Streptococcus pneumoniae News and Research

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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.
Novel, affordable pneumonia vaccine tested in human patients

Novel, affordable pneumonia vaccine tested in human patients

New method will enable production of tailor-made vaccines

New method will enable production of tailor-made vaccines

Novel drug to arrest antibiotic resistance by preventing micro-evolution

Novel drug to arrest antibiotic resistance by preventing micro-evolution

Research opens up new prospects for prevention and treatment of bacterial pneumonia

Research opens up new prospects for prevention and treatment of bacterial pneumonia

Blue Water Vaccines enters into agreement to develop Streptococcus pneumoniae vaccine with St. Jude

Blue Water Vaccines enters into agreement to develop Streptococcus pneumoniae vaccine with St. Jude

New strategies needed to reduce pneumococcal meningitis rates

New strategies needed to reduce pneumococcal meningitis rates

New vaccine designs could reduce rates of dangerous bacterial disease

New vaccine designs could reduce rates of dangerous bacterial disease

Chinese people buying antibiotics in pharmacies even without a prescription

Chinese people buying antibiotics in pharmacies even without a prescription

Type of upper airway bacteria could influence asthma severity

Type of upper airway bacteria could influence asthma severity

Only half of patients with sinus, throat, or ear infections receive first-line antibiotics

Only half of patients with sinus, throat, or ear infections receive first-line antibiotics

Pneumonia uses hydrogen peroxide to weaken the immune system

Pneumonia uses hydrogen peroxide to weaken the immune system

Researchers examine how superbug fights last-resort antibiotics

Researchers examine how superbug fights last-resort antibiotics

Researchers discover SIGN-R1 molecule that recognizes multiple variants of influenza

Researchers discover SIGN-R1 molecule that recognizes multiple variants of influenza

Researchers study the role of nasal ecosystem and viral infection on pneumococcal acquisition

Researchers study the role of nasal ecosystem and viral infection on pneumococcal acquisition

Global study reveals viruses as important cause of childhood pneumonia

Global study reveals viruses as important cause of childhood pneumonia

Cannabis ingredient shows promise as potential antibiotic for superbugs

Cannabis ingredient shows promise as potential antibiotic for superbugs

Researchers map the most common bacterial cause of pneumonia around the world

Researchers map the most common bacterial cause of pneumonia around the world

Study: India has large disparities in under-five mortality rate between richer and poorer states

Study: India has large disparities in under-five mortality rate between richer and poorer states

PCV10 vaccine against pneumonia sharply reduces incidence of serious pneumococcal disease

PCV10 vaccine against pneumonia sharply reduces incidence of serious pneumococcal disease

UA immunobiology professor will use $1.9 million grant to study copper's therapeutic potential

UA immunobiology professor will use $1.9 million grant to study copper's therapeutic potential