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Pneumonia is a leading cause of death and hospitalization, costing health care systems billions of dollars and an estimated 600,000 adult deaths worldwide each year. Pneumococcal disease is caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae and the term describes a group of illnesses, including invasive infections, such as bacteremia/sepsis and meningitis, as well as pneumonia and upper respiratory tract infections. Although all age groups may be affected, the highest rate of pneumococcal disease occurs in young children and older adults. In addition, persons suffering from a wide range of chronic conditions (eg, diabetes, cardiovascular disease) and immune deficiencies are at increased risk.
New group of molecules that have an antibacterial effect identified

New group of molecules that have an antibacterial effect identified

Novel therapy induces phagocytosis to treat bacterial pneumonia

Novel therapy induces phagocytosis to treat bacterial pneumonia

Correction of immune system's faulty timing may offer a new strategy to prevent severe COVID-19

Correction of immune system's faulty timing may offer a new strategy to prevent severe COVID-19

New study reveals lung cell roles in guiding the immune system

New study reveals lung cell roles in guiding the immune system

Experts unravel inner workings of cell receptors involved in various diseases

Experts unravel inner workings of cell receptors involved in various diseases

Insights on cross-resistance can improve potency of sequential antibiotic treatment

Insights on cross-resistance can improve potency of sequential antibiotic treatment

Accurate diagnosis of bacterial superinfection pneumonia could help avoid antibiotic overuse

Accurate diagnosis of bacterial superinfection pneumonia could help avoid antibiotic overuse

International travelers may pick up AMR genes from different destinations

International travelers may pick up AMR genes from different destinations

Gene therapy may be a safe and effective single-dose treatment for hypophosphatasia

Gene therapy may be a safe and effective single-dose treatment for hypophosphatasia

Researchers prove that drugs designed for bacteria have the potential to act on human cells

Researchers prove that drugs designed for bacteria have the potential to act on human cells

Researchers discover canine coronavirus in East Malaysia

Researchers discover canine coronavirus in East Malaysia

Study identifies mechanism that enables SARS viruses to efficiently replicate in infected cells

Study identifies mechanism that enables SARS viruses to efficiently replicate in infected cells

Scientists generate a detailed molecular atlas of lung development

Scientists generate a detailed molecular atlas of lung development

Study shows how human viruses are better adapted to infect certain tissues

Study shows how human viruses are better adapted to infect certain tissues

Human monoclonal antibodies can act as biological substitute for chemical antibiotics

Human monoclonal antibodies can act as biological substitute for chemical antibiotics

Scientists identify new weapon to fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Scientists identify new weapon to fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Gene expression database sheds light on pneumococcal infection

Gene expression database sheds light on pneumococcal infection

Researchers identify new therapeutic target to fight COVID-19 disease

Researchers identify new therapeutic target to fight COVID-19 disease

Molecular markers in the blood can predict severe COVID-19 outcomes

Molecular markers in the blood can predict severe COVID-19 outcomes

Study provides new insight on how lung bacteria protect against invading pathogens

Study provides new insight on how lung bacteria protect against invading pathogens