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Treatment for deadly yeast disease reduced to three days

The team found the treatment for the deadly brain infection had the same effect after three days, as after the recommended two ...

A plague in your family

The independent evolution of harmful organisms from one bacterial family ...

Norovirus in food outlets to be mapped for first time

It is not clear what proportion of norovirus infections come from food itself, or from the people and environment involved in bringing it to the plate ... Full story

Infrared light puts malaria to the test

Scientists have patented a new way to detect one of the most common and deadly diseases in the world. ... Full story

How the body fights against viruses

Scientists of the Max F. Perutz Laboratories of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna, together with colleagues of the ETH Zurich, have now shown how double stranded RNA, such as viral genetic information, is prevented from entering the nucleus of a cell. During the immune response against viral infection, the protein ADAR1 moves from the cell nucleus into the surrounding cytoplasm. ... Full story

Virtual Bacteria Shed Light on Cystic Fibrosis Infections

The two species of bacteria are genetically similar – both contagious, both drug-resistant, both preying upon people with cystic fibrosis or weakened immune systems – yet they go about their sinister work very differently. ... Full story

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

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

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 act against various bacteria, fungal infections and parasites, yet evade resistance, according to a study by University of Illinois chemists and collaborators. ... Full story

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

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