Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTA family of highly drug-resistant and potentially deadly bacteria may be spreading more widely - and more stealthily - than previously thought, according to a new study from Harvard T.H.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PSTIs bacterial sensitivity contagious? Scientists show for the first time how bacteria that are entirely resistant to a bacteriophage, or bacterial virus, can become susceptible to it after spending...
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PSTThe Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Health Administration's campaign to limit healthcare facility-associated infections (HAIs) of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)...
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTAn international research team, led by the University of Bristol, has provided the first clues to understand how the mcr-1 gene protects bacteria from colistin - a 'last resort' antibiotic used to...
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTUConn medicinal chemists have developed experimental antibiotics that kill MRSA, a common and often deadly bacteria that causes skin, lung, and heart infections.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 07:00:00 PSTA study of NHS hospitals suggests those that employ private cleaners have higher rates of the superbug MRSA, which can cause life-threatening infection.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PSTCarbapenems are one of the most important classes of antibiotics used in humans, and are an important agent against multi-drug resistant bacteria.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTHighly drug-resistant infections are on the rise among U.S. children, reports a new study published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PSTResearchers reveal rates of multidrug- and carbapenem-resistant P. aeruginosa are rising among U.S. children and call for aggressive prevention strategies.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PSTMicrobiologists have identified how MRSA may be more effectively treated by modern-day antibiotics, if old-fashioned penicillin is also used.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 PSTResearchers at the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), Clinical Center and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)...
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PSTImproved treatments for TB and other resistant infections may lie in developing new antibiotics that attack a previously untargeted bacterial enzyme.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTA new study led by scientists at the University of Oxford has found that small DNA molecules known as plasmids are one of the key culprits in spreading the major global health threat of antibiotic...
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:00:00 PSTKlebsiella pneumoniae bacteria exposed to chlorhexidine-containing disinfectants can become resistant to colistin, a last resort antibiotic often used against multidrug resistant pathogens.
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 03:00:00 PSTResearch by bioscientists at the University of Kent and the University of Queensland is expected to pave the way for new approaches to kill bacteria that no longer respond to conventional...
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PSTScientists 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 PSTThe superbug MRSA uses decoys to evade a last-resort antibiotic, reveals new research.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PSTA new microscopic technique is enabling scientists to observe the antibiotic daptomycine live in action.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PSTPseudomonas 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 PSTImproved 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 PSTResearchers 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 PSTTyphoid 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 PSTA 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 PSTPrompted 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 PSTLearn all about Mycoplasma pneumoniae, bacteria that can cause mild infections in the lung. This article looks at transmission, symptoms, and treatment.