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Latest Sharon L. Hillier Stories

2009-10-30 17:35:30

WHAT: Scientists supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, have completed a Phase II clinical study that indicates a vaccine to prevent Group B Streptococcus (GBS) infection is possible. GBS is the most common cause of sepsis and meningitis in newborns in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It can also cause severe illness in pregnant women, the elderly and adults...

2005-08-15 14:28:32

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The presence of a specific type of bacteria in the rectum appears to reduce the risk of vaginal infections, researchers report. "The gut has been seen as a site which harbors pathogens, which can cause vaginal infection, principal investigator Dr. Sharon L. Hillier of the University of Pittsburgh commented. These findings are the "first to document that the lower gastrointestinal tract can also harbor the lactobacilli, which are beneficial for vaginal...