In various ways, bacteria are one step ahead to us humans. For example, they dispose of "intelligent" RNA molecules, so-called riboswitches, which help to regulate many of their essential metabolism pathways.
The riboswitches, only discovered a few years ago, are sensors in RNA molecules. A ... Read More
Viruses are notorious for entering cells, taking over their internal machinery, and turning them into virus manufacturing centers. But new research by Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Peter Cresswell reveals how human cytomegalovirus takes this gambit one step further, turning a prot... Read More
A study of H1N1 and seasonal influenza vaccination in a sample of black and Hispanic children in Atlanta found a low rate of vaccine acceptance among parents and caregivers. Only 36 percent of parents and caregivers indicated they would immunize children against H1N1, and 22 percent indicated th... Read More
Pregnant women who are obese are less able to fight infections than lean women, which could affect their baby's health after birth and later in life, according to research to be presented Sunday, May 1, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Denver. Read More
Young black men who have sex with men (MSM) get infected with HIV nearly five times more often than MSM from other races, even though they don't have more unprotected sex.
The discrepancy has long mystified public health experts but a new study by investigators at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere ... Read More
Once facing an almost certain death sentence, most children born with HIV are now faring well into adolescence and adulthood, according to a newly published study co-authored by Tulane infectious diseases expert Dr. Russell Van Dyke. The study was published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Defi... Read More
This paper provides a psychological perspective on the possible effect of the Internet on the decision against vaccination. The reported importance of the Internet in health decisions is still low, but rising; especially the amount of interactive use of the Internet is increasing, e.g. due to th... Read More
"The emergence of the influenza A(H1N1)2009 virus provided a major challenge to health services around the world. However, vaccination rates for the public and for healthcare workers (HCWs) have remained low. We performed a study to review the reasons put forward by HCWs to refuse immunisation w... Read More
Doctors at the Centers for Disease Control are puzzled by an outbreak of salmonella linked to a commercially sold bacteria that's sickened 73 people in 35 states, killing one, since last summer. But they're cheered that an outbreak that's been going on since 2009 has been stopped, because it was... Read More
Poultry contaminated with campylobacter bacteria is the leading cause of food-borne illness in the U.S, according to a new report that ranks the top 10 riskiest food-bacteria combinations.
Poultry with campylobacter bacteria sickens more than 600,000 people a year, leading to costs of about o... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº201 summarize an article published in General Dentistry about the risk of infection by sharing mu... Read More
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We all know about the use of lytic viruses in the treatment of cancers, which can be very promising. I was thi... Read More
CDC is collaborating with public health officials in many states to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections associated with exposure to clinical and teaching microbiology laboratories. Investigators are using DNA analysis of Salmonella bacteria obtained through dia... Read More
Los ciclos de vida de los hongos son bastante complejas, con algunos que tienen fases sexuales, otros asexuales, y otros, ambas; y para complicar las cosas, las fases pueden llevar nombres... Read More
For the first time, scientists have been able to paint a detailed chemical picture of how a particular strain of bacteria has evolved to become resistant to antibiotics. The research is a key step toward designing compounds to prevent infections by recently evolved, drug-resistant "superbugs" th... Read More
U.S. researchers say they have developed a quick, simple method of identifying infectious bacteria by one of their telltale characteristics -- they stink.
Using a low-cast array of printed pigments that react to the distinct odor of many kinds of bacteria, researchers at the University of Ill... Read More
Potentially fatal infections could be diagnosed in hours rather than days thanks to two techniques involving magnets, cutting waiting times and saving lives.
Each year, over 90,000 people in the US are infected with a fungus called Candida, which has a 40 per cent mortality rate. Unfortunatel... Read More
The ICAAC Program Committee invites you to submit your abstract for consideration to be presented at the 51st ICAAC, the premier conference on antimicrobial agents and infectious diseases, being held this September in Chicago.
ICAAC's abstract program provides a unique opportunity for you t... Read More