Instead of killing the bacteria directly, the scientists designed a group of compounds that can block the chemical signals that the bacteria use to communicate in an effort to stop their spread.
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Disease and Condition
The use of anti inflammatory drugs following hip replacement surgery could do more harm than good.
A group of tannins found primarily in cranberries can transform E. coli bacteria, a class of microorganisms responsible for a host of human illnesses, including urinary tract infections, in ways that render them unable to initiate an infection.
MR Elastography provides early warning signs and symptoms of hardness of liver.
Researchers have found two bacterial muscle infections common in tropical countries becoming more frequent occurrences along with the emergence of community acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA MRSA).
Certain drugs, already being tested as cancer treatments, can dramatically reduce tissue inflammation.
Many people are afflicted with rare illnesses of unknown cause, and finding a common link to such under studied diseases as Bardet Biedl, Alstrom and Meckel Gruber syndromes can significantly advance the search for causes and treatment.
Delivering agents across the blood brain barrier likely to be effective treatment for other neurodegenerative diseases.
Waterborne infectious diseases, which bring death and illness to millions of people around the world, could largely be consigned to history by 2015 if global health partnerships integrate their programmes.
Treatment of blood clots in the deep veins of the legs or the lungs with an older, less expensive form of the anticoagulant medication heparin can be just as safe and effective as similar treatment with a newer and more expensive heparin.
A Purdue University researcher has opened the door for possible antibiotic treatments for a variety of diseases by determining the structure of a protein that controls the starvation response of E. coli.
Combined liver and kidney transplant appears to benefit patients with diseases in both organs, including those with a condition known as hepatorenal syndrome.
The road to many an inflammatory disease is guarded by a cytokine messenger protein called interleukin 27. The findings could lead to treatments for number of autoimmune diseases.
Altering the makeup of bugs in the gut could be a way of tackling insulin resistance and related problems such as non alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Incomplete vaccination of poultry flocks could make the spread of deadly strains of bird flu such as H5N1 worse.
African American patients with hepatitis C (HCV) infections experience a lower response rate to the peginterferon alfa 2a and ribavirin combination treatment than Caucasian Americans.
Mayo Clinic's multiple myeloma (MM) research team has jointly issued a consensus statement regarding the use of bisphosphonates to prevent or treat bone disease in multiple myeloma.
Novel technique could buy needed time to heal damaged lungs and save lives.
What to tell patients about radioiodine therapy? Triggering radiation alarms after radioiodine treatment.
Progression of kidney disease can be markedly slowed if physicians prescribe appropriate therapies including blood pressure medications.
In laboratory tests, one very low dose of a drug was enough to show an effect on notoriously tenacious artery clogging plaques.
The coexistence of multiple infectious disease strains result from monogamous populations.
In the treatment of patients with complicated intra abdominal infections monotherapy with the once daily, broad spectrum antibiotic AVELOX (moxifloxacin HCl) was effective.
Low tidal volume combined with periodic deep inflation provides the best balance between keeping the lung open and preventing ventilator induced lung injury in mice.
The results on inflammatory processes open the way for the development of new drugs both for prevention and for treatment.
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