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Research suggests new strategies for fighting TB

Researchers from Brown and MIT have shown new details about how a promising new class of antibiotics attacks the bacterium that causes ...

UCLA scientists engineer antibiotics to catch up in race against drug resistance

Souped-up antibiotics effectively attack persister cells that are responsible for making bacteria resistant to new drugs ...

Parrot colours linked to disease that kills other species: Deakin research

The iconic colours in one of one of Australia’s most loved backyard parrots may be the surprise result of a tiny virus that kills other species, new Deakin University research has found. ... Full story

We can eliminate rabies, say researchers

Scientists say rabies can be eliminated if governments, communities and health organisations work together. ... Full story

Early detection key to avoiding large Ebola outbreaks

Improved diagnosis of people with severe fevers is essential in the battle against the deadly Ebola virus, a study published in the Journal of Infection in Developing Countries has found. ... Full story

Patient with exposure to Ebola has arrived safely at NIH Clinical Center

A patient with exposure to the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has been transferred from an overseas location and admitted to the NIH Clinical Center for observation and to enroll in a clinical protocol. The patient arrived at the NIH Clinical Center on Sunday, September 28, at approximately 4 p.m. ET. ... Full story

NIH to admit patient exposed to Ebola virus for observation

NIH expects to admit a patient who has been exposed to the Ebola virus to its Clinical Center in the coming days. The patient is an American physician who was volunteering services in an Ebola treatment unit in Sierra Leone. ... Full story

Antibacterial resistance a cause for major according to world leading Cystic Fibrosis expert

World leading Cystic Fibrosis experts, from Queen’s University Belfast, have called for greater research to address the major concern of antibacterial resistance. ... Full story

One-in-ten antibiotic prescriptions ‘fail’

Over a 22-year period more than one in 10 of all antibiotic treatments in a primary care setting have failed. This rate has increased and continues to rise, according to a new study which analysed almost 11 million antibiotic prescriptions in the UK. ... Full story

Experimental therapies: growing interest in the use of whole blood or plasma from recovered Ebola patients (convalescent therapies)

Ebola virus disease currently has no vaccines or medicines approved by national regulatory authorities for use in humans save for the purpose of compassionate care. ... Full story

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