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Dangerous fungus identified

Scientists have provided the first description of a fungus responsible for the wilt of redbay trees along the coasts of the US.

Better and faster

A diagnostic kit shows new promise for distinguishing between tuberculosis and its infections from disease caused by related mycobacteria family.

Smallpox misinformation

Many people are unaware of one of the greatest achievements of medical science - the eradication of smallpox from the world over 40 years ago.

Ant gut-based drugs

Scientists have discovered two key proteins that guide one of the two groups of pathogenic bacteria to make their hardy outer shells - their defence against the world.

Blood test replacement

One day soon patients may spit in a cup, instead of bracing for a needle prick, when being tested for cancer, heart disease or diabetes.

When salmonella kills

Nearly half of all HIV-positive African adults who become infected with Salmonella die from what otherwise would be a seven-day bout of diarrhoea.

Staph A camouflage

Researchers have uncovered how the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus resists our body's natural defences against infection.

Genotyping of Bacillus anthracis and Yersinia pestis

Anthrax and plague bacteria are etiological agents for worldwide zoonotic diseases and are considered among the most feared potential bioterror agents.

Microbial evolution

A mathematical approach for analysing a protein simultaneously in a set of ecologically distinct species to identify occurrences of natural selection has been developed.

H pylori adhesion

The Gram negative bacterium H pylori is involved in the pathogenesis of several gastrointestinal diseases, ultimately leading to gastric carcinoma.

Superbug infection in face lifts

A dangerous drug-resistant bacterial infection has been showing up in a small number of patients who undergo face-lifts, doctors reported on...

Detecting cancer earlier

Doctors may one day be able to detect early stages of colon cancer without a biopsy, using a new technique developed by researchers.

Job's syndrome insights

Scientists have made another major breakthrough in understanding a rare immune disorder called Job's syndrome.

Origin of sex chromosomes

There are great similarities between the parts of DNA that determine the sex of plants and animals and the parts of DNA that determine mating types in certain fungi.

Microbial profiles of ecosystems

A new study provides the first inventories of microbial capabilities in nine very different types of ecosystems, ranging from coral reefs to deep mines.

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