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Time of day influences our susceptibility to infection, study finds

We are more susceptible to infection at certain times of the day as our body clock affects the ability of viruses to replicate and...

Researchers solve the structure of the Zika virus helicase

The crystal structure of Zika virus helicase: basis for antiviral drug design.Credit: Protein & Cell A team led by researchers from Tianjin University (P.R. China)...

Common antimicrobial agent rapidly disrupts gut bacteria

Triclosan was first used as a hospital scrub in the 1970s and now is one of the most common antimicrobial agents in the world,...

HIV: Identification of receptors in patients spontaneously controlling infection

HIV virus particles.Credit: © Institut Pasteur, Charles Dauguet A small number of patients infected by HIV spontaneously control viral replication without antiretroviral therapy, and do...

Scientists discover Antarctic sponge extract can help kill MRSA

This is Dendrilla membranosa, near Palmer Station, Antarctica. Credit: Bill Baker A serious and sometimes fatal bacterial infection, known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), may...

Fighting hospital germs with sugar

Sweet spot for therapeutic antibodies: the illustration above shows the three-dimensional structure of the sugar molecule PS-I of C. difficile (orange: carbon; red: oxygen;...

Quick test for Zika effectively detects virus in monkeys

This image shows a black cartridge containing a paper-based diagnostic for detecting the Zika virus is held up by a researcher at Harvard's Wyss...

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