Home | Infections

Infections

Researchers to study Ebola survivors’ blood as potential treatment

The University of Liverpool is part of an international research team that will assess whether the blood or plasma of Ebola survivors ...

Blood Ebola survivors tested as short-term treatment option

An international research consortium led by the Institute of Tropical Medicine will assess whether treatment with antibodies in the blood of Ebola ...

Simplifying TB treatments to improve patients’ lives

Ways to simplify treatments for tuberculosis (TB) to reduce drug resistance and make it easier for patients to complete their course of treatment have been trialled by two international groups involving UCL scientists. ... Full story

VCU researchers characterize new bacterial species strongly associated with the most common non-viral sexually transmitted infection worldwide

Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have characterized a new bacterial species that has an extremely strong association with trichomoniasis, the most common non-viral sexually transmitted infection (STI). ... Full story

Success short treatment against drug-resistant tuberculosis confirmed

The result of 10 years of collaboration between the Damien Foundation Belgium and the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp (ITM) could revolutionize global tuberculosis control. ... Full story

Improved data reveals higher global burden of tuberculosis

GENEVA - Recent intensive efforts to improve collection and reporting of data on tuberculosis (TB) are shedding new light on the epidemic, revealing that there are almost half a million more cases of the disease than previously estimated. WHO’s "Global Tuberculosis Report 2014", published today, shows that 9 million people developed TB in 2013, and 1.5 million died, including 360 000 people who were HIV positive. ... Full story

Scientists take step towards drug to treat norovirus stomach bug

An experimental drug currently being trialled for influenza and Ebola viruses could have a new target: norovirus, often known as the winter vomiting virus. A team of researchers at the University of Cambridge has shown that the drug, favipiravir, is effective at reducing – and in some cases eliminating – norovirus infection in mice. ... Full story

Cystic fibrosis: how a bacterium manipulates its host to eradicate an opponent

The main cause of death in patients suffering from cystic fibrosis is respiratory infection caused by different bacterial populations, which vary according to the age of the patient. Scientists at the Institut Pasteur and Inserm have identified a novel mechanism used by the Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacterium to hijack the immune system of its host in order to eradicate another bacterium, Staphylococcus aureus (“golden staph”), and take its place in airways. ... Full story

Antibiotics may help Salmonella spread in infected animals, scientists learn

Salmonella-infected mice that were given antibiotics became sicker and began shedding far more bacteria in their feces than they had before. ... Full story

New class of drugs shows promise in treating chronic diarrhoea

A pilot study testing a new type of drug in patients with chronic diarrhoea has shown promising effects on reducing their symptoms. ... Full story

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next last total: 2601 | displaying: 1 - 10