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When Flesh-Eating Bacteria Move into New Waters: How to Stay Safe

July 29, 2019

Infections caused by the bacterium Vibrio vulnificus – known as “flesh eating” bacteria – are becoming more common in northern waters, whose surface temperatures are rising due to climate change. A recent study showed that infections are increasing in areas further north such as the Delaware Bay.

Lung Cell Patches Its Own DNA on the Fly to Survive Influenza

July 29, 2019

Scientists at Duke University have identified one kind of lung cell that can hustle to repair its damaged DNA and survive an attack of the influenza A virus while other kinds of cells around it die in droves.

Viral HIV Vaccine Gives Durable Protection Against 'Death Star' Strain

July 25, 2019

Among HIV researchers, one seemingly indestructible HIV-like strain has earned the nickname "death star." That's due to the strain's reputation for killing off hopes for potential vaccines and immunotherapies that could prevent the disease.

Bacteria-Killing Gel Heals Itself While Healing You

July 25, 2019

McMaster University researchers have developed a novel new gel made entirely from bacteria-killing viruses. The anti-bacterial gel, which can be targeted to attack specific forms of bacteria, holds promise for numerous beneficial applications in medicine and environmental protection.

Bacteria-Killing Gel Heals Itself While Healing You

July 25, 2019

McMaster University researchers have developed a novel new gel made entirely from bacteria-killing viruses.

3D-Printed Pill Samples Gut Microbiome to Aid Diagnosis and Treatment

July 25, 2019

A research team led by Tufts University engineers has developed a 3D printed pill that samples bacteria found in the gut -- known as the microbiome -- as it passes through the gastrointestinal tract (GI).

Mouse, Not Just Tick: New Genome Heralds Change in Lyme Disease Fight

July 25, 2019

As Lyme disease increases, researchers have taken a significant step toward finding new ways to prevent its transmission. The experts, who include a pioneer in Lyme disease discovery, have sequenced the genome of the animal carrying the bacteria that causes the illness.

Scientists Pinpoint New Mechanism That Impacts HIV Infection

July 24, 2019

A team of scientists led by Texas Biomed's Assistant Professor Smita Kulkarni, PhD and Mary Carrington, PhD, at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, published results of a study that pinpointed a long noncoding RNA molecule which influences a key receptor involved in HIV infection and progression of the disease.

Keeping Livestock in the Yard Might Help Your Baby's Immune System

July 23, 2019

Getting up close - and a little dirty - with farm animals just might help us fend off illness, say researchers who've further demonstrated the benefits of early exposure to a wide variety of environmental bacteria.

Connection to HIV Care Helps Underserved U.S. Populations Suppress the Virus

July 23, 2019

Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men and transgender women with HIV, who are not in care, can be engaged in care when reached and connected with HIV treatment services, according to findings from a clinical trial supported by the National Institutes of Health.

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