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Antibiotic Resistance

  • Novel Antibiotic Combinations Fight Resistance Genes
    The combination the antibiotic ceftazidime plus the compound NXL104 is active against bacterial pathogens containing genes that confer resistance to multiple carbapenems, according to two papers published in the January 2011 issue of the journal Antimicrobial Agents and ...More
    January 20, 2011 Posted in News
  • Can Predatory Bacteria Succeed Where Antibiotics Fail?
    There are predators in the bacterial world that consume other bacteria, much as predators attack prey in the animal world. A team led by researchers at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Dental School suggests that some of these predator ...More
    January 12, 2011 Posted in News
  • Antibiotic Resistance is Not Just Genetic
    Genetic resistance to antibiotics is not the only trick bacteria use to resist eradication– they also have a second defence strategy known as persistence that can kick in. Researchers reporting in the Journal of Medical Microbiology have now demonstrated for the first time ...More
    January 6, 2011 Posted in News
  • High Resistance Rates Among Acute Otitis Media Pathogens in Children
    As middle ear infections increase during the winter months, researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) suggest that in many cases the most appropriate treatment is "watchful waiting" instead of using antibiotics immediately. The review, published in the ...More
    December 17, 2010 Posted in News
  • Engineer Identifies New Concerns for Antibiotic Resistance, Pollution
    When an antibiotic is consumed, researchers have learned that up to 90 percent passes through a body without metabolizing. This means the drugs can leave the body almost intact through normal bodily functions. In the case of agricultural areas, excreted antibiotics can then ...More
    December 7, 2010 Posted in News
  • Resistance Does Not Greatly Impact Mortality in ICU Patients with HAIs
    Antibiotic resistance is a complication of treating patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) who have contracted healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs), but according to Marie-Laurence Lambert, MD, of the of the Scientific Institute of Public Health in Brussels, and ...More
    December 6, 2010 Posted in News
  • Engineering Researcher Finds New Way to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
    New findings by civil engineering researchers in the University of Minnesota's College of Science and Engineering shows that treating municipal wastewater solids at higher temperatures may be an effective tool in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Heating the ...More
    November 22, 2010 Posted in News
  • Symptomatic Relief for Colds Better Than Antibiotics, APUA Says
    An antibiotic is a modern medical treasure with the unique ability to stop infections caused by bacteria. However, the effectiveness of antibiotics is being threatened by their unnecessary over-use for viral (non-bacterial) infections. More than $1.1 billion are spent ...More
    November 19, 2010 Posted in News
  • CDC Spotlights Global Efforts to Address Antibiotic Resistance
    Antibiotic resistance is one of the world's most pressing public health threats. To bring attention to this increasing problem, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other government partners will observe its third annual Get Smart About Antibiotics Week on ...More
    November 15, 2010 Posted in News
  • Researchers Unlock the Secret of Bacteria's Immune System
    A team of Université Laval and Danisco researchers has just unlocked the secret of bacteria's immune system. The details of the discovery, which may eventually make it possible to prevent certain bacteria from developing resistance to antibiotics, are presented in today's ...More
    November 4, 2010 Posted in News