Immunology

Breast milk may help prevent sepsis in preemies

A component of breast milk may help protect premature babies from developing sepsis, a fast-moving, life-threatening condition triggered by infection. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Omega-3 fatty acids can neutralize listeria

Certain fatty acids are not only part of a healthy diet—they can also neutralise the harmful listeria bacterium, a new study shows. This discovery could eventually lead to improved methods to combat dangerous and drug-resistant ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Faster way of detecting bacteria could save your life

A Michigan State University researcher has developed a faster way to detect the bacteria causing patients to become sick, giving physicians a better chance at saving their lives.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New maths to predict dangerous hospital epidemics

Mathematicians are now developing completely new statistical calculations on the world's fastest computers in order to predict how epidemics of dangerous hospital bacteria spread.

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