Chlamydia: Blockade at the receptor

These are polymorphic nuclear leukocytes infected with Chlamydia (blue). Credit: Karthika Rajeeve These are polymorphic nuclear leukocytes infected with Chlamydia (blue). Credit: Karthika Rajeeve Close Chlamydia trachomatis is the main cause of sexually transmitted diseases. More than 131 million people are infected with this bacterium worldwide. If detected at an early stage and treated with […]

What type of acne do I have?

Whiteheads Blackheads Papules Pustules (pimples) Nodules Cysts Noninflammatory acne types Inflammatory acne types Minor-to-mild forms Moderate-to-severe forms What causes acne? When to see a doctor Acne can form several types of skin blemish, each with a distinct appearance and symptoms. Most minor acne blemishes respond to at-home care and over-the-counter medications. However, people with severe […]

New tool to study Cryptosporidium in healthy tissues

Washington State University researchers have developed a new approach for studying Cryptosporidium, a waterborne gastrointestinal parasite now recognized as one of the leading causes of potentially life-threatening diarrheal disease in young children worldwide. Published today in Nature Microbiology, Roberta O’Connor and Greg Bowden of the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology in WSU’s College of […]

BWH researchers develop rapid Zika detection test using mobile health technologies

The Zika virus, which continues to cause microcephaly and other neurological complications in infants whose mothers were infected during pregnancy, remains a public health concern. Investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital are working to develop a new way to rapidly and accurately diagnose Zika using mobile health technologies that could potentially be deployed in resource-limited […]