Latest Neisseria gonorrhoeae Stories

2014-03-04 16:14:15

Researchers have come a step closer to understanding how gonorrhea infections are transmitted. When Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacteria responsible for gonorrhea, are exposed to seminal plasma, the liquid part of semen containing secretions from the male genital tract, they can more easily move and start to colonize. The research, led by investigators at Northwestern University in Chicago, appears in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. "Our...

2013-09-18 15:36:38

Administered intravaginally, microsphere treatment reverses suppression of immunity and circumvents antibiotic resistance A new gonorrhea treatment, based on an anti-cancer therapy  developed by a Buffalo startup company, has successfully eliminated gonococcal infection from female mice and prevented reinfection, according to research published today by University at Buffalo scientists in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. Through TherapyX Inc., an early stage biotech company in...

2012-06-06 17:12:41

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com The United Nations health agency said on Wednesday that drug-resistant strains of gonorrhea have spread to countries through out the world. The U.N. said millions of patients may run out of treatment options unless doctors are able to catch and treat the drug-resistant strains. Last year, scientists reported finding a "superbug" strain of gonorrhea in Japan in 2008 that was resistant to antibiotics. Those scientists warned that it could transform...

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