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Hydrogen Sulfide may be a Promising Tool in Fighting Highly Infectious Viruses

Scientists may have discovered a promising new tool in the battle against highly infectious viruses such as the influenza virus, Ebola virus, ...

Molecule shows ability to thwart pathogens’ genetic resistance to antibiotic

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University researchers have developed a new weapon in the battle against antibiotic-resistant germs - a molecule that ...

Scientists Identify Structural Changes in Herpesvirus Fusion

By Sarah Plumridge Scientists have uncovered insights into the structure of herpesvirus proteins, shedding new light on the process of viral entry into host cells, according ... Full story

Biologists Discover How Viruses Hijack Cell’s Machinery

Biologists at UC San Diego have documented for the first time how very large viruses reprogram the cellular machinery of bacteria during infection to more ... Full story

Target freshers to halt spread of meningitis, say researchers

A campaign targeted at students arriving at university for the first time could hold the key to reducing the spread of meningitis and septicaemia, say ... Full story

Manipulating signals in bacteria could reduce illnesses

Sam Hostettler The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy has received a five-year, $1.25 million federal grant to continue its research into how bacteria ... Full story

For viral predators of bacteria, sensitivity can be contagious

VIDEO: New modes of bacteriophage spread discovered (phages) are probably the most abundant entities in nature, often exceeding bacterial densities by an order of ... Full story

Stripping away an infections armour

A Massey professor of microbiology has identified a protein that could help fight serious infections in elderly, cancer, HIV and cystic fibrosis patients. ... Full story

Germ-zapping robots put to the test to combat hospital-acquired infections

Award funds $2 million study of infection rates at Detroit hospitals ... Full story

New research describes how bacteria resists ‘last-resort’ antibiotic

An international research team, led by the University of Bristol, has provided the first clues to understand how the mcr-1 gene protects bacteria from colistin – a ‘last resort’ antibiotic used to treat life-threatening bacterial infections that do not respond to other treatment options. ... Full story

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