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Bacteria From Bees Possible Alternative To Antibiotics

Bacteria From Bees Possible Alternative To Antibiotics

Èile Butler, Lund University Raw honey has been used against infections for millennia, before honey - as we now know it - was manufactured and sold in stores. So what is the key to its’ antimicrobial properties? Researchers at Lund...

Latest Bacterial diseases Stories

2014-09-15 23:04:23

Clearstream officials comment on this growing health threat – MRSA and the growing list of infections that abound in hospitals nationwide, which Clearstream maintains can be reduced with advanced long-term static antimicrobial technology joined with the screening of hospital patients, staff and visitors. Harrisburg, NC (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Studies have shown that nationwide, nearly two million people contract infections in hospitals every year, and roughly 100,000 die from them...

2014-09-15 12:28:32

The National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation recognizes the courage and contributions of Hispanics in fighting and helping to tame this deadly disease RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During National Hispanic Heritage Month, the National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation (NNFF) is honoring the courage of two Hispanic patients in fighting life-threatening "flesh-eating" disease--and the contributions of the Hispanic doctor who has worked all his life to improving...

2014-09-09 23:01:48

Tee it up for a great cause! Golf, lunch, cocktail reception & more at The Stanwich Club in Greenwich on Thursday, October 9, 2014. Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 The third annual Lyme Research Alliance(LRA) Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, October 9 at the exclusive Stanwich Club in Greenwich, CT. Proceeds from the tournament will help LRA fund research and ultimately find a cure for Lyme and other debilitating tick-borne diseases. “We are proud to be part of...

2014-09-09 12:29:26

CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even during the last weeks of summer, it's important to remember children and pets are at greater risk of being infected with Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases such as anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Because people and their pets often spend time in the same environments where Lyme and other disease-transmitting ticks are found, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American...

2014-09-09 12:27:55

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, UK to present 12-month CERAMENT(TM)|G results. LUND, Sweden, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BONESUPPORT, an emerging leader in injectable bone substitutes for orthopedic trauma, bone infections and instrument augmentation related to orthopedic surgery, announced today that its platform technology CERAMENT(TM), will be prominently featured at the 33(rd) Annual Meeting of the European Bone & Joint Infection Society (EBJIS), September 11-13, in the...

2014-09-08 12:25:06

ALBANY, New York, September 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Pipeline Analysis of Hospital Acquired Pneumonia Drugs Market (Tedizolid Phosphate, Ceftolozane/Tazobactam, Ceftazidime/Avibactam, Amikacin Inhale, Plazomicin, and Synflorix) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020" six phase III drugs would generate total revenue of USD 3.8 billion by 2020. Browse the...

2014-09-08 08:30:48

Data demonstrate potent, broad spectrum activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, including resistant organisms that cause skin infections NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dipexium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DPRX), a late stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of Locilex® (pexiganan cream 0.8%), and research collaborators, today announced updated data from a microbiology study of Locilex® were presented at the 54th...

2014-09-05 08:23:38

- Potential Treatment For Patients With Complicated Urinary Tract Infections(cUTI) and Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infections (cIAI) - DUBLIN, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT) today confirmed that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing Actavis' application for ceftazidime-avibactam, its investigational antibiotic for the treatment of patients with Complicated Urinary Tract Infections (cUTI) and Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infections...

2014-09-04 23:10:55

Significant Surgical Site Infection Reduction Demonstrated Vancouver, Canada (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Results of the first large-scale deployment of Ondine Biomedical’s MRSAid™ Nasal Photodisinfection System demonstrating reduction of surgical site infection rates have been published in the Journal of Hospital Infection (http://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article/S0195-6701(14)00224-2/abstract ).    The system was deployed at The Vancouver General...

2014-09-01 00:20:57

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Aug. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wockhardt Limited today announces a major boost to the New Drug Discovery program in Anti-Infective research when two of its drugs, WCK 771 and WCK 2349, received the coveted Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) status from U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). QIDP status is granted to drugs which act against pathogens which have a high degree of unmet need in their treatment and are identified by Centre for Disease Control...


Latest Bacterial diseases Reference Libraries

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2011-04-28 16:37:36

Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped bacteria of the Vibrio Genus. Hollis et al. first reported it in 1976. It was given the name Beneckea vulnifica by Reichelt et al. in 1976 and in 1979 Vibrio vulnificus by Farmer. V. vulnificus is related to V. cholerae and is present in marine environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas. It causes an infection often incurred after eating seafood, especially raw or undercooked oysters. It can...

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2011-04-28 15:06:23

Vibrio cholerae is a gram negative comma-shaped bacterium with a polar flagellum that causes cholera in humans. V. cholerae belongs to the gamma subdivision of the Proteobacteria. Classical and El Tor are the two types of V. Cholerae identified by hemaggluttination testing. El Tor is found throughout the world, while the classical biotype is found only in Bangladesh. It was first isolated as the cause of cholera by Italian anatomist Filippo Pacini in 1854; however, this discovery was not...

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2011-04-28 14:40:22

Streptococcus pyogenes is a spherical, Gram-positive bacterium is the cause of Group A streptococcal infections. It displays streptococcal group A antigen on its cell wall. When it is cultured on blood agar plates it produces large zones of beta-hemolysis. They are catalase-negative and in ideal conditions it has an incubation period of about 1-3 days. It is an infrequent part of the skin flora. It is the cause of many important human diseases, ranging from mild superficial skin infections...

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2011-04-26 20:20:41

Staphylococcus aureus is a facultative anaerobic gram-positive coccus, and is the most common cause of staph infections. It is commonly part of the skin flora found in the nose and on skin. Around 20% of the human population is long-term carriers. It gets its golden color due to its carotenoid pigment staphyloxanthin. The pigment acts as a virulence factor with an antioxidant action that allows the microbe to evade death by reactive oxygen species used by the host immune system. Staphylococci...

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2011-04-25 21:24:26

Rickettsia rickettsii is a gram-negative bacterium native to the New World and causes the malady known as Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). It is transmitted through the bit of an infected tick when it feeds on animals and humans. Humans are not necessary hosts in the rickettsia-tick life cycle but they can be. S. Burt Wolbach created the first detailed description of the etiologic agent in 1919. He recognized it as an intracellular bacterium seen most frequently in endothelial cells....

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