Antibiotic Resistance

  • 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
  • Researchers Discover New Ways to Treat Chronic Infections
    Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York, have identified three key regulators required for the formation and development of biofilms. The discovery could lead to new ways of treating chronic infections.Biofilms — communities of bacteria in ...More
    December 18, 2009 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Fear of Lawsuits May Prompt Doctors to Overprescribe Antibiotics
    Medical liability concerns may be playing a role in the increase of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in healthcare settings by encouraging clinicians to prescribe antibiotics more often and more broadly than clinical circumstances and evidence-based ...More
    December 18, 2009 Posted in News
  • UAB's Whitley Installed as President of Infectious Diseases Society
    Richard Whitley, MD, director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and a renowned researcher on antiviral therapies designed to fight infections in children and adults, has been installed as president of the Infectious ...More
    December 11, 2009 Posted in News
  • New Study Finds MRSA on the Rise in Hospital Outpatients
    The community-associated strain of the deadly superbug MRSA—an infection-causing bacteria resistant to most common antibiotics—poses a far greater health threat than previously known and is making its way into hospitals, according to a study in the December ...More
    November 24, 2009 Posted in News