News tagged with infectious bacteria
Despite the desperate need for new antibiotics to combat increasingly deadly resistant bacteria, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved only one new systemic antibiotic since the Infectious Diseases Society ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
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 |
Managing bacteria and other microorganisms in the body, rather than just fighting them, may be lead to better health and a stronger immune system, according to a Penn State biologist.
Medical research Mar 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Vaccines that employ weakened but live pathogens to trigger immune responses have inherent safety issues but Yale researchers have developed a new trick to circumvent the problem—using ...
Medical research Mar 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Antibiotic resistance has been recognised in recent years as a major healthcare problem, however, a paper in The Lancet Infectious Diseases reviewing the issue on a global scale, concludes that, not enough attention is giv ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 12, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
The search for a cure for deadly infectious diseases has led Brian Murphy deep underwater. Murphy, assistant professor of medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is collecting actinomycete ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers show that in some cases, what looks like Lyme could be completely different illness transmitted by same bug
Under the microscope, Sam Telford surveyed the tiny, spiral bacteria floating in spinal fluid taken from an 80-year-old woman. They looked very similar to the spirochete bacteria that can cause Lyme disease. ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 04, 2013 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0
If co-workers and family members are coming down with infections this winter, you may be tempted to turn to an anti-bacterial soap for protection.
Health Feb 12, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers at the University of Granada have designed a set of biomarkers that can be used in diagnostic tests for the detection of dengue and the West Nile virus, two infectious diseases transmitted by ...
Medical research Feb 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The world's most advanced tuberculosis vaccine failed to protect babies against the infectious disease, according to a new study in South Africa.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 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 |
(Medical Xpress)—Estrogen levels drop dramatically in menopause, a time when the risk of urinary tract infections increases significantly.
Immunology Jan 23, 2013 | not rated yet | 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
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 |
Genome mapping could prove key in preventing superbugs in hospitals, an Australian researcher said Friday, urging its use to prevent countless deaths from antibiotic-resistant infections.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 30, 2012 | 2.5 / 5 (2) | 0