Infection control experts at The Johns Hopkins Hospital have found that a combination of robot-like devices that disperse a bleaching agent into the air and then detoxify the disinfecting chemical are highly effective at ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (10) | 4 |
A drug candidate that has shown promise for neutralizing dangerous bacteria also prevents the parasite that causes malaria from growing, new research by a Yale University team headed by Nobel laureate Sidney Altman shows.
Medical research Apr 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (6) | 1 |
Antibiotics are among the greatest achievements of medical science. But lately the former multi-purpose weapon fails in the battle against infectious diseases. Bacteria are increasingly developing resistance ...
Medical research Jun 08, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
After 70 years, antibiotics are still the primary treatment for halting the spread of bacterial infections. But the prevalence of antibiotic resistance is now outpacing the rate of new drug discovery and approval.
Medical research Oct 28, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A single change to even one of the thousands of DNA codes that make up each gene in the human genome can result in severe diseases such as cancer, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy or Huntington's Disease. A similarly minor ...
Genetics Apr 07, 2011 | 3.3 / 5 (4) | 0 |
The world needs new antibiotics to overcome the ever increasing resistance of disease-causing bacteria but it doesn't need the side effect that comes with some of the most powerful ones now available: ...
Medical research Jun 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
As a result of concerns about antibiotic resistance, doctors in the United States are increasingly prescribing newer, more costly and more powerful antibiotics to treat urinary tract infections, one of the most common illnesses ...
Medications Oct 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Even as epidemiologists worry about a shrinking arsenal of antibiotics to fight potentially deadly drug-resistant bacteria, researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital are betting on another weapon to prevent infections: robots.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Tuberculosis is a devastating disease that kills nearly 2 million people worldwide each year. Although antibiotics exist that can ameliorate the symptoms, the courses of therapy last for months and don't completely eradicate ...
Medical research Jan 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The research led by Durham University, which involved colleagues at the University of Birmingham, is a significant development in combating antibiotic resistance; it will pave the way for the creation of the inhibitors to ...
Medical research Apr 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Germs survive for several days in wind instruments including the clarinet, flute, and saxophone, according to a pilot study published in the International Journal of Environmental Health Research. The researchers, led by ...
Health May 12, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
The European Union warned Thursday of a sharp rise in deaths across the 27-nation bloc due to bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics.
Medications Nov 17, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 3
Even a very good wastewater treatment plant can't clean up fragments of superbugs -- bacteria that have developed a resistance to antibiotics -- and until now, almost no one has noticed.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 21, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
(HealthDay) -- More than four decades after the last introduction of fresh treatments for tuberculosis, a new medication for multidrug-resistant strains of the global scourge has shown promise in a multinational ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jun 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A compound from the South African toothbrush tree inactivates a drug target for tuberculosis in a previously unseen way.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |