Stefano Di Bella

Stefano Di Bella

Feb 08, 2016

Group 6 Copy 98
3
Please wait...

About This Project

Microbiology Laboratory, San Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Italy

Clostridium difficile infection is a toxin-mediated bacterial infection responsible for 500,000 infections and 30,000 deaths in the US alone. Clostridium difficile virulence and mortality rates increased 5-fold in the last 15 years. In the laboratory, we discovered that the major protein of the egg white, albumin, protects cells from toxin-induced death. The goal of is to test whether albumin administration can reduce the mortality rate associated with Clostridium difficile infection in vivo.

Blast off!

Browse Other Projects on Experiment

Related Projects

Antibiotics and Affect: Avenues for Addiction Management

Addictions to cocaine and other stimulant 'designer' drugs remain unaided by pharmacotherapies. Several...

Affordable 3D-Printed Neural Devices for Spinal Cord Regeneration

Medical treatments for spinal cord injuries are expensive and difficult to test. I want to try to develop...

Community-based Leishmaniasis research in Sri Lanka

Leishmaniasisis a neglected tropical parasitic diseases in the world and is spread by the bite of sand flies...

Backer Badge Funded