Infectious Diseases & Conditions

Egg Yolk Precursor Protein Regulates Mosquitoes’ Attraction to Humans

May 13, 2019

Feeding mosquitoes sugar makes them less attracted to humans, a response that is regulated by the protein vitellogenin, according to a study publishing May 9 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Jessica Dittmer, Paolo Gabrieli and colleagues at the Università degli Studi di Pavia in Italy.

Identifying Therapeutic Targets in Sepsis 'Cellular Videogame'

May 9, 2019

Sepsis is a medical condition that few patients have heard of and most doctors dread. The body's response to attack by bacteria can trigger a cascade of cellular self-destruction that inadvertently causes blood clots, multi-organ failure, and death.

Australian Doctors Overprescribing Flu Antivirals

May 8, 2019

Australian doctors are prescribing antivirals for people with the flu who may not benefit, putting patients at risk of unnecessary side effects and potentially increasing the risk of antimicrobial resistance to these medications, researchers from the University of Adelaide have found.

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