Streptococcus pneumoniae

Biodegradable crop protection products without risks or side effects

“It's not just about the bees, it's about the survival of humanity,” says Professor Thomas Brück, who heads the Werner Siemens Chair of Synthetic Biotechnology…

Immune system reactions elucidated by mathematics

A body infected by the influenza virus is particularly susceptible to other pathogens. Bacteria like Streptococcus pneumoniae, i.e. the pathogen causing…

Scientists discover new properties of microbes that cause common eye infection

Scientists from Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology have used the power of new genomic technology to discover that…

UCSB biomedical scientist discovers a new method to increase survival in sepsis

Sepsis, the body's response to severe infections, kills more people than breast cancer, prostate cancer and HIV/AIDS combined. On average, 30 percent of those…

How Zinc Starves Lethal Bacteria to Stop Infection

The finding, by infectious disease researchers at the University of Adelaide and The University of Queensland, opens the way for further work to design…

Vaccine made with synthetic gene protects against deadly pneumonia

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have developed an experimental vaccine that appears to protect against an increasingly…

New Research Traces Evolutionary Path of Multidrug Resistant Strep Bacteria

The reason: the superb evolutionary skills of this pathogen to rapidly alter its genetic makeup. In a landmark paper published this week in Science, scientists…

New research traces evolutionary path of multidrug-resistant strep bacteria

The reason: the superb evolutionary skills of this pathogen to rapidly alter its genetic makeup. In a landmark paper published this week in Science, scientists…

Vaccine has cut child cases of bacterial pneumonia

Bacterial pneumonia is a serious illness caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria that mostly affects babies, young children and elderly people. In Europe,…

Vaccine has cut child cases of bacterial pneumonia, says study

Bacterial pneumonia is a serious illness caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria that mostly affects babies, young children and elderly people. In Europe,…

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