All news from Microbiology

Threat at Vietnam: Bacterial Resistance to Last-Resort Antibiotic

Researchers at Osaka University have discovered that polymyxin E-resistant Escherichia coli is widely prevalent among people living in rural Vietnam. Polymyxin is an antibiotic that is used to prevent the growth of Gram-negative bacteria such as E.coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa . It is one of a few remaining drugs that can treat multidrug-resistant bacteria and is categorized as a last-resort antibiotic by the World Health Organization.

Repetitive Head Impacts in Sports: More Insights

A new study has found that eyeball and eyelid movement, or oculomotor function, which is used to detect symptomless brain injury, can be impaired by mild, repetitive head impacts in football players. But the function may adapt mid-season, even as athletes continue to incur head impacts.

Identifying Genes Associated With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Irregular periods, often with weight gain, or just irregular periods and infertility," said Corrine Welt, M.D., interim chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at University of Utah Health and one of the senior authors on the study. "These results drive home the point that regardless of symptoms for diagnosing PCOS the genetic underpinnings are the same.

Modalities used to diagnose osteoporosis

This installment of osteoporosis primer for PAs will focus on the modalities used to diagnosis osteoporosis. To reiterate a diagnosis of osteoporosis could be made in an adult patient aged older than 50 years who have experienced a ground level fall resulting in a fragility hip or vertebral compression fracture.

Experimental Gene Therapy Extends The Lifespan Of Mice

Researchers at the University of Helsinki and Folkhälsan Research Center have, together with their collaborators, for the first time demonstrated in a mouse model that partial restoration of respiratory chain function in mitochondria, which serve as cellular power plants, may be sufficient to prevent symptoms of a severe mitochondrial disorder entirely.

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention In Patients With CKD

Researchers from the George Institute for Global Health received a $5.5 million project grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council for research into kidney disease. With additional support provided by Bayer, the initiative aims to prevent cardiovascular disease in people who have advanced kidney disease.