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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.
How do host factors like the lung microbiome aid in SARS‐CoV‐2 infection?

How do host factors like the lung microbiome aid in SARS‐CoV‐2 infection?

Antibiotic clofoctol shows potential against SARS-CoV-2

Antibiotic clofoctol shows potential against SARS-CoV-2

Researchers design miniaturized 3D-printed device to treat middle ear infections

Researchers design miniaturized 3D-printed device to treat middle ear infections

Scientists identify new virulence mechanism for a surface protein on pneumonia-causing bacteria

Scientists identify new virulence mechanism for a surface protein on pneumonia-causing bacteria

How antibody production in the lungs can determine severe respiratory infections

How antibody production in the lungs can determine severe respiratory infections

Georgia State professor receives $2.3 million federal grant to study inflammation in infectious diseases

Georgia State professor receives $2.3 million federal grant to study inflammation in infectious diseases

New plasmonic isothermal PCR technology can detect respiratory viral pathogens in 30 minutes

New plasmonic isothermal PCR technology can detect respiratory viral pathogens in 30 minutes

Study profiles the nose to predict immune response during COVID-19

Study profiles the nose to predict immune response during COVID-19

Carbon-based nanomaterials as potential COVID-19 treatments

Carbon-based nanomaterials as potential COVID-19 treatments

Researchers use bacterial strains to measure host gene expression in mouse model

Researchers use bacterial strains to measure host gene expression in mouse model

Study provides valuable interaction about animal host and pathogen during pneumococcal infections

Study provides valuable interaction about animal host and pathogen during pneumococcal infections

Scientists provide insight on how lung bacteria protect against invading pathogens

Scientists provide insight on how lung bacteria protect against invading pathogens

COVID-19 patients at risk of fatal co-infection during ICU stays

COVID-19 patients at risk of fatal co-infection during ICU stays

Pneumococcal vaccine effective at protecting children against most severe type of pneumonia

Pneumococcal vaccine effective at protecting children against most severe type of pneumonia

Vaccine reduces race-based pneumococcal disease disparities

Vaccine reduces race-based pneumococcal disease disparities

Benefits of routine childhood immunizations far outweigh the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission

Benefits of routine childhood immunizations far outweigh the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission

UConn researchers tackle a vexing problem in the development of vaccines

UConn researchers tackle a vexing problem in the development of vaccines

WHO's new data reveals high levels of antibiotic resistance worldwide

WHO's new data reveals high levels of antibiotic resistance worldwide

New capsules are critical for addressing the rapidly changing bacteria, says expert

New capsules are critical for addressing the rapidly changing bacteria, says expert

New and unexplored angle in the binding of SARS-CoV-2 to host cells

New and unexplored angle in the binding of SARS-CoV-2 to host cells