Superbugs


  • Poster Details High-Risk Areas for Hospital Superbugs
    EMLab P&K, a testing laboratory, in collaboration with strategic alliance partner Philders Group International Inc., a consulting firm for infectious diseases, announces it has created a professionally designed infection control poster, “Infection Control Risk ...More
    August 26, 2010 Posted in News
  • BioScience Laboratories Announces Testing Capabilities for NDM-1
    BioScience Laboratories has obtained seven clinical isolates of Carbapenem-Resistant (CR) Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli. These organisms provide a strong model for predicting a product's efficacy against superbugs such as the New Delhi metallo-a-lactamase 1 ...More
    August 25, 2010 Posted in News
  • Infectious Disease Specialist Addresses Rise of the Superbugs
    People all over the world are getting sick and dying of an incurable plague. Hospitals are inundated. And there is no cure in sight. It sounds like the plot to a far-fetched futuristic sci-fi movie, right? The bad news is it’s not, according to Brad Spellberg, MD, associate ...More
    August 11, 2010 Posted in News
  • Researchers Warn of Potential New Superbug
    A study appearing in the Aug. 11 issue of Lancet Infectious Diseases indicates that a new gene, NDM-1, is creating resistance in bacteria to almost all known antibiotics, including carbapenems, and there are no new drugs in the pipeline to combat a potential new superbug. ...More
    August 11, 2010 Posted in News
  • Bees Could Help Beat Superbugs
    Bees could have a key role to play in urgently needed new treatments to fight methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to research led at the University of Strathclyde.The scientists found that a substance known as beeglue or propolis, originating from ...More
    June 28, 2010 Posted in News
  • Clostridium difficile: The Newest Superbug Beats Out MRSA
    Evolution of a SuperbugAccording to Becky A. Miller, MD, who presented study results at an oral session at the Fifth Decennial International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections 2010, hospital-onset, healthcare-associated Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) ...More
    June 23, 2010 Posted in Articles
  • Superbug's CPU Revealed
    McMaster University researchers have discovered a central controller or processing unit (CPU) of a superbug's weaponry.An article on the breakthrough appears in the high-impact journal Science today.The team from the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease ...More
    June 4, 2010 Posted in News
  • BioMérieux’s 2010 Odyssey Hits the Road in the Battle Against Superbugs
    BioMérieux, a leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, begins its sixth tour across the United States and Canada to provide industry professionals with innovative training in advanced diagnostics solutions that can improve public health in the fight against ...More
    April 26, 2010 Posted in News
  • Consortium to Seek and Destroy Europe’s Superbugs
    The war against antibiotic resistance is now gaining momentum, as a consortium of 14 European institutes celebrates its first year of molecular scrutiny of the pathogens posing imminent health threats. The aim of the three-year project is to exploit basic biological ...More
    April 14, 2010 Posted in News
  • Researchers Identify Mechanism that Triggers Vancomycin Resistance
    A new study led by the scientific director of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research has uncovered for the first time how bacteria recognize and develop resistance to a powerful antibiotic used to treat superbug infections.Gerry Wright, a ...More
    April 12, 2010 Posted in News