Some crop--and even human--diseases might be stopped dead in their tracks if researchers can harness a new discovery about how pathogens first infect their hosts
A vaginal microbicide can cut HIV infection rates by 39 percent in women, researchers announced Monday. And female study participants who inserted the gel as directed reduced their chances of contracting HIV by more than half (54 percent)...
An estimated one million people die each year from malaria, a parasitic infection transmitted by mosquitoes. Current control strategies involve blasting the bugs with insecticides, or using drugs to kill the parasite once it infects humans...
After years of false starts, a new generation of DNA vaccines and medicines for HIV, influenza and other stubborn illnesses is now in clinical trials
Pathogens with added genes from Arctic bacteria could serve as vaccines that elicit an immune response before getting cooked in our warm bodies. Cynthia Graber reports
Companies and regulators are squaring off over the controversial technique that yields natural gas but threatens to pollute freshwater supplies
The Information Age has patients tuned in and geared up to try alternative and off-label therapies on their own terms, forcing doctors and scientists to change the game
Antibody Building: Does Training the Body's Immune System Hold a New Key to Fending Off HIV Infection?
NIH researchers may have found antibodies that can neutralize most varieties of HIV, blocking it before it infects healthy cells. But stimulating their sparse natural production remains a hurdle in developing an antiviral therapy...
CDC says delay "strategic" in light of conflicting study.
In a correlational study lower average regional intelligence was found to be linked with higher infectious disease rates. Perhaps because the metabolic demands of the brain are great and resources are diverted to fight disease...
In a surprising study result, more numerous and diverse varieties of fungi inhabit temperate zone households than dwellings in tropical climes
California cities are pumping their treated wastewater underground to create electricity
As researchers learn more about genetic profile of various cancers, other work is charging ahead to deliver personalized vaccines targeted to a patient's own tumor cells
When the human genome draft was announced 10 years ago, many researchers and policymakers anticipated using the newly sequenced code to develop a wealth of diagnostic and treatment capabilities...
A new breed of vaccine is being developed that will make possible immunizations tailored to your genetic profile. But how long will it be until your personalized booster shots are ready?...
Mice with a genetic predisposition to get a Crohn's-like disease were kept healthy until exposed to a virus that apparently triggers the condition. Karen Hopkin reports
A new generation of oncolytic viruses are entering late-stage clinical trials, repurposing smallpox and herpesvirus to take on tough tumors
New study doubles known rate of infection at a South African hospital.
Scientists have traced the immune pathway from gut bacteria to the development of arthritis in mice
Berkeley cites academic freedom and lack of evidence as it wraps up investigation over contentious paper.