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Team refines potentially game-changing malaria test

Two USC Viterbi students help make device smaller, safer and easier to use ...

Another reason to be thankful: turkeys may be lifesavers

Antibiotic to target staph infections, strep, comes from good bacteria in turkeys ...

New method can quickly determine antibiotic resistance

Professor Mats Nilsson, SciLifeLab in Stockholm and Stockholm University, along with Professor Dan I. Andersson, Uppsala University, has led a study for developing a method to quickly identify bacteria causing an infection and determine whether they are resistant or sensitive to antibiotics. The findings are published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. ... Full story

Only 3 in 10 Americans with HIV have virus in check

New study finds that two-thirds of Americans with virus not in check have been diagnosed, ... Full story

Mali confirms 2 new cases of Ebola virus disease

Mali’s Ministry of Health has confirmed an additional 2 new cases of Ebola virus disease. The first, confirmed on 22 November, occurred in the 23-year-old fiancée of the 25-year-old nurse who attended the Grand Imam from Guinea (the index case in this outbreak) and died of Ebola on 11 November. ... Full story

Going against the flow – Targeting bacterial motility to combat disease

The ability to move enables many bacteria to reach a specific niche or to leave hostile environments. The bacterium Mycoplasma gallisepticum is a poultry pathogen that is capable of gliding over solid surfaces. Scientists at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna have now identified the proteins responsible for this gliding mechanism. Interrupting the gliding mechanism could be a way to make the bacteria less virulent, but it could also help in the development of vaccines against the pathogen. ... Full story

Bacterial toxin targets discovered

Research that provides a new understanding of how bacterial toxins target human cells is set to have major implications for the development of novel drugs and treatment strategies. ... Full story

New method for quickly determining antibiotic resistance

Scientists from Uppsala University, the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) in Stockholm and Uppsala University Hospital have developed a new method of rapidly identifying which bacteria are causing an infection and determining whether they are resistant or sensitive to antibiotics. The findings are now being published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. ... Full story

First-of-its-kind study compares how bat and human cells respond to viruses

Why are viruses such as Ebola so dangerous to humans yet do not appear to harm the bats which transmit them? A team of scientists from the University of Bristol, UK and CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratories (AAHL) have used cutting edge techniques to comprehensively compare the response of bat and human cells to a highly dangerous bat virus. ... Full story

University of Maryland School of Medicine Carries Out a Human Trial of Experimental Ebola Vaccine

University of Maryland School of Medicine Carries Out a Human Trial of Experimental Ebola Vaccine ... Full story

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