Medical research

Coupling antibiotics with stem cells to fight off bone infections

Bone infections caused by implants are difficult to treat and usually require a prolonged course of antibiotic treatment. In a new study, researchers from Kanazawa University discovered that implant-related bone infections ...

Surgery

The dark side of antibiotic ciprofloxacin

The use of ciprofloxacin and other antibiotics of the class of fluoroquinolones may be associated with disruption of the normal functions of connective tissue, including tendon rupture, tendonitis and retinal detachment. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists develop test to identify best treatment for gonorrhea

Researchers from UCLA have developed a laboratory test that helps physicians determine which people with gonorrhea may be more treatable with an antibiotic that has not been recommended since 2007 because of concerns that ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Resistant food bacteria strains now common: EU study

Bacteria that cause the main food-borne infections among people in the European Union commonly show resistance to widely-used antibiotics and antimicrobials, an EU report showed Wednesday.

Oncology & Cancer

Study identifies possible therapy for radiation sickness

A combination of two drugs may alleviate radiation sickness in people who have been exposed to high levels of radiation, even when the therapy is given a day after the exposure occurred, according to a study led by scientists ...

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