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Characterisation of Streptococcus pneumoniae virulence factors and development of a proteins-based vaccine

Adelaide University, Adelaide, Australia

Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus) is an important human pathogen, which is responsible for the deaths of millions of children each year.

Development of an experimental transgenic mouse model for meningococcal colonisation and disease

University Hospital, Nottingham, UK

Relevant animal models for the studies of meningococcal pathogenesis are only existing for infant rats or mice. Due to their nature, they are not suitable for vaccine protection studies, and...

Development of meningococcal vaccines that target colonisation factors

Imperial College Centre for Molecular Microbiology and Infection, London, UK

There remains an urgent need to develop vaccines to prevent meningococcal infection.

Functional ability following amputation after meningococcal sepsis: pilot study

Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary's Hospital, London, UK

Little is known about children's experience after amputation due to meningococcal septicaemia.

Group B streptococcal surface proteins: role in pathogenesis and evaluation as vaccine components

Lund University, Lund, Sweden

The group B streptococcus (GBS) is the leading cause of septicaemia and meningitis in newborns.

Multi-locus sequence typing (MLST) of Serotype B III Streptococcus and correlation with pathogenic potential

Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary, Canada

GBS serotype III is responsible for ~ 80% of meningitis cases due to GBS. In a recent study of 1207 pregnant women in Alberta, we compared the serotype distributions of vaginal-rectal GBS isolates to...

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