Latest Bacterial toxin Stories
A special issue on sepsis has been released by the publisher Landes Bioscience (Austin, TX USA).
Two Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-based research teams, along with a group from the University of California at San Diego, have discovered that animals have a previously unknown system for detecting and responding to pathogens and toxins.
Babies and toddlers with congenital heart disease are at an increased risk of having harmful toxins in their blood, particularly following surgery.
The zeta toxins are a family of proteins that are normally present within various pathogenic bacteria and can mysteriously trigger suicide when the cells undergo stress.
Scientists from the National Institutes of Health and University of Chicago have found a promising treatment method that in laboratory mice reduces the severity of skin and soft-tissue damage caused by USA300, the leading cause of community-associated Staphylococcus aureus infections in the United States.
By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Exposure to bacterial toxins may cause flu-like symptoms, breathing problems and skin reactions in some workers at sewage treatment plants, a study has found.