Pathogens

Researchers Discover New Technique to Test for Viral Infections

April 9, 2019

A team of Colorado State University researchers has developed technology that can detect extremely small amounts of antibodies in a person's blood. Antibodies develop to infect cells or kill pathogens, essentially fighting off a bacteria or virus.

Cold Plasma Can Kill 99.9% of Airborne Viruses, U-M Study Shows

April 9, 2019

Dangerous airborne viruses are rendered harmless on-the-fly when exposed to energetic, charged fragments of air molecules, University of Michigan researchers have shown.

They hope to one day harness this capability to replace a century-old device: the surgical mask.

Fast-Changing Genetics Key to Hospital Superbug Survival

April 2, 2019

For a study, published today in Microbial Genomics, a team of scientists at UCL Genetics Institute and Peking University People's Hospital in Beijing tracked the spread of K. pneumoniae in a Beijing hospital following a patient death from blood poisoning in 2016.

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