Staphylococcus aureus phenotype switching: an effective bacterial strategy to escape host immune response and establish a chronic infection

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Staphylococcus aureus is a frequent cause for serious, chronic and therapy-refractive infections in spite of susceptibility to antibiotics in vitro. In chronic infections, altered bacterial phenotypes, such as small colony variants (SCVs), have been found. Yet, it is largely unclear whether the ability to interconvert from the wild-type to the SCV phenotype is only a rare clinical and/or just laboratory phenomenon or is essential to sustain an infection. Here, we performed different...
Authors: L Tuchscherr, E Medina, M Hussain, W Volker, V Heitmann, S Niemann, D Holzinger, J Roth, R Proctor, K Becker, G Peters, B Loffler

Myelodysplastic Syndromes—Many New Drugs, Little Therapeutic Progress

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Dr. Ayalew Tefferi, professor of Hematology and Medicine at Mayo Clinic, discusses his article entitled "Myelodysplastic Syndromes: Many New Drugs, Little Therapeutic Progress, which appears in the November 2010 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings (Available at: http://tinyurl.com/32fzgtm).

Good Day LA Interviews Dr. Bob Sears

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Fox Morning News welcomes Pediatrician Doctor Bob Sears to discuss natural remedies. Renowned pediatrician Dr. Bob Sears has had excellent results with his patients using Bionorica's Sinupret for Kids.