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Antibiotic Resistance

  • Researchers Find Combo Therapy Stops Antibiotic Drug Resistance
    McMaster University researchers have found a new way to treat the world’s worst infectious diseases, the superbugs that are resistant to all known antibiotics. The discovery of an effective combination therapy has the potential to change medical practice for the ...More
    March 6, 2017 Posted in News
  • Case Western Reserve and VA Team Up to Fight Drug-Resistant Infections
    Since the discovery of penicillin in 1928, antibiotics have made the world a much safer and healthier place. But Shakespeare was onto something when he asked if it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. In the case of antibiotics, the answer is increasingly ...More
    March 3, 2017 Posted in News
  • How to Solve a Problem Like Antibiotic Resistance
    There has been much recent talk about how to target the rising tide of antibiotic resistance across the world, one of the biggest threats to global health today. While there is no doubting the size of the problem facing scientists, healthcare professionals and the ...More
    March 3, 2017 Posted in News
  • WSU Looks for Practices to Thwart Antimicrobial Resistance
    Washington State University scientists are addressing growing global concern about the spread of antimicrobial resistance in Africa, where the World Health Organization predicts that, by 2050, drug resistant tuberculosis and other bacteria could lead to the deaths of 4.15 ...More
    March 1, 2017 Posted in News
  • Antibiotic Resistance is a Burgeoning Problem for Kids
    The adage that kids are growing up too fast these days has yet another locus of applicability. In a new, first-of-its-kind study, researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have found a 700-percent surge in infections caused by bacteria from the ...More
    February 27, 2017 Posted in News
  • APSIC Abstracts on Antimicrobial Resistance
    The following abstracts on the topic of antimicrobial resistance are from the meeting of the eighth International Congress of the Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC), held in Bangkok, Thailand, Feb. 12-15, 2017. Reference: Antimicrobial Resistance & ...More
    February 24, 2017 Posted in News
  • Scientists Find Genetic Mutations That Drive Antibiotic Resistance
    Scientists from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University have identified novel mutations in bacteria that promote the evolution of high-level antibiotic resistance. The findings, published in eLife, add to our understanding of how antibiotic resistance develops, ...More
    February 21, 2017 Posted in News
  • Large-Scale Antibiotic-Resistant Genes Found in Estuarine Wetland Due to Human Activity
    An international group of researchers, led by professor Zhu Yongguan from the Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, has detected the widespread presence of antibiotic resistance genes in estuarine areas -- regions where land, freshwater and seawater ...More
    February 9, 2017 Posted in News
  • New Study is an Advance Toward Preventing a 'Post-Antibiotic Era'
    A landmark report by the World Health Organization in 2014 observed that antibiotic resistance -- long thought to be a health threat of the future -- had finally become a serious threat to public health around the world. A top WHO official called for an immediate and ...More
    February 7, 2017 Posted in News
  • 'Brute Force' Can Overcome Antibiotic Resistance
    Antibiotics can still kill drug-resistant bacteria if they 'push' hard enough into bacterial cells, finds new UCL-led research funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The study, published in Scientific Reports, opens up a promising new way of ...More
    February 3, 2017 Posted in News