A synthetic sugar-based molecule activates the immune system and could serve as a vaccine against C. difficile bacteria, say scientists. The discovery may pave the way for developing inexpensive and effective vaccines and drugs against the illness.
Read more about Synthetic sugar molecule may help fight hospital germs on Business Standard. Researchers have constructed a synthetic sugar molecule as a cost-effective alternative for immunisation that could protect patients against one of the most dangerous hospital germs.
Scientists in Germany found a sugar on the surface of C. difficile cells may be able to train the immune system to prevent it from infecting at-risk patients.
Zee Media Bureau New Delhi: Hospitals are the place where we go to get better but there are chances that we may get sick from the germs that we pick up there. Such infections are known as Nosocomial infections- caused by pathogens and bacteria that easily spreads through the body. The deadly gut bacterium Clostridium difficile (C. difficile, or C. diff) infects a large proportion of patients in hospitals and becomes incurable, as the bacteria tends to develop resistance to antibiotics.