New research indicates that harnessing RNA sensors could allow human cells to be more attuned to killing tuberculosis, presenting an effective means for controlling the spread of the disease.
A team including University of Maryland and University of Texas Medical Branch researchers have found that two bacterial strains interact to cause a severe flesh-eating infection, highlighting the need to consider variant strains of a single species when administering antibiotics.
Researchers may have discovered how Ebola invades our immune system and disrupts the host immune response.
Researchers at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine have found that hypoxic conditions are linked to a hypoxia-typic morphotype of the pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus. This morphotype worsens the diseases progression of invasive aspergillosis in a murine model.
A new study has implicated the cytokine interferon gamma as a major contributor of blood–brain barrier breakdown in central nervous system infections.
A new computational model has revealed the mechanism of replication in prions, potentially opening new avenues for drug development against prion diseases.
Research presented at ECCMID examining influenza transmission has discovered that a substantial proportion of patients and healthcare workers shed the flu virus before clinical symptoms appear.
Microbiome metabolites have been discovered to enhance colon injury in human EHEC infections in a human–mouse comparative study, accounting for species-specific differences in infection tolerance.
Individuals with schizophrenia also have higher level of antibodies against the Epstein-Barr virus, according to new research.
New research has suggested that vaccinia viruses trick infected host cells into activating their cell movement mechanism, rapidly spreading the virus.