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MRSA is a type of bacterial infection that is resistant to several widely used antibiotics, which makes it difficult to treat. The overuse of antibiotics in recent years has played a major part in antibiotic resistance and superbugs. Infections can be tre

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Drug-resistant bacteria in patients' urine or stools raise risk of drug-resistant sepsis

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

People who have recently been found to have drug-resistant bacteria in their urine or stool samples have a greatly increased risk of developing a bloodstream infection that is also resistant to...

New test can identify dangerous bacteria with resistance to last-resort antibiotic

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research suggests it is possible to quickly and accurately diagnose some the most dangerous and drug-resistant types of bacterial infections, using equipment already owned by most hospitals.

Could fungi be a vast, untapped source of new antibiotics?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PDT

In scanning genomes of many fungal species, scientists find over 1,000 molecular pathways that might yield a large variety of antibiotics and other drugs.

New mechanism to fight multi-resistant bacteria revealed

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In recent years scientists, clinicians and pharmaceutical companies have been struggling to find new antibiotics or alternative strategies against multi-drug resistant bacteria that represent...

Scientists engineer human-germ hybrid molecules to attack drug-resistant bacteria

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Inspired by viruses that attack and kill bacteria, researchers at The Rockefeller University have created an entirely new weapon against disease-causing bacteria that shows great promise for...

Komodo dragon blood may lead to new antibiotics

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A new peptide inspired by the blood of Komodo dragons killed two strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and hastened wound-healing in a new mouse study.

Proteins help crack the mystery of antibiotic resistance in bacteria

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An international team including researchers from MIPT's Laboratory for Advanced Studies of Membrane Proteins have proposed an explanation of the way bacteria process external signals.

Resistance to antibiotic of last resort found in human pathogens infecting dogs

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Tigecycline is an antibiotic of last resort - one that is used when all others have failed.

New gene discovered that is driving drug resistance

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists in Salford, UK, have identified a gene which is 'revving the engine of cancer' against the world's most common breast cancer drug.

A new treatment for antibiotic resistant bacteria and infectious disease

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, describes a new treatment pathway for antibiotic resistant bacteria and infectious diseases with benefits for...

Global rise of multidrug resistant tuberculosis threatens to derail decades of progress

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New antibiotics are becoming available for the first time but without accurate diagnostics, clear treatment guidelines, and improved control efforts, their effectiveness could be rapidly lost...

Fighting MRSA with new membrane-busting compound

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Public health officials are increasingly concerned over methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Could new 'helper drugs' restore antibiotic susceptibility in superbugs?

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New research suggests it may be possible to restore susceptibility to antibiotics in superbugs by locating and inactivating genes that promote resistance.

Tuberculosis: Soil bacteria compound may yield potent new drug

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Synthetic versions of a compound found in soil bacteria show promise as new drug candidates to fight TB, which is increasingly resisting current therapies.

Contaminated hospital floors may help to spread infection

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Because they are not frequently touched surfaces, hospital floors are often excluded from efforts to improve disinfection. New research now questions this.

WHO prioritize 12 treatment-resistant bacteria for drug development

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PDT

For the first time, in a bid to guide drug development, the WHO publish a list of 12 priority pathogens that pose the greatest threat to human health.

Study reports multidrug resistant bacteria found in hospital sinks

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Many recent reports have found multidrug resistant bacteria living in hospital sink drainpipes, putting them in close proximity to vulnerable patients.

Study finds resistant infections rising, with longer hospital stays for US children

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Infections caused by a type of bacteria resistant to multiple antibiotics are occurring more frequently in U.S.

Scientists find genetic mutations that drive antibiotic resistance

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts, have identified novel mutations in bacteria that promote the evolution of high-level antibiotic resistance.

Online-only pharmacies that don't require prescriptions could be helping to fuel antibiotic resistance, finds study

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have found that antibiotics are illegally available without prescription on 45 per cent of online pharmacy websites surveyed, in a study published in Journal of Antimicrobial...

Researchers make breakthrough in fight against superbug

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have discovered why a lethal superbug is so resistant to the last line antibiotic meaning potential treatments could now be developed to fight the killer...

Encouraging signs for potential new antibiotic

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, reveals strong evidence that the first in a new class of antibiotic is as effective as an established antimicrobial agent in the...

Researchers help add greater precision to fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study publishing in the journal Science led by researchers at Indiana University and Harvard University is the first to reveal in extreme detail the operation of the biochemical clockwork that...

New antibiotic from bacteria found on Kenyan ant could help beat MRSA

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new antibiotic, produced by bacteria found on a species of African ant, is very potent against antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs' like MRSA according to scientists.

How best to treat infections and tumors: Choice of containment versus aggressive treatment depends on drug resistance

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:00:00 PDT

In cases where drug resistance can lead to treatment failure, new research shows that therapies tailored to contain an infection or a tumor at tolerable levels can, in some cases, extend the...