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Colorized transmission electron micrograph MERS virus particles (blue) found near the periphery of an infected VERO E6 cell (yellow). Image captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Image credit: NIAID
NIH officials discuss novel coronavirus that recently emerged in China

January 24, 2020

The new cluster of viral pneumonia cases originating in Wuhan, China, marks the third time in 20 years…
Exposure to diesel exhaust particles linked to pneumococcal disease susceptibility

January 24, 2020

A new study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, shows that exposure to diesel exhaust…
Removing body clock gene protects mice against pneumonia

January 7, 2020

Removing the clock gene BMAL1 makes bacteria-engulfing defense cells in the body more effective, a University of Manchester…
Drug-resistant superbug deploys sentinels to warn of attack

December 16, 2019

Researchers from Rice University and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston spent more than eight…
Can the weather increase your chances of getting pneumonia?

October 21, 2019

Dr. Oyelola Adegboye from James Cook University’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine was part of a…
Drug reduces risk of pneumonia in newborn mice

October 16, 2019

The underdeveloped lungs and immune systems of premature babies put them at high risk of potentially deadly pneumonia.…
Vaccine against deadly superbug Klebsiella effective in mice

August 28, 2019

Scientists have produced and tested, in mice, a vaccine that protects against a worrisome superbug: a hypervirulent form…
Dietary zinc protects against streptococcic pneumoniae infection

August 26, 2019

Researchers have uncovered a crucial link between dietary zinc intake and protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae, the primary bacterial…
Want to protect yourself from bacterial pneumonia? Eat zinc-rich food

August 26, 2019

Chances are you’ve never even heard of the problem of zinc deficiency. However, nearly two billion people in…
Pneumonia Patients Get Too Many Antibiotics – Especially as They Leave the Hospital

July 10, 2019

A million times a year, pneumonia sends American adults to the hospital. And while antibiotics help save lives,…
Pneumonia mapped in largest genomic survey of any disease-causing bacterium

June 19, 2019

Researchers have mapped the most common bacterial cause of pneumonia around the world and revealed how these bacteria…
Tiny Earth: Advancing antibiotic discoveries through undergraduate research

April 30, 2019

More and more bacteria are becoming resistant to traditional antibiotics, and this resistance has become a focal point…
Dynamite for Bacteria

April 17, 2019

Although penicillin was discovered nearly a century ago, scientists are still learning how the drug makes bacterial cells…
Exploring Copper’s Potential as Antibiotic

April 2, 2019

While antibiotic resistance is on the rise, pharmaceutical companies are making fewer and fewer new antibiotics. UA immunobiologist…
Reevaluating Pneumococcal Vaccine Guidance: An Analysis

March 7, 2019

If mitigating racial disparities in those who contract pneumococcal diseases, such as meningitis and pneumonia, is a top…
Step forward for pneumonia vaccine development

February 14, 2019

A vaccine against the biggest bacterial killer on the planet is a step closer to being available with…
Some nose, throat bacteria make it less likely to get flu

January 11, 2019

Imagine taking a pill that would help you stave off the flu and potentially prevent secondary infections like…
Prescribed opioids raise risk of pneumonia in patients with and without HIV

January 8, 2019

Taking prescribed opioids raises the risk of pneumonia in individuals with and without HIV, a new Yale-led study…
With these nanoparticles, a simple urine test could diagnose bacterial pneumonia

December 4, 2018

Pneumonia, a respiratory disease that kills about 50,000 people in the United States every year, can be caused…
How pneumococci challenge our immune system

November 20, 2018

Pneumococci are the most common cause of respiratory tract infections, such as otitis and sinusitis, as well as…
Bacterial imaging probe is safe for patient use, study finds

November 6, 2018

Imaging technology that detects deadly pneumonia infections in under 60 seconds is safe and practical for clinical use,…
Researchers target protein that protects bacteria’s DNA ‘recipes’

August 22, 2018

Bacteria cause many serious illnesses, from food poisoning to pneumonia. The challenge for scientists is that disease-causing bacteria…
Commonly prescribed heartburn drug linked to Pneumonia in Older Adults

April 24, 2018

Researchers at the University of Exeter have found a statistical link between pneumonia in older people and a…
NIH scientists describe potential antibody approach for treating multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae

March 20, 2018

Researchers are developing a promising alternative to antibiotic treatment for infections caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria resistant to carbapenem antibiotics.…
Artificial Intelligence Quickly and Accurately Diagnoses Eye Diseases and Pneumonia

February 23, 2018

Using artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques, researchers at Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health and…
Wasatch Front inversions cause more than 200 cases of pneumonia each year

January 17, 2018

Air pollution trapped along the Wasatch Front by winter inversions are estimated to send more than 200 people…
Study reveals new insight into susceptibility to pneumonia

May 6, 2017

A new research study of immune responses to pneumococcal vaccines, commonly given to people with compromised immune systems,…
Discovery may help patients beat deadly pneumonia

March 28, 2017

Researchers have found that a hormone responsible for controlling iron metabolism helps fight off a severe form of…
A sweet vaccine against pneumonia

March 14, 2017

It may not take much to vaccinate against a particularly dangerous pathogen that causes pneumonia. A molecule consisting…
Asthma drugs could prevent deadly form of pneumonia, research suggests

February 24, 2017

Two drugs used to treat asthma and allergies may offer a way to prevent a form of pneumonia…
Detection of pneumonia through exhaled breath

January 10, 2017

Children with cystic fibrosis (CF) often get airway infections, which can be difficult to diagnose. The methods are…
Vitamin E can reduce the risk of pneumonia after a long period of smoking

October 6, 2016

Even though it is better not to start smoking, many people still smoke and scientists have to take…
An arms race with a superbug: Study shows how pneumonia-causing bacteria invade the body

September 14, 2016

If you get pneumonia, or even an infected cut, your body is now a war zone. And as…
An arms race with a superbug: Study shows how pneumonia-causing bacteria invade the body

September 13, 2016

Research in mice on Klebsiella pneumoniae could pave the way for better broad-spectrum antibiotics for humans If you…
New model sheds light on secondary bacterial pneumonia

August 11, 2016

For years, researchers have known that the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) can trigger severe, sometimes deadly, secondary…
Pneumonia discovery may offer way to boost body’s defenses

August 1, 2016

A molecule being targeted in cancer is also critical for the immune system’s ability to battle pneumonia, researchers…
Saved by the sun

June 29, 2016

A new twist on the use of renewable energy is saving children’s lives in Africa. The innovation—a-solar powered…
NIH sequences genome of a fungus that causes life-threatening pneumonia

April 12, 2016

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, in collaboration with extramural organizations, have sequenced nearly the entire…
Studying ‘inflamm-aging’: Monocytes, cytokines, and susceptibility to pneumonia

January 17, 2016

The chronic state of low-level inflammation seen in many elderly individuals (sometimes called “inflamm-aging”), is associated with diseases…
Smokers Diagnosed with Pneumonia Found to Have Higher Risk of Lung Cancer

January 8, 2016

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality in the United States, with a five-year survival rate…
Good bacteria might help prevent middle ear infections and pneumonia

January 5, 2016

A new study from the Forsyth Institute is helping to shed more light on the important connections among…
OCT may speed detection of pneumonia-related bacteria in ICU patients

January 5, 2016

Research shows OCT is a good alternative to the arduous sample preparation required for in-vitro SEM imaging of…
First, do no harm: Hospital patients given anti-heartburn drugs have higher risk of dying, study finds

November 12, 2015

Right now, in any American hospital, about half of the patients have a prescription for an acid-reducing drug…
Death & money in the ICU: Pneumonia findings surprise researchers

September 23, 2015

When an older person gets hospitalized for pneumonia, where’s the best place to care for them? New research…
Community-acquired pneumonia a problem for adults of all ages

June 29, 2015

It’s often called “the old man’s friend,” but community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a major health concern for adults…
Pneumonia found to harm DNA in lung cells

June 21, 2015

Hydrogen peroxide produced by some bacteria causes DNA double-strand breaks, cell suicide. A bacterium that is the most…
Fewer Doses of Antibody for Pneumonia, Bronchiolitis Possible, Study Finds

April 25, 2015

Respiratory Syncytial Virus, or RSV, is the most common cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in U.S. children under…
Largest study of its kind documents causes of childhood community-acquired pneumonia

February 27, 2015

With the chill of winter comes a spike in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), which spreads more easily as people…
In Rural India, Children Receive Wrong Treatments for Deadly Ailments

February 16, 2015

Few health care providers in rural India know the correct treatments for childhood diarrhea and pneumonia – two…
New weapon in war against flu pandemics and pneumonia

February 14, 2015

Patent-pending antibody allows easier tracking of treatment effectiveness Scientists from NTU Singapore, the world’s No. 1 young university,…
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