Infectious Diseases & Conditions

Mechanism Makes Infants More Likely Than Adults to Die From Sepsis

July 6, 2019

An immune mechanism that makes babies more likely than adults to die from sepsis has been identified by scientists affiliated with the Center for Research on Inflammatory Diseases (CRID in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo State (Brazil). The study is published in Critical Care.

Antibiotics Weaken Flu Defenses in the Lung

July 3, 2019

Antibiotics can leave the lung vulnerable to flu viruses, leading to significantly worse infections and symptoms, finds a new study in mice led by the Francis Crick Institute.

Botox Cousin Can Reduce Malaria in an Environmentally Friendly Way

July 1, 2019

Researchers at the universities in Stockholm and Lund, in collaboration with researchers from the University of California, have found a new toxin that selectively targets mosquitoes. This can lead to innovative and environmentally friendly approaches to reduce malaria.

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