Antibiotic Resistance

  • Newly Developed Antimicrobial Peptide May Protect from Lethal Bacterial Infections
    In a new study researchers from Japan suggest that a synthetic antimicrobial peptide identified as L5 may prevent death in mice suffering from life-threatening bacterial infections, such as MRSA, by activating the host immune response. They report their findings in the June ...More
    June 19, 2009 Posted in News
  • Antibiotics Take Toll on Beneficial Microbes in Gut
    In mice, University of Michigan researcher Vincent B. Young found that gut microflora were significantly altered after antibiotics.   It’s common knowledge that a protective navy of bacteria normally floats in our intestinal tracts. Antibiotics at least ...More
    June 18, 2009 Posted in News
  • Plant Microbe Shares Features with Drug-Resistant Pathogen
    An international team of scientists has discovered extensive similarities between a strain of bacteria commonly associated with plants and one increasingly linked to opportunistic infections in hospital patients. The findings suggest caution in the use of the ...More
    June 17, 2009 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Nurse Researchers Toil to Curb Spread of Infectious Disease
    Fighting infectious disease, the very heart of public health and the genesis of contemporary nursing, is about more than handwashing and immunizations. It’s about screening and early detection, identifying risk and protective factors, and educating clinicians, ...More
    June 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • Best Ways to Use Standard TB Vaccine
    In a study funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, Saint Louis University’s Center for Vaccine Development is investigating whether the standard vaccine used in foreign countries against ...More
    June 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • Study Finds Unexpected Bacterial Diversity on Human Skin
    The health of our skin — one of the body’s first lines of defense against illness and injury — depends upon the delicate balance between our own cells and the millions of bacteria and other one-celled microbes that live on its surface. To better understand ...More
    May 29, 2009 Posted in News
  • How to Select an Ideal Disinfectant
    This article appeared in the June 2009 issue of ICT in the How to Do Anything Better Guide.With the emergence of antibiotic-resistant organisms such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE), etc. and more virulent strains ...More
  • Partnership Aims to Reduce Infections Among Cancer Patients
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation, the CDC and Amgen today announced the launch of a three-year campaign to reduce infections among cancer patients. The campaign will provide resources and educational tools to help patients, families and ...More
    May 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • Reducing the Over-Prescribing of Antibiotics
    Improving communications skills and the use of a simple blood test could help cut the growing number of inappropriate prescriptions of antibiotics, a joint Cardiff University trial has discovered. In a major new clinical trial, published in the British Medical Journal, a ...More
    May 21, 2009 Posted in News
  • Preventing Ear Infections in the Future: Delivering Vaccine Through Skin
    An experimental vaccine applied the surface of the skin appears to protect against certain types of ear infections. Scientists from the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, report their findings today at the 109th general meeting of the ...More
    May 21, 2009 Posted in News