Cardiology

Gene transfer shows promise for treating heart failure

Use of intracoronary gene transfer among heart failure patients resulted in increased left ventricular function beyond standard heart failure therapy, according to a study published online by JAMA Cardiology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibiotic resistance—it's a social thing

Trace concentrations of antibiotic, such as those found in sewage outfalls, are enough to enable bacteria to keep antibiotic resistance, new research from the University of York has found. The concentrations are much lower ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

High penicillin prescribing could build reservoirs of resistance

(HealthDay)—High penicillin G prescribing may lead to an altered level of resistance in the commensal viridans group streptococci (VGS) population, which may be important in subsequent horizontal gene transfer events, according ...

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