A drug that inhibits the molecule known as prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) increased survival rates in mice infected with a lethal dose of the H1N1 flu virus.
Researchers have sequenced the entire genome and all the RNA products of the most important pathogenic lineage of Cryptococcus neoformans, a strain called H99 — a fungus responsible for a million cases of pneumonia and meningitis every year.
Overweight US service members are 41 percent less likely to transition to clinical obesity when stationed at military facilities located at high altitude.
A new device uses the space-tested concept of capillary flow to diagnose infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.
When the bacterium Yersinia pestis enters the lungs, it causes pneumonic plague, a disease that is 100 percent fatal if untreated. The way in which Y. pestis evades the immune system and kills people in a matter of days has largely confounded scientists, until now.
Large, graphic health warnings on tobacco packets in China would increase awareness about the harms of smoking, help to cut smoking rates, and in doing so save lives according to global studies.
Low-risk Medicare patients entering home care who received medication therapy management by phone were three times less likely to be hospitalized within the next two months, while those at greater risk saw no benefit.
New animal research highlights the important role sleep plays in strengthening and maintaining the accuracy of a memory and hints at why the brain shuts out sensory information during periods of deep sleep.
An article recently published in the International Journal of Surgery shows the potential applications for Google Glass in the surgical setting, particularly in relation to training.
The USGS and CDC have found antibodies for the 2009 H1N1 flu virus in blood samples from 70% of the sea otters studied