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Structure of TB Enzyme Points the Way to New Drugs: Study

...re decades old, can be toxic and don't work on the bacteria in its dormant stage. What's more, some virulent s...drugs, specifically their inability to destroy the bacteria in its dormant form, which is one of the reasons that resistance has emerged. The study appears in...

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

...ffective anti-microbial agent against streptococci bacteria and upper respiratory tract infections," she said. The professor added that it is still necessary to maintain good oral health. "We should still drink wine because it tastes good, goes well with food and is a pleasure to share with company. And ...

FDA Extends GRAS Approval Listex to All Food Products

...ells. They are extremely specific in regard to the bacteria they recognize. The LISTEX(TM) bacteriophages target only Listeria bacteria (leaving desirable bacteria in place), and are easy to apply in production processes. In October 2...

Malaysian Astronaut to Conduct Cancer Research in Space

... The astronaut would conduct research on cells, bacteria and the crystallisation of protein, said Abdul Rahman Abdul Jamal, director of the Molecule Medical Institute at the National University of Malaysia. "The research is aimed at giving local scientists the opportunity to study, design and conduct exp...

The Hospital Superbugs

... at CHAI are working on ways of incapacitating the bacteria and leaving the immune system to deal with the infection. This will reduce the selection pressure for antibiotic resistance that arises from the use of traditional antibiotics. Professor Richard James, Director of CHAI said: We intend to apply for...

Functional Food What is That, Ask First

...). * Probiotic yoghurts - laced with cultures of bacteria that promote healthy digestion. * Omega3-enriched muffins, bread and dairy products - for cardiovascular and mental health benefits. * A2 milk - contains naturally produced a2 beta-casein to help avoid health problems linked with plain milk such ...

Clinically Proven Probiotic Supplement Now Available to Pharmacists

...ally proven to help restore the balance of healthy bacteria in the digestive system. Probiotics are beneficial or healthy bacteria, which can help strengthen the body's natural defenses and help restore the appropriate balance of healthy bacteria. Common factors that can disrupt the digestive balance are cha...

Water Hyacinth is Used for Health Improvements in Africa

...into the plant, allowing invasion by opportunistic bacteria and fungi. Additionally, water enters the tunnels and causes the plant mats to sink as the plants deteriorate further. Wind and wave action can accelerate the destruction of the weed started by the insects. No herbicide spraying was used in the Ug...

Scientists Find New Way to Kill Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria

...th Carolina at Chapel Hill have found a way to put bacteria on birth control , the technique that may help sto... is a weakness in an enzyme that enables "fertile" bacteria to swap genes for drug resistance. They say that drugs called bisphosphonates, widely prescribed for...

WBC Selective About Sugar

...ur body from various kinds of infections caused by bacteria and fungi by spotting and wiping out any intruder that invades the body. A new study shows that neutrophils may in fact differentiate between their targets. This new indication can prove useful in the research for new drugs to battle lethal pathogens...

Researchers Develop First Mouse Model of Lung Transplantation

...like other organs, lungs are constantly exposed to bacteria and viruses in the environment, and we think this exposure increases the risk of chronic rejection and the eventual failure of the organ. This is why the mouse model is so critical. It will allow us to understand the molecular mechanisms that control...

Daily Antibiotics may Not Prevent Future Urinary Tract Infections Risk in Kids

...p, but it may also end up increasing the risk that bacteria causing the infection might develop resistance to the drugs. The finding is based on the first large study of children diagnosed with UTI in a primary care pediatric setting by researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. As a part o...

Dental Lasers can Help Eliminate Bacteria in Root Canals

...hese advanced dental lasers can now help eliminate bacteria in root canals. The study credits the progress o...accinated the root canals with one of two types of bacteria (Enterococcus faecalis and Escherichia coli) and then irradiated the canals using either a 1- or 1.5...

Laser to Fight Root Canal Bacteria

...e cavities for restoration now can help eliminate bacteria in root canals. The study, conducted by research...noculated the root canals with one of two types of bacteria (Enterococcus faecalis and Escherichia coli) and then irradiated the canals using either a 1- or 1.5...

Natural Selection in Butterflies

...at Hurst and colleagues first identified Wolbachia bacteria as the culprit behind the distorted sex ratio. "...g to get to observe." The researchers noted that bacteria that selectively kill male offspring are found among a range of arthropods, so what was seen in this...

Strategies for the Summer

...us is given when coli form counts exceed 200 fecal bacteria per 100 milliliters of water and swimming is not recommended by federal regulations and guidelines....

Southeast Missouri State Provides High-tech Protection Against Staph Infections

...Clean(TM). "Single celled microorganisms such as bacteria and mold need a few key things to survive- food, l...chnology enables facilities to be inhospitable for bacteria to grown on." SAS is powered by the AEGIS Microbe Shield(R) technology, which has been safely used...

Picnic Memories Turn Rotten With E.coli Poisoning

...several days later. The particular strain of the bacteria identified is said to be incredibly contagious and can be fatal, and the young and the elderly are most at risk. Although it is rare to see outbreaks such as this one, food safety experts say this example is a reminder to be careful when cooking me...

Vaginal Bacteria Vary Among Healthy Women

.... His research team compared the type of vaginal bacteria in a representative group of Caucasian and black w...al, Forney said. Every speck of the human body has bacteria and those bacteria, including bacteria in the vagina, play a role in maintaining the bodys health. ...

Protein Structure of Pathogens Associated With CF and TB Solved

...tion of this novel protein that is present in many bacteria including the pathogen that causes tuberculosis.It's well-known that bacteria need iron to grow and, when they are establishing an infection, they steal iron from the host. To ...

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