News tagged with clostridium difficile

The difficult question of Clostridium difficile

The bacterium Clostridium difficile causes antibiotic-related diarrhoea and is a growing problem in the hospital environment and elsewhere in the community. Understanding how the microbe colonises the human gut when other ...

dateAug 19, 2014 in Biochemistry
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Fighting bacteria—with viruses

Research published today in PLOS Pathogens reveals how viruses called bacteriophages destroy the bacterium Clostridium difficile (C. diff), which is becoming a serious problem in hospitals and healthcare institutes, due to ...

dateJul 24, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Talking the language of genes

( -- The majority of hospital cases of Clostridium difficile at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford are not caused by transmission of the bug within the hospital, so early results of a new project suggest.

dateFeb 02, 2011 in Genetics
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