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Doctors use HIV to develop 'cure' for 'bubble boy' disease | Health, Medicine and Fitness |
Doctors are calling a new therapy a "cure" for X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency disease or SCID-X1, often dubbed "bubble boy" disease.
virology  microbiology 
yesterday by casfindad
How a Chicago Woman Fell Victim to Candida Auris, a Drug-Resistant Fungus - The New York Times
The mysterious infection has appeared at hospitals around the world but few institutions or families have discussed their experience.
mycology  mycosis  microbiology 
3 days ago by casfindad
The underground communities taking over Centralia, Pennsylvania - The Verge
A fire has been burning under the town of Centralia, Pennsylvania, for nearly 60 years, leaving it uninhabitable for humans. But some other lifeforms have happily appeared: thermophiles.
18 days ago by casfindad
‘Pit of Infection’: A Border Town’s Crisis Has Nothing to Do With Migrants - The New York Times
Noxious sewage contaminated with feces, industrial chemicals and other raw waste crosses the border through the binational New River.
10 weeks ago by casfindad
Doctors' son died 10 days before flu shot appointment. Now, they want to save your child - CNN
Two physicians who lost their young son to the flu last year want parents to listen to their message, born of great grief and suffering: Get your child a flu shot.
vaccination  microbiology  Influenza  virology 
november 2018 by casfindad
Meet the Endoterrestrials - The Atlantic
They live thousands of feet below the Earth’s surface. They eat hydrogen and exhale methane. And they may shape our world more profoundly than we can imagine.
october 2018 by casfindad
In Australia, Cervical Cancer Could Soon Be Eliminated - The New York Times
The government started a program to distribute the HPV vaccine for free to girls more than a decade ago.
microbiology  virology  cancer  medicine  vaccination 
october 2018 by casfindad
Scientists Are Retooling Bacteria to Cure Disease - The New York Times
By manipulating DNA, researchers are trying to create microbes that, once ingested, work to treat a rare genetic condition — a milestone in synthetic biology.
september 2018 by casfindad
Using a virus to kill what antibiotics can’t | Ars Technica
Long thought promising, viruses that target bacteria may be edging closer to use.
microbiology  bacteriophage 
july 2018 by casfindad
NYTimes: The Germs That Love Diet Soda
Adding trehalose to processed food may select for more virulent strains of C diff.
microbiology  microbiome 
june 2018 by casfindad
Antibiotics Weren’t Used to Cure These Patients. Fecal Bacteria Were. - The New York Times
In a small study, doctors used so-called fecal transplants to treat a serious gut infection in patients. The transplants, from healthy donors, were as effective as antibiotics.
microbiology  microbiome  gut 
june 2018 by casfindad
He Was Dying. Antibiotics Weren’t Working. Then Doctors Tried a Forgotten Treatment. – Mother Jones
Steffanie Strathdee hunched over her laptop, fretting. She barely noticed the kittens asleep next to her or the serene Buddha figure across the living room, anchored next to the glass doors that looked toward the gleaming Pacific. via Pocket
IFTTT  microbiology 
may 2018 by casfindad
How a Guy From a Montana Trailer Park Overturned 150 Years of Biology - The Atlantic
Biology textbooks tell us that lichens are alliances between two organisms—a fungus and an alga. They are wrong. In 1995, if you had told Toby Spribille that he’d eventually overthrow a scientific idea that’s been the stuff of textbooks for 150 years, he would have laughed at you. via Pocket
IFTTT  fungi  genetics  micro  microbiology 
may 2018 by casfindad
Frank Bures: The dirty details of E. Coli food poisoning | Local |
Food poisoning is always a “yummy” topic of discussion. A recent outbreak caused by the bacterium E. coli O157:H7 tainting romaine lettuce from Yuma, Ariz., has to date affected 98
E.coli  microbiology 
may 2018 by casfindad
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