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Staphylococcus aureus hides out in cells

...anding persistent infections, and in designing new antibacterial drugs. S. aureus has not traditionally been considered an intracellular pathogen, but the molecular details that govern its extended persistence remain largely unknown. The bacteria can generate relapsing infections even years after the first episode...

Early exposure to indoor fungus molecules may protect infants against future allergies

...his, Iossifova says, people should avoid overusing antibacterial sprays and soaps to clean their bodies and homes. ...e helpful affects in the body," she explains, "but antibacterial disinfectants can’t discriminate between helpful and harmful microbes—they destroy them all. "Thi...

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 antibacterials being developed to tackle MRSA superbug

A novel antibacterial medicine that kills the superbug MRSA is being dev...naugural Seeding Drug Discovery awards for its new antibacterial compounds aimed at tackling life-threatening, drug-resistant infections caused by staphylococci, inc...

Gallium: A new antibacterial agent?

New antibacterial strategies are needed because more and more bacter...cterial infections. One approach to developing new antibacterial strategies, taken by researchers from the University of Washington, Seattle, is to limit the amount ...

ASU researchers test antibacterial effects of healing clays

...nd microbiologist Shelley Haydel's research on the antibacterial properties of clays realizes its full potential, s...ve cosmetic use to take its place comfortably with antibacterial behemoths like penicillin. "We use maggots and leeches in hospitals, so why not clay?" Haydel poses...

Study illuminates how the plague bacteria causes disease

...pathogen's Achilles heel--an attractive target for antibacterial or anti-virulence compounds." "We were quite excited to see such a critical and unexpected factor in the virulence of Yersinia--a bacteria historically responsible for some of the worst diseases," he added. Although improvements in sanitation have ...

Nanotech tools yield DNA transcription breakthrough

... uses that understanding to develop new classes of antibacterial agents that function by inhibiting the bacterial version of the machine. "There is a direct information flow from our basic research to our applied research," he said. "Our basic research identifies new vulnerabilities within the bacterial version of...

Transgenic goat's milk offers hope for tackling children's intestinal disease

...d by transgenic goats, which carry the gene for an antibacterial enzyme found in human breast milk, altered the int...results of the study indicate that the protective, antibacterial characteristics of lysozyme-rich human breast milk are also present in milk produced by transgenic g...

EGF receptor activation prevents microbes from going more than skin deep

... wound-healing process. The authors found that the antibacterial activity of the skin against the potential skin pathogen Staphylococcus aureus was increased by activation of EGFR, and that the concentrations of AMPs in the epidermis of wounded skin exceeded those necessary to suppress or prevent the growth of for...

First human trial of antibacterial contact lens

... approval for the first human clinical trial of an antibacterial extended-wear contact lens. The ASX-listed compa... June 29 will compare the safety performance of an antibacterial contact lens to that of a standard contact lens. The comparison involving ten people will evaluat...

Healing honey: The sweet evidence revealed

... a wound dressing in the following ways: Honey's antibacterial quality not only rapidly clears existing infection, it protects wounds from additional infection Honey debrides wounds and removes malodor Honey's anti-inflammatory activity reduces edema and minimizes scarring Honey stimulates growth of granulation ...

Supersized 'island' of resistance genes discovered in an infectious bacterium

...s have discovered a cluster of 45 genes coding for antibacterial drug resistance in the bacterium, Acinetobacter ba...like the A. baumannii genome is 'anticipating' any antibacterial challenge by setting up some kind of easily accessible 'shelves' to store the antibacterial resistan...

Driver of anthrax toxicity could lead to late-stage therapy

...xin during the late stages of anthrax disease when antibacterial methods normally are no longer of therapeutic value," the researchers wrote. ...

Newly identified mechanism helps explain why people of African descent are more vulnerable to TB

...berculosis, the differences between mice and human antibacterial mechanisms, and the susceptibility of people of African and possibly Asian descent to tuberculosis. The researchers suggest a need for clinical trials to investigate the effect of vitamin D supplementation. "Our results indicate that we have much y...

Antibacterial coatings cut infection rates

Putting antibacterial coatings on hip and knee implants and biomedical d..., has developed a fundamental understanding of the antibacterial coatings and how to make them. Using model substrates made from metal and plastics, he developed met...

The very defensive caterpillar

...ction. The pattern recognition receptors (PRR) and antibacterial effectors produced at a first infection still func...us). Investigation of their blood then showed that antibacterial peptides were being produced by the so-called 'fat-body', an organ specialised in protein production...

Research on antibiotics receives historical recognition

...s laboratory was neomycin, still used as a topical antibacterial agent. William F. Carroll, Ph.D., president of the Society, will present a commemorative bronze plaque to Tim Casey, Ph.D., Dean of Academic and Student Programs at Cook College, Rutgers University. H. Boyd Woodruff, Ph.D., who isolated the first tw...

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