Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Want to block flu transmission? Targeting nasal bacteria may help

Antibiotics won't help you recover from the flu, but an antibiotic ointment helped St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists identify a possible strategy for slowing influenza infections. The work appeared in the journal ...

Medical research

Bacteria in Chinese pickles can prevent cavities

Can a probiotic derived from Chinese pickles prevent cavities? That seems to be the case, according to a study by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Chengdu University in China.

Vaccination

How to improve the pneumococcus vaccine

Vaccines that protect people from infection by Streptococcus pneumoniae, which kills up to 1 million children ever year worldwide, train the immune system to recognize the pathogen's thick sugar capsule. Pneumococcus capsules ...

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