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, ...

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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Investigators use light to kill microbial 'vampires'

On July 24 Vanderbilt scientist Eric Skaar, Ph.D., MPH, summarized his group's latest paper in a tweet: "If S. aureus is going to drink our blood like a vampire, let's kill it with sunlight."

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