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Some like it hot: Extremophile bacteria could be key to solving nuclear problems

Radiation tolerant bacteria could be even more effective at clearing up nuclear waste through natural processes than previously thought. ...

Study Identifies Ebola Virus's Achilles' Heel

(BRONX, NY)— An international team including scientists from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and the U.S. Army Medical Research ...

New chip makes testing for antibiotic-resistant bacteria faster, easier

Researchers at the University of Toronto design diagnostic chip to reduce testing time from days to one hour, allowing doctors to pick the right antibiotic the first time ... Full story

Genomic data reveals emergence in Africa of drug resistant strain of typhoid

The team has completed two genomics studies on the tropical disease, a condition that is estimated to cause up to 30 million illnesses and over a quarter of a million deaths globally each year. ... Full story

Scientists at the forefront of fighting superbugs

Researchers at Newcastle University are part of a multi-million pound flagship project looking at antimicrobial resistance and the development of new antibiotics. ... Full story

Researchers Gain Insight into Competition Between Good and Bad Bacteria

BOSTON – Researchers report that a multidrug resistant bacterial strain is killed by pheromones produced by harmless versions of this bacterium native to the gut. Multidrug resistant Enterococcus bacteria are leading causes of hospital infection, colonizing the gut after antibiotics disrupt the native bacteria. ... Full story

Vaccines developed for H5N1, H7N9 avian influenza strains

Wenjun Ma, assistant professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology at Kansas State University, left, and Jürgen Richt, Regents distinguished professor of veterinary medicine and director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases, have developed vaccines for H5N1 and H7N9, two emerging strains of avian influenza. The strains are zoonotic and can be transmitted from chickens to pigs and humans. ... Full story

EBV co-infection may increase malaria mortality in childhood

MHV68 co-infection can turn a non-lethal infection by Plasmodium parasites lethal. Image shows mouse spleens, stained with antibodies that highlight B cells (green), T cells (red), and the germinal center (blue), a part of the spleen that is important for high-affinity antibody production. ... Full story

Research plugs knowledge gap in parasitic disease’s infection path

Biologists at the University of York have played a key role in research that has increased the understanding of one of the world’s deadliest diseases. ... Full story

A mosquito sex-determining gene could help fight dengue fever, life science researchers say

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Males aren’t relevant — at least when it comes to disease transmission by mosquitoes. ... Full story

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