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Birth Control May Help Ward Off Bacterial Vaginosis

... who are prone to the common vaginal infection, bacterial vaginosis, are less likely to have a recurrence ... About 133, or 40.3 percent, were diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis. The women were prescribed a ... 34 percent less likely to have a recurrence of bacterial vaginosis than women not taking a contraceptive. ...

ZyGEM Releases Data Confirming Its prepGEM(R) Bacteria Kit Is a Simple, Universal Method for Extracting DNA from Different Bacteria Species

... ready-to-analyze DNA from a broad range of bacterial species, including mixed or unknown sample types. ... note confirms that it can extract DNA from bacterial species in samples containing multiple and ... Gram negative and polysaccharide-secreting bacterial species that would typically require separate ...

Is obesity an oral bacterial disease?

... Groppo, S. Halem and E. Carpino measured salivary bacterial populations of overweight women. Saliva was ... with a body mass index between 27 and 32, and bacterial populations were measured by DNA probe analysis. ... median percentage difference of seven of the 40 bacterial species measured was greater than 2 percent in ...

Forest Laboratories Announces Positive Top-line Data from Two Pivotal Phase III Trials of Ceftaroline for the Treatment of Community-acquired Bacterial Pneumonia (CABP) Requiring Hospitalization

... for the treatment of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP). The top-line data in each of ... with moderate to severe community-acquired bacterial pneumonia requiring hospitalization. According ... Requiring Hospitalization Community-acquired bacterial pneumonia is a serious illness and a common cause ...

Bausch & Lomb Receives FDA Approval of Besivance(TM), New Topical Ophthalmic Antibacterial for the Treatment of Bacterial Conjunctivitis ('Pink Eye')

... New Therapeutic Option for a Wide Range of Ocular bacterial Pathogens(1) - MADISON, N.J., May 29 ... ophthalmic suspension) 0.6% for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis, commonly referred to as "pink ... including those that most commonly cause bacterial conjunctivitis.(4) ...

Intestinal bacteria associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

... researchers checked the level of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in each participant using glucose ... and the prevalence of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth are increased in patients with NAFLD ... The authors hypothesize that small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and/or the associated increase in gut ...

Trius Presents New Data on Torezolid Antibiotic for Treatment of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Infections

... best-in-class drugs for the treatment of serious bacterial infections, announced new data today from ... compound's increased potency and ability to reach bacterial pathogens in high concentration inside the ... Web site at www.triusrx.com/posters . "As bacterial pathogens like MRSA continue developing ...

Thus the bile does not overflow

... the host but also from antibiotics. Since the bacterial community is unable to be controlled via ... biofilms. The HZI-Scientists identified specific bacterial species as main colonizers of these stents. In ... statistically evaluated the composition of the bacterial communities of the catheters. Their results have ...

National Meningitis Association Launches Interactive Online Panel About Meningitis Dangers

... ravaged by meningococcal disease (also known as bacterial meningitis) -- enduring comas, painful skin ... meningitis, is a serious, potentially fatal bacterial infection that strikes nearly 3,000 Americans ... families, medical professionals and others about bacterial meningitis and prevention approaches to the ...

'Autoantibodies' may be created in response to bacterial DNA

... that as many as 90% of cells in the body are bacterial in origin. Many of these bacteria, which have yet ... viewed as a superorganism in which a plethora of bacterial genomes a metagenome work in concert with our ... analyzing a genetic pathway, we must study how bacterial and human genes interact, in order to fully ...

Whiter laundry and a surprising new treatment for kids' eczema

... and topical antibiotics increases the risk of bacterial resistance, something doctors try to avoid, ... but doesn't have the same risk of creating bacterial resistance. Patients on the bleach baths had ... (6 months to 17 years old) who had eczema and a bacterial staph infection for 14 days with oral ....

Smoking Ups Infection Risk for Lung Disease Patients

... their body's ability to deal effectively with bacterial invaders. This may cause even further progression ... also had increased weight loss in response to bacterial infection and a shift in the expression of ... underlying inflammatory pathways elicited after bacterial infection," Stampfli said. More information ...

Cigarette smoke may alter immune response in COPD exacerbations

... their body's ability to deal effectively with bacterial invaders. This may cause even further progression ... increased weight-loss in response to the bacterial infection and, notably, a shift in the expression ... underlying inflammatory pathways elicited after bacterial infection." Because of the shift in the ...

FDA Approves New Indication for Wyeth's TYGACIL (tigecycline) for the Treatment of Adult Patients with Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia

... Adult Patients Suffering From Community-Acquired bacterial Pneumonia COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., March 24 ... of adult patients with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) caused by susceptible strains of ... in Study 313. About Community-Acquired bacterial Pneumonia ...

Pew Applauds Introduction of Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act

... sulfonamides and any other drug used to treat bacterial illness in people. "Doctors almost always ... Staphylococcus aureus ), a particularly severe bacterial infection that is resistant to antibiotics, ... experts across the globe agree that the growth of bacterial infections resistant to antibiotic treatment is a ...

Engineered Viruses Could Battle Superbugs

... Researchers say they disabled bacterial defenses, making antibiotics more effective ... infect bacteria) to attack the SOS system -- a bacterial DNA repair system that bacteria use when they're ... bacteriophages, each designed to attack different bacterial targets," lead author Timothy Lu, an M.D. ...

Universal vaccination associated with decreased Canadian cases of most deadly strain of meningitis

... Canadian incidence of the most deadly strain of bacterial meningitis, reports new research published in the ... are rarely life-threatening whereas the bacterial types are more deadly. There are five strains of ... Meningococcal C is the most fatal strain of bacterial meningitis. It infects approximately 250 Canadian ...

Antibiotic-Resistant Meningitis Reported in U.S.

... to investigate." About 800 to 1,500 cases of bacterial meningitis occur each year in the United States, ... among the survivors," he said. A diagnosis of bacterial meningitis calls for immediate use of an ... is perhaps the most widely used antibiotic for bacterial meningitis, but its use for that purpose has been ...

Consumer Advisory: Pennsylvania Health and Agriculture Departments Warn Consumers About Raw Milk Sold in Lawrence County

... immediately discard the raw milk due to potential bacterial contamination. Raw milk is milk that has not been ... illness due to Campylobacter , a bacterial infection. Since January 23, a total of six ... is providing raw milk samples to be tested for bacterial pathogens. Other action to ensure the ...

Mpex Pharmaceuticals Announces Series D Financing of Up to $40 Million

... as a maintenance therapy for the prevention of bacterial exacerbations in patients with chronic ... as a maintenance therapy for the prevention of bacterial exacerbations in patients with cystic fibrosis ... efflux pumps (EPIs) found in many gram-negative bacterial ....

U.S. Flu Season Off to Slow Start

... also said they're keeping a close watch on bacterial infections such as methicillin-resistant ... said they were concerned about the increase in bacterial infections associated with flu, including bacterial pneumonia and MRSA. "Bacterial infections kill ...

Can cannibalism fight infections?

... into new, indestructible super-bugs. That's why bacterial infection is the number one killer in hospitals ... the discoveries offer new hope for fighting both bacterial infections of today and the super-super-bugs of ... and generate collective memory. He believes that bacterial social intelligence, conveyed through advanced ...

Mission Pharmacal Celebrates Historic Milestone

... enhance prenatal nutrition, treat parasitic and bacterial infections, prevent kidney stone recurrence and ... for the treatment of both trichomoniasis and bacterial vaginosis (as well as many other bacterial infections) and Urocit-K(R), a formulation of ...

Was it the chicken salad or the swim?

... food consumption were major risk factors for bacterial intestinal infections not occurring in outbreaks. ... online, suggests that methods for controlling bacterial enteric outbreaks may not be completely relevant ... that non-food exposures pose risks of sporadic bacterial enteric infection that are comparable in ...

New Jersey-Based Biotech Start-Up Nexomics Biosciences Gets Off the Ground

... binding and inhibition of R1mA proteins from bacterial species. The invention has applications in control of bacterial gene expression, control of bacterial growth, antibacterial chemistry, and ...

E. coli persists against antibiotics through HipA-induced dormancy

... in detail how the HipA protein freezes bacterial activity, the researchers have opened the ... therapy against chronic and multidrug resistant bacterial infection. Working in Escherichia coli, the ... bacteria, which cause significant human bacterial infections. Inhibitor could make persistent ...

Study Finds More Effective Treatment for Pneumonia Following Influenza

... have demonstrated a more effective treatment for bacterial pneumonia following influenza. They found that ... already there from the virus is amplified by the bacterial infection. And, treatment with beta-lactams releases bacterial components into the bloodstream that the immune ...

Study finds more effective treatment for pneumonia following influenza

... have demonstrated a more effective treatment for bacterial pneumonia following influenza. They found that ... already there from the virus is amplified by the bacterial infection. And, treatment with beta-lactams releases bacterial components into the bloodstream that the immune ...

McGill researchers discover gene that increases susceptibility to Crohn's disease

... Based on their results, researchers theorize the bacterial sensor cryopyrin is probably defective in some ... the threat," Ms. Villani continued, "there is a bacterial infiltration in the intestinal wall through the ... he said. "Now that we are aware of the role of bacterial sensors in the disease, steps can be taken to ...

Most babies with uncomplicated febrile seizures can avoid spinal tap

... a lumbar puncture (spinal tap) to rule out bacterial meningitis. Now, in the largest study to date, ... 1995 and October 2006, they found no cases of bacterial meningitis in either age group. Of the 704 ... cultures, and no patient was diagnosed as having bacterial meningitis. This is the first large-scale ...

Rockefeller University's Center for Clinical and Translational Science funds 18 new pilot studies

... scientist, Vincent A. Fischetti's Laboratory of bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology, to devise a system ... Vincent A. Fischetti's Laboratory of bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology, to develop a ... fellow, Vincent A. Fischetti's Laboratory of bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology, to mine the genomes ...

E. coli engineered to produce important class of antibiotic, anti-cancer drugs

... to synthesize a class of natural products known bacterial aromatic polyketides, which include important ... are the active ingredients in pharmaceuticals. bacterial aromatic polyketides include the antibiotic ... as terpenes and alkaloids, attempts to synthesize bacterial aromatic polyketides had previously been hindered ...

Gut instinct: Salmonella bacteria's molecular tactics to cause illness

... to the Salmonella secretions by surrounding the bacterial cell in a membrane-bound balloonthe Salmonella ... and amino acids which are essential for bacterial life and growth. In this way, Salmonella are ... of Mg2+ transporters without shutting down bacterial resistance to antimicrobial peptides. Likewise, ...

Researchers identify cell group key to Lyme disease arthritis

... white blood cells are central to clearing the bacterial infection and reducing the intensity and duration ... interest because of their potential for fighting bacterial infections and cancer. Kronenberg and Sellati ... lead to the development of treatments for many bacterial diseases." ...

MicroPhage Selects Lynn Taussig, MD for Board of Directors

... with its progress in developing new, rapid bacterial identification and antibiotic susceptibility ... MicroPhage is in late stage development for its bacterial detection and susceptibility diagnostic system. ... or engine for rapid, easy-to-use, inexpensive bacterial identification and antibiotic susceptibility ...

Experimental TB drug explodes bacteria from the inside out

... found that M. tb mutants lacking a specific bacterial enzyme were resistant to PA-824, but at that ... what happens inside mycobacterial cells when the bacterial enzyme, which we named Ddn, and a second bacterial component called a cofactor, interact with ...

Antibiotics can cause pervasive, persistant changes to microbiota in human gut

... In all the individuals tested in this study, the bacterial community recovered and closely resembled its ... after the antibiotic course ended, but several bacterial taxa failed to recover within six months. This ... human gut, which is the highest-density natural bacterial ecosystem known. Up to 100 trillion microbial ...

Cardiff scientists study acute infection in end-stage kidney disease patients

... patients against serious problems caused by bacterial infections. Each year Baxter Healthcare ... East/Africa and Russia region. bacterial infection among patients with end-stage kidney ... peritoneal dialysis patients during episodes of bacterial peritonitis to improve current ways of infection ...

Battling Bacteria in the Blood: U-M Researchers Tackle Deadly Infections

... fully understands how best to fight it. "It" is bacterial infection in the blood, also called bacteremia, ... He says the team's model reveals that a bacterial bloodstream infection can be thought of a ... Younger and his team describe their new model of bacterial infection of the blood and organs, which ...

Persistent bacterial infection exploits killing machinery of immune cells

... for tuberculosis (TB) and certain other chronic bacterial and parasitic infections. The research, ... with HIV or cancer, who often contract chronic bacterial and parasitic infections. To test the ... as an important part of the immune response to bacterial infections, arginase, its counterbalance, was ...
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