Antibiotics are medicines used to prevent and treat bacterial infections. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria adapt in response to the use of these medicines and become immune to their mode … Continue Reading Deadly superbugs killed by molecular drills.
When a person catches a bacterial infection, they are usually prescribed a course of antibiotics, medicines used to prevent and treat illnesses caused by this class of pathogens. Antibiotic resistance … Continue Reading New bacterial survival mechanism identified in antibiotic resistance.
A bacteriophage, also known as a phage, is a naturally-occurring virus with the awesome capability to infect and kill bacteria by injecting their DNA into bacterial cells which replicates until … Continue Reading Synthetic bacteriophages with programmable bacteria specificity engineered.
Bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics, with much work needed to stem the rise of multi-drug resistance. Often, resistance is mediated by genes, which can simply jump from one … Continue Reading New microbiota-based mode of antibiotic-resistant spread identified.
Antibiotic consumption is on the rise, causing increased resistance in bacteria. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria develop the ability to resist the effects of medication used to successfully treat it … Continue Reading New artificial cell can engulf live bacteria via endocytosis.
Antibiotics are medicines used to prevent and treat bacterial infections. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria adapt in response to the use of these medicines and become immune to their mode … Continue Reading New class of antibiotic synthesized from the microbiome.
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.
It is known that insulin resistance is present long before the onset of type 2 diabetes and results not only from genetics and lifestyle factors but likely also from environmental … Continue Reading Large-scale study shows that air pollution raises type 2 diabetes risk.
About 8% of Americans have type 2 diabetes, and another 25% of the population is at risk because of obesity. Type 2 diabetes is a lifelong disease that represents an … Continue Reading Study identifies new pathway in insulin resistance.
Melanoma is the deadliest skin cancer whose rates have doubled over the last three decades, killing approximately 10,130 people annually. More than 90% of melanoma skin cancers develop because of … Continue Reading Researchers identify ‘sunscreen gene’ that suppresses skin cancer.
It is known that cardiac natriuretic peptides (NPs) are hormones produced by the heart to influence blood pressure. When the heart senses elevated pressure, it releases NPs, which go to the … Continue Reading Human study identifies link between heart hormones, obesity, and diabetes.
Bacteriophages are abundant in the environment, which means they are ecologically friendly. They infect and kill only bacteria, which means they could be used as novel biocontrol agents and even … Continue Reading Bacteriophage decontaminates infant formula infected with superbug.
Ten million Canadians are living with diabetes or pre-diabetes. The Canadian Diabetes Association reports that more than 20 Canadians are newly diagnosed with the disease every hour of every day. … Continue Reading New mitochondria-based insulin amplifier pathway identified in T2 diabetes.
It is well-known that insulin resistance is common in people who are obese, pre-diabetic or have Type 2 diabetes. The fact that obesity increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and … Continue Reading Researchers image the effect of insulin resistance in the brain, link to Alzheimer’s disease.
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.
Clostridium difficile is a dangerous intestinal bacterium that can cause severe diarrhoea and life-threatening intestinal infections after long-term treatment with antibiotics. Bacteria such as this are becoming increasingly resistant to … Continue Reading The molecular docking site of the intestinal pathogen C. difficile has been identified.