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Using epidemiological and laboratory data, scientists have mapped out a sequence of mutations through which the attenuated oral polio vaccine reverts to a virulent virus.

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A P. Taylor
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2017-03-23

Polio is nearly eradicated. Now much of the risk of polio outbreaks comes not from wild poliovirus but from the oral v....

Viruses within Salmonella rapidly spread genes throughout the bacterial population during a gut infection, scientists show

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Ruth Williams
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2017-03-16

Intestinal inflammation caused by Salmonella infection activates bacteriophages within the bacteria to spread genes th....

Decreasing antibiotic use can lead to reductions in spread of deadly bacteria

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News-medical
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2017-03-08

Reducing antibiotic use in intensive care units by even small amounts can significantly decrease transmission of dange....

Light rain can spread soil bacteria far and wide, study finds

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Science News
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2017-03-07

A good rain can have a cleansing effect on the land. But an MIT study published in Nature Communications reports that,....

HIV vs. AIDS: Differences and connections

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Jayne Leonard
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2017-02-25

Although the terms HIV and AIDS are often used interchangeably, there are differences between the two diagnoses. HIV i....

The flu gets cold

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Biophysical Society
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2017-02-15

In an effort to one day eliminate the need for an annual flu shot, a group of researchers from the National Institutes....

New way to assess medication-based HIV prevention proposed

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Brown University
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2017-02-15

One of the most promising new approaches to slowing the spread of HIV is pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a once-a-day....

Bacteria fed synthetic iron-containing molecules turn into electrical generators

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sciencedaily
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2017-02-09

The bacterial world is rife with unusual talents, among them a knack for producing electricity. In the wild, "electrog....

Scientific team describes a new molecular mechanism to fight bacterial infections

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Barcelona Unvi
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2017-02-02

An international team led by the University if Barcelona has identified a new antibacterial mechanism that protects ma....

Zika antibodies from infected patient thwart infection in mice

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Adv. of Science
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2016-12-14

Researchers have identified neutralizing antibodies against Zika virus from an infected patient that fully protected m....

How highly potent antibody neutralizes Zika infection discovered

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Duke-NUS
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2016-11-24

As Zika spreads throughout the world, the call for rapid development of therapeutics to treat Zika rings loud and clea....

World of viruses uncovered

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University of Sydney
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2016-11-23

A groundbreaking study of the virosphere of the most populous animals -- those without backbones such as insects, spid....

Computer model is 'crystal ball' for E. coli bacteria

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sciencedaily
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2016-10-27

It's difficult to make predictions, especially about the future, and even more so when they involve the reactions of l....

Analysis of eradicated European strain of malaria parasite offers insight into the history of the disease

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Bob Yirka
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2016-09-27

An international team of researchers has conducted a DNA analysis of malaria parasites found in blood samples taken fr....

Swarms of magnetic bacteria could be used to deliver drugs to tumors

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BIB
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2016-09-22

Researchers funded in part by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) have recently sh....

Researchers have identified a new way that tuberculosis bacteria get into the body, revealing a potential therapeutic angle to explore.

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Dr. Shiloh
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2016-07-21

Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a new way that tuberculosis bacteria get into the body....

Zika and Dengue Immunity: A Complex Relationship

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Amanda B. Keener
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2016-06-28

Dengue researchers around the world have been cracking open their freezers in search of serum or antibodies that might....

Microbes Persist in Super-Salty Conditions

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Tanya Lewis
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2016-06-23

If there’s any hope of finding microbial life that can thrive on Mars or elsewhere in the Solar System, scientis....

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