Monthly Archives: July 2015

New research opens the door for treatment of relapsing bacterial infections

Northeastern University researchers lay the groundwork for customized antibiotic treatmentsIt’s one thing to grow bacteria in a test tube, perform a screen in the lab, and find a mutation in the… …read more

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Assessing the South Korea MERS outbreak: could it happen elsewhere?

In this Spotlight, we examine the recent MERS outbreak in South Korea, examining how authorities dealt with the virus and whether such an outbreak could occur elsewhere. …read more

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Persistent severe back pain could signify rare spine infection: new IDSA guideline

Patients with back pain that doesn’t go away despite therapy may have a spine infection that could lead to paralysis or death if not diagnosed and treated correctly, note the first U.S. …read more

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The evolutionary link between diet and stomach acidity

An analysis of data on stomach acidity and diet in birds and mammals suggests that high levels of stomach acidity developed not to help animals break down food, but to defend animals against food… …read more

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Structures reveal basis of recurring urinary tract infections

While the best antibiotics can wipe out most of the bacteria that cause notoriously difficult urinary tract infections, a few “sleeper cells” often remain. …read more

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