Researchers from McMaster University have manufactured a new antibacterial gel consisting entirely of bacteria-killing viruses. The new gel opens new doors for phage research in the era of antimicrobial resistance.
Scientists have invented a novel de novo protein that acts as a molecular switch to control the inner workings of a cell. This new tool represents the promise of synthetic protein manufacturing.
Officials in Harare, Zimbabwe say that there have been 858 typhoid cases in the last six months due to a failure to supply clean water on a routine basis and to delays in addressing sewage issues.
African swine fever virus has been detected in three trucks carrying 205 pigs through China’s northeastern Liaoning province. Despite efforts to control the spread of the outbreak, the number of cases have continued to rise worldwide.
Fifty people remain ill after consuming chicken meat that was infected with Campylobacter. The outbreak was detected in-part due to an ongoing project run by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the Statens Serum Institut to collect Campylobacter isolates and conduct whole genome sequencing.
Bolivia is investigating an outbreak of hemorrhagic fever, which lab testing indicates is Chapare virus.
The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is ravaging the city of Beni in large part because many sick people are staying home where they unknowingly infect caregivers and those who mourn them.
Previous Ebola epidemics have been major news while the current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has not despite it being the second largest on record.
Researchers have developed a robust assay to determine cell sorter aerosol containment. The new method challenges the industry status quo, which has several drawbacks.
US pork producers are instituting new biosecurity measures including barring international visitors and keeping US personnel off the premises for five to seven days if they visit African swine fever infected countries.