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.
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

FDA permits marketing of first CSF nucleic acid-based test for detection of multiple pathogens

FDA permits marketing of first CSF nucleic acid-based test for detection of multiple pathogens

Allergan's anti-infective portfolio to be highlighted at IDWeek 2015

Allergan's anti-infective portfolio to be highlighted at IDWeek 2015

Pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines lead to rapid reduction in pediatric hospital burden

Pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines lead to rapid reduction in pediatric hospital burden

FDA approves Allergan's sNDA to update label for TEFLARO (ceftaroline fosamil)

FDA approves Allergan's sNDA to update label for TEFLARO (ceftaroline fosamil)

Volatile anesthetics may combat viral and bacterial infections in the lung

Volatile anesthetics may combat viral and bacterial infections in the lung

Toxin pneumolysin causes progressive and fatal heart complications

Toxin pneumolysin causes progressive and fatal heart complications

University of Adelaide study reveals how metal cadmium causes toxicity in living cells

University of Adelaide study reveals how metal cadmium causes toxicity in living cells

IU researchers awarded NIH grant to develop new weapon to fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

IU researchers awarded NIH grant to develop new weapon to fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Johns Hopkins researchers reveal that e-cigarettes weaken immune system

Johns Hopkins researchers reveal that e-cigarettes weaken immune system

Tufts University researchers report that extra vitamin E can protect against pneumonia

Tufts University researchers report that extra vitamin E can protect against pneumonia

Researchers explore new ways to treat, prevent Streptococcus pneumoniae

Researchers explore new ways to treat, prevent Streptococcus pneumoniae

Females' natural resistance to bacterial pneumonia is linked to NOS3 enzyme

Females' natural resistance to bacterial pneumonia is linked to NOS3 enzyme

FDA grants QIDP and Fast Track designation to Nabriva's lefamulin for treatment of CABP, ABSSSI

FDA grants QIDP and Fast Track designation to Nabriva's lefamulin for treatment of CABP, ABSSSI

Three institutions collaborate to develop vaccine to treat pneumonia

Three institutions collaborate to develop vaccine to treat pneumonia

Influenza can cause ear and throat infections

Influenza can cause ear and throat infections

Pneumonia in COPD patients has distinct clinical features

Pneumonia in COPD patients has distinct clinical features

S. pneumoniae drug susceptibility tracked in Japan

S. pneumoniae drug susceptibility tracked in Japan

Chinese study of serogroup 6 S. pneumoniae finds no antibiotic-resistant clones

Chinese study of serogroup 6 S. pneumoniae finds no antibiotic-resistant clones

Middle ear infections can be triggered by viral infection in nose, say researchers

Middle ear infections can be triggered by viral infection in nose, say researchers