Streptococcus pneumoniae News and Research

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Streptococcus pneumoniae, or Pneumococcus, is a very common bacterial infection in both industrialized and developing countries. In particular, young children and the elderly represent high-risk populations of developing pneumococcal infections. According to the WHO, the bacterium kills up to one million children under the age of five years each year worldwide. It accounts for many Bacterial Meningitis cases in adults and it is the most common cause of Bacteraemia, Pneumonia, Meningitis and Otitis media in young children.
Novel therapy induces phagocytosis to treat bacterial pneumonia

Novel therapy induces phagocytosis to treat bacterial pneumonia

Newly identified antibacterial mechanism could inspire novel strategies to combat bacterial pathogens

Newly identified antibacterial mechanism could inspire novel strategies to combat bacterial pathogens

Gene expression database sheds light on pneumococcal infection

Gene expression database sheds light on pneumococcal infection

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

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

Gaining new insights into bacterial pneumonia

Gaining new insights into bacterial pneumonia