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Study: Sex hormones, intestinal inflammation, and the gut microbiome: Major influencers of the sexual dimorphisms in obesity. Image Credit: SHISANUPONG1986/Shutterstock

Sexual dimorphisms in the epidemiology and pathophysiology of obesity

In a recent study published in Frontiers of Immunologyresearchers reviewed sexual dimorphisms in obesity. Study: Sex hormones, intestinal inflammation and the gut microbiome: Major influences on sexual dimorphisms in obesity. Image credit: SHISANUPONG1986/Shutterstock Background Obesity, the accumulation of excess body fat, is associated with a higher risk of health problems such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease …

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Study: Engineered peptide PLG0206 overcomes limitations of a challenging antimicrobial drug class. Image Credit: Christoph Burgstedt / Shutterstock.com

Newly engineered peptides could prevent superbug crisis

Infections with multidrug-resistant (MDR) organisms such as Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus faecium, Escherichia coli (ESKAPEE pathogens), Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter spp., a Acinetobacter baumannii, is a significant public health threat to the global population. However, there are currently no drugs available that effectively resist MDR organisms. Studies: The engineered peptide PLG0206 overcomes the limitations of …

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Improved nanoscale drills kill bacteria directly and revive existing antibiotics

Improved nanoscale drills kill bacteria directly and revive existing antibiotics

Molecular machines that kill infectious bacteria have been designed to work with a more clinically useful light source of energy. The latest iterations of these synthetic nanoscale or molecular machinery (MM), developed by researchers at Rice University, are activated by visible light rather than ultraviolet (UV), as in earlier versions. Tests of burn-related bacterial infections …

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