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Antibiotic Resistance

  • E. coli Bacteria More Likely to Develop Resistance After Exposure to Low Levels of Antibiotics
    E. coli bacteria exposed to three common antibiotics were more likely to develop antibiotic resistance following low-level antibiotic exposure than after exposure to high concentrations that would kill the bacteria or inhibit their growth, according to an article in the ...More
    June 14, 2011 Posted in News
  • Deadly Bacteria May Mimic Human Proteins to Evolve Antibiotic Resistance
    Deadly bacteria may be evolving antibiotic resistance by mimicking human proteins, according to a new study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). This process of "molecular mimicry" may help explain why bacterial human pathogens, many of which ...More
    June 2, 2011 Posted in News
  • NDM-1 Acquired in Canada
    An enzyme associated with extensive antibiotic resistance called New Delhi metallo-ß-lactamase-1 (NDM-1), endemic in India and Pakistan and spreading worldwide, has been found in two people in the Toronto area, one of whom acquired it in Canada, states a case report in the ...More
    May 27, 2011 Posted in News
  • Cystic Fibrosis Bacteria Could Help Fight Antibiotic Resistance
    A bacteria which infects people with cystic fibrosis could help combat other antibiotic-resistant microbes, according to a team from Cardiff and Warwick Universities. Continuous use of existing antibiotics means that resistant bacteria are now causing major health problems ...More
    May 27, 2011 Posted in News
  • UCSF Studies Examine Antibiotic Prescribing Patterns for Children
    Two new studies led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco have found some antibiotics may be overused for children with asthma and urinary tract infections. The findings raise concerns around breeding drug resistance in children and underscore the ...More
    May 25, 2011 Posted in News
  • Technology Helps Combat the Antimicrobial Resistance Threat
    As part of World Health Day 2011 earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) called on policy makers, providers, the public and the healthcare industry to take action to combat the serious health threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Aligned with these ...More
    April 18, 2011 Posted in News
  • Antibiotic Resistance Spreads Rapidly Between Bacteria
    The part of bacterial DNA that often carries antibiotic resistance is a master at moving between different types of bacteria and adapting to widely differing bacterial species, shows a study made by a research team at the University of Gothenburg in cooperation with ...More
    April 11, 2011 Posted in News
  • Antimicrobial Resistance Poses a Growing Health Threat
    Millions of Americans take antimicrobial drugs each year to fight illness, trusting they will work. However, the bacteria, viruses and other pathogens are fighting back. Within the past couple of years alone, new drug-resistant patterns have emerged and resistance has ...More
    April 7, 2011 Posted in News
  • Life-Saving Antibiotics Face a Doubtful Future
    To head off a healthcare disaster, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has developed a plan to combat deadly antibiotic-resistant superbugs and is rolling out the multi-pronged plan today, on World Health Day 2011. Infections are becoming increasingly ...More
    April 7, 2011 Posted in News
  • Resistant Pathogens and Antibiotic Resistance are Considerations for HCAP Patients
    Healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP) has more similarities to nosocomial pneumonia than to community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). However, there have only been a few epidemiological studies of HCAP in South Korea. Ji Ye Jung, of the Division of Pulmonology and Critical Care ...More
    March 28, 2011 Posted in News