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2009-06-18 07:00:00

AlphaRx's inhaled Tobramycin nanoparticle formulation provides 300% more availability than standard free drug in lung tissue, as demonstrated in a recent animal pharmacokinetic study. MARKHAM, ON, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - AlphaRx (OTC BB:ALRX) is pleased to report a significant breakthrough in the development of Zysolin(TM), an inhaled Tobramycin nanoparticle formulation utilizing the company's proprietary drug delivery platform, and intended for the adjunctive...

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2009-06-16 09:40:00

An international team of scientists has discovered extensive similarities between a strain of bacteria commonly associated with plants and one increasingly linked to opportunistic infections in hospital patients. The findings suggest caution in the use of the plant-associated strain for a range of biotech applications. The genetic analysis was conducted in part at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, and will be published in the July 2009 issue of Nature...

2009-06-11 11:48:43

Scottish and U.S. scientists say their discovery of how some bacteria protect themselves when they are under attack might lead to new antimicrobial drugs. The 25-year study -- led by University of Aberdeen Professor Ian Booth and researcher Tarmo Roosild of the Nevada Cancer Institute in Las Vegas -- determined the mechanics of channels in bacteria that stay shut if all is normal and are triggered to open if they need to mount a defense. The scientists said their finding could result in the...

2009-05-05 06:00:00

First Diagnostic Test for Identifying E. coli, K. pneumoniae and P. aeruginosa Directly from Positive Blood Cultures PNA FISH Provides Critical Results 24-48 Hours Sooner Than Conventional Methods to Help Clinicians Improve Care and Outcomes for 100,000 Patients with Gram-Negative Bloodstream Infections WOBURN, Mass., and VEDBAEK, Denmark, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx today announced it received FDA 510(k) clearance for EK/P. aeruginosa PNA FISH(R) to identify Escherichia coli and/or K....

2009-04-25 10:54:51

Dartmouth Medical School researchers have devised a novel approach for thwarting the relentless bacterial infections that thrive in the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis (CF), unlocking new possibilities against a tenacious and toxic hallmark of the common genetic disease. Combining a mainstay antibiotic with drugs to deprive the bacteria of iron, which facilitates their persistent growth, appears to boost infection killing, they found. Their research, reported in the American Journal of...

2009-04-21 09:00:00

Presently No Approved Treatments MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Transave, Inc., today reported completion of patient enrollment in a Phase II study evaluating the safety and efficacy of Arikace(TM) (liposomal amikacin for inhalation) in non-cystic fibrosis (CF) bronchiectasis patients. The results, which are expected to be available by mid-year, will shed new light on how this patient population responds to treatment. Presently, there are no approved treatments for the...

2009-04-13 15:35:02

U.S. medical researchers say they have discovered a lack of the mineral phosphate can turn a common bacterium -- Pseudomonas aeruginosa -- into a killer. University of Chicago scientists said their finding could lead to new drugs that would disarm the increasingly antibiotic-resistant pathogen rather than kill it. Pseudomonas aeruginosa, one of the most serious hospital-acquired pathogens, is a common cause of lung infections. It is found in the intestinal tract of 20 percent of all Americans...

2009-04-09 07:44:23

'Red Death' provides clues about how P. aeruginosa attacks hostLack of an adequate amount of the mineral phosphate can turn a common bacterium into a killer, according to research to be published in the April 14, 2009, issue of the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science. The findings could lead to new drugs that would disarm the increasingly antibiotic-resistant pathogen rather than attempting to kill it. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of the most serious hospital-acquired...

2009-03-26 03:30:00

PARIS, March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novexel, a speciality pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel antibiotics designed to overcome the significant global problem of microbial resistance, announces today the appointment of Dr. Karen Bush to the Company's Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Novexel's SAB is chaired by Dr. David Shlaes who sits on the Company's board. Dr. Bush, who is currently Adjunct Professor at the Department of Biology at Indiana...

2009-03-24 08:44:04

Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered a promising strategy for destroying the molecular scaffolding that can make Pseudomonas bacterial infections extremely difficult to treat in cystic fibrosis patients, wearers of contact lenses, and burn victims. Jerry Nick, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at National Jewish Health, and his colleagues report in the April 2009 issue of The Journal of Medical Microbiology that a long string of aspartic acid molecules disrupts the...


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2011-04-25 21:18:54

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common bacterium that can cause disease in animals and humans. It can be found in soil, water, skin flora, and most man-made environments throughout the world. It thrives in normal or hypoxic atmospheres; due to this it has colonized many natural and artificial environments. It can infect animals with damaged tissue or people with reduced immunity. Symptoms are generalized inflammation and sepsis. It can be fatal if colonization occurs in critical body organs,...

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