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Streptococcus pneumoniae, or Pneumococcus, is a very common bacterial infection in both industrialized and developing countries. In particular, young children and the elderly represent high-risk populations of developing pneumococcal infections. According to the WHO, the bacterium kills up to one million children under the age of five years each year worldwide. It accounts for many Bacterial Meningitis cases in adults and it is the most common cause of Bacteraemia, Pneumonia, Meningitis and Otitis media in young children.
UC San Diego engineers develop desktop diagnosis tool that detects harmful bacteria in few hours

UC San Diego engineers develop desktop diagnosis tool that detects harmful bacteria in few hours

S. pneumoniae uses hosts' immune defenses to spread infection, study reveals

S. pneumoniae uses hosts' immune defenses to spread infection, study reveals

Research reveals how microbial context during infectious disease can compromise antibiotic therapy

Research reveals how microbial context during infectious disease can compromise antibiotic therapy

Neonatal vaccination of mice with bacteria prevents cockroach-induced asthma as adults

Neonatal vaccination of mice with bacteria prevents cockroach-induced asthma as adults

MSU experts pioneer pathways to new treatment options for pneumonia

MSU experts pioneer pathways to new treatment options for pneumonia

Caltech scientists uncover three-dimensional structure of disease-fighting protein

Caltech scientists uncover three-dimensional structure of disease-fighting protein

School holidays may be linked to increased rates of adult pneumococcal CAP

School holidays may be linked to increased rates of adult pneumococcal CAP

Research provides insight into how harmless nasal bacteria help protect from diseases

Research provides insight into how harmless nasal bacteria help protect from diseases

Exposure to atmospheric dust, high temperatures can increase risk of bacterial meningitis

Exposure to atmospheric dust, high temperatures can increase risk of bacterial meningitis

Study develops new methodology to analyse genetic bases of pathogenic bacteria

Study develops new methodology to analyse genetic bases of pathogenic bacteria

New immunization approach may one day wipe out pneumonia, meningitis

New immunization approach may one day wipe out pneumonia, meningitis

Oxford researchers discover genes that make children more susceptible to bacteraemia

Oxford researchers discover genes that make children more susceptible to bacteraemia

Allergan's sNDA for TEFLARO (ceftaroline fosamil) accepted by FDA

Allergan's sNDA for TEFLARO (ceftaroline fosamil) accepted by FDA

Vaccinations could have significant economic value

Vaccinations could have significant economic value

UM SOM to team up with industry to develop vaccine for preventing deadly bacterial infections

UM SOM to team up with industry to develop vaccine for preventing deadly bacterial infections

Good bacteria can help inhibit growth of S. pneumoniae

Good bacteria can help inhibit growth of S. pneumoniae

Bacteriophage therapy: an alternative to antibiotics? An interview Professor Clokie

Bacteriophage therapy: an alternative to antibiotics? An interview Professor Clokie

Scientists create detailed image of deadly toxin linked to bacterial pneumonia, meningitis, septicaemia

Scientists create detailed image of deadly toxin linked to bacterial pneumonia, meningitis, septicaemia

Paratek initiates Omadacycline phase 3 clinical study in community acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP)

Paratek initiates Omadacycline phase 3 clinical study in community acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP)

University of Leicester awarded BBSRC grant to explore three key areas that impact human health

University of Leicester awarded BBSRC grant to explore three key areas that impact human health