Probiotics – Current Benefits of an Old Idea

Can they assist with COVID-19 immunity? The idea of probiotics is for centuries something well known in other cultures. Many old cultures count with them in yogurts, kefirs and even something thought to be new but made recently popular by savvy Hollywood stars, called: Kombucha. A group of researchers looked at Malaysian Kefir, made from fermented grains Read more about Probiotics – Current Benefits of an Old Idea[…]

How Does The COVID-19 Virus Affect Our gut Microbiome?

A SARS-CoV-2 infection affects many organ systems in the body, including the gut microbiome and the 100 trillion bacterial that make up this important part of our bodies and its immune system.

T cells vs Antibodies – The Unsung Warriors Against COVID-19

A novel test for T cells show great promise in detecting immune status Antibodies often steal the spotlight when talking about immunity, but they are not the only protagonist in the immune system. T cells are specialized defenders activated in the adaptive immune response. They multiply and differentiate into cytotoxic, helper, or regulatory t-cells. These Read more about T cells vs Antibodies – The Unsung Warriors Against COVID-19[…]

New Technology in the Fight Against Pneumonia

Saving Patient Lives with Rapid Pneumonia Testing Streptococcus pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila pose a severe threat of morbidity and mortality, with acute symptoms that include shortness of breath and chest pain. High-risk cases are known to result in respiratory failure, sepsis, pneumonia, bacteremia, and meningitis.(1) Consequently, “Pneumonia is the world’s leading cause of death among children under five Read more about New Technology in the Fight Against Pneumonia[…]

Ruthenium Based Antibacterials – Can this be useful in the fight against resistant bacteria?

A team of researches at the University of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England, have reported a new compound that displays the ability to kill both gram-positive and gram-negative antibiotic-resistant bacteria (1). PhD student Kirsty Smitten, Principal Investigator Jim Thomas, and their team in the Department of Chemistry first published their findings in Chemical Science in Read more about Ruthenium Based Antibacterials – Can this be useful in the fight against resistant bacteria?[…]

Can Bacteria be Used to Attack Tumors?

Bacteria are commonly considered a culprit leading to cancer. However, recent research suggests that some bacteria, being a potential enemy can also be a friend, and thus be utilized to create novel cancer therapeutics and treatments.(1, Figure 1) A great deal of research ahs centered on using bacteria to reduce the size of tumors. Tumors Read more about Can Bacteria be Used to Attack Tumors?[…]

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