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Ventilators: Most ICU Patients Infected

Ventilators may be intended to offer life support for critically-ill patients but they can also increase the risk of mortality by being carriers of multi-drug resistant bacteria, shows a study in seven leading tertiary care hospitals spread across the country.

New Insights on Why Healthy Children Die From Flu

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), With this year's severe flu season, one statistic is especially chilling. Each year, around 50% of all children under 5 years old who die from the flu were previously healthy.

Adults who die from the flu, on the other hand, typically had a medical condition that increased their risk of mortality. A new study published in the Journal of Immunology offers new insights as to why healthy children are much more vulnerable. It also opens new opportunities for treatment.

New Insight into Bacterial Division

The process that allows bacteria to divide is crucial for their survival and a good target for the development of new antibiotics. A new study published in the journal Nature reveals the molecular details of the coordination between peptidoglycan synthesis and cytokinesis in the bacterial pathogen Staphylococcus aureus.