Medical research

Scientists create a new antimicrobial and antifungal drug

New chemical compounds that suppress viruses and fungi were synthesized by scientists from South Ural State University and the Institute of Organic Chemistry Russian Academy of Sciences, together with an international team ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hope for a vaccination against Staphylococcus areus infections?

Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) ranks among the globally most important causes of infections in humans and is considered a dreaded hospital pathogen. Active and passive immunization against multi-resistant strains is seen ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Reusing face masks: Are microwaves the answer?

Researchers from Cardiff University have been testing the feasibility of using microwave ovens and dry heat to decontaminate crucial PPE being used to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Understanding lung infections in patients with cystic fibrosis

Staphylococcus aureus (which includes MRSA) is the most prevalent organism isolated from the airways of children with cystic fibrosis (CF), and is treated using antibiotics, but its role in lung disease is poorly understood.

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