Oncology & Cancer

Injected bacteria shrink tumors in rats, dogs and humans

A modified version of the Clostridium novyi (C. noyvi-NT) bacterium can produce a strong and precisely targeted anti-tumor response in rats, dogs and now humans, according to a new report from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer ...

Medical research

Fat isn't all bad: Skin adipocytes help protect against infections

When it comes to skin infections, a healthy and robust immune response may depend greatly upon what lies beneath. In a new paper published in the January 2, 2015 issue of Science, researchers at the University of California, ...

Medications

Statins linked to higher risk of diabetes and skin infections

Statins have been reported to be beneficial for infections such as pneumonia and Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia. In the case of skin and soft tissue infections however, statin use is ironically associated with an increased ...

Cardiology

Risk for skin infections, diabetes increase with statin use

(HealthDay)—Using statins for as short a time as three months can put patients at risk for developing diabetes and skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs), according to a study published in the November issue of the British ...

Medical research

Scientists reveal steps leading to necrotizing fasciitis

How does Streptococcus pyogenes, or Group A streptococcus (GAS)—a bacterial pathogen that can colonize humans without causing symptoms or can lead to mild infections—also cause life-threatening diseases such as necrotizing ...

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