Navigation Links
Syphilis uncovered

Scientists have identified the code for the bacterium that causes the potentially dangerous sexually transmitted disease syphilis.The discovery could pave the way for a preventive vaccine and better diagnostic tests and treatments.//

Syphilis once caused widespread epidemics and is still a major cause of illness and death around the world. People with syphilis lesions are also at higher risk of HIV infection.Syphilis can be treated with injections of penicillin or other antibiotics.

In addition, the disease is difficult to diagnose and often repeated blood tests are needed.Until now scientists have been unable to keep Treponema pallidum, the bacterium which causes syphilis, alive in the laboratory long enough to work on a vaccine or better treatments.

Dr George Weinstock, who led the gene mapping study, said: "The genome sequence represents an encyclopedia of information on this elusive bacterium."We can now figure out ways to disarm its defences through vaccines, identify it quickly through new diagnostic tests and eliminate it with specific, targeted antibiotics."


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Prostitutes Feared of Spreading Syphilis During World Cup
2. Syphilis on the Rise
3. More Men Prompted for Syphilis Tests
4. Syphilis on the Rise in China
5. Syphilis Rate on Rise in US Gay, Bisexual Men
6. Mystery behind Preeclampsia uncovered
7. Mystery of nacrolepsy uncovered
8. Grapefruit juice could be taken along with medication: the nutrient-drug reaction uncovered!
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... The West Virginia ... 1, 2017. The name change aligns the entire company with its existing ... care quality. , “We are very proud of the achievements associated with the ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... After enjoying record-breaking attendance at ... for its 33rd Annual Issues & Research Conference, March 2-3, 2017, at ... the conference is “Persistent Challenges and New Opportunities: Using Research to Accelerate the ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... “Natural Language Processing–Enabled and Conventional Data Capture Methods for Input to Electronic Health ... . , Results of the comparative usability study demonstrate that a dictation-based method ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Mirixa Corporation , a ... other pharmacist-delivered patient care services, has announced the promotions of Karen Litsinger to ... president of sales. , Litsinger joined Mirixa in 2008 after serving as ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... ... With the increasing demand for dental implants, the National Association of Dental ... dentists and patients about the safety issues related to dental restorations. According to the ... is projected to reach $6.4 billion in 2018 with more than 30 million Americans ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... QUEBEC CITY , Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... key US patents for improving the accuracy, reproducibility ... CD images in long and small bone orthopaedic ... proprietary approach to creating personalized orthopaedic restorations based ... create personalized orthopaedic restorations, the company harnesses the ...
(Date:12/8/2016)...  A new study by a pair of Geisinger ... therapy to treat chronic pain is not only ineffective, ... consequences, including death. Palliative care physicians ... , M.D., authored the study which provides a review ... study was published in the December 2016 edition of ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Information products and services provider Elsevier has launched ... world,s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, providing the ... 5,000 publishers. The new set of metrics will improve decisions on ... adjust a journal,s editorial strategy. ... , CiteScore metrics comprise ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: