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Five intriguing facts about viruses that cause measles, Ebola and other scourges

Viruses are incredibly simple, arguably the most simple living organisms on the planet. They have no brains, no metabolism, and they can’t ...

Hidden infection shortens life

Recent research shows that mild infections without symptoms of illness can still lead to serious consequences by reducing the lifespan of the ...

Trust your gut: E. coli may hold one of the keys to treating Parkinson's

ANN ARBOR—E. coli usually brings to mind food poisoning and beach closures, but researchers recently discovered a protein in E. coli that inhibits the accumulation of potentially toxic amyloids—a hallmark of diseases such as Parkinson's. ... Full story

New worldwide estimates for herpes simplex virus type 2 published

New global estimates for herpes simplex virus type 2 show that over 400-million people worldwide were infected with the virus in 2012. The estimates underline the extent to which herpes simplex virus type 2 – the virus which causes genital herpes – is widespread throughout the world causing a significant burden of disease. The research, led by University of Bristol academics and the World Health Organisation [WHO], is published in the journal PLOS ONE. ... Full story

Cell's Recycling Team Helps Sound Alarm On Pathogens

Cleanup crew turns off the safety switch, allowing immune system signals ... Full story

As Ebola Deaths Rise, Researcher Sees Parallels with Devastating Medieval Plague

A Rutgers historian’s study of the Black Death also sheds light on threats such as climate change ... Full story

Animal-to-Human Transmission of Ebola Virus Appears Tied to Increasing Human Population Density in Forested Regions, Say SUNY Downstate Researchers

Researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center have found an apparent link between human population density and vegetation cover in Africa and the spread of the Ebola virus from animal hosts to humans. Michael G. Walsh, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics in the School of Public Health at SUNY Downstate, notes that there is significant interaction between population density and green vegetation cover in the parts of Africa that have seen outbreaks of Ebola virus disease (EVD). ... Full story

Study shows how Ebola becomes lethal as it spreads

Researchers from the University of Liverpool, in collaboration with Public Health England, have determined why Ebola virus becomes increasingly lethal as it jumps species. ... Full story

3 Questions: Lydia Bourouiba on Ebola virus transmission

Research on disease transmission through aerosol droplets raises questions about Ebola’s spread. ... Full story

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