Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study discovers molecular pathways for the development of mucormycosis

Research published today in the journal, Nature Communications, provides new insights into the evolution of Mucorales fungi, which cause a fatal infection in ever-increasing segments of patient population, and several molecular ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Easier diagnosis for fungal infection of the lungs

A new clinical imaging method developed in collaboration with a University of Exeter academic may enable doctors to tackle one of the main killers of patients with weakened immune systems sooner and more effectively.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Experts 'amazed' by tapeworm that spread tumors to man

Stunned scientists described on Wednesday the first known case of a man infected with tumors by a common parasitic tapeworm, raising concern about more such infections that may go undetected.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Common bacteria on verge of becoming antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Antibiotic resistance is poised to spread globally among bacteria frequently implicated in respiratory and urinary infections in hospital settings, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in ...

Oncology & Cancer

Breast cancer vaccine shows promise in small clinical trial

A breast cancer vaccine developed at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is safe in patients with metastatic breast cancer, results of an early clinical trial indicate. Preliminary evidence also suggests ...

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 ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Rheumatologist recommends patients receive pneumococcal vaccine

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other rheumatic conditions are more at risk for complications and death from pneumonia, meningitis, and other bacterial infections, yet most have not been vaccinated against ...

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