Microbiology

Bacterial Vs. Viral Infections: How Do They Differ?

What's the difference between a bacterial infection and a viral infection?<p>As you might think, bacterial infections are caused by bacteria, and viral …

Biology

Tiny viruses could be our answer to antibiotic resistance

Julie Callanan, a PhD researcher at UCC, is looking to develop a natural treatment that could provide an alternative to antibiotic resistance.<p>The …

Biology

How MERS Coronavirus evolves to infect different species

New research shows how MERS-CoV can adapt to infect cells of a new species, which suggests that other coronaviruses might be able to do the same.

MERS

Pinpointing mutations that cause bacterial antibiotic resistance

Researchers in Japan have developed a new way of testing bacterial resistance to antibiotics, and found three previously unknown resistance mutations …

Mutations

Volume 218 Issue suppl_1 | The Journal of Infectious Diseases

The Damage-Response Framework (DRF) is a facile tool for the physician-scientist as it can integrate clinical observation with microbiology and …

Biology

Bugworks Research Inc Raises $9M Series-A Financing to Develop Novel Antibiotics to Fight Superbugs

<b>Series-A funding plus CARB-X award enables Bugworks to take lead asset(s) to clinical trials</b><p>BANGALORE, India, Aug. 14, 2018 /CNW/ - Bugworks Research Inc, a biopharma startup based in Bangalore, India and Delaware, USA, designing first-in-class antibiotics announced the completion of a $9M Series-A …

Biology

11 Gross Things That Could Be On Your Toothbrush

Unlike most other museums exhibits, the fatberg sample at the Museum of London is constantly changing. The chunk of congealed grease and garbage …

Dentistry

Indians OF Leonys Martin battling life-threatening bacterial infection; in stable condition

Indians outfielder Leonys Martin is currently battling a life-threatening bacterial infection that has affected his organs.<p>"Leonys is currently in …

Cleveland Clinic

Bismuth drugs kill bacteria by disrupting metabolism

Researchers have combined several methods to elucidate the key mechanisms of action of a bismuth-based drug on <i>Helicobacter pylori</i>. The results could …

Royal Society

10 Viruses That Actually Help Humankind

Virus. The word is usually met with fear and understandably so. These microscopic collections of biological chemicals have been responsible for …

Biology

Contrafect Corporation: A Novel Antimicrobial Technology To Combat Hospital Acquired Infections

Introduction<p>In this article, I will delve in-depth into Contrafect Corporation's (NASDAQ:CFRX) recent publications into the use of their lead …

Biology

Failed antibiotics team up to defeat superbugs

Forget killer robots or zombies – the most plausible doomsday scenario in the next few decades is the so-called superbug, as infectious bacteria …

Science

Schistosoma mansoni infection is associated with quantitative and qualitative modifications of the mammalian intestinal microbiota

Article |<p>Open | Published: 13 August 2018<p><i>Scientific Reports</i><b>volume 8</b>, Article number: 12072 (2018) | Download Citation<p>Abstract<p>In spite of the …

Google Scholar

ContraFect: Interesting Technology, Upcoming Catalyst, Cautious Outlook

ContraFect Corporation (CFRX) is a microcap company that has an important upcoming catalyst in the form of phase 2 data from its trial of CF-301 in …

Business

New Bacteria-Fighting Solution Bypasses Antibiotics in Favor of Common Nutrients

Researchers from the Salk Institute discovered that everyday supplements like iron could play a larger role in fighting bacterial infections than …

Biology

Potentially fatal fox tapeworm on the rise in Ontario

Tapeworms. Who wants to think about them, let alone talk about them?<p>Turns out Dr. Andrew Peregrine, a veterinary parasitologist from the University …

Biology

Impetigo symptoms, signs and treatment

Impetigo is an unsightly skin infection that causes blisters and sores on the body and face. It lasts between a week and 10 days. Find out here what …

Microbiology

Foodborne diseases: sequencing for answers

07 / 08 / 2018<p>‘Food poisoning’, ‘stomach bug’ and ‘gastroenteritis’ are some of the ways in which we commonly refer to foodborne diseases, which are …

Biology

Antibiotic resistance genes in air pose threat to human health: Study

Beijing, Aug 11 (IANS) Urban air is being polluted by antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) whose exposure is posing threat to human health, researchers …

Biology

You’re Disgusting!

by AnonymousAm I the only one grossed out, that on FB marketplace, there are hundreds of women selling their used cosmetics? Not only are you gross, …

Makeup

Most people who think they have a penicillin allergy are wrong. Here's why that's dangerous.

Are you allergic to penicillin? If so, are you sure about that?<p>It's surprisingly common for people to wrongly think they have a penicillin allergy - and that misconception can be dangerous for their health.<p>Ten percent of all patients in the United States claim to have a penicillin allergy. Of those …

Health

The Connection Between Ayahuasca, Your Stomach, and Your Mind

Could changing your gut bacteria alleviate depression and anxiety?<p>Psychedelics—a class of drug that acts on a serotonin receptors in the brain, causing hallucinations—have been steadily gaining attention in the research community over the past ten years for their potential to treat a host of …

Health

Probiotics shouldn't be treated as a food supplement, according to a new study

Bacteria used to have a bad rap. Then along came probiotics.<p>Suddenly it became impossible to avoid food products spruiking 'good' bacteria, but while there's evidence to suggest probiotics can be beneficial to your health, new research shows they may also have serious side effects.<p>In a new study …

Research

Could Scientists Detect a 'Zombie' Virus Before an Outbreak Occurred?

There's no way around it: Viruses are scary. They're invisible to the naked eye, they can be difficult to get rid of and many are capable of …

Weird

NOVA - Official Website | What's Living in You?

NOVA Wonders: What's Living in You?<p>PBS Airdate: May 2, 2016<p><i>TALITHIA WILLIAMS (Mathematician, Harvey Mudd College):</i> What do you wonder about?<p><i>ERICH</i> …

Biology

Research may help rescue antibiotics' effectiveness in the face of drug-resistant bacteria

BIDMC Research Briefs showcase groundbreaking scientific advances that are transforming medical care.<p>Bacteria--especially Gram-negative strains--are …

Biology

Thematic Issue of Polar and Alpine Microbiology 2018 | FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Polar and Alpine Microbiology<p>Thematic Issue<p>Earth's polar and alpine regions comprise a range of distinct habitats and ecosystems which share …

Biology

Initial Capital High mold testing results released

Kanawha County’s public school system on Thursday released results from air testing for mold in Capital High. The sampling occurred before this …

Biology

Assessment of Inappropriate Antibiotic Use and Guideline Adherence for Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections | Open Forum Infectious Diseases

Background<p>In 2011, The Infectious Diseases Society of America released a clinical practice guideline (CPG) that recommended short course antibiotic …

Medicine

Glucose and the Gut Microbiome

Somewhat serendipitously, Salk Institute researchers discovered that depleting the microbiomes of mice causes the animals to have lower levels of …

Microbiome