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Researchers identify the elusive antibody that zaps resilient dengue serotype 2.

A research team from Duke-NUS, Vanderbilt University, the University of North Carolina and the University of California, Berkeley has found the second-to-last piece of the puzzle needed to potentially cure or … Continue Reading Researchers identify the elusive antibody that zaps resilient dengue serotype 2.

New bacteriophage precision medicine reverses antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

At its annual assembly in Geneva last week, the World Health Organization approved a radical and far-reaching plan to slow the rapid, extensive spread of antibiotic resistance around the world. … Continue Reading New bacteriophage precision medicine reverses antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

New bacteriophage-based assay gives a person’s whole viral infection history in a drop of blood.

New technology developed by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers makes it possible to test for current and past infections with any known human virus by … Continue Reading New bacteriophage-based assay gives a person’s whole viral infection history in a drop of blood.

Study shows nanosponge cleans up MRSA infections without the use of antibiotics.

Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a gel filled with toxin-absorbing nanosponges that could lead to an effective treatment for skin and wound infections caused by … Continue Reading Study shows nanosponge cleans up MRSA infections without the use of antibiotics.

Researchers map neuroinflammation and nervous system manifestations of Lyme disease.

About 15% of patients with Lyme disease develop peripheral and central nervous system involvement, often accompanied by debilitating and painful symptoms. Now, researchers from Tulane National Primate Research Center and Louisiana … Continue Reading Researchers map neuroinflammation and nervous system manifestations of Lyme disease.