infectious disease

How To Mount A STING Operation Against Pathogens

Researchers have shed light on how STING, an innate immune sensor that triggers inflammation, is activated to eliminate viruses or bacteria.

Astellas, UTokyo To Collaborate On Cholera Vaccine

The partnership will develop a rice-based oral vaccine against cholera and E. coli-related diarrheal diseases.

Scientists Develop Primate Model Of Zika Virus

The primate model for the Asian-lineage Zika virus could help researchers evaluate potential vaccines and therapies, especially those that are intended for use during pregnancy.

Southeast Asia Is Ground Zero For Artemisinin Resistance, According To Map

In Southeast Asia, resistance is presumably due to the fact that there are far fewer cases of malaria so that selection pressure is greater.

Why Malaria Vaccines Just Don’t Seem To Work For Long

Antibodies aren't enough—vaccines that also generate immune cells called CD8+ T cells can protect against malaria in the longer term.

Fast-Acting Antimicrobial Kills E. Coli In Seconds

Potential applications for the antimicrobial material include consumer and personal care products.

Diagnostic Kit Detects Zika Virus In Just 10-15 Minutes

This kit improves on current methods by detecting Zika virus directly in the blood.

Dengue Hotspots More Likely To Spread Zika Virus: Study

Subtropical and tropical countries with a history of mosquito-borne diseases have the greatest risk of the virus spreading once it hits the country.

Malaria Breath Test Undergoes Field Trials

The breathalyzer device, which resembles the one used to test for drink driving, is cheaper than a blood test and requires no medical expertise to operate.