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Antibiotics: Development Progresses Slowly

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Photo: Pills [18/04/2013] Despite the desperate need for new antibiotics to combat increasingly deadly resistant bacteria, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved only one new systemic antibiotic since 2010. That drug was approved two and a half years ago.Antibiotics: Development Progresses Slowly - Read more

Infections: Antibiotic Resistance Is a Growing Concern

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[15/10/2012] As a result of concerns about antibiotic resistance, doctors in the United States are increasingly prescribing newer, more costly and more powerful antibiotics to treat urinary tract infections, one of the most common illnesses in women.Infections: Antibiotic Resistance Is a Growing Concern - Read more

Appendicitis: Antibiotics Could Replace Surgery

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[27/09/2012] Although the standard approach to acute appendicitis is to remove the appendix, a study at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, reveals that treatment with antibiotics can be just as effective in many cases.Appendicitis: Antibiotics Could Replace Surgery - Read more

Overweight in Childhood: Antibiotic Use in Infants Before 6 Months

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[22/08/2012] Treating very young infants with antibiotics may predispose them to being overweight in childhood, according to a study of more than 10,000 children by researchers at the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.Overweight in Childhood: Antibiotic Use in Infants Before 6 Months - Read more

Proteins: Hot on the Trail of Metabolic Diseases and Resistance to Antibiotics

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[29/03/2012] Proteins belonging to the large and important family of ABC transporters have been associated with metabolic diseases and can cause resistance to antibiotics. Biochemists from the University of Zurich have succeeded in determining the atomic structure of a new ABC transporter. The insights gained could give rise to new therapies to treat multi-resistant bacteria, cystic fibrosis or gout.Proteins: Hot on the Trail of Metabolic Diseases and Resistance to Antibiotics - Read more

Diagnosis Sepsis: “The risk of patients dying from sepsis increases the longer the diagnosis takes”

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[01/02/2012] On the website of the German Sepsis Society (Deutsche Sepsis-Gesellschaft) you can find the following definition for the disease called sepsis: A modern definition of sepsis was published in 1989 by Bone. He wrote: Sepsis is defined as an invasion of microorganisms and / or their toxins into the blood stream along with the reaction of the organism to the invasion.Diagnosis Sepsis: “The risk of patients dying from sepsis increases the longer the diagnosis takes” - Read more

T Cells Therapy: How Immune Cells Destroy Cancer Cells

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[17/01/2012] Doctor Kathleen Anders and Professor Thomas Blankenstein of the Max Delbrück Centre (MDC) Berlin-Buch and researchers of the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope Cancer Centre in Duarte, California, USA showed that drug-based cancer treatment and adoptive T cell therapy are both highly effective against large tumours.T Cells Therapy: How Immune Cells Destroy Cancer Cells - Read more

Antibiotics: Common Treatments Can Lead to Resistance

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[21/09/2011] Overexposure to antibiotics has long been a concern in the medical community – most specifically the development of antibiotic resistant infections as a result of repeated use. According to a study, ophthalmologic antibiotics promote antimicrobial resistance too, prompting a call from Vanderbilt Eye Institute physicians to be more judicial in the administration of certain classes of antibiotics.Antibiotics: Common Treatments Can Lead to Resistance - Read more

Identified: New Marker to Predict Progressive Kidney Failure

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[17/06/2011] A high level of a hormone that regulates phosphate is associated with an increased risk of kidney failure and death among chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Identified: New Marker to Predict Progressive Kidney Failure - Read more

Antibiotic Resistance: Rapid Spread Between Bacteria

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[13/04/2011] The part of bacterial DNA that often carries antibiotic resistance is a master at moving between different types of bacteria and adapting to widely differing bacterial species, shows a study.Antibiotic Resistance: Rapid Spread Between Bacteria - Read more