Infectious Diseases & Conditions

Study Says U.S. Nurses Not Prepared for a Catastrophe

July 22, 2019

First impressions are important -- they can set the stage for the entire course of a relationship. The same is true for the impressions the cells of our immune system form when they first meet a new bacterium.

Link Found Between Gut Bacteria, Successful Joint Replacement

July 18, 2019

Having healthy gut flora -- the trillions of bacteria housed in our intestines -- could lower the risk of infection following knee and hip replacement surgeries, while an unhealthy intestinal flora may increase the risk of infection.

Can Gut Infection Trigger Parkinson’s Disease?

July 18, 2019

A new study by Montreal scientists published today in Nature demonstrates that a gut infection can lead to a pathology resembling Parkinson’s disease (PD) in a mouse model lacking a gene linked to the human disease.