microbiology

The ability of infectious bacteria to form biofilms - which are responsible for two thirds of human infections - makes them particularly difficult to treat. And when these bacteria are also resistant to antibiotics, the medical challenge is even tougher.

 

USA, March 30, 2014 - Scientists at Forsyth, along with a colleague from Northwestern University, have discovered that the protein, Transgultaminase 2 (TG2), is a key component in the process of gum disease.

 

USA, March 30, 2014 - Patients with leukocyte adhesion deficiency, or LAD, suffer from frequent bacterial infections, including the severe gum disease known as periodontitis.