Tag Archives: disease

Mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia more likely to transmit West Nile virus

Mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia are more likely to become infected with West Nile virus and to transmit the virus to humans. Continue reading

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Honing in on enteric fever

The use of metabolomics could lead to improved diagnostics for enteric fever. Continue reading

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Reasons to be cheeful: Influenza treatment

Maybe there is some reason to be more optimistic about treating influenza. Continue reading

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HIV cure research – advances and prospects

Recent strategies that have been developed in the search for an HIV cure and to improve life quality of people living with HIV. Continue reading

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The battle against TB

We need to be critical and questioning about where we acquire information and how we react to it. Continue reading

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Bacteria-eating viruses aid war on superbugs

University of Leicester researchers use phages to fight Clostridium difficile. Continue reading

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Emergence of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS)

Nice summary post from PLOS Pathogens explaining where we’re at with MERS. Continue reading

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Burkholderia, evolution and chronic disease

The repertoire of genetic changes in Burkholderia pseudomallei during chronic human infection. Continue reading

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Are there are lots more emerging viruses now or is there another explanation?

A new paper in PNAS looks a some of the factors behind the apparent increase in emerging viruses. Continue reading

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