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Bringing A New Perspective To Infectious Disease

Enlisted in the fight against HIV, MIT engineers and scientists contribute new technology, materials and computational studies.With the recent launch of MIT's Institute for Medical...

Hospital Infection Surveillance Systems

Patients recovering from surgery get infections far more often than is being reported, a new study led by De Montfort University has found. Infection prevention specialists are now calling on...

Bacteria Breakthrough For Safer Food

Chicken meat and other foods will be able to be screened for bacteria even faster and more effectively than ever, thanks to breakthrough nanobiotechnology research. A team of scientists from...

New Device Uses Graphene Plasmonics To Beat Drug Cheats, Detect Viruses And Much More

Writing in Nature Materials, the scientists, working with colleagues from Aix-Marseille University, have created a device which potentially can see one molecule though a simple optical system...

Quick Detection of Periodontitis Pathogens

See http://www.ehealthnews.eu/development/3350-quick-detection-of-periodontitis-pathogens

Caught In The Act: Virus Captured Infecting A Cell

The detailed changes in the structure of a virus as it infects an E. coli bacterium have been observed for the first time, report researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and The...

Simple Breath Test Finds TB, Lung Infections

Bacteria that cause lung infections like tuberculosis (TB) release volatile organic compounds that end up in exhaled breath.  Now scientists have identified the unique "chemical...

Reducing The Time To Diagnosis By Measuring Genomic Response To Infection

D uke researchers are looking to genomic technologies - not the isolation of bacteria or viruses - to quickly detect and diagnose infectious diseases such as the flu and staph.Two studies...

Researchers Track The Emergence And Global Spread Of Healthcare Associated Clostridium Difficile

Researchers show that the global epidemic of Clostridium difficile 027/NAP1/BI in the early to mid-2000s was caused by the spread of two different but highly related strains of the bacterium...

Moving The Global Pandemic Strategy From Response To Pre-Emption And Prediction

About 60% of infectious diseases are caused by viruses, bacteria and other pathogens that make the jump to humans from other species. This includes some of the most devastating disease...

The Detection & Identification of Infectious Diseases Innovation Platform’s 3rd Series of Competitions – Consortium Building Event

The Hatton, 51-53 Hatton Garden, London, EC1N 8HN In preparation for its 3rd series of competitions, scheduled to open in early 2013, DIIA will be holding a consortium building event...

Identification Of The Role Of The Cellular Entry Point Of Anthrax

 Anthrax uses a receptor on the surface of cells to inject its lethal toxins. However, the physiological function of this receptor, named Anthrax Toxin Receptor 2a (Antxr2a), remained...

Study Of Hospital-Acquired Infection Yields Potential Therapeutic Target

 Researchers in the Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute have discovered how a common diarrhea-causing bacterium sends the...

Largest Genomic Study Of Deadly Cronobacter Species Could Lead To Better And Faster Detection

Scientists have carried out the largest ever genomic study of Cronobacter, paving the way for the development of new methods to rapidly detect the deadly infection-causing bacterium in food,...

Symbiotic Microbes' Origin Discovered After Man Impales Hand On Branch

Two years ago, a 71-year-old Indiana man impaled his hand on a branch after cutting down a dead crab apple tree, causing an infection that led University of Utah scientists to discover a new...

How Bacteria Talk To Each Other And Our Cells

Bacteria can talk to each other via molecules they themselves produce. The phenomenon is called quorum sensing, and is important when an infection propagates. Now, researchers at Linköping...

How The Body Uses Vitamin B To Recognize Bacterial Infection

An Australian research team has discovered how specialised immune cells recognise products of vitamin B synthesis that are unique to bacteria and yeast, triggering the body to fight infection. ...

Model Predicts The Impact Of Future Pandemics In Real-Time As They Strike

Mathematicians have developed a powerful tool to quantify the spread and infectiousness of viruses like the pandemic H1N1 flu strain, which can be used together with modern laboratory...

Source Of Clinic Infection Outbreak Identified With The Help Of Genotyping

Researchers from East Carolina University used a new technique of genotyping to identify the source of a hematology clinic outbreak of Mycobacterium mucogenicum, a gram-positive, acid-fast...
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