Infectious Diseases News
August 10, 2020



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Chemist's New Process Fast-Tracks Drug Treatments for Viral Infections and Cancer

Discovering antiviral and anticancer drugs will soon be faster and cheaper thanks to new ...

Peptide Makes Drug-Resistant Bacteria Sensitive to Antibiotics Again

Scientists have developed a synthetic peptide that can make multidrug-resistant bacteria sensitive to antibiotics again when used together with traditional antibiotics, offering hope for the prospect ...

COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Promise in Mouse Studies

A new study has found that the investigational vaccine known as mRNA-1273 protected mice from infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes ...

Young Kids Could Spread COVID-19 as Much as Older Children and Adults, Study Suggests

Researchers have discovered that children younger than 5 years with mild to moderate COVID-19 have much higher levels of genetic material for the ...
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Mouthwashes Could Reduce the Risk of Coronavirus Transmission, Study Shows

Results from cell culture experiments show that commercially available preparations have an effect on Sars-Cov-2 ...

Warming Climate May Trigger More West Nile Outbreaks in Southern California

A new study of captured mosquitoes in Los Angeles finds that West Nile infection is strongly associated with average temperature, and that temperatures above 73 degrees Fahrenheit are highly ...

COVID-19 Should Be Treated as an Acute Inflammatory Disease, Scientist Suggests

A team of scientists conducted a comprehensive analysis of worldwide COVID-19 data to identify key strategies moving forward to develop effective therapeutics. The scientists suggest that COVID-19 ...

The Wrong Track: How Papillomaviruses Trick the Immune System

Specific antibodies protect us against viral infections - or do they not? Researchers studied the immune response to papillomaviruses in mice and discovered a hitherto unknown mechanism by which the ...

Re-Engineering Antibodies for COVID-19

A researcher is using 'in silico' analysis to fast-track passive ...

National Academies Publishes Guide to Help Public Officials Make Sense of COVID-19 Data

The National Academies has published a guide to help officials across the country interpret and understand different COVID-19 statistics and data sources as they make decisions about opening and ...

Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Improved Function of Heart's Arteries

In a pilot study of people living with HIV or high levels of cholesterol, researchers found that a six-week course of a cholesterol-lowering medication improved the function of the coronary arteries ...

Combating a Pandemic Is 500 Times More Expensive Than Preventing One, Research Suggests

The failure to protect tropical rain forests has cost trillions of dollars stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, which has wreaked economic havoc and caused historic levels of unemployment in the ...

Multiomics Investigation Revealing the Characteristics of HIV-1-Infected Cells in Vivo

A research group using HIV-1-infected cells performed 'multiomics' analyses, which are technologies recently developed to comprehensively investigate the features of biological samples.In ...

Flu, Pneumonia Vaccinations Tied to Lower Risk of Alzheimer's Dementia

Flu (influenza) and pneumonia vaccinations are associated with reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to new ...

Genetic Mutations Help MRSA to Become Highly Resistant to Antibiotics

Scientists have found that genetic mutations in MRSA allow it to evolve and become more resistant to antibiotics such as ...

Antiviral Method Against Herpes Paves the Way for Combating Incurable Viral Infections

Researchers have discovered a new method to treat human herpes viruses. The new broad-spectrum method targets physical properties in the genome of the virus rather than viral proteins, which have ...

Rapid COVID-19 Test Developed to Detect Neutralizing Antibodies With High Specificity and Sensitivity

A unique and rapid SARS-CoV-2 surrogate virus neutralisation test (sVNT) may be the much needed boost to current COVID-19 investigations to determine infection rate, herd immunity, predicted humoral ...

Phage Therapy Shows Potential for Treating Prosthetic Joint Infections

Bacteriophages, or phages, may play a significant role in treating complex bacterial infections in prosthetic joints, according to new research. The findings suggest phage therapy could provide a ...

Driving Immunometabolism to Control Lung Infection

When drugs to kill microbes are ineffective, host-directed therapy uses the body's own immune system to deal with the infection. This approach is being tested in patients with COVID-19, and now ...

Lone Star Ticks in Illinois Can Carry, Transmit Heartland Virus

Researchers have confirmed that Heartland virus, an emerging pathogen with potentially dire consequences for those infected, is present in Lone Star ticks in two Illinois counties hundreds of miles ...

Researchers Discover New Pathways That Could Help Treat RNA Viruses

Researchers have identified new pathways in an RNA-based virus where inhibitors, like medical treatments, unbind. The finding could be beneficial in understanding how these inhibitors react and ...

Neutralizing Antibodies Isolated from COVID-19 Patients May Suppress Virus

Researchers have isolated antibodies from several COVID-19 patients that, to date, are among the most potent in neutralizing the SARS-CoV-2 virus. These antibodies could be produced in large ...

Coronavirus Antibodies Fall Dramatically in First 3 Months After Mild Cases of COVID-19

In people with mild cases of COVID-19, antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 -- the virus that causes the disease -- drop sharply over the first three months after infection, decreasing by roughly half every ...

Researchers have created a virus in the lab that infects cells and interacts with antibodies just like the COVID-19 virus, but lacks the ability to cause severe disease. This safer virus makes it ...

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