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Latest Antimicrobial peptides Stories

2012-07-25 09:31:19

Human defensins, aptly named antimicrobial peptides, are made in immune system cells and epithelial cells (such as skin cells and cells that line the gut).

2012-05-29 10:15:39

For 50 years scientists have been unsure how the bacteria that gives humans cholera manages to resist one of our basic innate immune responses.

2011-12-01 01:18:10

Some of the nastiest smelling creatures on Earth have skin that produces the greatest known variety of anti-bacterial substances that hold promise for becoming new weapons in the battle against antibiotic-resistant infections, scientists are reporting.

2011-11-29 08:27:05

Eczema is caused by yeast that causes inflammation of the skin. Scientists found that this strain of yeast can be killed by certain proteins, potentially leading to a new treatment for this debilitating skin condition and several other inflammatory skin conditions.

2011-11-17 10:24:19

Bacteria responsible for middle ear infections, pink eye and sinusitis protect themselves from further immune attack by transporting molecules meant to destroy them away from their inner membrane target.

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2011-06-09 09:05:19

More and more pathogens are becoming immune to antibiotics.

2011-05-10 02:03:00

PERTH, Australia and LELYSTAD, The Netherlands, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Phylogica Ltd (ASX: PYC, XETRA: PH7), a leading Australian peptide drug discovery company, and Pepscan Therapeutics, a Dutch biopharmaceutical firm focusing on protein mimicry technology, today announce that they have entered a Research Collaboration and Option Agreement to evaluate the combination of their complementary peptide technologies for drug discovery.

2011-04-13 21:42:52

Frog and toad skins already are renowned as cornucopias of hundreds of germ-fighting substances.

2011-03-09 00:00:28

Completion of initial equity raise will fund N8 Medical's licensing and development activities. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) March 8, 2011 N8 Medical, Inc., a leading developer of antimicrobial peptide mimics focused on reducing or eliminating certain hospital acquired infections, announced today that it completed its initial equity raise.

2010-12-08 02:23:15

A Purdue University research team developed a nanoparticle that can hold and release an antimicrobial agent as needed for extending the shelf life of foods susceptible to Listeria monocytogenes.


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