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  • 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
  • Drug Developed at Pitt Proves Effective Against Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs
    A treatment pioneered at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research (CVR) is far more effective than traditional antibiotics at inhibiting the growth of drug-resistant bacteria, including so-called superbugs resistant to almost all existing antibiotics. The ...More
    December 10, 2014 Posted in News
  • Deadly Superbug in Southeast Michigan Shows Recent Decline
    A new study finds a decrease in an emergent strain of the superbug methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) that is resistant to last line defense antibiotics. Researchers examined the prevalence of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) infections in southeastern ...More
    November 25, 2014 Posted in News
  • Sandia Researchers Find Clues to Superbug Evolution
    Sandia National Laboratories’ researchers Kelly Williams, left, and Corey Hudson look at the mosaic pattern of one of the Klebsiella pneumoniae plasmids and discuss mechanisms that mobilize resistance genes. Photo courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories  A team ...More
    September 23, 2014 Posted in News