Scientists shed new light on how lung bacteria defend against pneumonia

New insight on how bacteria in the lungs protect against invading pathogens has been published today in the open-access eLife journal. The study in mice shows that a strain of lung bacteria called Lactobacillus provides a barrier against Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) colonization in animals previously infected with influenza A virus when applied therapeutically following […]

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Study: Bartonella infection associated with psychiatric symptoms and skin lesions

Bartonella bacteria are increasingly recognized as an emerging infectious disease threat. A new study by North Carolina State University researchers has found additional instances of Bartonella infection in humans who exhibited neuropsychiatric symptoms, a subset of whom also had skin lesions. This research adds to the body of evidence that not only can Bartonella infection […]

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