Bacterial resistance is a growing problem around the world. While antibiotics were a miracle drug of the 20th century, their widespread use has led to drug-resistant strains. In the U.S. … Continue Reading Researchers develop non-invasive electronic wound-healing technology.
Thousands of women are living with ovarian cancer in Canada. It is estimated that this year, 2,800 Canadian women will be newly diagnosed with this disease. Even though ovarian cancer … Continue Reading Researchers discover new molecule responsible for ovarian cancer proliferation and drug resistance.
A new collaborative study led by researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute provides new insight into the molecular changes that lead to resistance to a commonly prescribed group of drugs … Continue Reading Researchers identify new epigenetic pathway in drug-resistant melanoma.
Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a gel filled with toxin-absorbing nanosponges that could lead to an effective treatment for skin and wound infections caused by … Continue Reading Study shows nanosponge cleans up MRSA infections without the use of antibiotics.
Cholera is caused when the bacterium Vibrio cholerae infects the small intestine. The disease is characterized by acute watery diarrhea resulting in severe dehydration. EPFL scientists have now demonstrated that … Continue Reading Scientists identify Cholera’s mode of horizontal gene transfer and drug-resistance.
A team of researchers led by Duke Cancer Institute have identified key events that prompt certain cancer cells to develop resistance to otherwise lethal therapies. By mapping the points of … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map epigenetic methylation in specific cancer drug resistance.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have discovered an enzyme that regulates production of the toxins that contribute to potentially life-threatening Staphylococcus aureus infections. The study is published in the … Continue Reading Discovery yields master regulator of toxin production in staph infections.
Twist, Snail, Slug. They may sound like words in a children’s nursery rhyme, but they are actually the exotic names given to proteins that can generate cells with stem cell-like … Continue Reading Protein ZEB1 promotes breast tumour resistance to radiation therapy.
Researchers have uncovered a way the malaria parasite becomes resistant to an investigational drug. The discovery, from Washington University School of Medicine, is also relevant for other infectious diseases including … Continue Reading One route to malaria drug resistance found.