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Booster makes immune system far more effective in fighting pneumonia, meningitis

Researchers at the University of Leicester have produced an artificial version of a naturally occurring protein, properdin, which has been found to successfully combat...

Nasty parasitic worm, common in wildlife, now infecting U.S. cats

When Cornell University veterinarians found half-foot-long worms living in their feline patients, they had discovered something new: The worms, Dracunculus insignis, had never before...

On-demand vaccines possible with engineered nanoparticles

Vaccines combat diseases and protect populations from outbreaks, but the life-saving technology leaves room for improvement. Vaccines usually are made en masse in centralized...

Toys, books, cribs can harbor bacteria for long periods

Numerous scientific studies have concluded that two common bacteria that cause colds, ear infections, strep throat and more serious infections cannot live for long...

Hepatitis C Virus Proven to Remain Infectious for Up to Six...

Yale researchers from the schools of public health and medicine have proven that an accidental drop of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) can remain...

More US teens susceptible to HSV-1 infection, a growing cause of...

A new study suggests a growing number of U.S. adolescents lack antibodies that may help protect them later in life against an increasingly important...

Key mechanism behind herpes revealed

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have for the first time managed to measure the internal pressure that enables the herpes virus to infect...

How viral infection disrupts neural development in offspring, increasing risk of...

Activating a mother’s immune system during her pregnancy disrupts the development of neural cells in the brain of her offspring and damages the cells' ability...

Dueling infections: 1 keeps the other at bay

If the idea of hookworms makes you shudder, consider this: Those pesky intestinal parasites may actually help your body ward off other infections, and...

Feel the Pain: Surprise finding may change how painful infections...

The pain of invasive skin infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and possibly other serious, painful infections, appear to be induced by the invading...

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