Bacterial Infections

  • Discovery Could Lead to New Ways of Treating Bacterial Infection
    In an era of increasing concern about the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant illness, Case Western Reserve researchers have identified a promising new pathway to disabling disease: blocking bacteria’s access to iron in the body. The scientists showed how bacterial ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • New Pain Target for Bacterial Infections
    Components in the outer wall of bacteria directly activate pain sensors, triggering immediate pain and inflammatory responses. This finding by a multinational team of researchers led by professor Karel Talavera (from Laboratory of Ion Channel Research, KU Leuven) and ...More
    February 10, 2014 Posted in News
  • Scientists Identify New Strategy to Combat Bacterial Infections
    Scientists Alvin Lo and Han Remaut of Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VIB) have identified a chemical substance with the potential of acting as a new drug to treat bacterial infections, particularly urinary tract infections. In contrast to the most popular antibiotics, this ...More
    January 29, 2014 Posted in News
  • New Knowledge of Drug Mechanism Could Lead to New Treatment of Frequent Bacterial Infections
    Scientists at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)’s Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) have discovered the exact mode of action by plerixafor, a drug commonly prescribed to stimulate immune responses in patients suffering from neutropenia, which causes ...More
    November 14, 2013 Posted in News
  • Patients' "Immune Fingerprints" May Help Diagnose Bacterial Infections and Guide Treatment
    A patient’s immune response may provide better and more rapid insights into the cause, severity, and prognosis of certain bacterial infections than conventional tests, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology ...More
    October 31, 2013 Posted in News
  • Recruiting E. coli to Combat Bacterial Infections
    The notorious bacteria E. coli is best known for making people sick, but scientists have reprogrammed the microbe — which also comes in harmless varieties — to make it seek out and fight other disease-causing pathogens. The researchers' report appears in the journal ACS ...More
    October 2, 2013 Posted in News
  • Loyola Physician Discusses Dealing with Pink Eye
    As children are hard at work learning at school, viruses and bacteria are also hard at work, spreading from one child to another. One of the most contagious ailments is pink eye. Though not life-threatening the sticky infection is a hassle for parents, teachers and ...More
    September 23, 2013 Posted in News
  • Genomic Test Accurately Sorts Viral Bacterial Infections
    A blood test developed by researchers at Duke Medicine showed more than 90 percent accuracy in distinguishing between viral and bacterial infections when tested in people with respiratory illnesses. The test, which detects a specific genetic “signature” that the sick ...More
    September 18, 2013 Posted in News
  • UC Davis Researchers Discover Molecular Target for the Bacterial Infection Brucellosis
    UC Davis scientists have uncovered a potential drug target for the development of an effective therapy against the debilitating, chronic form of the bacterial disease brucellosis, which primarily afflicts people in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries. Brucellosis, ...More
    August 16, 2013 Posted in News
  • Study Finds Depletion of Alveolar Macrophages Linked to Bacterial Super-Infections
    A recent study published in the July issue of the Journal of Immunology helps explain why some humans contract bacterial super-infections like pneumonia with influenza. The research was led by Le Bonheur pediatrician-in-chief Jon McCullers, MD, an infectious disease ...More
    July 22, 2013 Posted in News
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