• Source of Chlamydia Reinfections May be GI Tract
    The current standard of care treatment for chlamydia sometimes fails to eradicate the disease, according to a review published ahead of print in Infection and Immunity, and the culprit may be in the gut. Chlamydia trachomatis not only infects the reproductive tract, but ...More
    February 6, 2014 Posted in News
  • New Diagnostic Test Can Detect Chlamydia Trachomatis in Less Than 20 Minutes
    Researchers have developed a new assay for rapid and sensitive detection of Chlamydia trachomatis, the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in humans. This procedure takes less than 20 minutes and can be easily performed at the point of care (POC) during the ...More
    December 12, 2013 Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover Common Cell Wall Component in Chlamydia Bacteria
    Researchers studying Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria, which cause the sexually transmitted infection chlamydia as well as infectious blindness, have confirmed that the bacteria contain—and, in fact, cannot function without—the common molecule peptidoglycan, a structural ...More
    December 11, 2013 Posted in News
  • Scientists Develop New Understanding of Chlamydial Disease and Host/Pathogen Interactions
    Investigators at the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have developed a new technique that can track the activity of a disease-causing microbe and the host cell response to that pathogen simultaneously. Using the new method to ...More
    December 4, 2013 Posted in News
  • Research Could Lead to New Ways to Combat Chlamydia
    A protein secreted by the chlamydia bug has a very unusual structure, according to scientists in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. The discovery of the protein's shape could lead to novel strategies for diagnosing and ...More
    June 11, 2013 Posted in News
  • Few Pregnant Women Treated for Sexually Transmitted Infections
    Many pregnant women with sexually transmitted infections aren’t getting the treatment they need when they visit emergency rooms, according to a new Michigan State University study that highlights a wholly preventable risk to unborn children and raises questions about ...More
    February 8, 2013 Posted in News
  • Many Pregnant Women Not Screened for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, Study Finds
    Many women are not screened for chlamydia and gonorrhea infection during their pregnancy, and follow-up testing is not always performed as medically recommended for those who test positive for chlamydia, according to a study published online in the American Journal of ...More
    May 17, 2012 Posted in News
  • Tracing the UK's No. 1 STD
    In a study released today in Nature Genetics, researchers have found that Chlamydia has evolved more actively than was previously thought. Using whole genome sequencing the researchers show that the exchange of DNA between different strains of Chlamydia to form new strains ...More
    March 12, 2012 Posted in News
  • Roche Receives FDA Clearance for Test to Screen and Diagnose Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Infection
    Roche announces that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided 510(k) clearance to the cobas® CT/NG Test for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) infections in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients from male urine and ...More
    February 1, 2012 Posted in News
  • Researchers Herald Significant Breakthrough in Study of Chlamydia
    A breakthrough in the study of chlamydia genetics could open the way to new treatments and the development of a vaccine for this sexually transmitted disease. For decades research progress has been hampered because scientists have been prevented from fully understanding ...More
    October 13, 2011 Posted in News, Infections & Pathogens
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