Ebola treatment beds prevented 57,000 Ebola cases and 40,000 deaths in Sierra Leone
Oct 12, 2015
The introduction of thousands of Ebola treatment beds by the UK and Sierra Leone governments and NGOs prevented an estimated 57,000 Ebola cases and 40,000 deaths in Sierra Leone, according to new research published in the ...
Neuropeptide may be real cause of migraines
Oct 09, 2015 report
A pair of researchers, one with New York University College of Dentistry in New York, the other with King's College in the U.K. has found that a neuropeptide may be responsible for the onset of migraines. In their paper published ...
Dengue epidemics linked to high temperatures during strong El Nino season
Oct 05, 2015
An international research team led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health has shown that epidemics of dengue, which is caused by a mosquito-borne virus, across southeast Asia appear to be linked ...
Latest technology could help curb repeat Ebola crisis, experts say
Sep 30, 2015
Recent developments in surveillance technology could enable a swifter, more effective response to potentially deadly outbreaks of disease, a study has found.
Vaccination on the horizon for severe viral infection of the brain
Sep 24, 2015
Researchers from the University of Zurich and the University Hospital Zurich reveal possible new treatment methods for a rare, usually fatal brain disease. Thanks to their discovery that specific antibodies play a key role ...
Drug disarms deadly C. difficile bacteria without destroying healthy gut flora
Sep 23, 2015
Stanford University School of Medicine scientists successfully defeated a dangerous intestinal pathogen, Clostridium difficile, with a drug targeting its toxins rather than its life.
Ebola virus mutations may help it evade drug treatment
Sep 11, 2015
Genetic mutations called "escape variants" in the deadly Ebola virus appear to block the ability of antibody-based treatments to ward off infection, according to a team of U.S. Army scientists and collaborators. Their findings, ...
Study finds viral protein that causes dengue shock
Sep 09, 2015
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have identified a key culprit responsible for the fluid loss and resulting shock that are the hallmark of severe - and potentially fatal - dengue virus infections.
Mobile phone records may predict epidemics of mosquito-borne dengue virus
Sep 07, 2015
A new study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds that mobile phone records can be used to predict the geographical spread and timing of dengue epidemics. More people around the world are becoming ...
Community ecology can advance the fight against infectious diseases
Sep 04, 2015
Despite continued medical advances, infectious diseases kill over 10 million people worldwide each year. The ecological complexity of many emerging disease threats—interactions among multiple hosts, multiple vectors and ...