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A Glass of Wine can Keep Tooth Decay and a Sore Throat at Bay

...ts that can kill bacteria. "However, the drink's antibacterial qualities, although well- known by the ancient Romans, have been little investigated," the Daily Mail quoted Professor Gabriella Gazzani, as saying. "Overall, our findings seem to indicate that wine can act as an effective anti-microbial agent agai...

Researchers Devise New Compound to Treat Fungal Infections

...RNA. "We are now working towards finding related antibacterial compounds that could help counter the problem of antibiotic resistance," Cusack said. The findings of the study were published in the June issue of Science....

Maggots Rid Patients of MRSA

...the selection of broad rather than narrow-spectrum antibacterial agents. This led to their first study, funded by C...he and his team will compare larval treatment with antibacterial silver dressings and the biogun treatment, which uses ionized air to create superoxide radicals and ...

New Drug Application Submitted for Investigational Antibiotic Doripenem

...y and mortality. Doripenem belongs to a class of antibacterial agents called carbapenems, which are useful in treating life-threatening infections caused by Gram-negative(1) and Gram-positive(2) bacteria. The data supporting the NDA showed doripenem was an effective treatment for hospital-acquired pneumonia. The...

Maggots Rid Patients of MRSA

...the selection of broad rather than narrow-spectrum antibacterial agents. This led to their first study, funded by C...he and his team will compare larval treatment with antibacterial silver dressings and the biogun treatment, which uses ionized air to create superoxide radicals and ...

Bacteria Fighter Goes Where Antibiotics Can't

...mino acids from one end of a peptide can boost its antibacterial properties. However, these shortened peptides are also more deadly to red blood cells. To build a more useful and less toxic antimicrobial peptide, Mor and colleagues removed a few amino acids from one end of a dermaseptin peptide and replaced it w...

NO Linked With Increased Survival in ALI/ARDS

...es. The authors also speculated that NO might have antibacterial effects that could be important in infectious conditions that predispose patients to ALI. Dr. Matthay noted that results from animal models of ALI used in prior studies could differ significantly from those associated with human physiology. He adde...

Soap And Water - Still Better For Cleaning Hands

Despite the availability of new antibacterial hand washing products, plain soap and water is still the best way to clean hands, suggests a study published// in the Harvard Health Letter. Researchers from Prudue University suggested that the so-called anti-bacterial gels might be used as a sup...

Scientists Come Up With A Powerful Weapon To Fight Drug Resistant Bacteria

...ace like a magnet, where they can then exert their antibacterial effects. The second, "detergent-like" weapon - called a lipopeptide - is produced only by bacteria and fungi which, due to a negative charge, target mainly fungi. This weapon contains a fatty acid chain that, like similar chains in soap which diss...

Newly Discovered Immune Defense May Be Impaired In CF Airways

...tissue explants, this is one of the most efficient antibacterial system we have identified," said Botond Banfi, M.D...ich produces hypothiocyanite -- a highly effective antibacterial compound. Banfi and his colleagues, including Patryk Moskwa, M.D., Ph.D., a UI postdoctoral fellow a...

Edible Food Coating Kills Bacteria And Adds Flavor

...ple puree and oregano oil, which acts as a natural antibacterial agent, the coating shows promise in laboratory stu...ientist says. However, an advantage of the apple antibacterial film is that it is composed of sticky sugars and lipids, which allow the coating to adhere to fruits...

Latest Weapon in Battle against Drug-Resistant Bacteria

...r Blackwell said, "There is an urgent need for new antibacterial therapies. The ability to interfere with bacterial virulence by intercepting bacterial communication networks represents a new therapeutic approach, and is clinically timely." This research presented yesterday at the annual meeting of the American ...

Benefits Of Aromatherapy

...oils can also stimulate lymphatic drainage or have antibacterial properties. Since it has many potential uses ranging from managing anxiety and nausea to helping with sleep, general relaxation, memory and attention, many individuals, including cancer patients, can benefit from aromatherapy [See Sidebar 1: Five Oil...

Goat’s Milk One of the First Transgenic Food That Benefits Human

...results of the study indicate that the protective, antibacterial characteristics of lysozyme-rich human breast milk are also present in milk produced by transgenic goats that carry the gene for lysozyme.’ Lysozyme is a protein found in the tears, saliva and milk of all mammals. It is found at high levels in human ...

Antibacterial Products Ensure Food Safety and Health

Health authorities suggest that adding antibacterial products, disinfectants, and sanitizers to food be... In the home, antimicrobials are commonly known as antibacterial products. More than 700 soaps and other antimicrobial products are marketed commercially for the h...

Body generates Antibiotic against Urinary Tract Infection

...erwise. They discovered that the body generates an antibacterial peptide, called LL-37 that safeguards against urin...lopment of urinary tract infection by boosting the antibacterial peptide LL-37. For patients suffering from recurrent urinary tract infection, attack would quite sim...

LL-37 Produced By the Body Found To Be Effective Against UTIs

...T infections. They found that the body produced an antibacterial peptide, called LL-37 which prevents urinary tract...opment of urinary tract infection by enhancing the antibacterial peptide LL-37....

Make-Up Tips For Beginners

...skin. Girls who have skin problems can choose an antibacterial make-up, Bernard suggests. If an occasional pimple appears despite the use of the cream, it is not necessary to cover the entire face. Instead the pimple can be covered with a concealer that also works as a disinfectant. Whether there are pimples o...

Bacteria From Soil To Fight Hospital Accquired Infections

...ich parts of the molecules are essential for their antibacterial activity. They hope that by varying other parts of the molecules they can design new antibiotic with better range of action and lesser side effect. Professor Tony Maxwell who leads the investigation says that they are very optimistic that they can m...

Novel Rules And Regulations For Cardiovascular Catheterization Labs.

...es included a number of things such as the type of antibacterial soap to be used. Information regarding the status under which antibiotics must be administered to patients. The protective gloves, clothing, mask adorned by the cardiac catheterization laboratory personnel, level of air movement inside the lab are al...

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