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A study in older adults has found that regular exercise may speed up the wound-healing process by as much as 25 percent. " This is the first time we've been able to document this kind of enhanceme ...


Researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified the precursors of cells in the skin that are part of the first line of defense against invading pathogens. A tight network of cells ...


Scientists have long believed a certain biochemical pathway involved in the folding and delivery of proteins to cell membranes is essential for survival. Now University of Florida researchers have di ...


A study, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, has identified a small genetic change that increases the odds of developing active tuberculosis. Pedro Flores-Villanueva and his colleagu ...


Researchers at Dartmouth Medical School ( DMS ) discovered that the bacteria that causes the intestinal disease Cholera spreads in the environment in much the same way it infects humans. The study, ...


A new anthrax antibody engineered by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin protects and defends against inhalation anthrax without the use of antibiotics and other more expensive antibodies ...


A key toxin associated with whooping cough helps the germs resist the human immune system and infect vaccinated populations. Discovery of this resistance mechanism could lead to potential new treatm ...


Oral polio vaccine ( OPV ), one of the vaccines instrumental in driving the disease to near-eradication, contains weakened live virus strains. The vaccine is highly effective, easy to administer, rel ...


Researchers have discovered that drugs, such as heartburn medications, which reduce gastric acidity, are potential risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection outside of hospitals. The resear ...


Researchers at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology ( ICGEB ) in India and a unit of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory ( EMBL ) in France have made a key discover ...


Researchers led by the University of Manchester have cracked the gene code behind a key family of fungi, which includes both the leading cause of death in leukaemia and bone marrow transplant patients ...


A study found that an extremely infectious pneumonia-like disease in humans slips through the immune system's usual defense mechanisms. The bacterium at fault, Francisella tularensis, causes the di ...


A research estimates that about 2 million people carry a strain of drug-resistant bacteria in their noses. The research, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ), is the ...


Records from four European countries show that, on average, survivors of generations with rampant childhood infection - measured by cohort mortality rates at young ages - were shorter and died sooner ...


Researchers at University of California - San Diego ( UCSD ) have discovered that the single-cell parasite responsible for an estimated 1 million deaths per year worldwide from malaria has protein "wi ...