Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDTScientists discover that compounds found in cranberries restrict the spread of hard-to-treat bacteria by disrupting their cell-to-cell communications.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTThe superbug MRSA uses decoys to evade a last-resort antibiotic, reveals new research.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTA new microscopic technique is enabling scientists to observe the antibiotic daptomycine live in action.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTPseudomonas aeruginosa is a common bacterium of our environment. It can however become a formidable pathogen causing fatal infections, especially in intubated patients, people suffering from cystic...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDTImproved understanding of the way in which hundreds of different types of disease-causing bacteria operate could help pave the way to tackling their effects, according to leading scientists.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDTResearchers using DNA sequencing to profile antibiotic resistance in infection have achieved a turnaround time from 'sample to answer' of less than four hours for urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:00:00 PDTTyphoid fever is a major cause of illness and death worldwide, with more than 20 million estimated cases and over 200,000 deaths per year.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDTA class of drugs used to deworm animals may have the potential to treat even the deadliest strains of Clostridium difficile in humans, new study suggests.
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDTPrompted by rapidly increasing resistance to antibiotics, the WHO have revised treatment guidelines for three STDs: gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDTLearn all about Mycoplasma pneumoniae, bacteria that can cause mild infections in the lung. This article looks at transmission, symptoms, and treatment.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDTA test could be developed to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections after scientists identified two genes switched on in bacterial infections.
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDTScientists have discovered a new way to attack Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. The team, from Imperial College London, have revealed how the bacteria regulates its salt levels.
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDTResearchers have discovered that secondary infection with the Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacterium (or "superbug") often kills influenza patients because the flu virus...
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDTWhile the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic fuels tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks, it does not drive the development and transmission of multidrug-resistance in TB patients as previously...
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDTPlasmids are pieces of independent DNA that often carry multiple antibiotic resistance genes. Plasmids can jump from one bacterium to another, spreading that resistance.
Sun, 31 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDTA new therapy has been developed to prevent skin infections through open wounds in hospitals and protect against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PDTA new study published in the British Journal of Dermatology has shown that, on average, 70% of eczema patients are colonised with Staphylococcus aureus bacteria (S.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDTFungal infections pose a major threat to hospital patients and have proven difficult to combat, but scientists have unlocked evidence that could lead to more effective treatment.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PDTThe sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea, one of the most common among Americans, is becoming resistant to azithromycin - a main recommended treatment.
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PDTResearchers find a newly discovered class of molecules - called selenocompounds - can kill multi-drug resistant cancer cells in mice.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDTLearn all about H. pylori, a type of bacteria that is linked to stomach ulcers. This article looks at the treatment and symptoms of H. pylori infections.
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 07:00:00 PDTFor the second time, a clinical isolate of a bacterial pathogen has been detected in humans in the United States which carries the colistin resistance gene, mcr-1.
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDTA team of Italian investigators has discovered a new variant of an emerging antibiotic resistance mechanism. The new variant, dubbed mcr-1.
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDTFive percent of adults from a cohort of 400 people reported using antibiotics without a prescription during the previous 12 months.
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDTResearchers at Umeå University in Sweden have published new findings on the adaptation of the bacterial cell wall in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.