Bacterial Infections

  • Combating Bacterial Infections Through Immunoengineering
    The first publication out of a collaboration between Clarkson University and the Trudeau Institute aims to improve the fight against bacterial infections through immunoengineering. Chemical Communications has published a paper authored by researchers at Clarkson University ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Ben-Gurion University Researchers Discover That AAT Drug May Prevent Infections
    Ben Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have discovered that alpha1-antitrypsin (AAT) could prevent deadly infections in immune system-compromised patients. Their study, reported in the Journal of Infectious Diseases by Dr. Eli C. Lewis and his team of BGU ...More
    January 7, 2015 Posted in News
  • Study Rules Out Spiders as Common Cause of Bacterial Infections in Humans
    Can spiders be carriers of human pathogens? Can they provoke an infection through a break in the skin? A team of scientists, led by an entomologist at the University of California, Riverside, has data-mined the history of publications on spider envenomations to conclude ...More
    January 6, 2015 Posted in News
  • Creighton Physicist Publishes New Research on Fighting Bacterial Infections
    A Creighton University physicist was part of an international team which explored the process involved in how cells combat bacterial infection and discovered new capabilities of cells fighting an infection. The team’s research was published Nov. 24, 2014, in the ...More
    November 26, 2014 Posted in News
  • Scientists Uncover a Role for Carbon Monoxide in Battling Bacterial Infections
    The innate immune system serves as the body's specialized armed forces division, comprised of a host of defense mechanisms used to battle bacterial infections. Among the system's warriors are white blood cells including the specialized macrophages, which maintain constant ...More
    November 10, 2014 Posted in News
  • On-the-Spot Bacterial Infection Tests Reduce Unnecessary Antibiotic Prescriptions
    Fast, on-the-spot tests for bacterial infections may help to reduce excessive antibiotic use. A systematic review published in The Cochrane Library, found that when doctors tested for the presence of bacterial infections they prescribed fewer antibiotics. Antibiotics treat ...More
    November 10, 2014 Posted in News
  • Newborns' Genetic Code Sends Infection Distress Signal
    Babies suffering from life-threatening bacterial infections such as sepsis could benefit from improved treatment, thanks to a ground-breaking study. For the first time, researchers have been able to detect and decode a signal generated from a baby's DNA that can tell ...More
    August 14, 2014 Posted in News
  • New Route to Identify Drugs That Can Fight Bacterial Infections
    About 100 drugs already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for other purposes can also prevent the growth of certain bacterial pathogens inside human cells, including those that cause Legionnaires' disease, brucellosis, and Mediterranean spotted fever. The ...More
    July 29, 2014 Posted in News
  • 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
    July 9, 2014 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
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