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.
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

Researchers move a step closer to developing new pneumonia vaccine

Researchers move a step closer to developing new pneumonia vaccine

Vaccination with live S. mitis may offer protection from Streptococcus pneumoniae

Vaccination with live S. mitis may offer protection from Streptococcus pneumoniae

Newly designed drugs could help combat any potential flu pandemic

Newly designed drugs could help combat any potential flu pandemic

Scientists discover cellular mechanism that triggers pneumonia in humans

Scientists discover cellular mechanism that triggers pneumonia in humans

Microbiologists uncover how antibiotics help spread resistance

Microbiologists uncover how antibiotics help spread resistance

Breakthrough research reveals how deadly pneumococcus avoids immune defenses

Breakthrough research reveals how deadly pneumococcus avoids immune defenses

Mice study shows antibiotics are not always necessary to cure sepsis

Mice study shows antibiotics are not always necessary to cure sepsis

Pfizer’s 20vPnC vaccine receives Breakthrough Therapy designation from FDA

Pfizer’s 20vPnC vaccine receives Breakthrough Therapy designation from FDA

Location of proteins on bacterial surface can impact pathogenicity of pneumococcal strains

Location of proteins on bacterial surface can impact pathogenicity of pneumococcal strains

Pneumococcal genes predict course of disease

Pneumococcal genes predict course of disease

Antimicrobial therapy can prevent occurrence of pneumococcal septicemia

Antimicrobial therapy can prevent occurrence of pneumococcal septicemia

Opioid users have increased risk of invasive pneumococcal diseases

Opioid users have increased risk of invasive pneumococcal diseases

WHO's new surveillance data reveals widespread occurrence of antibiotic resistance

WHO's new surveillance data reveals widespread occurrence of antibiotic resistance