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A new study links the virus that causes chickenpox and shingles to a condition that inflames blood vessels on the temples and scalp in the elderly, called giant cell arteritis. The study is published in...

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New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggests that Fusobacterium necrophorum more often causes severe sore throats in young adults than streptococcus — the cause of the much better...

In a study published online today (02/18/15) in the prestigious journal Nature, a team of researchers from across the US have shown complete effectiveness of a new vaccine against simian immunodeficiency...

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Speed is essential in treating deadly mucormycosis fungal infections, but a quick diagnosis is difficult because no routine blood test exists. A new grant will fund research to develop a diagnosis...

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Two articles/studies published in the journal, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, discuss how climate change and warmer temperatures are affecting infectious diseases and their affect...

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For the first time, scientists have sequenced the genetic code of Toxocara canis, a roundworm that causes disease in humans and animals, which paves the way for new drugs, vaccines and diagnostic tests. This...

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Lyme disease, transmitted by a bite from a tick infected by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria, had long been considered easy to treat, usually requiring a single doctor’s visit and a few weeks of antibiotics...

In a paper published ahead of print in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of Leeds and the University of York have discovered a unique code in single stranded...

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The microbes that call the New York City subway system home are mostly harmless, but include samples of disease-causing bacteria that are resistant to drugs — and even DNA fragments associated with anthrax...

A new study by researchers at Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan show that there is a high prevalence of  hepatitis E (HEV) antibodies in the household-raised pig population in rural...