database, microbiology
Salmonella Strain Spreads Alongside HIV
Dan Cossins | Oct 1, 2012
Researchers find that a deadly bacterial disease hitchhikes in people infected with the virus that causes AIDS to spread throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
Novel Deadly Virus
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 1, 2012
A new rhabdovirus may be responsible for an outbreak of fatal hemorrhagic fever.
Death Match
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2012
Cockfighting and other cultural practices in Southeast Asia could greatly aid the spread of deadly diseases like bird flu.
Live-Action Networks
Ruth Williams | Oct 1, 2012
Mass spec plus novel software equals dynamic views into the chemical lives of microbes.
Cystic Fibrosis Alters Microbiome?
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 28, 2012
The microbiome of the lung is different in patients with the disease, which causes a thick buildup of mucus that makes breathing difficult.
Outbreak Watch
Beth Marie Mole | Sep 26, 2012
International health officials are monitoring a new respiratory virus that has killed one person and left another in critical condition.
Surprise XMRV Retraction
Beth Marie Mole | Sep 21, 2012
The journal PLOS Pathogens abruptly retracts the seminal paper linking XMRV to disease.
NIH Clinic Outbreak Kills Again
Jef Akst | Sep 20, 2012
A seventh patient succumbs to a deadly, drug-resistant superbug terrorizing the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.
Beating Drug-Resistant TB
Ruth Williams | Sep 19, 2012
Reinvestigating a natural antibiotic compound reveals its potential as a tuberculosis drug.
Opinion: Eliminating Meningitis
Rino Rappuoli | Sep 17, 2012
Many vaccines are on the market for various serogroups of meningococcal disease, but a solution to provide broad protection against MenB remains elusive.