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Soaring Variety Of Malaria Parasites Found In Bats
2013-10-07 16:10:08

Researchers have discovered a surprising diversity of malaria parasites in West African bats as well as new evidence of evolutionary jumps to rodent hosts.

Genomic Test Accurately Distinguishes Between Viral And Bacterial Infections
2013-09-19 09:19:39

A blood test developed by researchers at Duke Medicine showed more than 90-percent accuracy in distinguishing between viral and bacterial infections when tested in people with respiratory illnesses.

2013-08-09 10:17:52

Creating an environment that nurtures the trillions of beneficial microbes in our gut and, at the same time, protects us against invasion by food-borne pathogens is a challenge.

Uncovering The History Of Medieval Leprosy With Genomics
2013-06-14 14:24:28

Scientists are using thousand-year-old remains to help reconstruct the genomes of the medieval leprosy pathogen and uncover the history of the disease.

2013-05-28 10:22:21

Developing new vaccines to protect against diseases that plague humans is fraught with numerous challenges—one being that microbes tend to vary how they look on the surface to avoid being identified and destroyed by the immune system.

2013-04-23 14:27:21

Our gut is home to trillions of bacteria, numbering more than the cells in the rest of our body, and these bacteria help us to digest our food, absorb nutrients and strengthen our immune system.

How Does Salmonella Spread Through The Body?
2012-12-08 07:36:40

A study from Cambridge University researchers shines new light on exactly how Salmonella spreads throughout a person's body -- work that could help medical experts overcome roadblocks in the development of vaccines and other forms of therapy to help combat the disease-causing bacteria.

2012-10-01 16:22:40

A new study out today (Sunday 30 September) reveals that the emergence and spread of a rapidly evolving invasive intestinal disease, that has a significant mortality rate (up to 45%) in infected people in sub-Saharan Africa, seems to have been potentiated by the HIV epidemic in Africa.

2012-09-07 23:01:55

The novel Natural Sciences Bibliographic Web Portal aims to provide comprehensive bibliographic information on the basic and applied life, earth and health sciences.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.