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Meningitis patients could benefit from new test

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 10:11

A new laser-based test has been developed by scientists at a Scottish university to speed up the diagnosis of bacterial meningitis.

Antibody-producing cells discovered in spleen

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 19:39

Researchers have discovered a type of cells in human spleen that are essential for the production of antibodies, paving way for development of new vaccines to fight meningitis and pneumonia.

Zinc starves lethal bacteria to stop infection

Last Updated: Sunday, December 08, 2013, 22:09

Zinc can `starve` one of the world`s most deadly bacteria that causes pneumonia and meningitis, by preventing its uptake of an essential metal, scientists have found.

Eighth Princeton student diagnosed with meningitis

Last Updated: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 10:04

An eighth Princeton University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, a potentially fatal infection that causes swelling of the brain and spinal cord, a university spokesman said on Friday.

Meningitis outbreak at Princeton University: officials

Last Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 15:03

Princeton University is trying to contain an outbreak of bacterial meningitis that has sickened several students, school and health officials said today.

New jab for `deadly` meningitis could save thousands of lives

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 13:06

A vaccine against a deadly form of meningitis has been approved for use in the UK.

Smoking in pregnancy triples baby`s risk of meningitis

Last Updated: Monday, December 10, 2012, 15:20

Smoking during pregnancy can triple the baby`s chance of developing meningitis, researchers warn.

`WHO eases rules on India-made meningitis vaccine`

Last Updated: Friday, November 16, 2012, 17:24

In a breakthrough, a key India-made meningitis vaccine can now be transported or stored for up to four days without refrigeration, which could help combat the disease in poor countries.

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