Health Problems

Researchers relate amplification of chromosomal region with resistance to chemotherapeutic drug in breast cancer

Researchers at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), with the participation of collaborators from the Baylor College of Medicine (Houston) and the University Institute of Oncology of Asturias (IUOPA), publish today in Cancer Research a study where they relate the high number of copies of a chromosomal region with the appearance of resistance to a […]

Health Problems

Harvard undergrad’s AI model helps to predict TB resistance

One of the greatest challenges in treating tuberculosis—the top infectious killer worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)—is the bacterium’s ability to shapeshift rapidly and become resistant to multiple drugs. Identifying resistant strains quickly and choosing the right antibiotics to treat them remains difficult for several reasons, including the bacterium’s propensity to grow slowly […]

Medications

Antibiotic resistance across Wisconsin revealed by new maps

When a patient arrives at a hospital with an infection, her doctor must decide which antibiotic might have the best chance of curing her—no easy feat when disease-causing pathogens are increasingly resistant to multiple antibiotics. For that reason, hospitals often track the antibiotic resistance profiles of infectious microbes that they isolate from sick patients, which […]

Personal Health

New drugs against tuberculosis

The tuberculosis is in Germany only rarely. Worldwide the consumption is addiction but still a tölethal threat. New drugs should help The Röntgen of the lung is an important investigation in suspected cases of Tuberculosis The recording on the screen shows a lung. Somewhere in the upper area of bright light, delicate clouds in the […]