Tag Archives: infections

Self-Healing Bacteriophage Hydrogel to Target Infections, Cancer

July 31st, 2019 Medgadget Editors Critical Care, Materials, Pathology, Public Health, Surgery Antibiotics are the predominant tool when fighting bacterial infections, but bacteriophages could potentially be a lot more effective. Bacteriophages are viruses that attack bacteria and because they avoid injuring human cells they are a promising therapeutic tool, if used correctly. Moreover, they can… Read More »

HPV vaccine has significantly cut rates of cancer-causing infections

The Washington Post/Getty Images By Jessica Hamzelou The HPV vaccine appears to be working. Countries with vaccination programmes are lowering the rate of virus infection, precancerous lesions and genital warts in girls and women. Boys and men are benefiting too, even when they are not vaccinated. That’s the conclusion of a review of 65 studies… Read More »

Stool transplants are now standard of care for recurrent C. difficile infections

Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), also known as stool transplantation, is a procedure in which stool from a healthy donor is placed into the gut of a patient in order to treat a certain disease. FMT is not a new concept, but in the last six years it has become a standard-of-care therapy for the treatment… Read More »