Scanning electron micrograph of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, which cause TB. Credit: NIAID Tuberculosis is a sneaky disease. The bacteria hide from antibiotics inside the very immune cells that are supposed to kill them, making treatment long and difficult. But in the November issue of ACS Infectious Diseases, UConn chemists report a new antibiotic that can find and […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Nine recent cases of a rare, polio-like disorder in children are being investigated in Illinois, health officials said yesterday. All the patients with the condition, called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), are younger than 18 and from northern Illinois, according to the state’s Department of Public Health, CNN reported. Since 2015, Illinois has had four confirmed […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers In a new study researchers have developed a two-pronged approach for targeting Ebola virus infection using linked nucleic acid (LNA) antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs)designed to interfere both genes essential for translation of Ebola virus genes and to block production of an intracellular human protein needed for the virus to enter […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain In a new report, researchers at the University of York have investigated the ways in which the value of new antimicrobial drugs could be assessed to help the NHS decide how much should be paid for them. Commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care and funded by the National […]Continue Reading ...
A new study has shed light on the mechanisms underlying the progression of prion diseases and identified a potential target for treatment. Prion diseases are a group of fatal neurological disorders that includes Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (“mad cow disease”). They are caused by the spread of “prions”, which are altered forms of […]Continue Reading ...
Among patients with cardiovascular disease, it’s a common complaint: a sudden, piercing pain, stiffness or tenderness in a joint that lasts for days at a time with all signs pointing to a gout attack. Gout and cardiovascular disease (CVD) appear to be intimately linked—they are frequently seen together although the underlying connection between the two […]Continue Reading ...
Transmission electron micrograph of influenza A virus, late passage. Credit: CDC A single dose of a new influenza drug can shorten the duration of the illness in teens and adults, according to a study published today in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. The article reports the results of two multicenter, double-blind, randomized clinical […]Continue Reading ...
Purdue University researchers are testing whether a simple light-emitting diode array that is safe to use on human skin can be used to inactivate methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, one of six ‘high priority’ pathogens that the World Health Organization has identified as an imminent threat to public health. Here the light shines above a […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A Hong Kong man has developed the world’s first ever human case of the rat version of the hepatitis E virus, according to new research from one of the city’s leading universities. There had previously been no evidence the disease could jump from rats to humans, the University of Hong Kong […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Baldness caused by alopecia areata could soon be treated safely and effectively, after an international University of Melbourne-led trial found two new drugs to be safe and effective. Until now there has been no effective treatment for the debilitating condition that causes patchy hair loss and affects up to 147 million […]Continue Reading ...
Kidney disease often lacks symptoms until it is at an advanced stage. Credit: Kristoffer Lindskov Hansen, Michael Bachmann Nielsen and Caroline Ewertsen, licensed under CC BY 4.0 Recent advances in kidney research have yielded dramatic headlines touting scientists’ ability to grow kidneys in the lab. But some experts worry that hype about tissue engineering is […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—To avoid possible E. coli infection, check your freezer and toss out any ground beef bought in the United States between June 21 and July 11, food safety advocates advise. Consumer Reports believes U.S. regulators didn’t go far enough in their response to a deadly E. coli outbreak in Florida. The nonprofit urges consumers to […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study has confirmed the use of antibiotics for prolonged wet cough in children is the most effective treatment to prevent the illness from getting worse. The QUT-led research published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews found children, who had a cough lasting more than four weeks, benefitted from […]Continue Reading ...
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