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Cytomegalovirus Infection Relies on Human RNA-Binding Protein

New understanding of how cytomegalovirus interacts with host cells provides potential therapeutic target ...

MRSA uses decoys to evade a last-resort antibiotic

The findings, from scientists at Imperial College London, suggest potential new ways of tackling the bacteria, such as interfering with the decoys. ...

Progress in RNA research

Pathogenic bacteria use small RNA molecules to adapt to their environment. Infection researchers from Würzburg have now pinpointed a protein involved in regulating the activity of these molecules. ... Full story

Research to minimise Q fever outbreaks

The incidence of human cases of Q fever not associated with livestock is increasing in Victoria and Queensland – and a new national study involving The University of Queensland has researchers wondering why. ... Full story

Eliminate Rabies program reaches 50,000 dog vaccinations

PULLMAN, Wash. – More than 99 percent of the people infected with rabies get it from the bite of an unvaccinated dog. Washington State University believes it can prevent those infections ... Full story

Random DNA + high-tech math = ‘universal microbial diagnostic’

Rice University researchers find way to ID many pathogens with few DNA probes ... Full story

Researchers develop new weapon for hard-to-treat bacterial infections

Health workers may soon have a new weapon in the fight against abscesses—difficult-to-treat bacterial infections that lead to millions of emergency-room visits every year. ... Full story

If you are aged 70 or 78 it’s time for your shingles vaccine

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding all people aged 70 and 78 years old that they are eligible to receive the shingles vaccine. ... Full story

World Rabies Day: ITM investigates better vaccines

Rabies is responsible for more than 60.000 deaths a year, mostly young children in Africa and Asia. However, it is a disease that is entirely preventable through vaccination of children and dogs. The World Health Organization wants to eradicate rabies globally by 2030. ITM supports this objective through its research into improved vaccination schedules. ... Full story

A compound that stops cells from making protein factories could lead to new antifungal drugs

Tiny, abundant biological factories, known as ribosomes, produce the cell’s most fundamental building material: protein. If ribosomes don’t work, cells can’t divide—and this can be an advantage for scientists seeking to develop drugs that target invading organisms, such as pathogenic fungi. ... Full story

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