Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Buzz off: breakthrough technique eradicates mosquitoes

A breakthrough technique harnessing two methods to target disease-carrying mosquitoes was able to effectively eradicate buzzing biters in two test sites in China, according to research published on Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Whole genome sequencing found to rapidly enhance infection control

Whole genome sequencing can quickly isolate the specific strain of bacteria causing an outbreak, identify the source of contamination, and enable rapid infection prevention to stop the spread of infection, according to a ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

MRSA strain in humans originally came from cattle, research says

A strain of bacteria that causes skin and soft tissue infections in humans originally came from cattle, according to a study to be published in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. ...

Health

Dairy CEO: Infant formula botulism scare is over

The chief executive of New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra said Wednesday the risk that people could contract botulism from infant formula made with the company's whey concentrate has ended.

Immunology

Researchers investigating the mystery of a tiny 'sin'

When a strain of bacteria invades a human body, the immune system responds by generating antibodies to neutralize the threat. However, during subsequent infections by a similar bacterium, the immune system has a tendency ...

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