Antibiotic Resistance

  • Mineral Studies Advance Antibacterial Alternatives
    Alternative approaches to medicine are stock-in-trade in the ASU laboratory of microbiologist Shelley Haydel. So when ASU senior Jenny Koehl joined Haydel's investigative team seeking firsthand knowledge of how basic research is done, how drugs are tested and potential ...More
    March 4, 2010 Posted in News
  • Pandemic Flu, Like Seasonal Flu, Shows Signs of Resisting Tamiflu
    By Emily CaldwellIf the behavior of the seasonal form of the H1N1 influenza virus is any indication, scientists say that chances are good that most strains of the pandemic H1N1 flu virus will become resistant to Tamiflu, the main drug stockpiled for use against ...More
    March 1, 2010 Posted in News
  • Low Levels of Antibiotics Cause Multidrug Resistance in Superbugs
    For years, doctors have warned patients to finish their antibiotic prescriptions or risk a renewed infection by a "superbug" that can mount a more powerful defense against the same drug. But a new study by Boston University biomedical engineers indicates that treating ...More
    February 12, 2010 Posted in News
  • “Good” Bacteria Keep Immune System Primed to Fight Future Infections
    Scientists have long pondered the seeming contradiction that taking broad-spectrum antibiotics over a long period of time can lead to severe secondary bacterial infections. Now researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine may have figured out why. The ...More
    January 27, 2010 Posted in News
  • Retail Meat Linked to UTIs
    Chicken sold in supermarkets, restaurants and other outlets may place young women at risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs), McGill researcher Amee Manges has discovered. Samples taken in the Montreal area between 2005 and 2007, in collaboration with the Public Health ...More
    January 20, 2010 Posted in News
  • Healthcare Sector Supports Curb on Use of Human Antibiotics in Food Animals
    The healthcare sector is registering strong support for bi-partisan legislation that would help end the use of important human antibiotics in the feed and water of animals that are not sick. Hundreds of individual healthcare practitioners, along with a number of hospitals ...More
    January 7, 2010 Posted in News
  • Licorice Extract Might Ward Off Deadly Infection
    New research shows that glycyrrhizin extracted from licorice root helps the body defend against Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection. In a new research report published in the January 2010 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, a team of scientists from the University of ...More
    January 4, 2010 Posted in News
  • Drug-Resistant UTIs Spreading Worldwide
    A sudden worldwide increase in an antibiotic-resistant bacterium is cause for concern, according to a review in f1000 Medicine Reports.Faculty of 1000 member Dr. Johann Pitout, of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Calgary, urges the medical ...More
    January 1, 2010 Posted in News
  • New, Virulent Strain of MRSA Poses Renewed Antibiotic Resistance Concerns
    The often feared and sometimes deadly infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus  (MRSA) are now moving out of hospitals and emerging as an even more virulent strain in community settings and on athletic teams, and raising new concerns about ...More
    December 22, 2009 Posted in News
  • How Influenza Succeeds
    Investigators at Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham), Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Mount Sinai), the Salk Institute for Biological Studies (Salk) and the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) have identified 295 human cell factors that ...More
    December 21, 2009 Posted in News