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2011-04-17 23:00:00

PERTH, Australia, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Of all infectious diseases, perhaps none grips parents with greater fear than meningitis, with its sudden onset, flu-like symptoms and potentially deadly nature. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/cmo/49557/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110418/MM82275LOGO) World Meningitis Day, on Sunday 24 April, is dedicated to raising disease awareness, underscoring...

2011-02-04 12:31:10

Research could lead to new therapies In our not-so-distant evolutionary past, stress often meant imminent danger, and the risk of blood loss, so part of our body's stress response is to stock-pile blood-clotting factors. Scientists in the Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit (MMPU), a collaboration between the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, and the University of Heidelberg Medical Centre, have discovered how stressed cells boost the production of the key...

2010-08-09 14:11:41

Genetic differences that make some people susceptible to developing meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia, and others naturally immune, are revealed in a new study of over 6,000 people, published today in Nature Genetics. The research, led by Imperial College London and the Genome Institute of Singapore, is the largest ever genetic study of meningitis and septicaemia caused by meningococcal bacteria. It suggests that people who develop these diseases have innate differences in their...

2008-12-22 07:00:00

- The drug candidate targets severe infections such as pneumonia and septicaemia - PARIS, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis announced today the signature of a global licensing and collaboration agreement with Novozymes for the development and marketing of a potential new antibiotic. The drug candidate is an antimicrobial peptide named Plectasin NZ2114 that targets the treatment of severe infections, such as pneumonia and septicaemia, caused by bacteria like Staphylococcus...