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Antibiotic Resistance

  • Making Resistant Superbugs Sensitive to Antibiotics
    New research is paving the way for the development of innovative drugs that restore antibiotic susceptibility in antibiotic-resistant superbugs such as Klebsiella pneumoniae, a main cause of fatal lung and bloodstream infections worldwide. Researchers at the University of ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Novel Antibiotic Combination Therapy Overcomes Drug-Resistant Bacteria
    Researchers have known that part of the challenge in treating penicillin-resistant infections lies in understanding the way bacteria inactivate penicillin antibiotics. The enzymes that do this, beta-lactamases, chop up the antibiotics rendering them useless. One ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • NIH-Funded Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group Details Progress, Challenges
    In June 2013, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), provided $2 million in funding to establish an Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG) to develop, prioritize and implement a clinical ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Scientists Discover New Variant on Resistance Gene
    Polymyxin antibiotics are used as a last resort to treat certain multidrug resistant bacteria. A team of investigators in China has discovered a new variant on a well-known gene that causes resistance to polymyxins and others. More troubling, the gene containing this ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Researchers Find Combo Therapy Stops Antibiotic Drug Resistance
    McMaster University researchers have found a new way to treat the world’s worst infectious diseases, the superbugs that are resistant to all known antibiotics. The discovery of an effective combination therapy has the potential to change medical practice for the ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Case Western Reserve and VA Team Up to Fight Drug-Resistant Infections
    Since the discovery of penicillin in 1928, antibiotics have made the world a much safer and healthier place. But Shakespeare was onto something when he asked if it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. In the case of antibiotics, the answer is increasingly ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • How to Solve a Problem Like Antibiotic Resistance
    There has been much recent talk about how to target the rising tide of antibiotic resistance across the world, one of the biggest threats to global health today. While there is no doubting the size of the problem facing scientists, healthcare professionals and the ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WSU Looks for Practices to Thwart Antimicrobial Resistance
    Washington State University scientists are addressing growing global concern about the spread of antimicrobial resistance in Africa, where the World Health Organization predicts that, by 2050, drug resistant tuberculosis and other bacteria could lead to the deaths of 4.15 ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Antibiotic Resistance is a Burgeoning Problem for Kids
    The adage that kids are growing up too fast these days has yet another locus of applicability. In a new, first-of-its-kind study, researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have found a 700-percent surge in infections caused by bacteria from the ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • APSIC Abstracts on Antimicrobial Resistance
    The following abstracts on the topic of antimicrobial resistance are from the meeting of the eighth International Congress of the Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC), held in Bangkok, Thailand, Feb. 12-15, 2017. Reference: Antimicrobial Resistance & ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
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