Medical research

Researchers find factor that delays wound healing

New research carried out at The University of Manchester has identified a bacterium—normally present on the skin that causes poor wound healing in certain conditions.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Combining antibiotics proves more effective against common infection

The common and highly resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacterium is a fatal threat to weakened and ill patients. A new study from Lund University in Sweden now shows that a combination treatment using two different types ...

Cancer

Study shows how an opportunistic microbe kills cancer cells

New study results show for the first time how dying cells ensure that they will be replaced, and suggests an ingenious, related new approach to shrinking cancerous tumors. A research team from Rush University Medical Center ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nurses' scrubs often contaminated with bad bugs

Bad bugs readily spread from patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) to nurses' scrubs and the room, according to research being presented at IDWeek 2016. The sleeves and pockets of the scrubs and the bed railing were the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antimicrobial resistance to carbapenems increasing

(HealthDay)—Antimicrobial resistance to carbapenems has increased, and consumption of antibiotics, especially carbapenems, is associated with antimicrobial resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, according to a study published ...

Inflammatory disorders

DNA-modulating drug attenuates lung inflammation in mice

Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) suffer from chronic respiratory infections, primarily caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which lead to airway inflammation and damage. Several recent studies have suggested that a specific ...

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