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Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria and other microorganisms.
ESCMID experts raise awareness for optimal use of antibiotics to combat AMR

ESCMID experts raise awareness for optimal use of antibiotics to combat AMR

Experts at the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (ESCMID) are joining colleagues across the globe this week to promote prudent use of antibiotics. [More]
Researchers find drug-resistant bacteria in air samples

Researchers find drug-resistant bacteria in air samples

Polluted city air has now been identified as a possible means of transmission for resistant bacteria. Researchers in Gothenburg have shown that air samples from Beijing contain DNA from genes that make bacteria resistant to the most powerful antibiotics we have. [More]
Würzburg researchers develop novel technique to provide new insight into Salmonella infection process

Würzburg researchers develop novel technique to provide new insight into Salmonella infection process

Technological advances are making the analysis of single bacterial infected human cells feasible, Würzburg researchers have used this technology to provide new insight into the Salmonella infection process. [More]
WHO acknowledges eradication of trachoma in Morocco

WHO acknowledges eradication of trachoma in Morocco

Today, the World Health Organization acknowledged the elimination of trachoma as a public health problem in Morocco. [More]
NPS MedicineWise urges Australians to handle antibiotics with care

NPS MedicineWise urges Australians to handle antibiotics with care

This Antibiotic Awareness Week (14-20 November), Australians are being urged to handle antibiotics with care—not just because of the threat of antibiotic resistance, but because their use can also result in significant side effects. [More]
New study to examine effectiveness of old antibiotic drug for treating gonorrhea infections

New study to examine effectiveness of old antibiotic drug for treating gonorrhea infections

A new clinical research study seeks to determine whether a rapid molecular diagnostic test can reliably identify gonorrhea infections that may be successfully treated with a single dose of an older antibiotic, ciprofloxacin. [More]
Novel antibiotic programme gets supports from European initiative

Novel antibiotic programme gets supports from European initiative

Researchers at the University of Oxford have been working with two major EU-funded projects to deliver a novel antibiotic programme for clinical development. [More]
Increased prevalence of food allergy linked to early skin infection and eczema

Increased prevalence of food allergy linked to early skin infection and eczema

Early exposure to a food allergen through broken skin might prompt the development of food allergy. [More]
Supercomputer models play key role in finding new drug candidates to combat antibiotic resistance

Supercomputer models play key role in finding new drug candidates to combat antibiotic resistance

Supercomputer simulations at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have played a key role in discovering a new class of drug candidates that hold promise to combat antibiotic resistance. [More]
Hog workers carrying livestock-related, drug-resistant bacteria may be developing skin infections

Hog workers carrying livestock-related, drug-resistant bacteria may be developing skin infections

New Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests that some workers at industrial hog production facilities are not only carrying livestock-associated, antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their noses, but may also be developing skin infections from these bacteria. [More]
Getting drugs to bugs in NTM lung infections: an interview with Dr Jakko van Ingen

Getting drugs to bugs in NTM lung infections: an interview with Dr Jakko van Ingen

The first thing that is important to stress is that this is an area that we actually know very little about. What we generally think, rather than know, is that NTM has a lot in common with pulmonary tuberculosis. [More]
Swiss National Science Foundation launching new research programme against antibiotic resistance

Swiss National Science Foundation launching new research programme against antibiotic resistance

The Swiss National Science Foundation is launching the National Research Programme "Antimicrobial Resistance", which aims to develop new solutions to ensure that antibiotics remain effective. [More]
Doctors recommend oral antibiotics for children recovering from complex pneumonia

Doctors recommend oral antibiotics for children recovering from complex pneumonia

In some good news for families of children recovering from complex pneumonia, doctors recommend in a study published by Pediatrics it's better to send kids home from the hospital with oral instead of intravenous antibiotics. [More]
Highly antibiotic-resistant infections on the rise among U.S. children, study reports

Highly antibiotic-resistant infections on the rise among U.S. children, study reports

Highly drug-resistant infections are on the rise among U.S. children, reports a new study published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. [More]
Global effort may help win battle against antibiotic resistance

Global effort may help win battle against antibiotic resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) does not seem to cause much worry among the general population and can be thought of as a future problem. [More]
Phage therapy may be solution to treating antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections

Phage therapy may be solution to treating antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections

Phage therapy may be a solution to treating infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Since 2013, researchers at the University of Helsinki in Finland have collected bacteriophages to combat antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains, and hope to start clinical phage therapy trials in the near future. [More]
Study shows appendicitis patients can be safely discharged on same day of surgery

Study shows appendicitis patients can be safely discharged on same day of surgery

Patients with acute appendicitis who undergo laparoscopic appendectomy do not experience higher rates of postoperative complications or costly readmissions when sent home on the same day of their operations compared with patients hospitalized overnight, according to study results published online as an "article in press" on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons website ahead of print publication. [More]
Research supports re-introduction of penicillin-type antibiotics as adjunct therapeutic for MRSA infections

Research supports re-introduction of penicillin-type antibiotics as adjunct therapeutic for MRSA infections

Microbiologists have identified how MRSA may be more effectively treated by modern-day antibiotics, if old-fashioned penicillin is also used. [More]
Researchers develop biosensor system that can detect different antibiotics in human blood

Researchers develop biosensor system that can detect different antibiotics in human blood

A team of researchers from the University of Freiburg has developed a system inspired by biology that can detect several different antibiotics in human blood or other fluids at the same time. [More]
Global Mycobacterium chimaera outbreak linked to heater-cooler devices used in cardiac surgery

Global Mycobacterium chimaera outbreak linked to heater-cooler devices used in cardiac surgery

A global outbreak of Mycobacterium chimaera, an invasive, slow-growing bacterium, is linked to heater-cooler devices (HCD) used in cardiac surgery, according to a study published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. [More]
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