Immunology

New research on dust mites and respiratory infections

When asthmatics' respiratory tracts are exposed to dust mites, their immune response becomes less effective, which can lead to a weaker immune system. People who suffer from asthma associated with infection may therefore ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibiotic-free hydrogen peroxide e-bandages treat wound infections

According to new research by investigators at the Mayo Clinic and Washington State University, e-bandages could be an effective alternative to antibiotics for managing wound infections. The findings are presented at ASM Microbe ...

Medical research

Unprecedented case series advances promise of phage therapy

An international team of researchers, led by scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh, report promising results from the largest case series yet of patients treated ...

Medications

Antibiotic use in Uganda is high

Even before the COVID crisis, excessive use and misuse of lifesaving antibiotics had contributed to the emergence of resistant strains of disease-causing organisms. This has rendered many of the most powerful treatments in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds new patterns of antibiotic resistance spread in hospitals

Bacteria that cause infections in hospitals are increasingly becoming resistant to antibiotics, and a group of bacterial species called Enterobacterales that are able to fend off a type of antibiotic called carbapenems are ...

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