Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dynamics of adaptive immunity in tuberculosis uncovered

Unlike other infectious diseases that affect the lungs, the immune response to fight tuberculosis (TB) infections develops at least twice as slowly. Until recently, the dynamic interplay between bacteria and the host's immune ...

Oncology & Cancer

Orally administered tumor vaccine shows promise in animal models

In a study published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, a research team led by Prof. Nie Guangjun and Prof. Zhao Xiao at National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences demonstrated ...

Health

Common disinfectant may lead to superbug mutation

We tend to think of disinfectants as our allies in the fight against disease, a feeling that may never have been stronger than during the COVID-19 pandemic. But now a groundbreaking Macquarie University study has found a ...

Biomedical technology

Test determines antibiotic resistance in less than 90 minutes

A technique that measures the metabolic activity of bacteria with an electric probe can identify antibiotic resistance in less than 90 minutes, a dramatic improvement from the one to two days required by current techniques.

Immunology

Immunodeficiency affects intestinal microbiome

In the largest study of intestinal bacterial composition (also called the intestinal microbiome) to date in persons with the immunodeficiency selective IgA deficiency, researchers at DTU Bioengineering have ascertained that ...

Health

Study shows potential dangers of sweeteners

New research has discovered that common artificial sweeteners can cause previously healthy gut bacteria to become diseased and invade the gut wall, potentially leading to serious health issues.

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Pathogenic bacteria

Pathogenic bacteria are bacteria that cause infectious diseases. This article deals with human pathogenic bacteria.

Although the vast majority of bacteria are harmless or beneficial, quite a few bacteria are pathogenic. The most common bacterial disease is tuberculosis, caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which kills about 2 million people a year, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. Pathogenic bacteria contribute to other globally important diseases, such as pneumonia, which can be caused by bacteria such as Streptococcus and Pseudomonas, and foodborne illnesses, which can be caused by bacteria such as Shigella, Campylobacter and Salmonella. Pathogenic bacteria also cause infections such as tetanus, typhoid fever, diphtheria, syphilis and leprosy.

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