Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria and other microorganisms.
Scientists of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany succeeded in developing an efficient method to treat Mucoviscidosis. Crucial are nanoparticles that transport the antibiotics more efficiently to their destination.
According to a survey among researchers, it is difficult to quantify the true extent of the hazards of antibiotic resistances to humankind.
An antibiotic candidate compound shelved in the 1970s in favour of more worthwhile drugs could be worth a second look, new research has found.
Microscopes enhanced with artificial intelligence could help clinical microbiologists diagnose potentially deadly blood infections and improve patients' odds of survival, according to microbiologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Some complications are more common when total knee replacement surgery is done as an outpatient or same-day procedure, reports a study in the December 6, 2017 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.
Bay Area Lyme Foundation, a leading sponsor of Lyme disease research in the US, today announced results of two papers published in the peer-reviewed journals PLOS ONE and American Journal of Pathology, that seem to support claims of lingering symptoms reported by many patients who have already received antibiotic treatment for the disease.
Scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Sema4, and collaborating institutions New York University and the University of Florida today published a report detailing their new, more accurate method for identifying individual microbial species and strains in a community.
Children's Hospital Colorado (Children's Colorado) and RxRevu, the leader in prescription-decision support, are collaborating to help prescribers better meet the needs of children by seamlessly incorporating antimicrobial-stewardship best practices into prescribers' decision-making processes.
Tuberculosis is one of the most widespread life-threatening infectious diseases. Not only does antibiotic resistance make treatment increasingly difficult, but the bacteria’s relatively impermeable mycomembrane also limits the effectiveness of many drugs.
MIT researchers have discovered a way to make bacteria more vulnerable to a class of antibiotics known as quinolones, which include ciprofloxacin and are often used to treat infections such as Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus.
Scientists at the School of Dental Science in Trinity have made an important discovery involving bacteria and a pre-cancerous growth called oral leukoplakia which can precede oral cancer.
Like nomads who carry tokens of home on their travels, colorectal cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body appear to bring several of the species of bacteria that were their companions in the colon, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists report in a new study in the journal Science.
Food Safety and Technology Research Centre of the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University recently found that bacteria that carry the colistin resistance gene mcr-1 commonly exist in human and various types of food and environmental samples collected from Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland.
Two studies - one in mice and the other in human subjects - offer the first definitive evidence that exercise alone can change the composition of microbes in the gut. The studies were designed to isolate exercise-induced changes from other factors - such as diet or antibiotic use - that might alter the intestinal microbiota.
A European consortium of researchers studied five off-patent community and hospital antibiotics with modern methods. They integrated the results of three randomised controlled clinical trials with extensive non-clinical studies.
People who ask their doctors for specialist referrals and certain tests or medications, but then don’t receive them, tend to report less satisfaction with their doctors than people who have their requests fulfilled, research shows.
Antibiotics administered during labor for Group B Streptococcus affect the development of gut bacteria in babies, according to a study from McMaster University.
Patients who ask for specialist referrals, laboratory tests or certain medications and don't get them tend to be less satisfied with their doctors than those whose requests are fulfilled, new research from UC Davis Health shows.
Exposure to antibiotics in mothers may increase risk for inflammatory bowel diseases in their offspring. This is the finding of a study in mice led by researchers from NYU School of Medicine and published Nov. 27 in the journal Nature Microbiology.
Soils from one of the highest, driest places on earth harbor microorganisms with the potential to treat HIV and tackle the world's antibiotic time bomb, research from Newcastle University, UK, has revealed.