Tag Archives: NTHi
Bacteria with a split personality outsmart the immune system
Bacteria, whether beneficial or harmful, must adapt to changes in their environment in order to survive. This is especially true for bacteria that reside within the human respiratory tract. The bacterium nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae, or NTHI, asymptomatically
Bandaid immunization to prevent ear infections
Almost every child will develop an ear infection and unfortunately, some children will have seven or eight before their first birthday. These chronic infections can result in language, developmental and educational delays, all factors with long-term consequences.
Discovering how treatments for emphysema might lead to infections
Smoking related lung diseases include emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Smokers are also at increased risk of pneumonia – bacterial infections of the lung. Together COPD and pneumonia are ranked as the 3rd and 4th