Developing countries are pumping livestock full of antibiotics at such a startling rate that they are dramatically increasing the risk of creating drug-resistant "super bugs", scientists warned on Monday.
Bio-engineers at Stanford University in the US have unlocked a mystery spanning over six decades: why some bacteria shift their shape for some time, fooling the immune system, and recover their original form later.
Overuse of antibiotics made Americans more vulnerable to a strain of bacteria that caused nearly half a million infections and contributed to at least 29,000 deaths in a single year, US public health officials warned in a study published on Wednesday.
An 18-year-old man who was one of seven patients infected with a drug-resistant bacterial "superbug" during a medical procedure in Los Angeles was under 24-hour monitoring at a hospital as he fought a severe infection, his attorney said on Friday.
A team of scientists has identified two molecular pathways that can lead to new therapeutic targets for cerebral malaria and also, discovered a novel link between food intake during the early stages of infection and the outcome of the disease.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who was admitted to a hospital here for an infection in her lower respiratory tract, is feeling better and is all set to go home may be in a day or two, the hospital said on Monday.
The health of a Spanish nurse with Ebola worsened on Thursday and four other people were put into isolation in Madrid, while the government rejected claims that its methods for dealing with the disease weren`t working, and blamed human error.
A team of researchers has developed a new technology which allows them to watch what they call the "dance" of HIV proteins on the virus' surface, which may contribute to how it infects human immune cells.