It is known that chemotherapy drugs kill dividing cells, including cells in the bone marrow that give rise to different immune cells. However, this can lead to a dramatic reduction … Continue Reading Previously unknown immune cell identified, which protects against lung infections during chemotherapy.
At its annual assembly in Geneva last week, the World Health Organization approved a radical and far-reaching plan to slow the rapid, extensive spread of antibiotic resistance around the world. … Continue Reading New bacteriophage precision medicine reverses antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
An important function of the human placenta is to protect the fetus from detrimental substances in maternal blood, such as glucocorticoids or toxins. Placental membrane-bound transporter proteins, known as multidrug … Continue Reading Study identifies transporter proteins responsible for human’s placenta protective ability during pregnancy.
Antibiotic-resistant infections are on the rise, foiling efforts to reduce death rates in developing countries where uncontrolled use of antibiotics and poor sanitation run amok. The epidemic of ‘superbugs,’ bacteria … Continue Reading Bacteriophages encoded from antibiotic-resistant bacteria DNA, used to destroy parent bacteria.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins have found that dense mats of interacting bacteria, called biofilms, were present in the majority of cancers and polyps, particularly those on the right side of … Continue Reading Study links bacterial biofilms to increased colon and colorectal cancer risk.
A new study from Karolinska Institutet presents a previously unknown immunological mechanism that protects humans against bacterial infections in the lungs. The study shows that healthy lungs contain Interleukin-26, a … Continue Reading Scientists discover new bacterial defence mechanism in the lungs.