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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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Finding the perfect match: A new approach to battle drug-resistant bacteria

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Antibiotics were the wonder drug of the 20th century, but persistent use and over-prescription have opened the door that has allowed bacteria to evolve resistance.



Bacteria from cystic fibrosis patient could help thwart antibiotic-resistant TB

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The number of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) cases is rising globally. But a newly discovered natural antibiotic - produced by bacteria from the lung infection in a cystic fibrosis patient - could...



Researchers discover new antibiotic effective against drug-resistant bacteria

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the biotechnology company NAICONS Srl., and elsewhere have discovered a new antibiotic effective against drug-resistant bacteria: pseudouridimycin.



Combining vitamin C with antibiotics destroys cancer stem cells

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 08:00:00 PDT

When it comes to killing cancer stem cells - key drivers of cancer metastasis and recurrence - vitamin C and antibiotics can form a lethal combination.



New antibiotic packs a punch against bacterial resistance

Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have given new superpowers to a lifesaving antibiotic called vancomycin, an advance that could eliminate the threat of antibiotic-resistant...



Omega-3 fatty acids weaken Listeria, study finds

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Omega-3 fatty acids can neutralize Listeria monocytogenes, making the listeriosis-causing bacterium vulnerable to attack, new research finds.



Key to 'superbug' antibiotic resistance discovered

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An international study led by Monash University has discovered the molecular mechanism by which the potentially deadly superbug 'Golden Staph' evades antibiotic treatment, providing the first...



Scientists discover abundance of uncommon superbug strain in Greater Houston area

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Houston Methodist Research Institute scientists used genome sequencing to discover that an otherwise rare strain of a superbug was found in more than one-third of the Houston patients studied.



Drug-resistant tuberculosis set to increase in four high burden countries

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis are forecasted to increase in the four high burden countries (India, the Philippines, Russia, and South Africa) between 2000 and 2040, with the upturn likely to...



Bioinspired agent kills drug-resistant bacteria

Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers in Ireland have developed a bioinspired antimicrobial treatment that can rapidly kill drug-resistant bacteria.



Novel antibiotic resistance gene in milk

Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers of the University of Bern have identified a new antibiotic resistance gene in bacteria from dairy cows.



A quarter of nursing home residents are colonized with drug-resistant bacteria

Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The significant presence of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB), such as E.



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.