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Bacteria from patient's dental plaque causes ventilator-associated pneumonia

...e patient’s own dental plaque is a major source of germs that cause ventilator-associated pneumonia. In results to be presented today (March 23, 2007) at the International Association of Dental Research (IADR), researchers from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine show that the same bacte...

A key antibody, IgG, links cells' capture and disposal of germs

...ns. In a process called phagocytosis, intruding germs are first swallowed up by amoeba-like white blood ...sosomes. It had long been known that coating these germs with IgG can restore their destruction and our recent results reveal a new branch of this IgG-led co...

Biologists probe the machinery of cellular protein factories

...ovel antibiotics that hold promise for use against germs that have developed resistance to current drugs. Drug-resistant staph infections, for example, are a serious problem in hospitals. Noller's laboratory achieved breakthroughs in 1999 and 2001, producing the first high-resolution images of the molecu...

Honey helps problem wounds

...hold remedy. 'In hospitals today we are faced with germs which are resistant to almost all the current anti...d that medihoney even puts paid to multi-resistant germs such as MRSA. In this respect medihoney is neck and neck in the race to beat the antibiotic mupiroci...

Flu not the only germ threat this time of year

...side your body. And those are just the respiratory germs ?never mind Strep in the throat and ears, or Norwalk viral agents that attack the GI system, and so on. While the world's attention has migrated to bird flu, not a single person in the western hemisphere has contracted the deadly form of the disease...

Penicillin, amoxicillin: Step aside for strep throat treatment

...throat full of bacteria that actually shield strep germs from the older drugs. At least four types of bacteria that Pichichero called "co-pathogens" become more dominant in the throat of someone who has received the drugs frequently. It happens in much the same way that the hardened thugs who protect a mob...

Hand sanitizer gel works

... to show that hand sanitizer reduces the spread of germs in the home," says Dr. Thomas J. Sandora, a physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital Boston and lead author of the study, dubbed "Healthy Hands, Healthy Families." The families were recruited through day care centers, ...

Shampoo detergent added to paint makes surfaces self-sterilizing

...surfaces in public buildings that continue killing germs for months, according to research conducted by a multi-state consortium of high school students and retirees. Working through the website science-projects.com, 10 students from New York, Texas and Virginia joined three World War II veterans and a re...

UF researchers kill resistant bugs one bandage at a time

...d, which can slow healing and increases the chance germs will develop resistance. "These technologies are especially timely given the threats that are facing the American public, such as antibiotic-resistant bugs occurring in hospitals across the world," said Christopher Batich, Ph.D., a UF professor of b...

Researchers seek to discover what really happens when a virus enters the body

... was that the body's cells recognize substances or germs that do not come from within the body. The recognition triggers the immune system's attempt to eliminate the invader. What the immune system actually does, according to Matzinger, is discriminate between things that are dangerous and things that are ...

Immune system's distress signal tells bacteria when to strike back

...ry. Physicians have theorized, said Alverdy, that germs such as Pseudomonas are always "probing for a weak...dded. "We need to learn new ways to understand our germs and think about how to placate rather than annihilate them." ...

Rats infected as newborns grew up vulnerable to memory problems during an immune challenge

... may help scientists to understand how exposure to germs or environmental stressors before or just after birth may foster susceptibility to neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases. For example, prenatal viral infection has been implicated in schizophrenia, autism and cerebral palsy; bacterial infec...

New comparative toxicogenomics database

...in on the surface ofpneumonia bacteria helps these germs invade the human bloodstream. Thisfinding, published Dec. 16 online by the EMBO Journal, could helpscientists develop a vaccine that is significantly more effective atprotecting children against the disease. The St. Jude researchersdetermined the sha...

Discovery of key protein's shape could lead to improved bacterial pneumonia vaccine

...in on the surface ofpneumonia bacteria helps these germs invade the human bloodstream. Thisfinding, published Dec. 16 online by the EMBO Journal, could helpscientists develop a vaccine that is significantly more effective atprotecting children against the disease. The St. Jude researchersdetermined the sha...

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