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.
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 07:00:00 PDTCandida auris - a multidrug-resistant, invasive yeast infection with high mortality rates - has hit nine countries, prompting fears of a global emergence.
Mon, 04 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDTAntibiotics and the immune system are the two forces that cope with bacterial infections.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDTScientists have isolated peptides (strings of amino acids) with antibiotic effects on bacteria that spoil food and cause food poisoning, after turning to the plant kingdom for help in boosting our...
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDTA new experimental antibiotic successfully treats MRSA infections in animals and restores the ability of a common antibiotic to fight the deadly bacteria.
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 04:00:00 PDTResearchers report in PLOS Biology the mechanism by which streptomycin, one of the oldest and most widely used antibiotics, penetrates into bacterial cells.
Thu, 09 Jun 2016 09:00:00 PDTScientists from the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University Medical Center have shown that a narrow wavelength of ultraviolet (UV) light safely killed drug-resistant MRSA bacteria...