Neuroscience

New study draws connection between narcolepsy, influenza

The onset of narcolepsy appears to follow seasonal patterns of H1N1 and other upper airway infections, according to a new study of patients in China that was led by Stanford University School of Medicine narcolepsy expert ...

Medical research

Genome blueprint for horse and human vaccines

Two strains of Streptococcus bacteria, that have evolved to cause potentially fatal infections in either horses or humans, use the same box of tricks to cause disease. Exploiting their genetic similarities could lead to novel ...

Medical research

Scientists reveal steps leading to necrotizing fasciitis

How does Streptococcus pyogenes, or Group A streptococcus (GAS)—a bacterial pathogen that can colonize humans without causing symptoms or can lead to mild infections—also cause life-threatening diseases such as necrotizing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers call for early diagnosis of flesh-eating infections

Dr. Russell Russo, an Orthopedic Surgeon at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, and other researchers stress that orthopedists should have a high index of suspicion for necrotizing fasciitis, or flesh-eating bacterial ...

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