Tag: "microorganism" at medical news
Fatty acid pathway, glucose combine to produce triacetic acid lactone
... to use a biosynthetic pathway taken from a common microorganism
to produce compounds that could serve as precursors to explosives or components in everyday devices such as liquid crystal displays or anti-cancer agents. In a presentation at the 227th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Illinois doct...
Novel delivery system devised for toxoplasmosis treatment
...into cysts of Toxoplasma gondii, the single-celled microorganism
that causes toxoplasmosis. It also describes a new therapeutic target within this common parasite. "This is a major step forward in developing ways to treat one of mankind's most common chronic infections," said Rima McLeod, M.D., professor of ophth...
Antibiotic slows atherosclerosis in people with Chlamydia pneumonia antibodies
...dies that react when their blood is exposed to the microorganism
in the laboratory. C-reactive protein (CRP) levels were also established for each patient. CRP is a marker of general systemic inflammation, including irritation of vascular walls. In the baseline period, IMT progressed in Cp patients at a rate ...
Cranfield technology noses ahead
...produce odours that give their presence away. Each microorganism
produces a different odour allowing 'Diag-Nose to determine the underlying infection so correct treatment can be given. Laboratory trails for the new test have proved very successful and already 80% of UTIs can be detected. Clinical trails starting s...