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Transcriptional Profiling of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Exposed to In Vitro Lysosomal Stress.

2016 Aug 19;84(9):2505-23. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00072-16. Print 2016 Sep.<p>1Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, …

National University of Singapore

Use of fire might have helped make tuberculosis a killer

Early man's use of fires may have created ideal conditions for TB to spread.<p>Tuberculosis (TB), a bacterial infection, is currently the most deadly …

Giant pouched rats sniff out tuberculosis in Africa

At a time when tuberculosis-related death rates worldwide surpass those from AIDS, two African countries are trying a TB test that is faster, cheaper …

These Rats Are Saving Lives In Tanzania By Their Speedy Detection Of Tuberculosis

They have proven their worth in detecting landmines but Africa's giant pouched rats have a lesser-known but equally critical vocation - <b>saving lives</b> …

HIV, Tuberculosis Coinfection Should Be Treated Simultaneously

People with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) already have compromised immune systems, which is why they’re especially susceptible to conditions …

Public Health

How seeking 'the good life' led me to prayer

I spent much of my adult life chasing ‘the good life.’ I wanted it all, the perfect American dream, or my HGTV-ified version of it. My list of wants was long—house, car, vacations, clothes, gadgets—and it didn’t stop with me. I wanted my husband to play his part, and for my kids to have the best of …

For Fear of Zika, CDC Recommends Pregnant Women Not Travel

<i>(This post has been updated with news of the first Zika birth defects case found in the United States.)</i><p>In an extraordinary statement likely to launch international controversy, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Friday evening that pregnant women not travel to 14 …

Public Health

Why CRISPR-Cas9 is being hailed as the scientific 'Breakthrough of the Year'

CRISPR is having a moment.<p>This week the gene editing system was declared the "Breakthrough of the Year" by editors of the journal Science. A day earlier, Nature named the Chinese researcher Junjiu Huang one of the 10 people who mattered in 2015 for being the first to use the CRISPR system to edit …

This Bandage Glows Fluorescent Green When You’re About To Get An Infection

Researchers at University of Bath may have figured out a way to solve a major issue in medicine: diagnosing and treating wound infections.<p>Color-changing fabrics and textiles have led to some novel lines of clothing, but researchers are envisioning uses for the technology that go beyond mere …

Ending messages with full stops is 'rude'

Bad news for the grammar purists among us; ending messages with a full stop is 'rude'.<p>That's according to a new study from Binghamton University. …

Does Meditation Work? Part I: Defining the Practice

Satan, in Milton's <i>Paradise Lost,</i> declares that the mind "can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven." Meditation confronts the hell of worry, anxiety, anger, boredom, jealousy, depression and the general unsettledness that is such a large part of being human. Tortured by our own minds like no …

Scientists Debate How Far To Go In Editing Human Genes

Global warming isn't the only vexing issue the world wrestled with this week.<p>While delegates gathered in Paris to discuss climate change, the International Summit on Human Gene Editing convened in Washington, D.C., to debate another conundrum: How far should scientists go when editing human DNA?<p>The …

What’s Happening Involving Israel Has Some Saying That We’re ‘Literally Watching Bible Prophecy Unfold’ Before Our Eyes

Many theologians and Bible experts believe that the 1948 creation of the modern state of Israel was a fulfillment of prophecy — and it is the continued return of Jews to the land of their ancestors nearly 70 years later that many point to in advancing this eschatological view.<p>CBN News reporter …

Cholesterol-lowering 'portfolio diet' also reduces blood pressure, study finds

Diet has already impacted guidelines in Canada and Europe<p>TORONTO, Nov.7, 2015 - A diet developed for reducing cholesterol also lowers blood pressure, …

This Android malware is so bad, you might be better off buying a new phone

We've seen Android malware that takes your photos and videos for ransom, and there's one that can mimic your phone's shutdown process and spy on you …

Apps

We’re finding out more and more about the risks of antibiotics, a medicine once considered a wonder drug

But almost as soon as antibiotics were discovered, scientists began to realize their limitations. Bacteria quickly became resistant to the drugs, spawning "superbugs" that were immune to most treatments.<p>And scientists are now finding out that even when they're effective, antibiotics can have …

Why Google Is Going All In On Diabetes

Millions of people with diabetes prick a finger more than five times a day to monitor their blood glucose levels. It's a painful and expensive process.<p>But now, Google's Life Sciences division is putting its immense resources behind new initiatives aimed at helping them better live with the …

Diabetes

NSA Can Circumvent HTTPS, According To Snowden Report

Those looking to avoid the National Security Administration’s prying eyes have new ammunition thanks to Edward Snowden. A report in Der Spiegel has revealed which programs regularly deter the NSA and which ones pose no threat.<p>According to the report, the NSA was still having trouble deciphering …

15 Smart Home Must-Haves That'll Make You Feel Like You're Living In The Jetsons

Forget Rosie — we're living in the age of Roombas for your lawn.<p>Tech for your house is smarter than ever — and genuinely useful, not just for show. The newest devices save you time, stress, and finally put an end to those times you accidentally answer the door to that neighbor who's always …

Smart Homes

Electronic implants treat staph infections, and then dissolve

Imagine if there were a remote-control electronic device that could be implanted at an infection site, where it would treat the infection by heating …

Conveniently Monitor Your Blood Glucose Levels With Gluco[M]

We have watches that double as calculators, heart rate monitors and activity trackers. Now, designer Eli Hariton has given us a watch that is also a …

IBM's Watson Will Give You Health Advice Based On Your DNA

Two companies are teaming up to make a super-personalized health app.<p>Maybe you have a fitness tracker. Maybe you've gotten your genome sequenced before. Probably your medical records are kept in electronic, instead of paper, form. Now some companies are seeking to combine all those things and more …

Ebola Outbreak on Flipboard

By Doctors Without Borders | MSF has treated ebola outbreaks in the past, but the current manifestation of the disease in West Africa is …

The $1,000 Genome Arrives -- For Real, This Time

Today, Illumina, the leading maker of DNA sequencers, announced a milestone in biotechnology: it is introducing a new machine that can sequence the genetic code of a human cell for $1,000.<p>The machine – actually a combination of ten machines working together called the HiSeqX Ten – will cost $10 …

Genetic map of cancer reveals trails of mutation that lead to disease

The first detailed map of genetic faults that cause cancers is published today, offering profound insights into the disease.<p>The map describes more than 20 "genetic signatures", or patterns of mutation, that alone or in combination drive 30 different types of cancer, including brain, lung, pancreas …

Disarming bacteria to beat infection

Researchers in Germany looking to find unprecedented ways of combating bacterial infection have demonstrated that certain small molecules can reduce …