Tag Archives: Infection

Infections: Hit The Virus In The Sweet Spot

Many illnesses are accompanied by zero appetite. Researchers have now shown that abstaining from eating helps fight bacterial infections. Our immune system benefits, to be sure. In the case of virus the story is exactly the reverse. more...

Nosocomial Infections: News from the Lab

When patients only become sick in hospital and antibiotics are no longer effective, matters can become extremely dangerous and expensive. Researchers and physicians are trying to use different approaches to get on top of hospital infections. more...

Bacteria: no caving in to antibiotics

Researchers have discovered, far removed from any human contact, deep in a Mexican cave which had until now never been visited, bacteria that are resistant to as many as 14 antibiotics. more...

Article by Julia Hofmann
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EHEC: A wave of infection from the north

Since May 10 a wave of a particular type has been rolling from north to south: infection from EHEC intestinal bacteria is spreading throughout Germany and Europe. Meanwhile, over 3000 Germans have become sick, a number of deaths has been reported by the authorities. more...

Hepatitis C: Lazy Genes heal better

New results provided by researchers from Basel/Switzerland give new hope to physicians: The diagnostic identification of the activation status of the body's own interferon system in liver biopsies enable prognoses about the chances of success of therapy and applied more...

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Do Fat Cells just hang around?

The main function of adipocytes, i. e. fat cells, is solely the storage of the often so much despised fat pads. But it's obvious: Fat cells can do a lot more. The annoying depots even have influence on the immune system. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

With a Scalpel and some Patience

A recently published PLoS - study shows: The HIV rapid test by saliva sample shortly before delivery can reduce the transfer risk for the newborn considerably - because faster results enable an on-time decision for a C-section. Mainly in countries were HIV screening is more...

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Tracking in genetic Material

New methods of DNA analysis might soon increase the hit rate in microbiology labs considerably. Because pyro-sequencing machines even detect unknown pathogens within the shortest time. Time that might be crucial in saving a patient. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Tiger in Chianti-Country

More and more animal- and plant species are populating Europe - quite often bringing diseases yet unknown in this region. While more and more endangered species are dying out on other continents, a tiny "predator" recently infected 160 people in Northern Italy with more...

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Reconstruction of the Female

"Vaginoplasty" - the latest trend in the US for all those apparently having no other problems. For women with a vaginal dysplasia though, it often is the only chance to live a normal sexuality. more...

Article by Karin Bäck
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