New Chemical Compounds Inhibit Biofilm FormationMarch 2nd 2016
Researchers have discovered a new class of chemical compounds that work to inhibit biofilm formation, thereby identifying a potential new therapeutic target for the treatment of infections caused by Acinetobacter baumannii.
New Data on Spirochetes May Provide Insight Into How Bacterial Species Become PathogenicMarch 1st 2016
The extraordinary amounts of data generated in this systematic comparative genome analysis may prove to be an invaluable resource for those wanting to know how any bacterial species becomes pathogenic.
New Study Finds a Link between a Person's Ethnicity and Response to the Influenza VaccineMarch 1st 2016
Researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA have, for the first time, identified a link between a person's genetic make-up, as well as their ethnic background, and their response to influenza vaccine.
Increasing Gut Microbial Diversity as a Treatment Plan for Clostridium difficile InfectionsFebruary 26th 2016
Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) have been a growing source of concern in healthcare as rates of recurrent infections are increasing in elderly populations and widespread antibiotic usage continues.
Malaria Diagnostic Test Safely Determines Infection During Ebola OutbreakFebruary 19th 2016
Researchers from the National Institutes of Health found that PCR-based testing is the most effective diagnostic test to assist with case-patient management during Ebola virus outbreaks in malaria-endemic areas.