Pathogens

Microgels Help Medical Implants Fend Off Bacteria

March 27, 2019

Joint replacements are among the most common elective surgeries, but around 1 in 100 patients suffer post-surgical infections, turning a routine procedure into an expensive and dangerous ordeal.

Salmonella Could be Addressed by Enhancing Body's Natural Process

March 26, 2019

Autophagy, the process of recycling cellular material in the body, can help combat Salmonella and other pathogens according to researchers at the School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick who have studied how autophagy can get rid of bacteria, and prevent diseases developing.

Researchers to Develop Vaccines, Therapies for Nipah and Hendra Viruses

March 25, 2019

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), along with Profectus Biosciences, Inc., the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Mapp Biopharmaceutical, Inc., and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), have been awarded up to $24.5 million to advance treatments for the hi

Pathogenic Bacteria Found in Wastewater Treatment Plants

March 22, 2019

Infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria are a global public health threat causing serious illness and even death. Strains of the bacterium Enterococcus faecium (E. faecium) are generally harmless in healthy people, but can be pathogenic in immunocompromised or severely ill patients. E.

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