Tag: "mycobacterium" at biology news
Einstein researchers find potential new drugs for tuberculosis
...acteria without risk to patients. "Drug-resistant mycobacterium
tuberculosis is a worldwide problem, particularly in people with weakened immune systems such as those infected with HIV," notes senior author Dr. William Jacobs, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at Einstein, as well as professor of mic...
MSU entomologist appointed to unravel mysterious tropical disease
...sed nodule followed by a sore. Left untreated, the mycobacterium
produces a toxin that destroys surrounding tissue, muscle and in some cases bone, leaving open wounds, or ulcers, and disfigured limbs, Merritt said. In many cases, amputation is the only option. Antibiotics have shown some success in treating Buru...
Steven M. Larson named recipient of SNM's 2005 Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award
...technology that is used widely today for detecting mycobacterium
tuberculosis, including assessing drug sensitivities. He was recruited to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1983, in part to establish a state-of-the-art PET center for NIH researchers. His success in this endeavor led to an NIH Directors Me...
Using molecular technique, researcher identify hospital pool bacterial pathogen
...m the pool and not from outside. We did find this mycobacterium
at incredibly high levels in air, but we also found fungi spores and plant materials." While no immunocompromised patients using the hospital pool became ill, there are cases in the literature of the immunocompromised becoming ill from Mycoba...
A clear view of mycobacterial infection
...n host. One of the host's first moves against the mycobacterium
is the formation of a granuloma, an aggregate of c...oblem in understanding the interaction between the mycobacterium
and the host has been that it occurs deep in the lung of the infected animal. To overcome this limit...