Antibiotic Resistance


  • Soil Bacteria May Provide Clues to Curbing Antibiotic Resistance
    Drug-resistant bacteria annually sicken 2 million Americans and kill at least 23,000. A driving force behind this growing public health threat is the ability of bacteria to share genes that provide antibiotic resistance. Bacteria that naturally live in the soil have a vast ...More
    May 22, 2014 Posted in News
  • U.S., EU Join Forces to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
    Antibiotic resistance is a major public health problem in the United States and around the world.  New forms of resistance can easily cross international borders at the speed of jet travel.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and The European ...More
    May 13, 2014 Posted in News
  • ICT News Desk: Antibiotic Resistance is a Major Threat
    A new report by the World Health Organization reveals that antibiotic resistance is now a major threat to global public health. ...More
    May 12, 2014 Posted in Videos
  • WHO, CDC Agree that the World is Headed for a Post-Antibiotic Era
    Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) released Antimicrobial Resistance: Global Report on Surveillance 2014, the first comprehensive WHO report on surveillance of antibacterial resistance -- when bacteria outsmart the drugs designed to kill them. The report found that ...More
    April 30, 2014 Posted in News
  • WHO Report Provides the Most Comprehensive Picture of Antibiotic Resistance to Date
    A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) – its first to look at antimicrobial resistance, including antibiotic resistance, globally – reveals that this serious threat is no longer a prediction for the future, it is happening right now in every region ...More
    April 30, 2014 Posted in News
  • 'Lonely' Bacteria Increase Risk of Antibiotic Resistance
    Scientists from the University of Manchester have discovered that 'lonely' microbes are more likely to mutate, resulting in higher rates of antibiotic resistance. The study, published today in Nature Communications and jointly funded by The Wellcome Trust and Engineering ...More
    April 29, 2014 Posted in News
  • Cow Manure Harbors Diverse New Antibiotic Resistance Genes
    Manure from dairy cows, which is commonly used as a farm soil fertilizer, contains a surprising number of newly identified antibiotic resistance genes from the cows' gut bacteria. The findings, reported in mBio® the online open-access journal of the American Society for ...More
    April 22, 2014 Posted in News
  • Promising Agents Burst Through Superbug Defenses to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
    In the fight against superbugs, scientists have discovered a class of agents that can make some of the most notorious strains vulnerable to the same antibiotics that they once handily shrugged off. The report on the promising agents called metallopolymers appears in the ...More
    April 9, 2014 Posted in News
  • Antibiotic Resistance Enzyme Caught in the Act
    Resistance to an entire class of antibiotics – aminoglycosides -- has the potential to spread to many types of bacteria, according to new biochemistry research. A mobile gene called NpmA was discovered in E. coli bacteria isolated from a Japanese patient several years ...More
    April 7, 2014 Posted in News
  • The Number of Patients Admitted with Antibiotic-Resistant Infections is Rising
    The emergence of community-acquired infections, such as urinary tract infections (UTI), due to strains resistant to common antibiotics are on the rise, according to Rhode Island Hospital researchers. The study is published online in the journal Antimicrobial Resistance and ...More
    March 25, 2014 Posted in News