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The malaria pathogen’s cellular skeleton under a super-microscope

A first step towards tailor-made drugs against the infectious disease ...

Multitarget TB drug could treat other diseases, evade resistance

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A drug under clinical trials to treat tuberculosis could be the basis for a class of broad-spectrum drugs that ...

A novel antiviral drug may protect people infected with the measles from getting sick and prevent them from spreading the virus to others, an international team of researchers says.

Woodruff Health Sciences Center - Scientists from the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, the Emory Center for Drug Development and the Paul-Ehrlich Institute in Germany developed the drug and tested it in animals infected with a virus closely related to one that causes the measles. As reported in the current issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine, virus levels were significantly reduced when infected animals received the drug by mouth. ... Full story

CDC data show limited progress in reducing foodborne infections in 2013

National report card on food safety indicates more can be done ... Full story

Gate for Bacterial Toxins Found

Freiburg researchers discover a molecule that smuggles toxins from intestinal pathogens into human cells ... Full story

Bacteria survive longer in contact lens cleaning solution than previously thought

The team tested different strains of the keratitis-causing bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa for their ability to survive in a commonly used contact lens cleaning solution ... Full story

Adventurous bacteria

To reproduce or to conquer the world? Surprisingly, bacteria also face this problem. Theoretical biophysicists at LMU have now shown how these organisms should decide how best to preserve their species. ... Full story

Researchers Have Developed New Antiviral Drug To Combat Measles Outbreaks

A novel antiviral drug may protect people infected with the measles from getting sick and prevent them from spreading the virus to others, an international team of researchers says. ... Full story

Antibiotics improve growth in children

Youngest children from most vulnerable populations benefit most ... Full story

Research on Decade of MRSA Samples in Irish Hospitals May Help Prepare for Potential Emergence of New MRSA Strains

Scientists in the School of Dental Science, Trinity College Dublin, the National MRSA Reference Laboratory (NMRSARL) at St. James’s Hospital and Alere Technologies, Germany, have recently published findings that provide new intelligence on the pool of MRSA strains circulating in Irish hospitals over the last decade from which the next dominant MRSA hospital strains of the future may come. ... Full story

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