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UTSA wins San Antonio Area Foundation grant to further chlamydia research

... to study the role of CD8-positive T-cells in chlamydia infections. Chlamydia, caused by the bacterium chlamydia trachomatis, is the nation's most common ... transmitted disease. Nearly 2.8 million new chlamydia cases are reported each year in the United ...

UTSA, Health Science Center collaborate with Merck & Co. to develop chlamydia vaccine

... the common sexually transmitted bacterium chlamydia trachomatis . Under the terms of the agreement ... directed toward development of an effective chlamydia vaccine. The Merck license is the first ... microbiology in UTSA's Department of Biology. chlamydia trachomatis is responsible for nearly 2.3 ...

Mice help researchers understand chlamydia

... the idea is to understand enough about how chlamydia interacts with cells and how the immune system ... immune system need to be stimulated to fight the chlamydia infection," Dr Starnbach said. "At Harvard we ... about what is involved in protecting mice against chlamydia infection and then mimic those responses with ...

Study by Pittsburgh researchers identifies possible vaccine target for chlamydia

... target for the development of a vaccine against chlamydia trachomatis, the most prevalent sexually ... identified a plasmid-deficient strain of chlamydia that, when investigated in an animal model of ... one of the worlds foremost researchers of chlamydia trachomatis, a bacterium which is the most ...

American Society for Microbiology honors Walter Stamm

... has worked with antimicrobial resistance for urinary tract infections, chlamydia infections, and sexually transmitted infections. He is recognized as a ... of urinary tract infections and has written guidelines for the therapy of chlamydia and other STIs for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. ...

Multiple species of bacteria may cause trachoma: Implications for treatment

... Chlamydiceae family of bacteria are involved in trachoma would involve a re-evaluation of vaccines and treatment programmes. It is accepted that chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis) causes trachoma. The bacteria, some strains of which are associated with sexually transmitted infections, can also pass ...

Chlamydia vaccine a step closer to reality

... more than $300,000 to continue its research into chlamydia and work towards developing a vaccine ... proteins that were able to protect against chlamydia infection. "We've been testing these ... would allow QUT to evaluate the effectiveness of chlamydia prevention methods developed at the university, ...

Common ancestry of bacterium and plants could be key to an effective new treatment for chlamydia

... Rutgers researchers have discovered that the chlamydia bacterium, which causes a sexually transmitted ... target for development of an effective cure for chlamydia infections. "The unique connection between the chlamydia bacterium and plants had been proposed by ...

Chlamydia parasite lives off our fat

... The Centers for Disease Control says that chlamydia trachomatis is the most common ... the US, with three million new cases a year. chlamydia gets around because it knows its hosts so well. ... lipid parasites. So, to add insult to injury, chlamydia apparently lives on our fat. Lipid droplets ...

New Finding May Aid Adult Stem Cell Collection

... Diseases, now available online. Men with chlamydia or gonorrhea were more likely to see and talk to ... men had all had a diagnosis of urethritis due to chlamydia and/or gonorrhea infection, and most reported two ... partner referral arm to re-test positive for chlamydia and gonorrhea at follow-up. Patient-delivered ...

Measurement Challenges In Detecting Cancer Biomarkers

... Diseases, now available online. Men with chlamydia or gonorrhea were more likely to see and talk to ... men had all had a diagnosis of urethritis due to chlamydia and/or gonorrhea infection, and most reported two ... partner referral arm to re-test positive for chlamydia and gonorrhea at follow-up. Patient-delivered ...

New study: Sexually transmitted disease treatment can be effectively administered by sex partners

... Diseases, now available online. Men with chlamydia or gonorrhea were more likely to see and talk to ... men had all had a diagnosis of urethritis due to chlamydia and/or gonorrhea infection, and most reported two ... partner referral arm to re-test positive for chlamydia and gonorrhea at follow-up. Patient-delivered ...

Antibiotic treats lymphoma of the eye

... doxycycline effectively treats a type of lymphoma associated with chlamydia infection, according to a study in the October 4 issue of the Journal of ... suggested an association between OAL and infection with the bacteria chlamydia psittaci. Andres J. M. Ferreri, M.D., of the San Raffaele H ...

Scientists sequence genome of parasite responsible for common sexually transmitted infection

... and developing methods to prevent it could also help curb the transmission of other STIs often found in connection with trichomoniasis, including chlamydia and gonorrhea, according to the researchers. "Although trichomoniasis is very prevalent as a sexually transmitted infection, it has not received ...

Teens unaware of sexually transmitted diseases until they catch one, Carnegie Mellon study finds

... the consequences are severe. Genital herpes, for example, cannot be cured. Genital warts can render a woman more susceptible to cervical cancer, and chlamydia can lead to infertility. A 2004 study, involving the same group of adolescent girls, found that those who viewed an interactive sex education DVD ...

Harnessing genomic research

... Regeneration of spinal nerve cells, a new way to personalise breast cancer treatment, rapid near-patient diagnosis of meningitis, MRSA and chlamydia and effective vaccines to protect against salmonella are all important applications to have benefited from a £30M research programme built around ...
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