Antibiotic Resistance

  • Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Widespread in Hudson River, Study Finds
    The risk of catching some nasty germ in the Hudson River just started looking nastier. Disease-causing microbes have long been found swimming there, but now researchers have documented antibiotic-resistant strains in specific spots, from the Tappan Zee Bridge to lower ...More
    July 18, 2013 Posted in News
  • Bacteria Communicate to Help Each Other Resist Antibiotics
    New research from Western University unravels a novel means of communication that allows bacteria such as Burkholderia cenocepacia (B. cenocepacia) to resist antibiotic treatment. B. cenocepacia is an environmental bacterium that causes devastating infections in patients ...More
    July 5, 2013 Posted in News
  • Change Route of Delivery to Mitigate Antibiotic Resistance
    New research suggests that the rapid rise of antibiotic resistance correlates with oral ingestion of antibiotics, raising the possibility that other routes of administration could reduce the spread of resistance. The study appears online ahead of print in the journal ...More
    July 1, 2013 Posted in News
  • Experts Join Forces Against Superbugs at 4th World Forum on HAIs and Antimicrobial Resistance
    More than 70 experts in the field of antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections met in Annecy for the 4th World HAI Forum, organized by bioMérieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics and leader in microbiology. These experts in infection ...More
    June 27, 2013 Posted in News
  • IDSA Welcomes Reintroduction of STAAR Act in Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance
    The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) says it applauds Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT) for reintroducing the Strategies to Address Antimicrobial Resistance (STAAR) Act to provide urgently needed federal leadership to tackle this growing public health crisis. IDSA has ...More
    June 6, 2013 Posted in News
  • Duke to Co-Lead NIH Research Network on Antibacterial Resistance
    Investigators at Duke Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have been selected to oversee a nationwide research program on antibacterial resistance, which includes a focus on the growing unmet challenges associated with methicillin-resistant ...More
    June 3, 2013 Posted in News
  • Antibiotic Stewardship Program Using Mass Spec System Reduces Hospital Stays, Costs
    A co-author of a groundbreaking study documenting reductions in patient length of stay and overall costs from implementation of an antibiotic stewardship program using Bruker's MALDI Biotyper will share her observations at a Bruker symposium to be held during the upcoming ...More
    May 15, 2013 Posted in News
  • Preserving Antibiotic Effectiveness is Everybody's Responsibility
    Today on the CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog, Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan, director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, discusses the urgent need to preserve antibiotics. He highlights the emerging crisis of antibiotic resistance and likens antibiotics to a ...More
    May 10, 2013 Posted in News
  • Biosensor Detects Antibiotic Resistance
    On May 8 JoVE published research that demonstrates how a biosensor can detect antibiotic resistance in bacteria. This new technology is a preliminary step in identifying and fighting superbugs, a major public health concern that has led to more deaths than AIDS in the ...More
    May 8, 2013 Posted in News