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The researchers replaced a single atom from the molecular structure of Vancomycin aglycon, a glycopeptide antibiotic that attacks the bacteria by inhibiting cell wall synthesis, significantly increasi ...


Experts believe that chronic fatigue syndrome ( CFS ) is a complex disorder caused by many different factors. Chronic fatigue syndrome is the term generally accepted by scientists and clinicians fo ...


Researchers at Yale School of Medicine reported in Nature Immunology how infection fighting mechanisms in the body can distinguish between a virus and the healthy body, shedding new light on autoimmun ...


Researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School have discovered that a protein called cryopyrin responds to invading bacteria by triggering the activation of a powerful inflammatory molecule ...


Researchers have discovered that some type of protective system goes into action in some cases when a baby's immune system is deficient. This discovery indicates a hidden safety net that might have ...


Oral sex may be a risk factor for nongonococcal urethritis ( NGU ), one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases affecting both men and women. The study, by Australian researchers Catriona ...


A study in older adults has found that regular exercise may speed up the wound-healing process by as much as 25 percent. " This is the first time we've been able to document this kind of enhanceme ...


Researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified the precursors of cells in the skin that are part of the first line of defense against invading pathogens. A tight network of cells ...


Scientists have long believed a certain biochemical pathway involved in the folding and delivery of proteins to cell membranes is essential for survival. Now University of Florida researchers have di ...


A study, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, has identified a small genetic change that increases the odds of developing active tuberculosis. Pedro Flores-Villanueva and his colleagu ...


Researchers at Dartmouth Medical School ( DMS ) discovered that the bacteria that causes the intestinal disease Cholera spreads in the environment in much the same way it infects humans. The study, ...


A new anthrax antibody engineered by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin protects and defends against inhalation anthrax without the use of antibiotics and other more expensive antibodies ...


A key toxin associated with whooping cough helps the germs resist the human immune system and infect vaccinated populations. Discovery of this resistance mechanism could lead to potential new treatm ...


Oral polio vaccine ( OPV ), one of the vaccines instrumental in driving the disease to near-eradication, contains weakened live virus strains. The vaccine is highly effective, easy to administer, rel ...


Researchers have discovered that drugs, such as heartburn medications, which reduce gastric acidity, are potential risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection outside of hospitals. The resear ...