Sunday, February 17, 2008

New piece of medicine research

I came across this piece of interesting news: Some researchers have found out that it's possible to treat Staphylococcus aureus with an anti-cholesterol medication.

Staphylococcus aureus is a very hard bacterium for the immune system to combat, to a large degree because its color pigmentation protects it. The researchers found that the treatment with the anti-cholesterol medication blocks the pigmentation of the bacteria, leaving it open for attacks from the body's immune system.

The research has been pre-released in Science, and the abstract can be found here. Unfortunately, the actual paper is behind a pay-wall.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Karlo said...

Nice blog! I've added a link to you over at Swerve Left (http://swerveleft.blogspot.com).

February 22, 2008 11:04 PM  
Blogger Kristjan Wager said...

Thanks. Your blog looks pretty good as well. I'll include it in my next blog-roll update, which should happen any time soon....

February 24, 2008 8:38 PM  

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