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Successfully treating rabies can be a race against the clock. Those who suffer a bite from a rabid animal have a brief window of time to seek medical help before the virus takes root in the central nervous...

In a collaborative effort that yielded two papers in the journal Nature, researchers from Harvard Medical School and Yale University have inserted new codons into bacteria to produce synthetic amino acids...

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A researcher from Texas Tech University’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, has discovered a new serotype of the salmonella bacteria,...

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Researchers used spatial analysis software and electronic medical records to identify clusters of underimmunization and vaccine refusal among Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California, according...

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One in five cases of Lassa fever – a disease that kills around 5,000 people a year in West Africa – could be due to human-to-human transmission, with a large proportion of these cases caused...

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A new study by Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital researchers shows that a vaccine for rotavirus in infants reduces the rates of infection. In the study of children enrolled in...

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According to the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, the whipworm is the world’s third most common worm infection, affecting some 800 million people worldwide, particularly in warm, humid,...

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Worm infections represent a major global public health problem, leading to a variety of debilitating diseases and conditions, such as anemia, elephantiasis, growth retardation and...

A crowdfunded study of pet food contaminants by Association for Truth in Pet Food (ATPF) published this week revealed pet foods with fungal toxins, bacterial pathogens and products with spoilage organisms. Some...

While it has long been known that vascular tissue below the skin helps infiltrating white blood cells kill invading pathogens, new research from the University of California, San Diego Medical School has...