Infectious Diseases News
Scientists find persistent infections in mice exhaust progenitors of all blood cells; potential treatment possible Dec 6, 2016 Mouse model reveal that long-lasting infections trigger the loss of progenitors of blood cells and suggest a strategy that may help prevent or treat this condition in the future.
HIV testing, are you #DoingIt? Dec 1, 2016 On World AIDS Day, Baylor health experts suggest everyone gets tested for HIV.
Researchers find prevalence of Chagas disease in South Texas Nov 10, 2016 New study finds higher rates of Chagas disease in humans, animals and kissing bugs in South Texas than expected.
Higher flu vaccine suggested for adults over the age of 65 Oct 5, 2016 For elderly adults, getting a flu shot is essential to maintaining good health.
Human antibodies block norovirus’ point of entrance into cells Sep 19, 2016 Scientists have determined a mechanism by which human antibodies target and block noroviruses, opening the possibility of developing therapeutic agents against this virus.
What you need to know about hand, foot and mouth disease Sep 15, 2016 A Baylor College of Medicine expert says anyone – even adults – can get foot and mouth disease and that it’s most common at this time of year.
Baylor and Texas Children’s receive $7.5 million NIH grant to combat common bacteria infection, antibiotic resistance Sep 13, 2016 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases grant will accelerate efforts to combat Clostridium difficile (C. diff), the most common and potentially deadly bacterial infection impacting children and adults in the U.S.
Baylor College of Medicine expert says prepare for flu season now Sep 12, 2016 It takes about one to two weeks after receiving the vaccine to have full protection, meaning now is the time to get vaccinated.
Grant to develop chikungunya virus vaccine awarded Aug 30, 2016 Hawaii Biotech, Inc. has been awarded a grant by The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop a vaccine to protect against infection caused by the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus.
Solving a 48-year-old mystery: scientists succeed at growing noroviruses in human intestinal cell cultures in the lab Aug 25, 2016 New development will let researchers explore and develop procedures to prevent and treat norovirus infection.