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A faster and cheaper way to produce new antibiotics

A novel way of synthesising a promising new antibiotic has been identified by scientists at the University of Bristol. By expressing the ...

Hepatitis C Kills More Americans than Any Other Infectious Disease

New CDC studies underscore urgency of hepatitis C testing and treatment, especially for baby boomers ...

Infections can increase risk for type 1 diabetes in children

Neuherberg, Germany - Viral respiratory infections during the first six months of life are associated with an increased risk for type 1 diabetes. This is the conclusion reached by a team of scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München during a study published in the current issue of the renowned US magazine ‘JAMA’. ... Full story

Number of HIV Infections Falling in United States, But Fails to Meet Reduction Goals

Researchers say more new cases could be prevented by expanding diagnostic, prevention and care services ... Full story

Bacteria use traffic-cop-like mechanism to infect gut

By Linda Weiford, WSU News - PULLMAN, Wash. – A study has found that a cellular syringe-like device used to invade intestinal cells also acts as a traffic cop – directing bacteria where to go and thereby enabling them to efficiently carry out infection. ... Full story

USC researchers discover potential cure for chronic hepatitis B

The infection has been cured in mice by removing ‘traitors’ residing in liver’s immune cells ... Full story

Back to the basics – study suggests a simplified approach to treating vomiting and diarrhea

Research shows drinking diluted apple juice or a favourite beverage can be just as effective as drinking an electrolyte solution to prevent dehydration ... Full story

Immunity, Infection and Tolerance

Fighting illnesses by manipulating the immune system ... Full story

Malaria researchers from all parts of the world in Leiden

Researchers from all parts of the world will be in Leiden from 2 to 4 May for a major malaria conference. The Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) is organising a two-day workshop on how vaccines can be tested safely in humans. ... Full story

Targeted hepatitis B virus screening effective in addressing infection, liver disease risk

Hmong, Vietnamese men found to be at highest risk in Sacramento ... Full story

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