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Tags results for 'infection'

Vitamin D Fails to Ease Winter Coughs and Colds

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Dec, 2013 02:45 AM
by AlexMuller
A randomized, placebo-controlled trial has found that vitamin D and calcium have no effect on upper respiratory tract infections.

Cat-To-Human TB transfer Possible, Say Health Officials

Posted in Science on 31st Mar, 2014 01:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Cat-to-human tuberculosis transmission was confirmed in two people in England.

Fungal protein found to cross blood-brain barrier

Posted in Science on 16th Jun, 2014 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
The Finding opens door to new therapies for brain infections and cancers.

Artificial spleen cleans up blood

Posted in Medicine on 15th Sep, 2014 12:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a high-tech method to rid the body of infections, even those caused by unknown pathogens.

Sticky Nanobeads that Can clean Bacteria and Viruses From Blood

Posted in Science on 29th Sep, 2014 12:04 AM
by AlexMuller
A new device uses magnetism to rid the bloodstream of pathogens that are the source of deadly infections.

Parasite-schizophrenia connection:

Posted in Medicine on 30th Oct, 2014 10:55 PM
by AlexMuller
One-fifth of schizophrenia cases may involve the parasite T. gondii.

Superbugs to kill 'more than cancer' by 2050

Posted in Medicine on 11th Dec, 2014 10:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Drug resistant infections will kill an extra 10 million people a year worldwide, more than currently die from cancer, by 2050 unless action is taken, a study says.

Smartphone HIV and syphilis diagnosis in 15 minutes:

Posted in Hardware on 6th Feb, 2015 04:05 PM
by AlexMuller
A low-cost smartphone accessory that can perform a point-of-care test that detects infectious disease markers.

Radical Vaccine Design Effective Against Herpes Viruses

Posted in Medicine on 10th Mar, 2015 09:35 PM
by AlexMuller
New thinking about vaccine design has helped researchers forge ahead in developing a potential vaccine for this common infection.

A new rapid blood test could 'cut antibiotic use'

Posted in Medicine on 20th Mar, 2015 09:20 PM
by AlexMuller
A new blood test can help doctors tease out whether an infection is caused by a virus or bacteria within two hours, research in Plos One suggests.

Vaccine patches for measles could be here by 2017

Posted in Medicine on 29th Apr, 2015 06:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The highly anticipated technology could save thousands of lives per year.

The Ebola virus can 'live on in eyes of survivors'

Posted in Medicine on 8th May, 2015 10:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Ebola can persist in the eye and lead to further damage.

Smarter, cheaper technologies for improved point-of-care medicine in remote areas

Posted in Software on 12th May, 2015 01:58 AM
by AlexMuller
Novel technologies offer simple biosensing required to provide healthcare in remote areas, where there is minimal diagnostic infrastructure.

Gel filled with nanosponges cleans up MRSA bacterial infections

Posted in Medicine on 21st May, 2015 01:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Nanoengineers have developed a gel filled with toxin absorbing nanosponges that could lead to an effective treatment for skin and wound infections caused by MRSA.

An infection can affect your IQ even after it has been treated

Posted in Medicine on 23rd May, 2015 07:31 PM
by AlexMuller
New research shows that infections can impair your cognitive ability measured on an IQ scale. The study is the largest of its kind to date, and it shows a clear correlation.

Test unravels history of infection

Posted in Science on 6th Jun, 2015 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
US researchers claim to have developed a single test that is able to identify past exposure to every known human virus infection, using a drop of blood.

A new flu drug gives the body time to defend itself

Posted in Science on 17th Jun, 2015 12:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Past flu-fighting drugs have targeted the virus itself. But a new drug called Vasculotide reinforces the cellular barrier in the lungs, giving the body more time to rid itself of the virus.

HIV vaccine approach nears human trial

Posted in Science on 21st Jun, 2015 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
A study indicates it is possible to trigger the antibody system, with an engineered molecule that mimics a vulnerable region of HIV, to make neutralizing antibodies.

Ebola crisis in Guinea 'has set back malaria fight'

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jun, 2015 12:38 AM
by AlexMuller
Malaria deaths since the Ebola outbreak began will far exceed the number of Ebola deaths in the country, which now stand at 2,444.

A diagnostic platform capable of detecting over 30 Diseases in a Single Drop of Blood

Posted in Medicine on 18th Aug, 2015 11:23 PM
by AlexMuller
A diagnostic platform capable of assessing an individual’s real-time immune system response to specific diseases.

Universal flu vaccine comes closer

Posted in Medicine on 24th Aug, 2015 11:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers say they are closer to developing a vaccine to give life-long protection against any type of flu, after promising trials in animals.

HIV vaccine to be tested on people

Posted in Medicine on 10th Oct, 2015 05:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have long been frustrated by the ability of the AIDS virus to mutate and evade the immune system.

Researchers use modified rabies viruses to map the brain

Posted in Science on 23rd Jan, 2016 09:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Few diseases match rabies' method of self-replication and domination of the brain. The virus multiplies, spreading from cell to cell until the brain cannot support normal function.

Scientists say they could safely and quickly test a zika vaccine

Posted in Science on 17th Feb, 2016 08:50 PM
by AlexMuller
'We can almost certainly contain future Ebola outbreaks, and that we will have a new paradigm and tool for dealing with new outbreaks of whatever emerges in the future."

Zika vaccine possible 'within months'

Posted in Science on 5th Mar, 2016 01:49 PM
by AlexMuller
The Zika vaccine in development uses synthesised genetic information from the virus, rather than live virus, to trigger an immune response in the body.

IBM Medical Antivirus may enable vaccination against all viruses

Posted in Medicine on 14th May, 2016 09:09 PM
by AlexMuller
The new macromolecule composed of several components creates a powerful action that fights viral infection and replication while inhibiting drug resistance.

NHS will not fund anti-HIV Prep drug plan

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jun, 2016 02:20 AM
by AlexMuller
NHS England has reiterated it will not fund a "game-changer" drug treatment that can prevent HIV.

Breakthrough device can diagnose malaria in 5 seconds flat

Posted in Science on 1st Jul, 2016 04:03 PM
by AlexMuller
According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 438,000 people died from malaria in 2015 alone, and the disease continues to spread at an alarming pace.

Cheap blood test can discriminate between bacterial, viral infections, study finds

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jul, 2016 05:59 PM
by AlexMuller
The overuse of antibiotics threatens to create a global scourge of antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens.

Viral hepatitis 'kills as many as Aids or TB'

Posted in Science on 8th Jul, 2016 05:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Viral hepatitis is one of the leading killers across the globe, with a death toll that matches Aids or tuberculosis, research in the Lancet suggests.

Brain disease leads to new understanding of bacterial behavior

Posted in Science on 9th Jul, 2016 04:11 PM
by AlexMuller
The finding could explain how infectious bacteria make their way to the brain and spinal cord.

Zika infection may affect adult brain cells

Posted in Medicine on 21st Aug, 2016 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Populations of cells that serve to replace lost or damaged neurons throughout adulthood, and are also thought to be critical to learning and memory.

New research indicates that unvaccinated adults cost the U.S. more than $7 billion a year

Posted in Medicine on 17th Oct, 2016 11:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers studied 10 vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Scientists have an antibody that neutralises 98% of HIV strains

Posted in Medicine on 19th Nov, 2016 12:07 PM
by AlexMuller
We're closer than ever to an HIV vaccine.

Ultra-tough antibiotic to fight superbugs

Posted in Medicine on 30th May, 2017 05:44 PM
by Alex Muller
US scientists have re-engineered a vital antibiotic in a bid to wipe out one of the world's most threatening superbugs.

Alarm as 'super malaria' spreads in South East Asia

Posted in Medicine on 24th Sep, 2017 12:14 PM
by Alex Muller
This dangerous form of the malaria parasite cannot be killed with the main anti-malaria drugs.

Bill Gates sees near term elimination of all infectious disease

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jan, 2018 12:59 PM
by Alex Muller
Many of the so-called neglected diseases that affect a billion people every year aren’t neglected anymore.

Discovery of MRSA-busting antibiotic gives hope against resistant superbugs

Posted in Medicine on 29th Mar, 2018 02:58 AM
by Alex Muller
Antibiotics that can wipe out infections of superbug MRSA has raised hopes in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.

Super 72+ hour nearly perfect mosquito repellent could save millions of lives every year

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jul, 2018 04:34 PM
by Alex Muller
Mosquitos cause millions of deaths every year from Malaria and Yellow fever.

Failed antibiotics can be team up to fight against superbugs

Posted in Medicine on 14th Aug, 2018 02:56 AM
by Alex Muller
Researchers have found that combining two antibiotics that no longer work can create a treatment that's once again effective against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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