Infectious Diseases & Conditions

Big Data Reveals Hidden Subtypes of Sepsis

May 20, 2019

Much like cancer, sepsis isn’t simply one condition but rather many conditions that could benefit from different treatments, according to the results of a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study involving more than 60,000 patients. 

New Findings Could Lead to Improved Vaccinations Against STIs

May 17, 2019

In a study published today in the Nature Communications, researchers from King's College London have shown how skin vaccination can generate protective CD8 T-cells that are recruited to the genital tissues and could be used as a vaccination strategy for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Smartphone App Can Hear Ear Infections in Children

May 16, 2019

Ear infections are the most common reason that parents bring their children to a pediatrician, according to the National Institutes of Health. This condition occurs when fluid builds up in the middle ear behind the eardrum and is infected.

Women's Gut Microbiomes Appear to Mature Earlier Than Men's

May 15, 2019

The human gut microbiome is a complex microbial ecosystem that plays an important role in our health. For example, these microbes -- bacteria, viruses, fungi -- help regulate metabolism, fend off infections, produce essential vitamins and break down dietary fiber.

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