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  • New Twist on Old Medical Technology May Prevent Infections, Amputations
    Old medical technologies, bone cement and a well known antibiotic, may effectively fight an emerging infection in soldiers with compound bone fractures, according to a study published online today in the Journal of Orthopedic Research. An urgent search for solutions is ...More
    January 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • New Treatment Option for Latent Tuberculosis
    Patients who are infected with the latent form of tuberculosis (TB) show no symptoms and are not contagious, yet they pose the biggest challenge when it comes to controlling the disease. The latest study by Dr. Dick Menzies of the Research Institute of the McGill University ...More
    January 22, 2009 Posted in News
  • Free Antibiotics: The Wrong Prescription for Cold and Flu Season
    With an epidemic of antibiotic-resistant infections growing, experts are warning grocery-store pharmacies that antibiotics giveaways are an unhealthy promotional gimmick. If grocery stores want to help customers and save them money during cold and flu season, the ...More
    January 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • E. coli Persists Against Antibiotics Through HipA-Induced Dormancy
    Bacteria hunker down and survive antibiotic attack when a protein flips a chemical switch that throws them into a dormant state until treatment abates, researchers at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center report in the Jan.16 edition of Science."For ...More
    January 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Study Finds More Effective Treatment for Pneumonia Following Influenza
    Scientists at St. Jude Children's ResearchHospital have demonstrated a more effective treatment for bacterial pneumonia following influenza. They found that the antibiotics clindamycin and azithromycin, which kill bacteria by inhibiting their protein synthesis, are more ...More
    January 8, 2009 Posted in News
  • E. coli Engineered to Produce Important Class of Antibiotic, Anti-Cancer Drugs
    Researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have taken a major step forward in the field of metabolic engineering, successfully using the bacterium Escherichia coli to synthesize a class of natural products known as bacterial aromatic ...More
    December 22, 2008 Posted in News
  • Researchers Find Convincing Evidence That Probiotics are Effective
    Up to 1 in 5 people on antibiotics stop taking their full course of antibiotic therapy due to diarrhea. Physicians could help patients avoid this problem by prescribing probiotics, according to a study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva ...More
    December 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • Mathematical Models of Adaptive Immunity
    More than 5 million people die every year from infectious diseases, despite the availability of numerous antibiotics and vaccines. The discovery of penicillin to treat bacterial infections, along with the development of vaccines for previously incurable virus diseases such ...More
    December 11, 2008 Posted in News
  • Antibiotic Use Increases at Academic Medical Centers
    CHICAGO – Antibacterial drug use appears to have increased at academic medical centers between 2002 and 2006, driven primarily by greater use of broad-spectrum agents and the antibiotic vancomycin, according to a report in the Nov. 10 issue of Archives of Internal ...More
    November 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • Scientists Discover Bacteria That Can Cause Bone Infections
    Scientists have discovered that a bone infection is caused by a newly described species of bacteria that is related to the tuberculosis pathogen. The discovery may help improve the diagnosis and treatment of similar infections, according to an article published in the ...More
    October 17, 2008 Posted in News