Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pathogens in cheese: Researchers follow the traces of deadly bacteria

If food products are not produced in a hygienic environment, consumers can face the threat of dangerous pathogens. This is exactly what happened in 2009 and 2010 when two different strains of Listeria monocytogenes were found ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A quicker, cheaper way to detect staph in the body

Chances are you won't know you've got a staph infection until the test results come in, days after the symptoms first appear. But what if your physician could identify the infection much more quickly and without having to ...

Immunology

Salmonella jams signals from bacteria-fighting mast cells

A protein in Salmonella inactivates mast cells—critical players in the body's fight against bacteria and other pathogens—rendering them unable to protect against bacterial spread in the body, according to researchers ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Statin, osteoporosis drug combo may help treat parasitic infections

Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that a combination of two commonly prescribed drugs used to treat high cholesterol and osteoporosis may serve as the foundation of a new treatment for toxoplasmosis, ...

Medical research

How JC Polyomavirus invades cells

For more than a decade the research group of Brown University Professor Walter Atwood has doggedly pursued the workings of the JC polyomavirus, which causes a disease called PML that fatally degrades the central nervous system ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Greek crisis has biological health effects

Young adults in Greece suffer more from stress and mental health problems and are less optimistic about the future than Swedes of the same age. The grave financial problems in Greece have brought on a social crisis that has ...

HIV & AIDS

Novel vaccine approach to human cytomegalovirus found effective

An experimental vaccine against human cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, which endangers the developing fetus, organ transplant recipients, patients with HIV and others who have a weakened immune system, proved safe and more ...

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