Novel nanotechnology heals abscesses caused by resistant staph bacteria
Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have developed a new approach for treating and healing skin abscesses caused by bacteria resistant to most antibiotics. The study appears in the journal PLoS One.
New, virulent strain of MRSA poses renewed antibiotic resistance concerns
The often feared and sometimes deadly infections caused by MRSA – methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus – are now moving out of hospitals and emerging as an even more virulent strain in community settings and on athletic teams, and raising new concerns about antibiotic resistance. more
New human reproductive hormone could lead to novel contraceptives
Nearly 10 years after the discovery that birds make a hormone that suppresses reproduction, University of California, Berkeley, neuroscientists have established that humans make it too, opening the door to development of a new class of contraceptive and possible treatments for cancer or other diseases. more
High risk of colorectal, endometrial and Lynch syndrome cancers for MSH6 mutation carriers
People carrying the germ-line MSH6 mutation are at high risk by age 80 years for colorectal and endometrial cancers and any cancer associated with Lynch syndrome, according to a new study published online December 22 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. more
Anemia drug not helpful for kidney disease patients
An international study authored by a UT Southwestern Medical Center researcher has concluded that the anemia drug darbepoetin alfa works no better than a placebo in several other applications previously thought to be promising.
Adverse consequences of obesity may be greater than previously thought
The link between obesity and cardiovascular mortality may be substantially underestimated, while some of the adverse consequences of being underweight may be overstated. more
Protein link may be key to new treatment for aggressive brain tumor
Biomedical researchers at the University of Central Florida have found a protein that could hold the key to treating one of the most common and aggressive brain tumors in adults.
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