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2013-07-24 11:16:36

The story begins with a problem - a virulent strain of a drug-resistant bacteria that was imported with the wounded from Afghanistan and spread through the United States. In cancer wards and other places where people with impaired immune systems were treated, this infection caused by the gram-negative bacterium, Acinetobacter baumannii, was particularly dangerous and it evaded the wiles of most known antibiotics. Infections caused by such gram-negative pathogens (Escherichia coli, Klebsiella...

New, High-Value Drug Targets Revealed From Discovery Of Essential Genes For Drug-Resistant Bacteria
2012-09-14 15:46:31

Biomedical scientists collaborating on translational research at two Buffalo institutions are reporting the discovery of a novel, and heretofore unrecognized, set of genes essential for the growth of potentially lethal, drug-resistant bacteria. The study not only reveals multiple, new drug targets for this human infection, it also suggests that the typical methods of studying bacteria in rich laboratory media may not be the best way to identify much-needed antimicrobial drug targets. The...

2012-08-23 00:50:44

Acinetobacter baumanni, a pathogenic bacterium that is a poster child of deadly hospital acquired infections, is one tough customer. It resists most antibiotics, is seemingly immune to disinfectants, and can survive desiccation with ease. Indeed, the prevalence with which it infects soldiers wounded in Iraq earned it the nickname "Iraqibacter." In the United States, it is the bane of hospitals, opportunistically infecting patients through open wounds, catheters and breathing tubes. Some...

2012-06-08 10:15:47

University of Alberta researchers found a chink in the molecular armor of the pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii There's new hope for development of an antibiotic that can put down a lethal bacteria or superbug linked to the deaths of hundreds of hospital patients around the world. Researchers from the University of Alberta-based Alberta Glycomics Centre found a chink in the molecular armour of the pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii. The bacteria first appeared in the 1970's and in the last...

2011-11-01 15:31:16

Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MDR-AB) was found in the environment of 48 percent of the rooms of patients colonized or infected with the pathogen, according to a new study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of APIC - the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. The study examined how frequently the environment surrounding the patient becomes contaminated and which environmental...

2011-07-14 06:45:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumalier Corporation announces an agreement with Philips Healthcare to address the growing problem of microbial contamination in hospitals. The distribution agreement was announced at the annual conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (APIC), where representatives from Philips Healthcare joined Lumalier consultants to showcase the Tru-D total-room ultraviolet (UV) disinfector. Tru-D is an...

2011-06-23 00:00:29

Codevax, Inc. a U.S. vaccine development company focused on preventing hospital acquired infections including MRSA and Acinetobactor baumannii is expanding. Stephen D. Chubb has been appointed to the Codevax Board of Directors. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) June 22, 2011 Codevax, Inc. a U.S. privately held emerging vaccine company announced today the election of Stephen D. Chubb to its Board of Directors. Codevax, a technology transfer partner with the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC)...

2011-06-16 08:00:00

LEXINGTON, Mass., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today praised Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., and co-sponsors for introducing the Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now (GAIN) Bill of 2011. This critical piece of legislation was crafted to help restore a robust antibiotic development pipeline to address the growing public health threat due to emerging multi-drug-resistant (MDR) bacteria. The bi-partisan legislation calls for the enactment of specific...


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2011-04-14 13:29:59

Acinetobacter baumannii is a species of pathogenic bacteria that is resistant to most antibiotics. Some think the disease is killing tens of thousands of U.S. hospital patients each year due to its resistance to drug treatment. It can cause severe pneumonia and infections of the urinary tract, bloodstream, and other parts of the body. It forms opportunistic infections including reports of attacking wounded soldiers and is sometimes abbreviated as MDRAB. It is the most relevant human...

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