Medical research

Can a dangerous microbe offer a new way to silence pain?

Anthrax has a scary reputation. Widely known to cause serious lung infections in humans and unsightly, albeit painless, skin lesions in livestock and people, the anthrax bacterium has even been used as a weapon of terror.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Recurrent infections of salmonella can lead to colitis

An international research group, led by Jamey Marth, Ph.D., a professor at Sanford Burnham Prebys, has shown that the Neuraminidase 3 (Neu3) enzyme is responsible for the onset and progression of colitis—a chronic digestive ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer mutations caused by bacterial toxin preventable

Reports show that cancer is the second leading cause of death globally. Scientists from Duke-NUS Medical School have found DNA mutations in some cancers that link them to a bacterial toxin called colibactin. Their findings, ...

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 ...

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