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Bacteria, Antibiotics, Microbes, Drug Resistant

Researchers Design Antimicrobial, Technique to Watch It

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Researchers have designed a new molecule that selectively slashes bacterial cell membranes, leaving the microbes to leak and die. Such compounds could lead to new topical or intravenous antibiotics, or to self-sterilizing materials ranging from countertops to surgical gowns.

Medicine

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Burma, AIDS, HIV, Avian Flu, Bird Flu, H5 N1, Malaria, TB, Tuberculosis

AIDS, TB, Malaria and Bird Flu Spread Unchecked in Burma

Government policies in Burma that restrict public health and humanitarian aid have created an environment where AIDS, drug-resistant tuberculosis, malaria and bird flu (H5N1) are spreading unchecked.

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Antibioticts, Rifamycins, RNA, Polymerase

Researchers Find How Some Antibiotics Kill Bacteria

Researchers have uncovered how members of one family of antibiotics kill bacteria that make people sick. This knowledge may help drug developers make these antibiotics, which fight tuberculosis and meningitis, more effective against drug-resistant strains of bacteria.

Medicine

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Staph, drug, Resistance, Methicillin Resistant, MRSA

Golden Armor: New Way to Fight Resistant Staph Infections

Researchers have discovered that "Staph" bacteria use a protective golden armor to ward off the immune system, a finding with the potential to lead to new treatments for serious infections now increasingly resistant to standard antibiotics.

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Neonatal, Infections

Hospital Acquired Infections Major Problem for Infants in Developing Countries

Rates of neonatal infections in hospital born babies are up to 20 times higher in developing countries than in industrialised countries, reveals a review.

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MRSA, Antibiotic Resistance, Superbug

Leading MRSA Experts Address Emergence of "Superbug"

To help further understanding about MRSA and all its complexities, Pfizer is sponsoring a media teleconference to be held on Oct. 20, 2004.







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