Compound from soil bacteria could translate into new drug lead for TB
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  March 5, 2017  
  Tuberculosis  
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 Compound from soil bacteria could translate into new drug lead for TBCompound from soil bacteria could translate into new drug lead for TB
 
A new treatment for tuberculosis (TB) is set to be developed using compounds derived from bacteria that live in soil - according an international collaboration of researchers, including the University of Warwick.
 
 
 WSU study aims to reduce burden of antimicrobial resistanceWSU study aims to reduce burden of antimicrobial resistance
 
The death last year of a woman in Reno, Nev., from an infection resistant to every type of antibiotic available in the U.S. highlights how serious the threat of antimicrobial resistance has become.
 
   Recent estimates reveal burden of serious fungal diseases in 14 different countriesRecent estimates reveal burden of serious fungal diseases in 14 different countries
 
Estimates never before attempted, show the number of people affected by serious fungal diseases in 14 of the worst affected countries across the globe have just been published.
 
   Case Western Reserve and VA team up to tackle rising problem of antibiotic resistanceCase Western Reserve and VA team up to tackle rising problem of antibiotic resistance
 
Since the discovery of penicillin in 1928, antibiotics have made the world a much safer and healthier place. But Shakespeare was onto something when he asked if it's possible to have too much of a good thing. In the case of antibiotics, the answer is increasingly "yes."
 
   WHO releases first ever list of antibiotic-resistant 'priority pathogens'WHO releases first ever list of antibiotic-resistant 'priority pathogens'
 
The World Health Organization today published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens”—a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health.
 
 TB Alliance urges WHO to add Mycobacterium tuberculosis to list of drug-resistant bacteria
 
TB Alliance urges WHO to add Mycobacterium tuberculosis to list of drug-resistant bacteriaTB Alliance and the broader TB community urge that the World Health Organization (WHO) add Mycobacterium tuberculosis to the critical group within the list of drug-resistant bacteria identified as urgent priorities for research and development.
 
 
 Acting on Antimicrobial Resistance: Technology to Mitigate the Crisis
 
Acting on Antimicrobial Resistance: Technology to Mitigate the CrisisHistory has been made the September as antimicrobial resistance was discussed by the United Nations (UN) for the first time. During the 71st General Assembly in New York, all the 193 member states signed an agreement to tackle what could be the biggest threat to global health in the 21st Century.
 
 
 Diagnosing infections through molecules in patient breath
 
Diagnosing infections through molecules in patient breathOver the past couple of decades, the analytical technology and the clinical microbiology insight needed to create a breath test for infections has seen a considerable number of advances and there are now numerous research teams focused on evaluating patient breath as a diagnostic fluid for infectious diseases. Significant challenges still need to be overcome.
 
 
 Advantages and Disadvantages of the Contraceptive Patch
 
Advantages and Disadvantages of the Contraceptive PatchThe oral contraceptive pill was used widely because of its high efficacy. However, poor patient compliance inevitably led to higher-than-ideal pregnancy rates, as users often forgot to take the pill at the right time, to take it every day, or had gastrointestinal conditions which interfered with its digestion and absorption.