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2010-05-12 12:45:37

An international team led by a University of Cincinnati (UC) researcher has shown how a bacterial community evolves to survive hostile host defenses in the body. The team, led by Malak Kotb, PhD, chair of UC's of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology department, analyzed the evolution over time of the community structure of Group A streptococcus (also known as GAS or Strep A), a bacterium often found in the throat or on the skin. It can cause many human diseases, ranging from...

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...

2009-08-18 17:37:47

British and European researchers say Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart likely died from a strep throat epidemic that appeared to have occurred in Vienna in 1791. Many theories, including mercury poisoning, syphilis, trichinosis and other conditions, have been suggested over the years as the cause of Mozart's death but an epidemiological analysis published in the Aug. 18 issue of The Annals of Internal Medicine says the young composer was likely a victim of an epidemic streptococcal infection, The New...

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2009-08-18 15:20:00

A new Dutch study finds that complications of strep throat may have been behind the sudden death at age 35 of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1791. Various theories for Mozart's cause of death have surfaced over the years since his sudden passing at the age of 35, including suspicions he was intentionally poisoned or had suffered from rheumatic fever or trichinosis, a parasitic disease caused by eating undercooked pork. His death certificate recorded hitziges Frieselfieber, or "heated miliary...

2009-06-24 06:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today noted that a new article, Evaluation of Universal Antenatal Screening for Group B Streptococcus, published in the June 2009 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that rapid, PCR-based testing at the time of admission for delivery may improve the accuracy of Group B streptococcal (GBS) screening over the normal antepartum testing done at 35-37 weeks of gestation. GBS disease is one of the most...

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2009-06-18 12:37:36

In a huge effort to test pregnant women for deadly bacteria that can be transmitted to their babies, it was found that many test results were false, leaving some infants untreated. A study found that the test missed more of the infections than usually expected. The mothers that tested positive for the Group B strep bacteria were given antibiotics during labor to decrease the chance of passing it to their infants. Group B Strep is a species of the normal flora of the female urogenital tract...

2009-05-15 06:00:00

Test results to establish Group B Strep colonization of pregnant women and help clinicians guide antibiotic therapy to prevent infections in newborns GBS PNA FISH shown to detect up to 42% more positive results than conventional culture methods (1) WOBURN, Mass. and VEDBAEK, Denmark, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx today announced it received FDA 510(k) clearance for GBS PNA FISH(R) for detection of Streptococcus agalactiae, aka Group B Strep, from turbid Lim Broths inoculated with vaginal...

2009-03-03 08:42:22

Scientists from the HZI discover the causes of rheumatic heart diseaseThese bacteria carry a special protein sequence, the so-called PARF motif, on their surface. In the renowned journal PLoS ONE Singh Chhatwal and his colleague Patric Nitsche-Schmitz of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig illustrate the role played by PARF in the development of rheumatic heart disease. With this knowledge they are developing a test system that is able to recognise and prevent...

2008-10-21 15:00:28

Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBST) continues to leverage its powerful CUBICIN patient registry and experience database known by the acronym CORE. In September, the database registered its 5,000th patient entry. Researchers are presenting four posters at this year's ICAAC/IDSA joint conference based on data derived from the CORE database. 1. D. P. Levine, H. Hoffman-Roberts , J. Brown , K. C. Lamp. Outcomes with Daptomycin (DAP) for Infective Endocarditis (IE). Summary: This...

2008-09-11 21:00:08

Bad dental hygiene leads to bleeding gums which let in around 700 types of bacteria, it has emerged.These go straight to the bloodstream and are now known to be "independent factors" in causing heart disease no matter how fit and healthy the person is.Professor Howard Jenkinson from the University of Bristol, working with the Royal College of Surgeons made the discovery after examining how harmful bacteria interact with blood cells.He will explain the findings in detail today to members of...


Latest Streptococcus Reference Libraries

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2011-04-28 14:40:22

Streptococcus pyogenes is a spherical, Gram-positive bacterium is the cause of Group A streptococcal infections. It displays streptococcal group A antigen on its cell wall. When it is cultured on blood agar plates it produces large zones of beta-hemolysis. They are catalase-negative and in ideal conditions it has an incubation period of about 1-3 days. It is an infrequent part of the skin flora. It is the cause of many important human diseases, ranging from mild superficial skin infections...

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2011-04-28 14:27:08

Streptococcus pneumoniae, or pneumococcus, is Gram-positive, alpha-hemolytic, bile-soluble aerotolerant, anaerobic member of the genus Streptococcus. It was recognized as a major cause of pneumonia in the late 19th century and is thus the subject of many humoral immunity studies. It causes many other types of pneumococcal infections other than pneumonia including acute sinusitis, otitis media, meningitis, bacteremia, sepsis, septic arthritis, peritonitis, cellulites, and brain abscess. It...

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2011-04-15 14:36:05

Enterococcus faecalis "“ formerly classified as part of the Group D Streptococcus system "“ is a Gram-positive, commensal bacterium inhabiting the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and other mammals. It is one of the main constituents of some probiotic food supplements. E. faecalis can cause life-threatening infections in humans. It is frequently found in root canal-treated teeth in prevalence values ranging from 30% to 90% of the cases. It is a non-motile, facultatively anaerobic...

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