Superbugs


  • 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
  • Superbugs May Have a Soft Spot, After All
    The overuse of antibiotics has created strains of bacteria resistant to medication, making the diseases they cause difficult to treat, or even deadly. But now a research team at the University of Rochester has identified a weakness in at least one superbug that scientists ...More
    February 26, 2013 Posted in News
  • Scientists Notch a Win in the War Against Superbugs
    A team of scientists just won a battle in the war against antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" -- and only time will tell if their feat is akin to the bacterial "Battle of Gettysburg" that turns the tide toward victory. ...More
    February 4, 2013 Posted in News
  • Superbugs Ride Air Currents Around Hospital Units
    Hospital superbugs can float on air currents and contaminate surfaces far from infected patients’ beds, according to University of Leeds researchers. The results of the study, which was funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), may explain ...More
    October 11, 2012 Posted in News, Environmental Hygiene
  • Plasma Jet Penetrates Biofilms of Superbugs
    Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have developed a new technique which has the potential to kill off hospital superbugs like Pseudomonas aeruginosa, C. difficile and MRSA. As revealed in the most recent edition of leading journal PloS One, the novel method uses a ...More
    October 3, 2012 Posted in News