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New Mechanism to Control Human Viral Infections Discovered

Researchers discover long sought after mechanism in human cells that could help treat diseases caused by viruses, including influenza and Ebola ...

Re-emergence of Syphilis Traced to Pandemic Strain Cluster

Over the last few decades, an age-old infectious disease has been re-emerging globally: Syphilis. Using techniques to analyze low levels of DNA, ...

Zika in Fetal Brain Tissue Responds to a Popular Antibiotic

UCSF Researchers Identify Crucial Cells Targeted by the Virus ... Full story

Virus-Inspired Delivery System Transfers Microscopic Cargo Between Human Cells

Scientists from the University of Utah and University of Washington have developed blueprints that instruct human cells to assemble a virus-like delivery system that can ... Full story

Researchers develop novel wound healing technology

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University research team has successfully used a mild electric current to take on and beat drug-resistant bacterial infections, a technology that may eventually be used to treat chronic wound infections. ... Full story

PhD student finds surprising secret to detecting staph infections earlier

Samantha McBirney discovered a flaw in research on “superbugs”; Staph almost cost NFL superstar J.J. Watt his leg — or worse ... Full story

Harnessing the power of predatory bacteria as a 'living antibiotic'

A naturally occurring predatory bacterium is able to work with the immune system to clear multi-drug resistant Shigella infections, according to a study involving academics at The University of Nottingham. ... Full story

Upsalite® inhibits bacteria without penicillin

Press photos Media contacts In the news Listen Uppsala University / News & media / Press releases / Press release Upsalite® inhibits bacteria without penicillin Press release 2016-11-16 The mesoporous material Upsalite® is shown to inhibit growth of bacteria associated with acne and hospital acquired infections. In a study published in ACS Omega, researchers at Uppsala University have shown that the mesoporous magnesium carbonate Upsalite® exerts strong bacteriostatic effect on Staphylococcus epidermidis. ... Full story

New capsule achieves long-term drug delivery

Technology could aid in elimination of malaria and treatment of many other diseases. ... Full story

UK burden of fungal asthma greatly exceeds prior estimates new study warns

Experts are warning of a significant increase in the number of people in the UK who are living with invasive and serious fungal diseases that affect the lungs, bloodstream and brain and can sometimes lead to death. ... Full story

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