News tagged with bacterial toxin
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report that a pathogen annually blamed for an estimated 90 million cases of food-borne illness defeats a host's immune response by using a fat-snipping enzyme to ...
Medical research Apr 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Botulinum toxins are feared as a food poison and bioterror threat, and for good reason. It takes only minute amounts of these bacterial toxins to block signals from nerve cells that control ...
Medical research Mar 27, 2013 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Existing mouse models do not appear to accurately reproduce the human genomic response to serious traumatic injury, including major burns, according to an article appearing in PNAS Early Edition.
Inflammatory disorders Feb 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—The United States is on track to have its biggest whooping cough epidemic in 60 years, with more than 21,000 cases already reported in 2012. The highly contagious and potentially fatal disease, officially ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
When hospital patients need assistance breathing and are placed on a mechanical ventilator for days at a time, their lungs react to the pressure generated by the ventilator with an out-of-control immune response that can ...
Medical research Jul 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
An international team of scientists led by Monash University researchers has uncovered how a common hospital bacterium becomes a deadly superbug that kills increasing numbers of hospital patients worldwide and accounts for ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 13, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
A team of researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem says it has found a way to block a group of fatal bacterial toxins that have to date resisted all attempts to arrest them through the use of conventional drugs.
Medical research Sep 13, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Babies and toddlers with congenital heart disease are at an increased risk of having harmful toxins in their blood, particularly following surgery, according to research by a team at Imperial College London.
Cardiology Aug 26, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Patients with HER2-positive breast cancer may soon have an alternative therapy when they develop resistance to trastuzumab, also known as Herceptin, according to a laboratory finding published in Clinical Cancer Research.
Cancer Jul 26, 2011 | not rated yet | 0