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Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria and other microorganisms.
Personal fish calculator reveals safety of seafood

Personal fish calculator reveals safety of seafood

Seafood is the main component of European Christmas menus. But with rising concern about chemical pollution in the marine environment, is seafood safe to eat? [More]
Shortened antimicrobial treatment inferior to standard regimen for middle ear infections, study finds

Shortened antimicrobial treatment inferior to standard regimen for middle ear infections, study finds

A five-day antimicrobial treatment regimen for middle ear infections in young children is inferior to the standard 10-day regimen, according to newly published research in The New England Journal of Medicine. [More]
TSRI scientists identify microbial natural products as abundant sources of potent anticancer drugs

TSRI scientists identify microbial natural products as abundant sources of potent anticancer drugs

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have developed an efficient process to rapidly discover new “enediyne natural products” from soil microbes that could be further developed into extremely potent anticancer drugs. [More]
Danish researchers uncover bacteria’s secret code language

Danish researchers uncover bacteria’s secret code language

Antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria is a growing global challenge. Danish researchers have now discovered that bacteria use a code language to avoid being controlled. [More]
UT Southwestern researchers find new way to combat multidrug-resistant bacteria in burn injuries

UT Southwestern researchers find new way to combat multidrug-resistant bacteria in burn injuries

A new way to fight multidrug-resistant bacteria by blinding them rather than killing them proved highly effective in a model of burn injuries, UT Southwestern Medical Center research shows. [More]
Regular use of common mouthwash can help curb spread of gonorrhoea infections

Regular use of common mouthwash can help curb spread of gonorrhoea infections

A commercial brand of mouthwash that is readily available from supermarkets and pharmacies can help curb the growth of the bacteria responsible for gonorrhoea, reveals preliminary research published online in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. [More]
Antibiotic gel shows promise in preventing onset of Lyme borreliosis following tick bite

Antibiotic gel shows promise in preventing onset of Lyme borreliosis following tick bite

An antibiotic gel based on azithromycin, an antibiotic with antibacterial properties, helps to prevent the onset of Lyme borreliosis following a tick bite. [More]
ANTRUK's new research finds promising leads to combat antibiotic resistance

ANTRUK's new research finds promising leads to combat antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistant infections are predicted to lead to 10 million deaths per year globally by 2050 at a cost of up to $100 trillion to the world economy. In the UK, at least 5,000 people per year die from resistant infections. [More]
How can we tackle antimicrobial resistance?

How can we tackle antimicrobial resistance?

Antimicrobial resistance happens when bugs, like bacteria, fungi or viruses, change, or evolve, when they’re exposed to drugs, like antibiotics, antifungals, or antivirals. Bugs that develop antimicrobial resistance are sometimes referred to as ‘superbugs’. [More]
UTMB researchers develop new vaccine against salmonella poisoning

UTMB researchers develop new vaccine against salmonella poisoning

Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have developed a vaccine against salmonella poisoning designed to be taken by mouth. The findings are detailed in an article published in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. [More]
Bacteriophages may play key role in acquisition and mobilization of antibiotic resistance genes

Bacteriophages may play key role in acquisition and mobilization of antibiotic resistance genes

Scientists at the Catalan Institute for Water Research have carried out a comprehensive analysis of several viromes from different habitats to explore whether bacteriophages (viruses that infect bacteria) harbor antibiotic resistance genes. [More]
UCLA researchers develop simple smartphone attachment for antimicrobial susceptibility testing

UCLA researchers develop simple smartphone attachment for antimicrobial susceptibility testing

A team of UCLA researchers has developed an automated diagnostic test reader for antimicrobial resistance using a smartphone. The technology could lead to routine testing for antimicrobial susceptibility in areas with limited resources. [More]
Childhood diarrhea from pathogens more common than previously thought?

Childhood diarrhea from pathogens more common than previously thought?

The number of cases of childhood diarrhea, and its mortality toll of 500,000 per year, has not changed. Now, however, we can explain ~90% of the cases to specific pathogens. We can assign responsibility. [More]
ECDC highlights need for increased efforts to prevent carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii outbreaks

ECDC highlights need for increased efforts to prevent carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii outbreaks

Acinetobacter baumannii is the cause of difficult-to-treat infections in healthcare settings in Europe due to its increasing resistance to antimicrobial agents, in particular the carbapenems. [More]
Combatting Antibiotic Resistance, the role of POC Diagnostics

Combatting Antibiotic Resistance, the role of POC Diagnostics

During the winter months, patients frequently present with respiratory symptoms like coughing, sneezing and fever that could be caused by one of several bacterial and viral infections including influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) or bacterial pneumonia. [More]
Researchers identify protein that degrades and inhibits infectious biofilms

Researchers identify protein that degrades and inhibits infectious biofilms

Many infectious pathogens are difficult to treat because they develop into biofilms, layers of metabolically active but slowly growing bacteria embedded in a protective layer of slime, which are inherently more resistant to antibiotics. [More]
Human migration study reveals new insights into cancer metastasis

Human migration study reveals new insights into cancer metastasis

What could cancer cells and drug-resistant bacteria possibly have in common with Stone Age settlers of the Americas? They're all migratory, and at one time or other, each finds the going a bit easier in a specific direction. [More]
New model can simplify process of mixing perfect drug cocktails

New model can simplify process of mixing perfect drug cocktails

Drug cocktails, such as those for treating cancer, are best when the proper ingredients are mixed in the right proportions - just like the alcoholic versions offered at the local bar. [More]
Pioneering research in caves provides new insights into origins of antibiotic resistance

Pioneering research in caves provides new insights into origins of antibiotic resistance

​Pioneering work being carried out in a cave in New Mexico by researchers at McMaster University and The University of Akron, Ohio, is changing the understanding of how antibiotic resistance may have emerged and how doctors can combat it in the future. [More]
Researchers discover first toxin antitoxin system in biofilms

Researchers discover first toxin antitoxin system in biofilms

Bacterial resistance does not come just through adaptation to antibiotics, sometimes the bacteria simply go to sleep. [More]
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