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Researchers Store Movie in E. coli

No, it’s not science fiction.  Researchers at Harvard Medical School and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering stored a copy of the […]

Cell-Toxic Nanoparticles Coated With Antibiotics Kill Only Pathogens

   Coating cell-toxic silver and silica nanoparticles with antibiotics sends them straight to pathogens in the body and kills them, even if the […]

Malaria Drug Can Protect Fetuses from Zika

The anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, which has already been approved for short-term use in pregnant women, stops placental transmission of the Zika virus using […]

Dragon Blood Inspires Novel Synthetic Antimicrobial Treatment

The rise of multidrug-resistant bacteria in recent decades has increased the need for alternative antimicrobial treatments. Antimicrobial peptides offer a promising solution because […]

Extinct Virus Re-Created to Improve Human Health Raises Ethical and Safety Concerns

An extinct virus called horsepox – a relative of the smallpox virus that was eradicated worldwide in 1980 – has been recreated by […]

Gonorrhea’s Growing Resistance to Antibiotics Mandates New Treatment Strategies

Pathogens can develop resistance to specific antibiotics within two years of their introduction to a bacterial population, and gonorrhea has demonstrated this phenomenon […]

Flu Virus Evolution in Transplant Patients 10 Years Ago Mirrored Real Global Flu Mutations

Viral mutations in the long flu infections of four immune-suppressed bone marrow transplant patients not only matched each other, but matched the way […]

Lassa Fever Patient Treated in the U.S. Provides Important Data on the Disease

The records of a previously healthy 33-year old American male nurse who contracted Lassa fever while working in Togo and was airlifted to […]

Anti-HIV Drug More Powerful Than AZT Found in Southeast Asian Plant

Patentiflorin A, a chemical found in the willow-leaved Justicia plant native to Southeast Asia, is more potent against HIV than AZT, the cornerstone […]

Bats Are the Major Coronavirus Reservoir Worldwide

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) both have the potential to cause global pandemics and both are caused […]

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