Medical research

Discovery could lead to new malaria treatments

A study led by researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) could lead to new treatments for combating drug-resistant malaria, as well as boost existing drugs.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bacterial, fungal coinfection uncommon in COVID-19 patients

(HealthDay)—Bacterial and fungal infections are uncommon in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, but coinfection is associated with high mortality and antibiotic use is widespread, according to a study published in the July ...

Medical research

Cancer drug resistance study raises immune red flags

Sooner or later, most cancer patients develop resistance to the very chemotherapy drugs designed to kill their cancer, forcing oncologists to seek alternatives. Even more problematic, once a patient's tumor is resistant to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Zoonoses: Antimicrobial resistance shows no signs of slowing down

Data released today by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reveals that antimicrobials used to treat diseases that can be transmitted between animals and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How to train the body's own cells to combat antibiotic resistance

Drug-resistant superbugs have threatened human health for decades. The situation is getting worse because of the shortage of new antibiotics. But what if we changed the way we aim to treat them, and trained our cells to kill ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New drugs, test offer TB hope for millions

Thousands of scientists, activists and disease survivors Saturday wrap up a global conference on lung health dominated by the announcement of several breakthroughs in the battle against tuberculosis.

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