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  • Coordinated Response Could Reduce Spread of Emerging Superbug in Healthcare Facilities
    A simulation of how the so-called superbug carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) might spread among healthcare facilities found that coordinated efforts prevented more than 75 percent of the often-severe infections that would have otherwise occurred over a five-year ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • E-cigarette Vapor Boosts Superbugs and Dampens Immune System
    Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System report data suggesting that e-cigarettes are toxic to human airway cells, suppress immune defenses and alter inflammation, while at the same time ...More
    January 27, 2016 Posted in News
  • Light-Activated Nanoparticles Prove Effective Against Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs
    In the ever-escalating evolutionary battle with drug-resistant bacteria, humans may soon have a leg up thanks to adaptive, light-activated nanotherapy developed by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as Salmonella, E. coli ...More
    January 19, 2016 Posted in News
  • Food Preservative Kills Cancer Cells, Superbugs
    Nisin, a naturally occurring food preservative that grows on dairy products, delivers a one-two punch to two of medicine's most lethal maladies: cancer and deadly, antibiotic-resistant bacteria. A new University of Michigan study found that feeding rats a "nisin milkshake" ...More
    January 11, 2016 Posted in News
  • Superbug Colony Behaviors Revealed in Time-Lapse Video
    A superbug which was thought to have been a static or non-motile organism has been observed showing signs of active motility by scientists at the Universities of Nottingham and Sheffield. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is the bug responsible for several ...More
    December 18, 2015 Posted in News
  • Researchers Announce Breakthrough in Their Study of Hospital Superbug
    Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have developed a cutting-edge new medical therapy that could protect UK hospital patients against a lethal superbug. The new treatment, which uses a molecule called an inhibitor to prevent the hospital superbug Klebsiella ...More
    June 11, 2015 Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover That Cigarette Smoke Makes Superbugs More Aggressive
    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), an antibiotic-resistant superbug, can cause life-threatening skin, bloodstream and surgical site infections or pneumonia. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine now report that cigarette ...More
    April 3, 2015 Posted in News
  • AncientBiotics: A Medieval Remedy for Modern-Day Superbugs?
    Dr. Christina Lee, an Anglo-Saxon expert from the School of English has enlisted the help of microbiologists from University of Nottinham’s Centre for Biomolecular Sciences to recreate a 10th century potion for eye infections from Bald’s Leechbook an Old English ...More
    March 31, 2015 Posted in News
  • Common Bacteria on the Verge of Becoming Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs
    Antibiotic resistance is poised to spread globally among bacteria frequently implicated in respiratory and urinary infections in hospital settings, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The study shows that two genes that confer ...More
    March 25, 2015 Posted in News
  • Predicting Superbugs' Countermoves to New Drugs
    With drug-resistant bacteria on the rise, even common infections that were easily controlled for decades -- such as pneumonia or urinary tract infections -- are proving trickier to treat with standard antibiotics. New drugs are desperately needed, but so are ways to ...More
    January 5, 2015 Posted in News
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