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First-Ever Possible Treatments for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome; UMSOM Researchers Identify Two Promising Candidates to Prevent and Treat Deadly Epidemic

As the South Korean epidemic of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) continues unabated, researchers have raced to find treatments for the deadly ...

Developing disease-resistant poultry may be solution for multiple virus issues

Athens, Ga. - Poultry disease is an international issue, especially when there is an outbreak close to home. However, it's a particularly ...

How to Win the War Against Infection, Inflammation, Disease and Immunity

New Jersey Medical School researchers describe the rapid battlefield tests taking shape at the Institute for Infectious and Inflammatory Disease ... Full story

Do statins offer hope vs. Ebola?

Questions for Steven Opal ... Full story

TSRI and Biotech Partners Find New Antibody Weapons against Marburg Virus

Findings Provide New Tools for Detection of Ebola Viruses, Too ... Full story

TSRI Team Gets New Close-Up View of Key Part of Ebola Virus Life Cycle

Findings Add to ‘Blueprint’ for Developing Effective Treatments ... Full story

New and innovative approach for successful vaccination against Chlamydia infections

(Vienna ) Chlamydiae are the most common, sexually transmitted, bacterial pathogens in the world. Every year around 100 million people contract Chlamydia infections, which are one of the main causes of female infertility and ectopic pregnancies and can also lead to blindness – especially in developing countries. ... Full story

Researchers develop a new means of killing harmful bacteria

Engineered particles are capable of producing toxins that are deadly to targeted bacteria. ... Full story

UB researchers develop a new family of bioinspired antibiotic compounds

A group of researchers, led by Francesc Rabanal, professor in the Department of Organic Chemistry of the University of Barcelona (UB), has published the first results of a study of a new antibacterial compound based on natural peptides capable of selectively killing resistant pathogens. ... Full story

Fat, sugar cause bacterial changes that may relate to loss of cognitive function

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A study at Oregon State University indicates that both a high-fat and a high-sugar diet, compared to a normal diet, cause changes in gut bacteria that appear related to a significant loss of “cognitive flexibility,” or the power to adapt and adjust to changing situations. ... Full story

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