• 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
  • Reform Law Poised to Make Healthcare Safer, Consumers Union Says
    While most of the attention surrounding the landmark healthcare reform measure just signed into law has focused on how it expands access to affordable insurance coverage, it also enacts important initiatives that will improve patient safety, according to Consumers Union, ...More
    April 2, 2010 Posted in News
  • New Guidance on Catheterization Offered
    The National Association For Continence (NAFC) has released a new consumer educational resource, focusing on catheterization procedures and care in the United States. The Urinary Catheterization of Men and Women pamphlet is the newest addition to NAFC’s library of ...More
    March 4, 2010 Posted in News
  • Low Levels of Antibiotics Cause Multidrug Resistance in Superbugs
    For years, doctors have warned patients to finish their antibiotic prescriptions or risk a renewed infection by a "superbug" that can mount a more powerful defense against the same drug. But a new study by Boston University biomedical engineers indicates that treating ...More
    February 12, 2010 Posted in News
  • Sharing a Hospital Room Increases Risk of Superbugs
    Staying in a multi-bed hospital room dramatically increases the risk of acquiring a serious infectious disease, Queen's University researchers have discovered. A new study led by infectious diseases expert Dr. Dick Zoutman says the chance of acquiring serious infections ...More
    January 7, 2010 Posted in News