Medical research

Antibiotic resistance: cheap diagnostic test could be a saviour

With the world's attention focused on combating COVID-19, it is easy to forget the other significant threat to public health and the global economy—the rapid rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Yet the problem has not ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New vaccine holds promise in fighting diarrheal disease

Scientists at Oregon Health & Science University have teamed up with OHSU spinoff, Najít Technologies, Inc. to develop a new vaccine that appears to confer immunity to a diarrheal disease that afflicts hundreds of millions ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus death toll tops 100,000 as locked down Easter kicks off

The global coronavirus death toll topped 100,000 Friday as Easter celebrations around the world kicked off in near-empty churches with billions of people stuck indoors to halt the pandemic's deadly worldwide march.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

DR Congo confines, disinfects business district to fight virus

Kinshasa on Monday closed off its upmarket business district for two weeks and began large-scale disinfection in a bid to root out DR Congo's main suspected source of coronavirus, while Kenya isolated its capital Nairobi ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lagos in lockdown as Africa virus closures spread

Africa's largest city Lagos appeared deserted Tuesday after Nigeria locked down its economic hub and shuttered its capital in the continent's latest effort to brake the juggernaut of coronavirus.

Medical research

Study finds key mechanism for how typhoid bacteria infects

A new study has uncovered key details for how the Salmonella bacteria that causes typhoid fever identifies a host's immune cells and delivers toxins that disrupt the immune system and allow the pathogen to spread.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Garbage crisis brings cholera to Yemen's historic Taez

Mounds of stinking garbage line the streets of Yemen's historic city of Taez, once renowned as one of the most beautiful places in the country, but now torn apart by war.

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