Medical research

Removing barriers to healing

Severe inflammation caused by a patient's immune system can be deadly, but stem cells found in human fat could provide new ways to protect against this toxic reaction.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

World's first vaccine developed against toxic shock syndrome

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a severe circulatory and organ failure caused by bacterial toxins, usually triggered by bacteria from the Staphylococcus group. Researchers from MedUni Vienna's Department of Clinical Pharmacology, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study points to a possible new pathway toward a vaccine against MRSA

New research led by NYU Langone Medical Center has uncovered why a particular strain of Staphylococcus aureus—known as HA-MRSA—becomes more deadly than other variations. These new findings open up possible new pathways ...

Medical research

Team finds mechanism of toxin's inflammatory effect on lungs

A study released Dec. 23 describes a never-before-seen mechanism by which a bacterial toxin leads to severe inflammation in asthma and other acute and chronic pulmonary diseases. Researchers from The University of Texas Health ...

Immunology

New weapon of the immune system discovered

Max Planck researchers have discovered a completely new way in which the immune system recognizes pathogens. The aryl hydrocarbon receptor has long been a focus of research for pharma-cologists and toxicologists, as it recognizes ...

Medical research

Researchers learn how botulism-causing toxin enters bloodstream

UC Irvine School of Medicine researchers have discovered the mechanism by which bacterial toxins that cause food-borne botulism are absorbed through the intestinal lining and into the bloodstream. Their study, which appears ...

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