Superbugs


  • NIH Scientists Track the Evolution of a Superbug
    Using genome sequencing, National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists and their colleagues have tracked the evolution of the antibiotic-resistant bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae sequence type 258 (ST258), an important agent of hospital-acquired infections. While ...More
    March 17, 2014 Posted in News
  • River Samples Shed Light on the Spread of Potential Superbugs
    The spread of antibiotic-resistance to one of the most pristine locations in Asia is linked to the annual human pilgrimages to the region, new research has shown. Experts from Newcastle University, UK, and the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi (IIT-Delhi), sampled ...More
    February 17, 2014 Posted in News
  • ICT News Desk: Superbugs in Sewage
    Tests at two wastewater treatment plants in northern China revealed antibiotic-resistant bacteria were not only escaping purification but also breeding. Joint research by scientists from Rice University and two universities in China found superbugs carrying the ...More
    December 20, 2013 Posted in Videos
  • Study Says Two Wastewater Treatment Plants in China Fail to Kill Superbugs
    Tests at two wastewater treatment plants in northern China revealed antibiotic-resistant bacteria were not only escaping purification but also breeding and spreading their dangerous cargo. Joint research by scientists from Rice, Nankai and Tianjin universities found ...More
    December 16, 2013 Posted in News
  • Targeting Evolution: Could This Be the Next Strategy to Stop Superbugs?
    A Penn Medicine researcher is among the winners of a GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) “academic drug hunter” competition that will help fast track his lab’s work to stop drug-resistant bacteria. “Superbugs” are evolving faster than antibiotics can keep up with, and as a result more ...More
    November 6, 2013 Posted in News
  • Scientists Uncover How Superbug Fights Off Antibiotic
    Investigators working to stem the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria have taken a major step in their efforts to develop new treatments. In mBio, researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) report they have identified a novel ...More
    August 28, 2013 Posted in News
  • Bacteriophages Battle Superbugs
    Institute of Food Research (IFR) microbiologists are reinvigorating a way of battling C. difficile infections that they hope will help overcome the growing problem of antibiotic-resistant superbugs in hospitals. Our digestive system is home to trillions of bacteria, which ...More
    July 18, 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
  • 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
  • CRE May Endure in Patients One Year After Initial Infection, Study Finds
    Patients who tested positive for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) took an average of 387 days following hospital discharge to be clear of the organism, according to a new study published in the March 2013 issue of the American Journal of Infection Control. The ...More
    February 27, 2013 Posted in News
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