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Phage therapy may be solution to treating antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections

Phage therapy may be solution to treating antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections

Phage therapy may be a solution to treating infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Since 2013, researchers at the University of Helsinki in Finland have collected bacteriophages to combat antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains, and hope to start clinical phage therapy trials in the near future. [More]
Two widely prescribed antibiotics may combat bacteria differently than previously thought

Two widely prescribed antibiotics may combat bacteria differently than previously thought

Two widely prescribed antibiotics -- chloramphenicol and linezolid -- may fight bacteria in a different way from what scientists and doctors thought for years, University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have found. [More]
Research may lead to more sensitive MEMS microphones for hearing aids

Research may lead to more sensitive MEMS microphones for hearing aids

Scientists at Binghamton University, State University of New York want to improve sensor technology critical to billions of devices made every year. [More]
Penn researchers identify new immune system mechanism to fight against infections

Penn researchers identify new immune system mechanism to fight against infections

The innate immune system serves as a first-line defense, responding to infections almost immediately after a pathogen makes its way into the body. [More]
WHO: Countries need to move much faster to prevent, detect and treat TB to meet global targets

WHO: Countries need to move much faster to prevent, detect and treat TB to meet global targets

New data published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in its 2016 Global Tuberculosis (TB) Report show that countries need to move much faster to prevent, detect and treat the disease if they are to meet global targets. [More]
Research findings may help better understand genetic origins of Familial Mediterranean Fever

Research findings may help better understand genetic origins of Familial Mediterranean Fever

A team of scientists led by Stony Brook University researchers have discovered a new mechanism for a bacterial toxin to inhibit inflammation. [More]
Large infant faeces study investigates how bacterial community changes in baby's gut

Large infant faeces study investigates how bacterial community changes in baby's gut

Daily samples of baby poo taken throughout a full year will reveal how the bacterial community changes in the gut of infants. [More]
Stony Brook University partners with Vayu to use self-guided drones for medical delivery in Madagascar

Stony Brook University partners with Vayu to use self-guided drones for medical delivery in Madagascar

Drones have become ubiquitous in our society; there is a national drone film festival, a national drone racing championship, and drones are being used extensively by the military for surveillance. [More]
FDA approves safety labeling changes for fluoroquinolone antibiotics

FDA approves safety labeling changes for fluoroquinolone antibiotics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved safety labeling changes for a class of antibiotics, called fluoroquinolones, to enhance warnings about their association with disabling and potentially permanent side effects and to limit their use in patients with less serious bacterial infections. [More]
New TSRI study may bring doctors closer to using gene therapies to grow, repair tendons

New TSRI study may bring doctors closer to using gene therapies to grow, repair tendons

With the Rio Olympics just weeks away, many are wondering how Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt will perform. [More]
Study sheds more light on how bacteria rapidly causes infectious diseases

Study sheds more light on how bacteria rapidly causes infectious diseases

Researchers at Umea University are first to discover that bacteria can multiply disease-inducing genes which are needed to rapidly cause infection. [More]
New superbug test developed by TGen-NAU receives Australian patent

New superbug test developed by TGen-NAU receives Australian patent

Antibiotic-resistant infections should be easier to detect, and hospitals could become safer, thanks to a technology developed by the Translational Genomics Research Institute and Northern Arizona University, and protected under a patent issued by Australia. [More]
New myGP smartphone app can help improve access to care

New myGP smartphone app can help improve access to care

A revolutionary new smartphone app - myGP™ - developed by London based Health Tech specialist iPLATO has launched for GP practices, to help speed up access to care by allowing patients to securely book and/or cancel appointments remotely on their ‘smartphone’ phone. [More]
Study shows syringe-like device acts as traffic cop directing bacteria to carry out infection

Study shows syringe-like device acts as traffic cop directing bacteria to carry out infection

A study has found that a syringe-like device used to invade intestinal cells also acts as a traffic cop -- directing bacteria where to go and thereby enabling them to efficiently carry out infection. [More]
Existing non-antibiotic therapeutic drugs could help combat antibiotic-resistant pathogens

Existing non-antibiotic therapeutic drugs could help combat antibiotic-resistant pathogens

The rise of antibiotic resistant bacterial pathogens is an increasingly global threat to public health. In the United States alone antibiotic resistant bacterial pathogens kill thousands every year. [More]
Novel nanoparticle drug delivery system for enhanced tumor penetration of cancer drugs

Novel nanoparticle drug delivery system for enhanced tumor penetration of cancer drugs

For more than a decade, biomedical researchers have been looking for better ways to deliver cancer-killing medication directly to tumors in the body. Tiny capsules, called nanoparticles, are now being used to transport chemotherapy medicine through the bloodstream, to the doorstep of cancerous tumors. [More]
GHIT Fund invests in two innovative malaria eradication tools

GHIT Fund invests in two innovative malaria eradication tools

The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund) announced today that it’s investing US$1,383,785 in a pair of innovative malaria eradication tools—a vaccine that could block transmission of two species of the deadly disease and a rapid field test that can reveal a malaria infection in minutes. [More]
TGen scientists highlight advantages of using RNA-sequencing in precision medicine

TGen scientists highlight advantages of using RNA-sequencing in precision medicine

Uncovering the genetic makeup of patients using DNA sequencing has in recent years provided physicians and their patients with a greater understanding of how best to diagnose and treat the diseases that plague humanity. This is the essence of precision medicine. [More]
OIE, WHO release new global framework to eliminate dog-mediated human rabies

OIE, WHO release new global framework to eliminate dog-mediated human rabies

In accordance with the consensus of the Global Conference held in Geneva on 10-11 December 2015, the World Organisation for Animal Health and the World Health Organization are releasing their global framework for the elimination of dog-mediated human rabies, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and with the support of the Global Alliance for Rabies Control. [More]
MGH researchers identify how Shigella injects proteins into target host cells

MGH researchers identify how Shigella injects proteins into target host cells

Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Infectious Diseases are investigating the mechanism by which several important pathogenic species of bacteria deliver proteins into the cells of the organisms they are infecting. [More]
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