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Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria and other microorganisms.
Surprising mechanism behind antibiotic resistant bacteria uncovered by TSRI scientists

Surprising mechanism behind antibiotic resistant bacteria uncovered by TSRI scientists

Every year, more strains of bacteria develop resistance to the antibiotics we use to treat deadly infections. At The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) scientists have been working to develop new forms of these drugs, including an antibiotic called arylomycin—but tests have shown that it is possible for bacteria to become resistant to arylomycin, too. [More]
Programme to tackle superbugs announced by charity

Programme to tackle superbugs announced by charity

Antibiotic Research UK announced at its Annual General meeting its first research programme to tackle antibiotic resistant bacteria (superbugs). [More]
Blavatnik Biomedical Accelerator funds advanced biomedical research projects

Blavatnik Biomedical Accelerator funds advanced biomedical research projects

A few years ago, Andrew Myers' laboratory discovered a new way to synthesize an important class of antibiotics that could one day tackle the toughest, most resistant infections. [More]
H1N1 vaccine developed at UNMC to be evaluated in animal study

H1N1 vaccine developed at UNMC to be evaluated in animal study

An H1N1 vaccine developed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center will enter a definitive round of testing this month, and researchers hope to establish its ability to ward off the virus. [More]
Bacteria in gut may be the cause of uveitis in the eye

Bacteria in gut may be the cause of uveitis in the eye

The inflammatory eye disorder autoimmune uveitis occurs when a person's immune system goes awry, attacking proteins in the eye. What spurs this response is a mystery, but now a study on mice suggests that bacteria in the gut may provide a kind of training ground for immune cells to attack the eye. [More]
New research explores underlying mechanisms by which bacteria acquire antibiotic resistance genes

New research explores underlying mechanisms by which bacteria acquire antibiotic resistance genes

A scientific peek into bacteria boudoirs is revealing how "sex" among disease-causing microbes can lead different species or strains to become resistant to antibiotic medications. [More]
Tips for preventing ticks, Lyme disease

Tips for preventing ticks, Lyme disease

When a mosquito decides to dine on your blood, you typically know it - there's pain, itch, and annoyance. Ticks, on the other hand, take a stealthier approach, burrowing into hard-to-spot areas and hanging around for hours or days at a time. [More]
Duke specialist offers infection control measures to maintain health of pro football players

Duke specialist offers infection control measures to maintain health of pro football players

Keeping any team healthy is an important and daunting challenge, but the task is amplified in the National Football League when a bug that spreads rapidly through locker rooms and training facilities can impact an entire season. [More]
Dipexium reports net loss of $4.0 million for second quarter 2015

Dipexium reports net loss of $4.0 million for second quarter 2015

Dipexium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a late-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of Locilex (pexiganan cream 0.8%), a novel, broad-spectrum, topical antibiotic peptide, today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. [More]
Imprimis, Advanced Dosage sign license agreement for proprietary compounded ophthalmic formulations

Imprimis, Advanced Dosage sign license agreement for proprietary compounded ophthalmic formulations

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of proprietary compounded drug formulations, today announced that it has entered into a license agreement with Advanced Dosage Forms, Inc. to expand Imprimis' proprietary ophthalmic injectable and combination topical compounded formulations into Canada. Under the agreement, the licensee has the rights to formulate, market and sell these formulations across Canada. [More]
Researchers describe new Lab-on-a-Disc device for fast and reliable diagnostics of urinary tract infections

Researchers describe new Lab-on-a-Disc device for fast and reliable diagnostics of urinary tract infections

Urinary tract infections can quickly move from being a merely miserable experience to a life-threatening condition. Untreated cases may trigger sepsis, which occurs when the immune system, in an attempt to fight off the infection, inadvertently activates body-wide inflammation that can cause blood clots and leaky blood vessels. [More]
New TSRI discovery could open way to incorporate sulfur into natural antibiotic products

New TSRI discovery could open way to incorporate sulfur into natural antibiotic products

In a discovery with implications for future drug design, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have shown an unprecedented mechanism for how a natural antibiotic with antitumor properties incorporates sulfur into its molecular structure, an essential ingredient of its antitumor activity. [More]
FDA accepts sNDA to review Brintellix clinical trial data for treatment of major depressive disorder

FDA accepts sNDA to review Brintellix clinical trial data for treatment of major depressive disorder

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Takeda) and H. Lundbeck A/S (Lundbeck) announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for review to add clinical data regarding the effect of Brintellix (vortioxetine) on certain aspects of cognitive function in adults with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) to the current product label. [More]
LA BioMed's Nagendra Mishra to be honored with 2015 ICAAC Young Investigator Award

LA BioMed's Nagendra Mishra to be honored with 2015 ICAAC Young Investigator Award

Nagendra Mishra, PhD, a Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute researcher will be honored by the American Society of Microbiology with a 2015 Interscience Conference of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Young Investigator Award during the conference Sept. 17-21 in San Diego. [More]
Intrexon, Synthetic Biologics form ECC to develop and commercialize novel biotherapeutics for phenylketonuria

Intrexon, Synthetic Biologics form ECC to develop and commercialize novel biotherapeutics for phenylketonuria

Intrexon Corporation, a leader in synthetic biology, and Synthetic Biologics, Inc., a clinical-stage company focused on developing therapeutics to protect the microbiome while targeting pathogen-specific diseases, today announced an Exclusive Channel Collaboration (ECC) to pursue the development and commercialization of novel biotherapeutics for the treatment of patients with phenylketonuria (PKU), a serious and debilitating metabolic disorder. [More]
Simple web-based programme to encourage handwashing reduces risk of respiratory tract infections

Simple web-based programme to encourage handwashing reduces risk of respiratory tract infections

A web-based programme to encourage more frequent handwashing reduces the risk of catching and passing on respiratory tract infections to other household members, a randomised trial of more than 16,000 UK households published in The Lancet has found. [More]
Imaging studies required to diagnose traumatic injuries in pregnant women can be safe when used properly

Imaging studies required to diagnose traumatic injuries in pregnant women can be safe when used properly

According to a new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), imaging studies necessary to diagnose traumatic injuries sustained by pregnant women are safe when used properly. [More]
In vitro testing provides proof of concept for osteopathic manipulative therapy

In vitro testing provides proof of concept for osteopathic manipulative therapy

In vitro studies of the cellular effects of modeled osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT) provide proof of concept for the manual techniques practiced by doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), according to researchers from the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. [More]
Rice University scientists identify genetic mechanism that allows bacteria to resist antibiotics

Rice University scientists identify genetic mechanism that allows bacteria to resist antibiotics

Rice University scientists are developing strategies to keep germs from evolving resistance to antibiotics by heading them off at the pass. [More]
Coordinated, two-part approach could help reduce hospital-acquired infections

Coordinated, two-part approach could help reduce hospital-acquired infections

By coordinating with state health departments and communicating with each other about patients with C. difficile and antibiotic-resistant infections, hospitals, long-term acute-care facilities and nursing homes could reduce the number of such hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) by an estimated 619,000 cases in the next five years, a new Centers for Disease Control 9 (CDC)-led report has found. [More]
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