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The factors instrumental in triggering latent tuberculosis (TB) infection to progress into active disease have long remained elusive to researchers.
Fungi have significant potential for "horizontal" gene transfer, a new study has shown, similar to the mechanisms that allow bacteria to evolve so quickly, become resistant to antibiotics and cause other serious problems.
Scientists have long pondered the seeming contradiction that taking broad-spectrum antibiotics over a long period of time can lead to severe secondary bacterial infections.
A new fast-acting disinfectant that is effective against bacteria, viruses, fungi and prions could help to reduce the spread of deadly infections in hospitals.
Research may point to more effective therapeutic targets for deadly prion diseases.
An estimated 25,000 Americans develop severe fungal infections each year, leading to 10,000 deaths despite the use of anti-fungal drugs.
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A new treatment route for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and its human form Creutzfeldt Jakob disease (CJD) could be a step closer based on new results from scientists at the University of Leeds.
NEW YORK, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Engineer/pilot/attorney Jon Roberts, PhD, has dozens of inventions to his credit.
Foodborne illnesses can cause lasting health consequences, particularly for the young, the elderly and those who are immunocompromised.
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