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Jul 15, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists led by Imperial College London has discovered a new subtype of emm89 Streptococcus pyogenes that has contributed to a rise in disease cases in the United Kingdom over the last two decades. Streptococcus pyogenes under the electron microscope (false color). Image credit: Vincent Fischetti, Rockefeller University / CDC. The human pathogen Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A Streptococcus) causes around 600 million infections per year...

Jun 30, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new inherited form of type 2 diabetes and obesity has been discovered by a team of scientists co-led by Dr Anthony Goldstone and Prof Alexandra Blakemore...

May 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

An unusual virus called Sulfolobus islandicus Rod-shaped Virus 2 (SIRV2 for short) could be a new weapon in the fight against pathogens, says an international...

Apr 6, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new study, led by Dr Laura Crotty Alexander of the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System and the University of California San Diego, shows that...

Mar 3, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Two of the four lineages of HIV-1 viruses have originated in western lowland gorillas, a new study reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy...

Feb 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

In a new study published in the journal Science, tetrandrine – an alkaloid found in Stephania tetrandra (commonly known as stephania root or ‘han...

Jan 9, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of researchers led by Prof Kim Lewis of Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, has discovered a new antibiotic that eliminates Methicillin-resistant...

Oct 27, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a team of scientists headed by Dr Scott Small of Columbia University, flavanols – naturally occurring bioactives found in the cacao...

Oct 15, 2014 by Natali Anderson

Chinese researchers have discovered what they say is the first ‘virological penicillin’ – MIR2911, a molecule found naturally in a Chinese...

Oct 11, 2014 by Sci-News.com

The Corneal limbus – a region on the front surface of the eye – harbors special stem cells that could treat a range of conditions including...

Aug 20, 2014 by Bhuminder Singh

Dr Juliana Small of the University of Pennsylvania, Drs Raj Kurupati, Xianqyang Zhou and their colleagues from the Wistar Institute have developed a novel...

May 6, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to scientists led by Dr Richard Kramer from the University of California, a chemical ‘photoswitch’ named DENAQ may be a potential drug for...

May 5, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Deficiencies in hyaluronan, a substance that occurs naturally inside the body and attracts water molecules, can lead to spontaneous epileptic seizures,...

Feb 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Using an innovative screening method, a team of scientists from Australia and the United States has discovered a peptide in the venom of the Peruvian green...

Jan 3, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a new study published in the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, human lungs have odor receptors. A diagram of the...

Dec 26, 2013 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute has found a new molecular pathway that rebalances the immune system by turning down...

Dec 12, 2013 by Sci-News.com

Dr Yang Wang and colleagues from Vanderbilt University have shown a novel mechanism of cancer development through EGFR negative regulator, LRIG1. LRIG1...

Dec 5, 2013 by Sci-News.com

Scientists led by Dr David Fairlie from the University of Queensland, Australia, have found abnormal amounts of an inflammatory protein called PAR2 in...

Nov 15, 2013 by Sci-News.com

According to new research published this week in the journal Nature, an acyldepsipeptide antibiotic called ADEP in combination with the bactericidal antibiotic...

Nov 4, 2013 by Sci-News.com

German researchers have developed an innovative approach for measuring blood glucose levels in diabetic patients. A new painless technique uses infrared...