Sampling the environment is an effective way to detect foot and mouth disease, according to a paper published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
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A chance conversation between researchers at Queen's University Belfast led to their combined expertise in developing a ground-breaking approach for the treatment of pneumonia. The research team's findings have recently been published in the prestigious leading Journal of Controlled Release.
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found a new mechanism that can cause the spread of deadly infection called Cptococcosirys.
A new study, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Disease, suggests that ivermectin can be administered safely to preschool- and school-aged children suffering from trichuriasis– infection caused by the parasitic worm Trichuris trichiura.
But the use of ivermectin to treat trichuriasis is ineffective at 200-µg/kg doses in preschool- and school-aged children, with less efficacy observed in school-aged children when 600-µg/kg doses were administered to school-aged children.
A new study, published in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, found that severe cases of malaria infections caused by Plasmodium vivax were often linked with abnormal creatinine rises, especially among patients who died from the mosquito-borne disease.
NovaDigm Therapeutics announced today that the company initiates its Phase 2a clinical trial of NDV-3A for the reduction of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) colonization in a high-risk population of military trainees.
A study estimates the ability to leach heavy metals from the environment and digest a potent greenhouse gas; methanotrophic bacteria pull double duty when it comes to cleaning up the environment. The researcher has identified two never-before-studied proteins, called MbnB and MbnC, as partially responsible for the bacteria's inner workings. The study was published in the journal Science.
Two new spirotetronates have been isolated from the marine actinomycete Micromonospora sp. The new structures comprise a spiro-tetronic acid motif embedded within an eleven-membered macrocyclic core linked to a cyclohexene ring and trans- decalin moiety.
A study determined that a new technique for growing sticky films of bacteria into elaborate microscopic images could reveal how potentially dangerous biofilms grow and transmit antibiotic resistance, and could lead to novel biomaterials or synthetic microbial communities. Working with light and genetically engineered bacteria. The study was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Multi-resistant microbes are a growing danger. In just three hours, a new rapid test would give information on which available antibiotic is still effective in a concrete case.Faster diagnostics allow a personalized therapy and saves lives.
According to new research, the drug-resistant bacterium can spread extensively and pave the way for outbreaks of infection as a result of communication breakdowns between care facilities. The CDC and the National Institutes of Health supported the study, published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.