...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Researchers at the University of California, Davis and Colorado State University presented evidence at the ASTMH Annual Meeting that adding ivermectin to backyard bird feeders...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews New data indicate that mass treatment with ivermectin—a drug that was a workhorse of tropical medicine long before it emerged as a controversial COVID-19 treatment—has...

A recent study by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers provides evidence that CD4+ T lymphocytes — immune system cells also known as helper T cells — produced by people who received either of the two...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 If you got the COVID-19 shots back in early spring, your antibodies are likely waning. But it’s not something you need to be worried about, according to a new study from the...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63  In a very unusual case report published in the Journal of Medical Case Reports, researchers from New Zealand and Austria describe a case of non sexual transmission of gonorrhea. Here...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 More than 80% percent of the white-tailed deer sampled in different parts of Iowa between December 2020 and January 2021 tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. The percentage of SARS-CoV-2...