Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

One-two punch may floor worst infections

McMaster University researchers have found a new way to treat the world's worst infectious diseases, the superbugs that are resistant to all known antibiotics.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Gram-negative bacteria may influence Alzheimer's disease pathology

For the first time, researchers have found higher levels of Gram-negative bacteria antigens in brain samples from late-onset Alzheimer's disease patients. Compared to controls, patients with Alzheimer's had much higher levels ...

Health

Microbial contaminants found in popular e-cigarettes

Popular electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) products sold in the U.S. were contaminated with bacterial and fungal toxins, according to new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Medical research

Researchers announce discovery in fight against sepsis

New research from the Trudeau Institute may help to explain why anticoagulant therapies have largely failed to extend the lives of patients with sepsis. The study was led by Deyan Luo, a postdoctoral fellow in Stephen Smiley's ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research on gonorrhea uncovers new immune system trigger

Researchers at the University of Toronto have uncovered how Gram-negative bacteria—a broad class of bugs that cause diseases ranging from gonorrhea to diarrhea and pneumonia—can trigger a reaction from our immune system. ...

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