infection

Viral hepatitis 'kills as many as Aids or TB'

Posted in Science on 8th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

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.

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

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

The overuse of antibiotics threatens to create a global scourge of antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens.

Breakthrough device can diagnose malaria in 5 seconds flat

Posted in Science on 1st Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

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.

NHS will not fund anti-HIV Prep drug plan

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jun, 2016
by Alex Muller

NHS England has reiterated it will not fund a "game-changer" drug treatment that can prevent HIV.

IBM Medical Antivirus may enable vaccination against all viruses

Posted in Medicine on 14th May, 2016
by Alex Muller

The new macromolecule composed of several components creates a powerful action that fights viral infection and replication while inhibiting drug resistance.