Fecal bacteria linked to body fat

Researchers at King's College London have found a new link between the diversity of bacteria in human poo -- known as the human fecal microbiome -- and levels of abdominal body...

Researchers find a potential signature of cognitive function in people living with HIV

UH researchers have identified a unique epigenetic footprint in specific types of immune cells from blood that can identify individuals with HIV that have a range of impairments in cognitive function. Reliable...

Gut pathogens thrive on body’s tissue-repair mechanism

Why do some foodborne bacteria make us sick? A paper published Sept. 16 in the journal Science has found that pathogens in the intestinal tract cause harm because they benefit from...

Increase in Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Hinders Treatment of Kidney Infections

The increase in illnesses and deaths linked to medication-resistant bacteria has been well-documented by researchers and received extensive public attention in recent years. Now, UCLA-led research shows how these bacteria are...

Deadly scrub typhus bacteria confirmed in South America

Scrub typhus, a disease transmitted through "chiggers" that kills at least 140,000 people a year in the Asia-Pacific region, may now be endemic in a part of South America, according to a study publish..

Pushing a parasite from land to sea

Coastal waters near heavy human development are more likely to receive land-based "pathogen pollution," which can include viruses, bacteria and parasites, according to a recent study from the Universi..

Single-celled fungi multiply, alien-like, by fusing cells in host

Microsporidia cause diarrhea, an illness called microsporidiosis and even death in immune-compromised individuals. In spite of those widespread medical problems, scientists were uncertain about how t..

Scientists explain why Russian tuberculosis is the most infectious

Credit: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology Researchers from the Federal Research and Clinical Centre of Physical-Chemical Medicine, and staff from MIPT's Systems Biology Laboratory, the Research Institute of Phthisiopulmonology and the..

Fungus causing fatal infections in hospitalized patients has unique growth patterns

WASHINGTON, DC - August 17, 2016 - The multidrug-resistant yeast Candida auris, which has caused fatal infections in some hospitalized patients, has at least two different growth patterns and some of ..

New chili pathogens discovered in Australia

Scientists have identified four new pathogens previously not found in Australian chillies, raising the stakes for the country's quarantine and disease resistance efforts. The pathogens, all par..