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  • Synthesis Produces New Antibiotic
    A fortuitous collaboration at Rice University has led to the total synthesis of a recently discovered natural antibiotic. The laboratory recreation of a fungus-derived antibiotic, viridicatumtoxin B, may someday help bolster the fight against bacteria that evolve resistance ...More
    August 28, 2014 Posted in News
  • Antibiotics in Early Life May Alter Immunity in the Long Run
    New University of British Columbia research found that receiving antibiotic treatments early in life can increase susceptibility to specific diseases later on. Most bacteria living in the gut play a positive role in promoting a healthy immune system, but antibiotic ...More
    August 18, 2014 Posted in News
  • Study Suggests Bacteria Help Program Metabolic Development
    A new study published today in Cell suggests that antibiotic exposure during a critical window of early development disrupts the bacterial landscape of the gut, home to trillions of diverse microbes, and permanently reprograms the body’s metabolism, setting up a ...More
    August 14, 2014 Posted in News
  • ICT News Desk: The Link Between Antibiotics and Biofilm Formation
    Researchers from USC and the Oak Crest Institute of Science have discovered the link between antibiotics and bacterial biofilm formation leading to chronic lung, sinus and ear infections. The study results illustrate how bacterial biofilms can actually thrive, rather than ...More
    July 18, 2014 Posted in Videos
  • Innovative Technique May Transform the Hunt for New Antibiotics
    Antibiotic resistance is depleting our arsenal against deadly diseases and infections, such as tuberculosis and Staph infections, but recent research shows promise to speed up the drug discovery process. In a study reported in ACS Chemical Biology, University of Illinois ...More
    July 14, 2014 Posted in News
  • Antibiotic Use Prevalent in Hospice Patients Despite Limited Evidence of its Value
    New research suggests that use of antibiotics is still prevalent among terminal patients who have chosen hospice care as an end-of-life option, despite little evidence that the medications improve symptoms or quality of life, and sometimes may cause unwanted side effects. ...More
    July 14, 2014 Posted in News
  • Scientist Finds Link Between Antibiotics, Bacterial Biofilms and Chronic Infections
    Researchers from the University of Southern California and the Oak Crest Institute of Science have discovered the link between antibiotics and bacterial biofilm formation leading to chronic lung, sinus and ear infections. The study results, published in the current issue of ...More
    July 10, 2014 Posted in News
  • Antibiotics After Gall Bladder Surgery Do Not Appear to Reduce Risk of Infection
    Among patients who underwent gall bladder removal for acute calculous cholecystitis, lack of postoperative antibiotic treatment did not result in a greater incidence of infections, according to a study in the July 9 issue of JAMA.   Acute calculous cholecystitis ...More
    July 8, 2014 Posted in News
  • Antibiotic Therapy Reduces Mortality by 68 Percent in Dialysis Patients
    An antibiotic therapy known to reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections in hemodialysis patients has been shown for the first time to reduce mortality, according to a Henry Ford Health System study. Researchers found that a low-dose “lock” solution of ...More
    July 2, 2014 Posted in News
  • Survey Reveals Clinician and Consumer Perspectives on Antibiotics
    A new WebMD/Medscape survey found that some clinicians reported antibiotic prescribing habits that may contribute to the public health crisis of antibiotic resistance. Additionally, the survey found that about 1 in 4 patients (23 percent) has asked their physician, nurse ...More
    June 30, 2014 Posted in News