Navigation Links
Funding to tackle hospital superbugs

A novel approach to treating infectious diseases is being developed by researchers at Cardiff University.

Superbugs such as MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) are resistant to one of more conventional antibiotic and require new therapies to aid the treatment of infection.

A team in the School of Medicine's Institute of Nephrology has been awarded £800,000 by the Wellcome Trust to commercially develop a protein based therapeutic to help treat infectious diseases.

Professor Nicholas Topley said: "Infectious diseases are a significant problem and the number of new antibiotics entering the market is falling rapidly whilst antibiotic resistance is increasing. The funding from the Wellcome Trust will help bring the pioneering new approaches developed in the School of Medicine to the market."

Research into the development of novel proteins discovered by the team led by Professor Topley and Dr Simon Jones has already identified new pathways that enhance the bodies natural defence mechanisms to promote the clearance of infection. The new approach has been named "Resolution Therapeutics" by the Cardiff researchers.

It is hoped that research in the School of Medicine will lead to the development of other drugs that modify host responses with the view to resolving infection and reducing inflammation in diseases such as arthritis.


'"/>

Source:Cardiff University


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Funding and bureaucracy, not access to journals, are chief obstacles to scientific productivity
2. South Africa still debating how to tackle HIV/AIDS when 5 million are infected
3. Cancer cells suppress large regions of DNA by a reversible process that can be tackled
4. Smooth sailing: cruise ship virus tackled by UH, Baylor College of Medicine
5. Research project tackles regeneration gap
6. New antibacterials being developed to tackle MRSA superbug
7. New strategies to reduce hospital-aquired infections
8. Bacteria can survive for weeks on hospital surfaces
9. One in 14 men having a heart attack drive themselves to hospital
10. Minorities, uninsured less likely to receive care at high-volume hospitals
11. Controlling antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in hospitals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/15/2016)... , June 15, 2016 ... report titled "Gesture Recognition Market by Application Market - Global Industry ... - 2024". According to the report, the  global gesture ... in 2015 and is estimated to grow at ... billion by 2024.  Increasing application of ...
(Date:6/2/2016)... , June 2, 2016 The Department ... has awarded the 44 million US Dollar project, for the ... Vehicle Plates including Personalization, Enrolment, and IT Infrastructure , ... in the production and implementation of Identity Management Solutions. Numerous ... however Decatur was selected for the ...
(Date:5/20/2016)... 20, 2016  VoiceIt is excited to announce ... By working together, VoiceIt and VoicePass ... and VoicePass take slightly different approaches to voice ... security and usability. ... new partnership. "This marketing and technology ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Researchers at the Universita Politecnica delle ... people with peritoneal or pleural mesothelioma. Their findings are the subject of a new ... , Diagnostic biomarkers are signposts in the blood, lung fluid or tissue of mesothelioma ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - FACIT has announced ... biotechnology company, Propellon Therapeutics Inc. ("Propellon" ... commercialization of a portfolio of first-in-class WDR5 inhibitors ... such as WDR5 represent an exciting class of ... precision medicine for cancer patients. Substantial advances have ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is pleased to announce 24 new ... prostate cancer. Members of the Class of 2016 were selected from a pool ... Read More About the Class of 2016 PCF Young Investigators ... ... ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... OTTAWA, ON (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... former DNA Technical Leader at the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, has joined STACS DNA ... joining the STACS DNA team,” said Jocelyn Tremblay, President and COO of STACS DNA. ...
Breaking Biology Technology: