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Forgotten tale of phage therapy history revealed
In the current situation when the fear of virus infections in the public is common, it is good to remember that some viruses can be extremely beneficial for mankind, even save lives. (2020-03-27)
Completely new antibiotic resistance gene has spread unnoticed to several pathogens
Aminoglycoside antibiotics are critically important for treating several types of infections with multi-resistant bacteria. (2020-03-26)
Burying or burning garbage boosts airborne bacteria, antibiotic resistance genes
Municipal solid waste is trash -- such as plastic, food scraps and lawn clippings -- that goes into garbage bins and doesn't get recycled. (2020-03-25)
Tuberculosis bacterium uses sluice to import vitamins
A transport protein that is used by the human pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis to import vitamin B12 turns out to be very different from other transport proteins. (2020-03-25)
New study: Cannabis helps fight resistant bacteria
Bacteria are increasingly becoming resistant to antibiotics. By combining antibiotics with the cannabis compound, cannabidiol, researchers have found a way to enhance the antibiotic effect. (2020-03-24)
Antibiotic intercepts building blocks of the bacterial envelope
One of the last arrows in the quiver in the fight against dangerous bacteria is the reserve antibiotic daptomycin. (2020-03-20)
Published consensus statement offers UTI treatment recommendations
The Journal of the American Medical Directors Association published in its January issue a consensus statement for treating urinary tract infections at post-acute and long-term care centers. (2020-03-19)
Speedy antibiotic susceptibility tests for high-priority pathogens
At the core of the antibiotic-resistance crisis is the lack of a rapid and general antibiotic susceptibility test (AST) that can assess the infecting pathogen's sensitivity to antibiotics and inform treatment decisions directly at the point of care. (2020-03-19)
Graphene underpins a new platform to selectively ID deadly strains of bacteria
A team led by Boston College researchers has developed a prototype sensor that uses an atom-deep sheet of graphene and peptides to rapidly reveal which bacterial species is in a sample and whether it is antibiotic resistant. (2020-03-19)
Fecal microbiota transplants successfully treat patients with C. diff
A new study from the University of Birmingham has shown that fecal microbiota rransplants (FMT) are highly successful in treating patients with Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) infection. (2020-03-15)
Semi-metal compound could treat foal pneumonia without promoting drug resistant bacteria
Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at Texas A&M University and the University of Georgia may have discovered a way to treat deadly foal pneumonia without promoting multi-drug resistant bacteria. (2020-03-13)
Bacteria might help other bacteria to tolerate antibiotics better
A new paper by the Dynamical Systems Biology lab at UPF shows that the response by bacteria to antibiotics may depend on other species of bacteria they live with, in such a way that some bacteria may make others more tolerant to antibiotics. (2020-03-12)
Antibiotics: City dwellers and children take the most
City dwellers take more antibiotics than people in rural areas; children and the elderly use them more often than middle-aged people; the use of antibiotics decreases as education increases, but only in rich countries: These are three of the more striking trends identified by researchers of the NRW Forschungskolleg ''One Health and Urban Transformation'' at the University of Bonn. (2020-03-11)
Microbiome species interactions reveal how bacteria collaborate to cheat death
When a doctor prescribes antibiotics, it sets up a multi-faceted experiment in your gastrointestinal system. (2020-03-05)
Does antibiotic use during pregnancy and infancy impact childhood obesity?
New findings published in Obesity reveal that use of antibiotics during pregnancy does not appear to affect children's weight in subsequent years, but use during infancy may increase their risk of becoming overweight or obese. (2020-03-04)
SFU team helps discover potential superbug-killing compound
Researchers in Simon Fraser University's Brinkman Laboratory are collaborating with US researchers to test a new drug that can kill a wide range of superbugs -- including some bacteria now resistant to all common antibiotics. (2020-03-03)
Anti-evolution drug could stop antibiotic resistance
The spread of antibiotic resistance is partly due to the ability of bacteria to pick up DNA from their surroundings. (2020-03-03)
Drug interactions with cannabinoids: 5 things to know
A practice article provides 5 things to know on how drugs can interact with cannabinoids in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2020-03-02)
Repeat antibiotic prescribing linked to higher risk of hospital admissions
Epidemiologists at the University of Manchester have discovered an association between the number of prescriptions for antibiotics and a higher risk of hospital admissions. (2020-03-01)
Abnormal growth of bacterial cells could be linked to anti-microbial resistance
Scientists from the University of Surrey have identified mutations in a gene in an Escherichia coli (E.coli) model that could help explain a form of anti-microbial resistance (AMR) known as 'persistence'. (2020-02-27)
McMaster researchers uncover hidden antibiotic potential of cannabis
The research team found that CBG had antibacterial activity against drug-resistant MRSA. (2020-02-26)
Metals could be the link to new antibiotics
Compounds containing metals could hold the key to the next generation of antibiotics to combat the growing threat of global antibiotic resistance. (2020-02-26)
Lab-free infection test could eliminate guesswork for doctors
A new infection test, made up of sheets of paper patterned by lasers, has been developed by University of Southampton researchers to allow diagnosis at the point of care -- helping doctors give patients the right treatment, faster. (2020-02-25)
Study: Patients commonly prescribed opioids and antibiotics for dental conditions at EDs
A study in the March issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that antibiotics and opioids are frequently prescribed during emergency department visits for dental conditions, further emphasizing the need for continued efforts to combat both opioid abuse and overuse of antibiotics. (2020-02-24)
Antibiotics in animals: More research urgently needed
Resistance to antibiotics has been declared a global health emergency -- and it's not just humans who are impacted by this public health crisis. (2020-02-21)
Artificial intelligence yields new antibiotic
Using a machine-learning algorithm, MIT researchers have identified a powerful new antibiotic compound. (2020-02-20)
How does long-term quality of life, patient satisfaction compare for appendicitis treatments?
Researchers compared long-term quality of life and patient satisfaction among those patients who were treated with antibiotics or who had their appendix removed for uncomplicated acute appendicitis. (2020-02-19)
Bacteria on the International Space Station no more dangerous than earthbound strains
Two particularly tenacious species of bacteria have colonized the potable water dispenser aboard the International Space Station (ISS), but a new study suggests that they are no more dangerous than closely related strains on Earth. (2020-02-19)
Some antibiotics prescribed during pregnancy linked with birth defects
Children of mothers prescribed macrolide antibiotics during early pregnancy are at an increased risk of major birth defects, particularly heart defects, compared with children of mothers prescribed penicillin, finds a study published by The BMJ today. (2020-02-19)
Second antibiotic no advantage for treating super-bug Golden Staph
A world-first clinical trial has called into question the effectiveness of using more than one antibiotic to treat the deadly 'super-bug', Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Bacteremia, commonly known as Golden Staph. (2020-02-13)
Antibiotics discovered that kill bacteria in a new way: McMaster
A new group of antibiotics with a unique approach to attacking bacteria has been discovered, making it a promising clinical candidate in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. (2020-02-12)
Study: Diet makes a difference in fight against hospital-acquired infection
Popular diets low in carbs and high in fat and protein might be good for the waistline, but a new UNLV study shows that just the opposite may help to alleviate the hospital-acquired infection Clostridioides difficile. (2020-02-12)
Clostridioides difficile infection flourishes with a high-protein, high-fat diet
Mice fed a high-fat, high-protein diet were more likely to develop and die from antibiotic-driven Clostridioides difficile infections than mice fed a standard diet. (2020-02-11)
Adding sewage sludge on soils does not promote antibiotic resistance, Swedish study shows
Adding sewage sludge on soils does not promote antibiotic resistance, a study from University of Gothenburg shows. (2020-02-10)
Half of lupus rashes harbor high levels of bacteria responsible for infections
A new study finds that one side effect of lupus could also make patients with the autoimmune condition more vulnerable to a skin infection, or spreading the infection to others. (2020-02-06)
Scientists examined bacterial cannibalism
Researchers from Sechenov University and their colleagues summarised the results of various studies devoted to the process that can be described as bacterial cannibalism. (2020-02-03)
The sleeping Sigma-Factor
previously unknown mechanism enables bacterial antibiotic resistance (2020-02-03)
Autonomous microtrap for pathogens
Antibiotics are more efficient when they can act on their target directly at the site of infestation, without dilution. (2020-01-30)
One quarter of bacterial pathogens can spread antibiotic resistance directly to peers
Biomedical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated that at least 25 percent of antibiotic-resistant pathogenic bacteria found in clinical settings are capable of spreading their resistance directly to other bacteria. (2020-01-29)
Discovery reveals antibiotic-resistant strep throat may be too close for comfort
Infectious disease scientists identified strains of group A streptococcus that are less susceptible to commonly used antibiotics, a sign that the germ causing strep throat and flesh-eating disease may be moving closer to resistance to penicillin and other related antibiotics known as beta-lactams. (2020-01-29)
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