How one UTI makes another more likely

New research in mice clarifies why urinary tract infections recur in some people.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University | Aug. 23, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bacteria immune-systems urinary-tract-infections

IV at home can keep sick kids out of the hospital

Giving kids intravenous antibiotics at home is safe and effective, as well as cheaper than sending kids to the hospital to get the same treatment.

U. Melbourne | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine antibiotics childrens-health infections intravenous-iv-medication

Waste disposal genes may boost survival for sepsis

Genes related to autophagy, cells' waste disposal process, may be key in surviving the immune system "storm" of sepsis, research with mice shows.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University | July 30, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cells immune-systems infections sepsis

How to protect yourself from flesh-eating bacteria this summer

The flesh-eating bacteria that causes necrotizing soft tissue infections is moving north. An infectious disease expert discusses how to stay healthy.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | July 29, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bacteria immune-systems infections

Antibiotics fight rare cancer and bacteria at the same time

Antibiotics can fight skin infections and cancer cells at the same time for patients with a rare kind of lymphoma cancer called CTCL.

Cecilie Krabbe-Copenhagen | July 25, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine antibiotics bacteria cancer infections

Why some people don’t get sick from viruses like dengue

Why do some people get sick with flaviviral infections like dengue fever while others don't? New research offers an explanation.

National University of Singapore | July 17, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine dengue-fever immune-systems infections stress viruses

Hydrogel delivers one-two punch to bone infections

Bone infections after surgery can be hard to treat and delay healing. A new hydrogel attacks bacteria and encourages regrowth with a single application.

John Toon-Georgia Tech | June 27, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bones hydrogels implants infections medical-devices

Infectious parasite shows signs of sexual reproduction

Evidence of a true sexual reproduction cycle in Leishmania parasites could enable better prevention of infectious disease.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University | June 26, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine infections parasites reproduction

Nibbling parasite ‘decorates’ itself with bits of host

The parasite Entamoeba histolytica causes severe gut disease in humans. It "quite literally takes bites out of other cells."

Andy Fell-UC Davis | May 3, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine amoeba cells immune-systems infections parasites

‘Extra’ enzymes boost E. coli resistance at low pH

Studying E. coli at neutral pH in the lab might not give us a full sense of their powers against antibiotics.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL | April 15, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bacteria drug-resistance e-coli enzymes urinary-tract-infections

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