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Common prescription drugs (not themselves antibiotics) may increase risk of developing antibiotic resistance

New research presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) taking place online (9-12 July), suggests that three commonly prescribed classes of drugs that are not themselves antibiotics--proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), beta-blockers and antimetabolites--could lead to antibiotic resistant infections caused by bacteria from the Enterobacteriaceae family.

Recurrent infections of salmonella can lead to colitis

Recurrent infections of Salmonella, a common human food poisoning pathogen, can lead to colitis

New Trial Results Show Effectiveness of BPaL Regimen for Highly Drug-Resistant TB Can Be Maintained with Reduced Dosing of Linezolid

TB Alliance’s ZeNix trial in South Africa and Eastern Europe sought to optimize the 6-month treatment regimen with reduced exposure to the drug linezolid

Mechanisms behind Ebola Virus Spread Revealed

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is a rare and deadly disease in people and nonhuman primates.

Putting the brakes on immune reactions

When we are exposed to a pathogen, the immune system's B cells swarm to our lymph nodes, spleens, and tonsils.

Study shows benefits of early anticlotting therapy in moderate COVID-19

Summary: New research shows that administering a full dose of a standard blood thinner early to moderately ill hospitalized patients with COVID-19 could halt the thrombo-inflammation process and reduce the risk of severe disease and death.

T-cell 'training grounds' behind robust immune system response seen in adenovirus vaccine

Adenovirus vaccine vectors, such as the ChAdOx1 nCov-19 construct which has risen to prominence as a major vaccine for COVID-19

Relation of prior statin and anti-hypertensive use to severity of disease among patients hospitalized with COVID-19: Findings from the American Heart Association’s COVID-19 Cardiovascular Disease Registry

Statins have anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects that may reduce the severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), in which organ dysfunction is mediated by severe inflammation.

Non-genetic tumor diversity contributes to treatment failure in cancer patients

Vanderbilt University that has shown how an in vitro model of tumor heterogeneity, or diversity, resolves three different sources of cell state variability in cancer cells.

Focusing on the woman, not just the disability, could improve reproductive care

What researchers learned is being used to create the first patient-reported outcome measures for reproductive health in this population.

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