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Battling superbugs

Two new technologies could enable novel strategies for combating drug-resistant bacteria. ...

Research predicts possible 6,800 new Ebola cases this month

Researchers examined the current outbreak data for Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia through statistical research methods up until Sept. 8, 2014, as ...

Research Milestone in CCHF Virus Could Help Identify New Treatments

Research Milestone in CCHF Virus Could Help Identify New Treatments ... Full story

Researchers study vital on/off switches that control when bacteria turn deadly

No matter how many times it’s demonstrated, it’s still hard to envision bacteria as social, communicating creatures. ... Full story

New Insights on an Ancient Plague Could Improve Treatments for Infections

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. – Dangerous new pathogens such as the Ebola virus invoke scary scenarios of deadly epidemics, but even ancient scourges such as the bubonic plague are still providing researchers with new insights on how the body responds to infections. ... Full story

New research provides understanding that helps control legume viruses

Farmers in south-west WA will be pleased to find out that a PhD candidate from The University of Western Australia has made significant advances in our understanding of major plant pathogen Bean yellow mosaic virus (BYMV). ... Full story

Bacterial infection models provide clues potentially useful for controlling gastric ailments

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Scientists from the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech and Vanderbilt University have made steps toward understanding the immune response involved in Helicobacter pylori infection — a common cause of stomach ulcers. ... Full story

Purdue expert showed Ebola can enter cells that line the trachea and lungs; says airborne transmission is not an impossibility

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The idea of the Ebola virus becoming airborne is not far-fetched and its ability to enter cells that line the trachea and lungs has been shown under controlled laboratory conditions, a Purdue University virus expert says. ... Full story

Scripps Research Institute Chemists Modify Antibiotic to Vanquish Resistant Bacteria

LA JOLLA, CA — Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have devised a new antibiotic based on vancomycin that is powerfully effective against vancomycin-resistant strains of MRSA and other disease-causing bacteria. ... Full story

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