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  • Research Identifies Need for Improvement in Antibiotic Use to Safely Treat Infections
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Premier, Inc. have released new research on the widespread use of unnecessary and duplicative antibiotics in U.S. hospitals, which could have led to an estimated $163 million in excess costs. The inappropriate use of ...More
    September 10, 2014 Posted in News
  • Bacteria From Bees is a Potential Alternative to Antibiotics
    Raw honey has been used against infections for millennia, before honey - as we now know it - was manufactured and sold in stores. So what is the key to its' antimicrobial properties? Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have identified a unique group of 13 lactic acid ...More
    September 8, 2014 Posted in News
  • Knowing How Bacteria Take Out Trash Could Lead to New Antibiotics
    A collaborative team of scientists including biochemist Peter Chien at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has reconstructed how bacteria tightly control their growth and division, a process known as the cell cycle, by specifically destroying key proteins through ...More
    September 5, 2014 Posted in News
  • Discovery Could Help Turn Antibiotic Into Antimalarial Drug
    Melbourne researchers are making progress toward new antimalarial drugs, after revealing how an antibiotic called emetine blocks the molecular machinery that produces the proteins required for malaria parasite survival. ...More
    September 3, 2014 Posted in News
  • 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