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A major international randomized clinical trial has found that HIV-infected individuals have a considerably lower risk of developing AIDS or other serious illnesses if they start taking antiretroviral...

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It’s a device that could transform doctors’ ability to treat infections: a test for antibiotic resistance that works in just one hour — instead of several days. We live in fear of ‘superbugs’:...

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Visterra, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company that uses its proprietary technology platform to identify unique disease targets and design novel therapeutics for infectious diseases, and the Drug...

A breakthrough that will save time in diagnosing resistance in cases of infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis was announced May 13th by a team from University College London.  Instead of taking weeks...

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At the peak of the Ebola epidemic last fall came a frightening new possibility: a mutation that could allow the disease to spread through the air. Now University of Florida researchers have dispelled this...

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Researchers at the Institute of Food Research have established how clostridia bacteria emerge from spores. This could help them understand how these bacteria germinate and go on to produce the deadly toxin...

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Holding hope for a relatively inexpensive way to improve care and prevent the spread of deadly hospital-acquired infections, a new study reports that bathing patients in a common hospital soap, called...

Published on May 11 in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, researchers led by Yingying Hao reported on their follow-up phenotypic and sequencing analysis regarding a case of septicemia and...

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There is an urgent need to develop global surveillance against the threat to public health caused by antimicrobial resistant pathogens, which can cause serious and untreatable infections in humans. Typhoid...

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By increasing the stiffness of erythrocytes infected by the causal agent of malaria, Viagra favors their elimination from the blood circulation and may therefore reduce transmission of the parasite from...