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LUCA Biologics develops live biotherapeutics for unmet medical needs in women's health
Tue, 06 Aug 2019 09:50:52 -0400
LUCA Biologics, a biotechnology company co-founded by Dr. Jacques Ravel, announced today it will develop live biotherapeutics for widespread, unmet medical needs in women's health. Ravel will serve as LUCA's Chief Scientist.
Many healthy women carry drug-resistant E. coli strains in their guts
Fri, 26 Jul 2019 12:46:59 -0400
A recent study of over 1,000 healthy women with no symptoms of urinary tract infections showed nearly 9 percent carried multi-drug resistant Escherichia coli strains in their guts.
E. coli superbug can live in women’s gut without symptoms
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 23:06:29 -0400
Virulent and multi-drug resistant strains of Escherichia coli can thrive in women’s gut even without any symptoms, a new study found.
NHS England pilot paves way for new smartphone-based UTI test
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 04:38:00 -0400
WOMEN who suspect they have a urinary tract infection will be able to access fast-track testing and treatment — without seeing a GP — as part of a ground-breaking NHS England pilot scheme being trialed in 38 ‘Pharmacy First’ branches across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
LexaGene’s beta prototype achieves 98.2% consistency with reference lab data
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 04:58:39 -0400
LexaGene Holdings, Inc., a biotechnology company that develops genetic analyzers for rapid pathogen detection and other molecular markers, announced today the test results from its first beta prototype placed at the Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital in Woburn, MA. Mass Vet is one of 24 hospitals owned and operated by Ethos Veterinary Health.
Broader monitoring of patients needed to reduce post-hospitalization UTIs
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 06:45:45 -0400
Broader monitoring of patients is needed to reduce the number of people who develop a urinary tract infection after being discharged from the hospital, new research by Oregon State University suggests.
Study provides better understanding of bacteria’s role in recurrent UTIs
Mon, 13 May 2019 23:29:25 -0400
A new finding by researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center shows that several species of bacteria reside in bladder tissue of postmenopausal women who experience recurrent urinary tract infections.
Febrile seizures following vaccination are self-resolving and not dangerous
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 16:09:29 -0400
New research from the University of Sydney has found the severity of febrile seizures following vaccination is no different to febrile seizures from another cause, such as from a virus, and that the majority of seizures are short-lived, self-resolving and don't require ongoing treatment.
Lethal plans: When seniors turn to suicide in long-term care
Tue, 09 Apr 2019 21:35:33 -0400
When Larry Anders moved into the Bay at Burlington nursing home in late 2017, he wasn't supposed to be there long. At 77, the stoic Wisconsin machinist had just endured the death of his wife of 51 years and a grim new diagnosis: throat cancer, stage 4.
Novel technology set to play key role in the fight against anti-microbial resistance
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 03:54:20 -0400
Increasing pressures on health services have led to the over-prescription of commonly used antibiotics, more instances of mis-prescription and subsequently, the emergence of antibiotic resistance and an increased reliance on antibiotics of last resort.