Tag Archives: gene

How to block new antibiotic resistance gene

A new antimicrobial-resistance gene, VCC-1, a ß-lactamase gene, has been discovered in benign close relatives of virulent Vibrio cholerae, which causes cholera. Now, a team of Canadian researchers has found a way to block the VCC-1 enzyme, which disables that resistance gene. The research is published February 19th in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a journal… Read More »

Gene Elimination Paves a New Way for Sudden Cardiac Arrest Treatment

Removing a defective gene mutation responsible for RYR2 protein production may help prevent sudden cardiac death, finds a new study. The results of this study are published in the journal of Circulation Research. Each year, at least 3 million people worldwide die of sudden cardiac death. In the U.S., this number reaches up to 450,000… Read More »