Medical research

Researchers developing probiotic yogurt-based drugs

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have for the first time identified new drug candidates based on molecules isolated from probiotic Kefir yogurt for combating pathogenic bacteria and treating various ...

Oncology & Cancer

Esophageal cancer patients show abundance of oral pathogens

It is increasingly clear that the trillions of bacteria that make themselves at home in and on the human body are more than just casual observers along for the ride. Gut bacteria in particular have been shown to have an enormous ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccine strategy could aid in COVID-19 immunization

To confront the many challenges that infectious diseases pose to mankind head-on, a multi-disciplinary team of bioengineers, materials-scientists and immunologists at Harvard's Wyss Institute has developed a broadly deployable ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A bid to lower COVID-19 deaths

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in patients with COVID-19 can lead to death but more than 50% of these cases are associated with co-infection with bacterial pathogens.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How diarrhea pathogens switch into attack mode at body temperature

Many bacterial pathogens excrete toxins as soon as they have entered the host in order to suppress its immune response. Researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have analyzed what happens on the molecular level when ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Infection likely cause of one in eight stillbirths

(HealthDay)—Most cases of infection-related stillbirth may be due to bacterial pathogens, according to a study published online Nov. 4 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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