Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

An old new weapon against emerging Chikungunya virus

Since 2013, the mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus has spread rapidly through South America and the Caribbean, and is now threatening Southern Europe and the southern US. It causes flu-like symptoms with fever and joint pains, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study suggests embryos could be susceptible to coronavirus

Genes that are thought to play a role in how the SARS-CoV-2 virus infects our cells have been found to be active in embryos as early as during the second week of pregnancy, say scientists at the University of Cambridge and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chlamydia utilizes Trojan horse tactics to infect cells

A novel mechanism has been identified in which Chlamydia trachomatis tricks host cells into taking up the bacteria. Researchers from University of California San Francisco, led by Joanne Engel, report their findings in the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Head lice beginning to show permethrin resistance

(HealthDay) -- Although live head lice obtained from school-aged children in Paris remain susceptible to the insecticide malathion, approximately 14 percent have been found to be resistant to permethrin, suggesting a strong ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Human genomic pathways to bronchitis virus therapy

Viral replication and spread throughout a host organism employs many proteins, but the process is not very well understood. Scientists at A*STAR have led a collaborative study to learn which host factors play a key role in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaping increases risk of coronavirus, and here's the science

By now, we are all familiar with guidance on how to reduce your risk of contracting coronavirus: Wash your hands, wear a mask, social distance. But here's another important piece of advice: Don't vape.

Medical research

Newly designed molecule blocks chlamydia bacteria

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have discovered a way to block the damaging actions of Chlamydia, the bacteria responsible for the largest number of sexually transmitted infections in the United States.

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