Navigation Links
New technology shows promise against resistant staph infections
Date:4/30/2009

April 29, 2009 (BRONX, NY) Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have combined their revolutionary new drug-delivery system with a powerful antimicrobial agent to treat potentially deadly drug-resistant staph infections in mice. The study is published this month in the online version of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

Staphylococcus aureus bacteria cause the majority of superficial and invasive skin infections, resulting in more than 11 million outpatient/emergency room visits and 464,000 hospital admissions annually in the U.S. Staph are also notorious for infecting patients while they're in the hospital for other reasons. Staph infections can be deadly if the bacteria invade the bloodstream, heart, lungs, or urinary tract. As more strains of staph become resistant to common antibiotics, the need for new treatments has become urgent.

The drug-delivery system, developed by Einstein scientists, consists of biocompatible nanoparticles each smaller than a grain of pollen that can carry tiny payloads of various drugs or other medically useful substances and release them in a controlled and sustained manner. In this study, the nanoparticles were designed to transport and slowly release nitric oxide (NO) gas.

The nanoparticle technology was developed by Joel M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., professor of physiology & biophysics and of medicine at Einstein, and his son, Adam Friedman, M.D., an incoming chief resident in the division of dermatology at Einstein. The Friedmans were co-senior authors of the study along with Joshua D. Nosanchuck, M.D., associate professor in the departments of medicine and microbiology & immunology at Einstein.

NO is produced by many cells throughout the body and has several important biological functions including killing bacteria, healing wounds, and increasing blood flow by dilating blood vessels. But harnessing NO's therapeutic potential has pr
'/>"/>

Contact: Deirdre Branley
sciencenews@aecom.yu.edu
718-430-2923
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Yale scientists use nanotechnology to fight E. coli
2. Voice Biometrics Gains Traction as Most Accurate and Convenient Technology to Secure Customer Privacy
3. M2SYS Partners with SecuGen Corporation to Support Market Leading Hamster Plus Fingerprint Reader with Auto-On Technology
4. Silicon Valley Technology Leaders LaserCard Corporation and Tesla Motors Sign LaserPass Secure Access Deal
5. Nanotechnology: Whats that?
6. UCs NIH grant brings technology from outer space to playgrounds
7. BIO-key(R) International to Showcase Deployed Biometric Security Applications at 2007 Biometric Technology Expo
8. Cogent Systems and Northrop Grumman Reach Agreement to Settle Automated Fingerprint Identification Technology Suit and Create Strategic Alliance
9. UCLA/VA partners with ASU to advance biosensor technology for urinary tract infections
10. Herr receives Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment
11. Singapore National Science and Technology Awards
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/3/2015)... 2015 Synaptics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SYNA ), ... that members of the executive management team will present ... Technology Leadership Forum on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at ... at the Sonnenalp Resort in Vail, CO. ... forward-looking information. An audio webcast of the event will ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... , Chine, 31 juillet 2015 ... www.icg-10.org ) sera organisée par le BGI ... Shenzhen en Chine. ... Depuis son inauguration en 2006, l,ICG est devenue ... dans le domaine des « omiques » et c,est aussi ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... 31, 2015 The 10 th International Conference ... BGI from October 22-25, 2015, in Shenzhen , ... is celebrating its 10 th anniversary this year. Since its ... most influential annual meetings in the ,omics, fields, and is ... ICG-10 focuses on recent breakthroughs and advances ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):La 10e International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) doit s'ouvrir en octobre 2La 10e International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) doit s'ouvrir en octobre 3The 10th International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) to Open in October 2
... researchers have discovered the chemical pathway that Cannabis sativa ... way for the development of marijuana varieties to produce ... in the July 16 early edition of the ... U of S adjunct professor of biology Jon ...
... WASHINGTON Federal agencies have started taking steps to ... presidential bioethics commission to improve the governance of synthetic ... fully addressed any of the report recommendations, according to ... Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars ...
... DURHAM, N.C. A large federal grant awarded to Duke University ... induce the precise immune factors needed for effective vaccines against ... of the seven-year grant for the Duke Center for HIV/AIDS ... original Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI) consortium, the grant ...
Cached Biology News:U of S researchers discover cannabis 'pharma factory' 2Synthetic Biology Scorecard finds federal agencies responding to bioethics report 2Duke selected to receive multi-million dollar grant for HIV vaccine 2Duke selected to receive multi-million dollar grant for HIV vaccine 3
(Date:8/3/2015)... Md. , Aug. 3, 2015   Intrexon ... will release first half and second quarter 2015 financial ... th , 2015.  The Company will host a conference ... and provide a general business update. The ... US) and 1-412-902-4262 (International), and asking to join the ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... Sterlitech Corporation introduces the compact, ... of analytical laboratory equipment. With optimized features, such as PTFE-coated contact surfaces, an ... and maintenance-free solution for a broad range of vacuum filtration applications. , Featuring ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... HONG KONG , July 31, 2015 ... "Company"), China,s leading provider of ... and stem cell storage services, today announced that the ... with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The filed ... year ended March 31, 2015. The Form 20-F can ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... 30, 2015 AACC welcomed thousands of ... AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in ... The meeting showcased revolutionary advancements in clinical testing ... healthcare providers to diagnose patients quickly and accurately ... As of Wednesday, July 29, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Intrexon to Announce First Half and Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Host Conference Call on August 10th 2Sterlitech Launches New Line of Vacuum Pumps 2China Cord Blood Corporation Files Its Annual Report on Form 20-F 2Innovative Research on Cancer, Heart Disease, and Infectious Diseases Draws More than 17,500 Attendees to 2015 AACC Annual Meeting 2Innovative Research on Cancer, Heart Disease, and Infectious Diseases Draws More than 17,500 Attendees to 2015 AACC Annual Meeting 3Innovative Research on Cancer, Heart Disease, and Infectious Diseases Draws More than 17,500 Attendees to 2015 AACC Annual Meeting 4
... Researchers at the Department of Chemistry and Nanoscience Center ... and Professor Hannu Hkkinen) have resolved the structural, electronic ... remained a mystery for ten years. The theoretical structure ... X-ray diffraction from powder samples of the pure cluster ...
... May 27 Fenwal, Inc., a global medical technology company ... that on Friday, May 29, 2010 , the American Society ... with the prestigious Junior Investigator Award for her research on ... , ...
... HARBIN, China , ... Medical,Inc. ("China Sky One Medical" or "the Company") ... company producing over-the-counter drugs in, the People,s Republic ... Tian Long,Pharmaceutical Company ("Tian Long") subsidiary successfully obtained ...
Cached Biology Technology:Secrets of a chiral gold nanocluster unveiled 2Fenwal Scientist Receives Research Award for Work on Photopheresis Therapy 2Fenwal Scientist Receives Research Award for Work on Photopheresis Therapy 3Fenwal Scientist Receives Research Award for Work on Photopheresis Therapy 4China Sky One Medical Receives GMP Re-Certification 2China Sky One Medical Receives GMP Re-Certification 3
Collected from 8-12 week old sexually mature rats. Pricing: $100/unit for 1 - 10 units...
Mouse Aminopeptidase P2/XPNPEP2 Affinity Purified PAb Protein Family: Aminopeptidases, Metalloproteases...
... 53 new primer sets added in Dec 2005 ... 3 hours , Detection from as ... , Specific primers available for hundreds of ... real-time or end-point RT-PCR , Ideal ...
AGAROSE PREP, 50G, 1 EA. Category: Genephor Precast Gels....
Biology Products: