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2010-03-29 07:05:26

The factors instrumental in triggering latent tuberculosis (TB) infection to progress into active disease have long remained elusive to researchers.

2010-03-17 16:30:06

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.

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2010-01-27 13:21:57

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.

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2010-01-20 08:00:00

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.

2010-01-01 10:42:26

Research may point to more effective therapeutic targets for deadly prion diseases.

2009-12-23 14:28:46

An estimated 25,000 Americans develop severe fungal infections each year, leading to 10,000 deaths despite the use of anti-fungal drugs.

2009-11-30 05:00:00

"Air-Chilled" Organic Broilers Among Cleanest Perdue Cleanest Name-Brand; Tyson, Foster Farms Most Contaminated USDA Must Make Chicken Less Risky to Eat; Consumers Shouldn't Have to Play Roulette with Poultry YONKERS, N.Y., Nov.

2009-11-20 12:20:24

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.

2009-11-17 08:01:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Engineer/pilot/attorney Jon Roberts, PhD, has dozens of inventions to his credit.

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2009-11-13 15:10:00

Foodborne illnesses can cause lasting health consequences, particularly for the young, the elderly and those who are immunocompromised.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.