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2010-10-06 11:10:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Roughly 30,000 children in the U.S. are affected by cystic fibrosis (CF) every year. It is a chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive tract. People with CF typically only live to their mid 30s. Scientists have discovered bacteria that are linked to exacerbations, or worsening, of CF and now they are using the new information to make treatment plans against the bacteria. "Our study showed that chronic infection with S. maltophilia, which was previously not...

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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...

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2008-05-07 10:49:14

The genome of a newly-emerging superbug, commonly known as Steno, has just been sequenced. The results reveal an organism with a remarkable capacity for drug resistance. The research was carried out by scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute near Cambridge and the University of Bristol.Understanding the genome of this bacterium will help researchers discover how to deal with this particularly resistant organism. The paper will be published in Genome Biology.Dr Matthew Avison from...

2007-07-04 18:19:31

By Hiromura, Katsuhiko Furuhashi, Madoka; Minami, Kojiro; Miyazaki, Ken; Et al Abstract Septic shock during pregnancy is very rare but has high mortality. We report a case of septic shock in a pregnant woman with ileus, showing that severe ileus in a pregnant woman could be attributed to life-threatening septic shock and that we should give special attention to a nosocomial infection. Keywords: Septic shock, ileus, pregnancy, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.