‘Spider Web’ Traps Viruses

‘Spider Web’ Traps Viruses ‘Spider Web’ Traps Viruses Researchers at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada have discovered a new immune mechanism that kills pathogens in the respiratory tract by acting like a spider web. Once antibodies bind...

New Test Identifies Source of Respiratory Infections

New Test Identifies Source of Respiratory Infections New Test Identifies Source of Respiratory Infections When patients present with symptoms such as a cough, runny nose, and fever, doctors are often unable to identify the source of their respiratory illness. However,...

Obesity Survival Paradox

Obesity Survival Paradox Obesity Survival Paradox Obesity is a growing health concern around the world and a known risk factor for disease. Several types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and COVID-19 all show higher mortality rates in patients with higher body mass...

Colistin Pops Bacterial Cell Membranes Like Balloons

Colistin Pops Bacterial Cell Membranes Like Balloons Colistin Pops Bacterial Cell Membranes Like Balloons An antibiotic known as colistin is commonly used to treat infections caused by superbugs, or bacteria that have developed resistance to other more common drugs....

Microneedle Patch Delivers Antibiotics for Skin Infections

Microneedle Patch Delivers Antibiotics for Skin Infections Microneedle Patch Delivers Antibiotics for Skin Infections According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), skin and soft tissue infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are...

A New Antibiotic for Gonorrhea

A New Antibiotic for Gonorrhea A New Antibiotic for Gonorrhea Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacteria responsible for the sexually transmitted infection (STI) known as gonorrhea, infect more than 500,000 people in the United States each year. In fact, the Centers for...