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Newly found sensing system enables certain bacteria to resist human immune defenses

...sitive bacteria include agents that cause anthrax, strep throat, flesh-eating disease and various types of food poisoning. In gram-negative bacteria—such as those that cause plague and salmonellosis—a sensory and gene regulation system named PhoP/PhoQ protects invading bacteria, and scientists believe i...

Infection detectives use disease 'fingerprints' to track common infections in children

... flu (influenza A); staph (Staphylococcus aureus); strep (Streptococcus pneumoniae); or E. coli (Escherichi... to distinguish between the influenza, E. coli and strep infections in 95 percent of cases. A different set of genes distinguished E. coli from staph infecti...

U-M scientists identify major psoriasis susceptibility gene

...velop the disease," explains Elder. "In psoriasis, strep throat is a very common initial trigger. It activates the immune system to attack the strep bacteria. But once the strep infection is cleared, the immune system starts attacking the patient's ...

Flesh-eating bacteria escape body's safety net

...ong the most important of all bacterial pathogens, strep is responsible for a wide range of diseases ?from simple throat and skin infections to life-threatening conditions such as necrotizing fasciitis ("flesh-eating disease") and toxic shock syndrome. "These findings suggest a novel approach to treating ...

Children overprescribed antibiotics for sore throat

... sore throat, exceeding the expected prevalence of strep throat, and used nonrecommended antibiotics for 27 percent of children who received an antibiotic prescription, according to a study in the November 9 issue of JAMA. Pharyngitis (inflammation of the throat) accounts for 6 percent of visits by childr...

Penicillin, amoxicillin: Step aside for strep throat treatment

...in to step aside when it comes to the treatment of strep throat. The most common medications used to treat the strep germ, the bug that causes millions of sore throats in U.S. children every year, simply aren't doing ...

New technique rapidly detects illness-causing bacteria

...lture swab, to tell if someone has an illness like strep throat. "We hope to see this technique commercialized, because it is very rapid compared to all the standard methods right now," said Nugen, the study's lead author. Nugen conducted his research in the laboratory of Antje Baeumner, Cornell associate...

Where Bacteria Get Their Genes

...dicine, Ochman said. "If you go to the doctor with strep throat he can be pretty certain that it's the result of an infection with a species of Streptococcus and can therefore prescribe an appropriate antibiotic. If you couldn't classify bacteria because they have genes from all over, doctors wouldn't be a...

Where bacteria get their genes

...dicine, Ochman said. "If you go to the doctor with strep throat he can be pretty certain that it's the result of an infection with a species of Streptococcus and can therefore prescribe an appropriate antibiotic. If you couldn't classify bacteria because they have genes from all over, doctors wouldn't be a...

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