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Bacterial Infections

  • New Contrast Agents Detect Bacterial Infections with High Sensitivity and Specificity
    A new family of contrast agents that sneak into bacteria disguised as glucose food can detect bacterial infections in animals with high sensitivity and specificity. These agents -- called maltodextrin-based imaging probes -- can also distinguish a bacterial infection from ...More
    July 18, 2011 Posted in News, Infections & Pathogens
  • More Evidence that Vitamin D Boosts Immune Response
    Laboratory-grown gingival cells treated with vitamin D boosted their production of an endogenous antibiotic, and killed more bacteria than untreated cells, according to a paper in the June issue of the journal Infection and Immunity. The research suggests that vitamin D can ...More
    June 16, 2011 Posted in News
  • Bacterial Infection Alone Not an Indicator of Poor Lung Function in Adolescents with CF
    Children with cystic fibrosis (CF) who have poor lung function early in life are more likely also to have poor lung function in adolescence, regardless of whether they are exposed to a common infection caused by the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa in early childhood. ...More
    May 16, 2011 Posted in News
  • Low-Cost Sensor Can Diagnose Bacterial Infections
    Bacterial infections really stink. And that could be the key to a fast diagnosis. Researchers have demonstrated a quick, simple method to identify infectious bacteria by smell using a low-cost array of printed pigments as a chemical sensor. Led by University of Illinois ...More
    April 27, 2011 Posted in News
  • Flu Helps Spread Pneumonia
    Bacteria that cause pneumonia and meningitis are only able to spread when individuals are infected with flu, says a scientist reporting at the Society for General Microbiology's spring conference. The work could have implications for the management of influenza pandemics ...More
    April 11, 2011 Posted in News
  • Phlegm Color is an Erroneous Indicator for Antibiotics Need, Study Asserts
    Prescribing antibiotics for patients with discoloured phlegm caused by acute cough has little or no effect on alleviating symptoms and recovery, a Cardiff University study has found. Acute cough is one of the common reasons why people visit their general practitioner (GP) ...More
    March 24, 2011 Posted in News
  • Why are the Elderly so Vulnerable to Pneumonia?
    A study featured on the cover of the March 15 Journal of Immunology is providing insight into why the elderly are so vulnerable to pneumonia and other bacterial infections. The study has been published online in advance of print. Compared with younger adults, the elderly ...More
    March 14, 2011 Posted in News
  • Scientists Discover Key to Effective Meningitis Vaccine
    A study conducted by Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland and University of Massachusetts Medical Center scientists identifies a new mutant vaccine antigen for Neisseria meningitidis (also called meningococcus) that has the potential to improve vaccine ...More
    March 9, 2011 Posted in News
  • Group B Strep is Still Main Cause of Bacterial Meningitis in Newborns
    Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is still the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in newborns, concludes a seven-year French study in the March issue of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. Group B strep remains predominant despite the recent introduction of GBS ...More
    March 2, 2011 Posted in News
  • Neisseria Meningitidis Disseminates Itself by Sending Out Scouts
    Although, in the majority of cases, the localized presence of Neisseria meningitidis in the throat has no consequence, it can sometimes lead to meningitis or septicemia. The seriousness of these two infections is driving researchers from around the world to improve their ...More
    February 17, 2011 Posted in News