Tag Archives: Bacteria

Listeria OUTBREAK: Three dead in UK news – what is it? Symptoms of fatal bacteria

Listeria is a deadly bacteria that can be found in food. Three people has died after contracting the bacteria from meat. Public Health England (PHE) said sandwiches and salads linked to the cases have been withdrawn and the supplier, The Good Food Chain, has voluntarily ceased production while the investigation continues. PHE said The Good… Read More »

Antibiotic Alternative? A Virus to Fight Bacteria

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Viruses and bacteria are the culprits behind the infectious diseases that plague humans. Researchers recently turned one against the other, using viruses to wipe out a potentially life-threatening bacterium in a 15-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis. This old-time approach to battling bacterial infections… Read More »

Spread of cancers halted by smart bacteria that trigger immune attack

Bacteria can shrink cancer cellsSTEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY By Michael Le Page GENETICALLY modified “smart” bacteria injected into tumours can shrink growths and trigger an immune response that stops cancer spreading, tests in animals show. The engineered bacteria exploit the vulnerability of solid tumours to infections. This vulnerability comes about because tumours evolve all kinds… Read More »