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NASA Studies Body's Ability to Fight Infection

Space shuttle Discovery will bring NASA scientists one step closer to helping astronauts and the public discover ways to battle and prevent serious illness and infection.

When Discovery launches into orbit for its final flight and mission to the International Space Station, currently schedule... Read More

Infants' antibiotic use tied to bowel disease risk

Babies treated with antibiotics for middle-ear and other infections may have increased odds of developing inflammatory bowel disease later in childhood, a small study suggests.

Canadian researchers found that among 36 children with either ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease -- the two main ... Read More

Atlantic Sea Turtle Population Threatened by Egg Infection

An international team of mycologists and ecologists studying Atlantic sea turtles at Cape Verde have discovered that the species is under threat from a fungal infection which targets eggs. The research, published in FEMS Microbiology Letters, reveals how the fungus Fusarium solani may have playe... Read More

Scientists Uncover Evolution of New Virus, Closely Related to Poliovirus

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have completed the first major review of diagnostic methods and treatments for a rapidly evolving virus that causes hand, foot and mouth disease in children.

The virus, called enterovirus 71, is closely related to poliovirus, and was first detected in... Read More

Brazil restricts antibiotics in bid to stop superbugs

Brazil has imposed new regulations on the sale of antibiotics as part of efforts to curb the development and spread of superbugs such as the KPC bacteria blamed for 43 deaths this year.

The latest rules from the National Health Alert Agency, or Anvisa, include a requirement that anyone wantin... Read More

Did life begin with a bolt from the deep blue?

Life may really have been created by a spark, one that came as a bolt from the deep blue.

Hydrothermal vents on the deep ocean floor are believed by many to be the cradle for early life. Now a team led by Ryuhei Nakamura at the University of Tokyo in Japan have uncovered evidence that such ve... Read More

NSF Gives $100M for Plant Genomics Research

The National Science Foundation has awarded $101.9 million for a range of research projects that dive into the genomes of plants to make discoveries that could be valuable for developing more sustainable and disease-resistant crops.

The Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) grants this year ha... Read More

When it comes to DNA replication, archaea look like eukaryotes

Could it be another nail in the coffin for the term “prokaryotes”? Patterns of inheritance are complicated, and the microbial world is no exception. Take the Archaea: since they’re small, we often assume they have more in common with bacteria than with eukaryotes. We even lump archaea and bac... Read More

Heavy hydrogen keeps yeast looking good

It could be a breakthrough in the hunt for an "elixir of life". Organic molecules containing a heavy isotope of hydrogen seem to resist the kind of cell damage that happens with ageing. But hang on to your moisturiser for now: the effects have been demonstrated only in yeast cells.

Free radic... Read More

Wild Scottish sheep could help explain differences in immunity

Strong immunity may play a key role in determining long life, but may do so at the expense of reduced fertility, a Princeton University study has concluded.

An 11-year study of a population of wild sheep located on a remote island off the coast of Scotland that gauged the animals' susceptibil... Read More

Cause of cholera's resurgence in Haiti remains unknown

Cholera's recent resurgence in Haiti remains something of a mystery to health experts. The island nation had been free of the disease since at least 1960 -- until the outbreak Friday. Now cholera has claimed almost 300 lives, and the World Health Organization said Wednesday the outbreak likely h... Read More

Purell is making the world safe for handshakers

Flu season is upon us, and one casualty is the good old-fashioned handshake.

Yes, that's right. Nearly 3 in 10 Americans are reluctant to shake your hand because they fear they will catch your germs, according to a survey released Wednesday.

You see, germs lurk everywhere. As a result, 21%... Read More

Some depression might have roots in immune-generated inflammation

The immune system works hard to keep us well physically, but might it also be partly to blame for some mental illnesses?

"The immune system may play a significant role in the development of depression," Andrew Miller, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University Schoo... Read More

Dream job 4: Intellectual property lawyer

Tim Austen realised that he wasn't cut out to be a scientist while growing cell cultures in the final year of his biochemistry degree. "I got in one Monday morning and discovered these really interesting things in my Petri dish," he says. "When I showed them excitedly to my colleague, he pointed... Read More

Pictures from the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C.

Click source to view a set of select pictures from the American Society for Microbiology's presence at the 2010 USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. Read More

Chewing gum on the streets has up to 10 million thriving bacteria per gram

A volunteer group has been meeting up once a week to scrape gum off the streets of the Kabukicho entertainment district of Tokyo, averaging 309 specimens each time.

Kaoru Kumada, a professor at Tsukuba International University, conducted his research with the group.

His findings were repo... Read More

New oral polio vaccine may wipe out the disease

A new oral polio vaccine is making headlines today — and small wonder. Polio may have been wiped out in America, but that’s not true for parts of Africa. And it's there that a new vaccine may finally put an end to the crippling disease.

The bivalent oral polio vaccine, known as bOPV, immunize... Read More

Study: Listeria clever at finding its way into bloodstream

Pathogenic listeria tricks intestinal cells into helping it pass through those cells to make people ill, and, if that doesn't work, the bacteria simply goes around the cells, according to a Purdue University study.

Arun Bhunia, a professor of food science, and Kristin Burkholder, a former Pur... Read More

Fewer may get flu shots this year, surveys find

Only a year after the swine flu pandemic led Americans to line up for flu shots, many people are now spurning vaccines, two studies suggest.

Only 37% of people plan to definitely get vaccinated this year, a Consumer Reports survey shows. About 30% say they definitely won't get a shot, while 3... Read More

Researcher may have contracted virus carried by monkeys

It’s the stuff of doomsday movies: A new virus jumps from animals to people, with ominous possibilities.

At the California National Primate Research Center at the University of California, Davis, last year, a newly identified form of virus devastated a monkey colony and sickened a researcher,... Read More
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