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Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria and other microorganisms.
Portable scanner can measure limb disfigurement easily in patients with elephantiasis

Portable scanner can measure limb disfigurement easily in patients with elephantiasis

Endogenous infection marker can help guide antibiotic use

Endogenous infection marker can help guide antibiotic use

Researchers identify several previously unknown antibiotic resistance genes

Researchers identify several previously unknown antibiotic resistance genes

C-section kids could be at greater risk of being overweight due to differences in their gut bacteria

C-section kids could be at greater risk of being overweight due to differences in their gut bacteria

Study examines effects of removing behavioral interventions on inappropriate antibiotic prescribing

Study examines effects of removing behavioral interventions on inappropriate antibiotic prescribing

Antibiotics before surgery do not increase risk for postoperative antibiotic-resistant infections

Antibiotics before surgery do not increase risk for postoperative antibiotic-resistant infections

Trial reveals value of tuberculosis chemoprophylaxis in HIV-infected people

Trial reveals value of tuberculosis chemoprophylaxis in HIV-infected people

Patients with documented penicillin allergy more likely to develop surgical site infections, study finds

Patients with documented penicillin allergy more likely to develop surgical site infections, study finds

Antibiotics prescribed by dentists may contribute to serious C. diff infections

Antibiotics prescribed by dentists may contribute to serious C. diff infections

Study highlights advantages and challenges of integrating GP service in hospital ED

Study highlights advantages and challenges of integrating GP service in hospital ED

Drinking plenty of water may reduce risk of UTIs in women prone to infection

Drinking plenty of water may reduce risk of UTIs in women prone to infection

Smart bandage could quickly heal chronic wounds or battlefield injuries

Smart bandage could quickly heal chronic wounds or battlefield injuries

NIH awards $2.3 million grant to Umass Amherst microbiologist for TB research

NIH awards $2.3 million grant to Umass Amherst microbiologist for TB research

Light-activated nanoparticles can provide crucial boost in effectiveness for antibiotics

Light-activated nanoparticles can provide crucial boost in effectiveness for antibiotics

New test identifies antibiotic-resistant bacteria in 30 minutes

New test identifies antibiotic-resistant bacteria in 30 minutes

Symprove could offer safe and efficient solution to control pathogenic bacteria

Symprove could offer safe and efficient solution to control pathogenic bacteria

Study identifies inadvertent consequences of sepsis care programs

Study identifies inadvertent consequences of sepsis care programs

Statin use linked to reduced risk of S aureus bloodstream infection

Statin use linked to reduced risk of S aureus bloodstream infection

Researchers explore how C-section, formula feeding, and antibiotics alter infant's gut microbiome

Researchers explore how C-section, formula feeding, and antibiotics alter infant's gut microbiome

Antibiotics reduce risk of recurrent staph infections in children, research shows

Antibiotics reduce risk of recurrent staph infections in children, research shows