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How Salmonella Forms Evil Twins To Evade The Body's Defenses

An unusual regulatory mechanism that controls the swimmer/non-swimmer option in genetically identical Salmonella also impacts the bacteria's ability to cause infection.University of...

Discovery Of Weak Spot On Deadly Ebolavirus

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute and the US Army's Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases have isolated and analyzed an antibody that neutralizes Sudan virus, a...

Bacteria Responsible For Common Infections May Protect Themselves By Stealing Immune Molecules

Bacteria responsible for middle ear infections, pink eye and sinusitis protect themselves from further immune attack by transporting molecules meant to destroy them away from their inner...

Researcher Determines How Legionnaires' Bacteria Proliferate, Cause Disease

A University of Louisville scientist has determined for the first time how the bacterium that causes Legionnaires' disease manipulates our cells to generate the amino acids it needs to grow...

Bacteria Behind Common Infections Appropriate Immune Molecules Sent To Destroy Them

Some infectious bacteria like NTHI, which is responsible for  conjunctivitis or "pink eye", middle ear infections and sinusitis, defend themselves from immune attack by...

Adaptable Decision-Making In Bacteria Communities Inspires Robotics Researchers

Much to humans' chagrin, bacteria have superior survival skills. Their decision-making processes and collective behaviors allow them to thrive and even spread efficiently in difficult...

SBRI competition seeking new and improved tools, products or capabilities in the field of health economics

The Technology Strategy Board, in partnership with the Department of Health (DH), this week launched a SBRI competition seeking new and improved tools, products or capabilities in the...

Technology Strategy Board Design Option for the DIIA Sepsis I, Multi-pathogen detection and/or simple discrimination funding call

The Technology Strategy Board is working to bring the design and technology communities closer together as we believe that this will strengthen UK innovation. The Design Option is a new scheme...

Call for research proposals: Diagnostics to support stratified medicine.

Dear Colleague New research funding opportunities The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) programme has launched a commissioned workstream which is funded by NIHR with...

NICE Diagnostics Assessment Programme

NICE have issued the first draft guidance for public consultation. The draft guidance concerns the EOS 2D/3D x-ray imaging system. The consultation document is available from ...

CALL: Innovative Approaches to Detection of Biological Agents

The detection of biological agents (viruses, bacteria and toxins) is a priority area for UK defence. This competition seeks innovative solutions to a number of technical challenges that, if...

IBBS Conference - Disinfection and Decontamination

An important IBBS Conference on the twin topics of "Disinfection and Decontamination" is taking place over one and a half days on 28th and 29th September 2010 at The University of...

Image of new antibiotic in action opens up new opportunities to combat antibacterial resistance

Detailed pictures published today reveal how a new type of experimental antibiotic can kill bacteria that are already resistant to existing treatments. The findings could ultimately help...

The Potential To Treat Or Prevent Sepsis And Severe Infection By Blocking The 'Programmed Death 1' Protein

Scientists have made an important discovery that could lead to new drugs that reduce the severity of blood infections leading to sepsis. Research presented in the August 2010 issue of Journal of...

Proposed British Standard for Antimicrobial Materials

Given the widening interest in antimicrobial materials in sectors such as healthcare and food hygiene, BSI has initiated a proposal to address the need for a new standard relating to antimicrobial...

Macro2010: Polymers in Support of Life

The Macro2010 International conference in polymer technology, Galsgow, 11-16 July 2010, features symposia on "Polymers for the support of Life", including: Polymers for tissue...
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IBBS Conference - Disinfection and Decontamination

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Proposed British Standard for Antimicrobial Materials

Given the widening interest in antimicrobial materials in sectors such as healthcare and food...