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Ebola protein blocks early step in body’s counterattack on virus.

One of the human body’s first responses to a viral infection is to make and release signalling proteins called interferons, which amplify the immune system response to viruses. 680 more words


FDNY trainees contract MRSA staph infection, one hospitalized

RANDALL’S ISLAND (AP/PIX11) – A group of probationary FDNY firefighters has contracted a drug-resistant bacterial infection and at least one member has been hospitalized, according to fire officials. 103 more words


Discovery yields master regulator of toxin production in staph infections.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have discovered an enzyme that regulates production of the toxins that contribute to potentially life-threatening Staphylococcus aureus infections. The study is published in the… 584 more words


C. difficile vaccine proves safe, 100 percent effective in animal models.

An experimental vaccine protected 100 percent of animal models against the highly infectious and virulent bacterium, Clostridium difficile, which causes an intestinal disease that kills approximately 30,000 Americans annually. 356 more words


Health ~ Drug-Resistant Superbug Infections Explode Across U.S. Hospitals: 500% Increase Foreshadows 'New Plague' Caused By Modern Medicine

(NaturalNews) Drug-resistant superbug infections have reached near-epidemic levels across U.S. hospitals, with an alarming 500% increase now documented in a study just published in the August issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America). 8 more words


Mechanism that prevents lethal bacteria from causing invasive disease is revealed.

The mechanism which prevents lethal bacteria, streptococcus pneumoniae, from causing invasive disease is revealed. An important development in understanding how the bacterium that causes pneumonia, meningitis and septicaemia remains harmlessly in the nose and throat has been discovered at the University of Liverpool. 391 more words