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2 hrs ago | Infection Control Today
Investigators at the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have developed a new technique that can track the activity of a disease-causing microbe and the host cell response to that pathogen simultaneously.
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6 hrs ago | Missourian
James T. Barrett, 86, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology of the University of Missouri School of Medicine and a resident of Columbia, MO since 1957, died Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at home in Columbia.
11 hrs ago | HON
By counting the number of cancer-fighting immune cells inside tumors, scientists say they may have found a way to predict survival from ovarian cancer.
15 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media
As the company's Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Mullins will be responsible for leading the development of the company's Site Specific Immunomodulators and integrating the company's scientific program with its clinical and business development activities.
19 hrs ago | Drugs.com
Astellas Pharma US, Inc., a subsidiary of Astellas Pharma Inc. based in Tokyo, Japan, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration designated isavuconazole as a Qualified Infectious Disease Product for the treatment of invasive aspergillosis.
A protein found in bacteriophages - bacterial viruses - has been found to kill E. coli bacteria, offering hope that it could one day fight off antibiotic-resistant bacteria as well.
Scientists say the alpha-gal allergy, a reaction to red meat that results from having been bitten by a tick, is on the rise.
Autumn is a season filled with crisp air, falling leaves, pumpkin carving and, of course, hay fever symptoms.
In 1964, magazine editor Norman Cousins was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, a life-threatening autoimmune disease, and given a 1 in 500 chance of recovery.
In recent decades, bacterial resistance to antibiotics has developed faster than the production of new antibiotics, making bacterial infections increasingly difficult to treat.
There may be hope for people who are allergic to cats, one that doesn't involve finding a new home for a beloved pet.
The therapy, in which heat is applied to a patient's airways during a bronchoscopy procedure, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in April 2010.
Justin West sits with his sister, Sophia, 6, and mother, Jasibi Crews-West, at their home in Clinton, Md., on Nov. 21. One morning in October, Jasibi Crew-West of Clinton, Md., found herself in an odd position: For all three years of her son Justin's life, she'd been telling him that peanuts could kill him.
Human stem cells have been converted into functioning lung cells for the first time, paving the way for better models of lung diseases, ways to test potential drugs and, ultimately, creation of tissue for lung transplants.
An international team of scientists, including researchers at Columbia University Medical Center , has identified a key metabolic enzyme that common malaria parasites require for survival at each stage of infection in humans.
"Delaying dietary exposure to potential allergens like peanuts, fish or eggs will not reduce your child's risk of developing a food allergy," said Dr. Edmond Chan, paediatric allergist and co-author of the statement.