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Bacteria in infants' first stool may indicate their risk of obesity
Meconium--the earliest stool of an infant -- is composed of materials ingested during the time the infant spends in the uterus. (2020-07-08)
Follow-up appointments for children hospitalized for bronchiolitis may not be needed
A new study at Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City has found that follow-up appointments for hospitalized children treated for childhood bronchitis are often not necessary, and that switching from mandatory to 'as-needed' follow-up care can save families from unnecessary medical care and expense - and may help guide treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic. (2020-07-06)
Viruses beware: scientists show how bacterial 'attack dog' toxin disrupts protein synthesis
A team of Skoltech researchers from the Severinov laboratory and their colleagues have identified the way in which a component of a two-part bacterial self-defense system from the toxin-antitoxin family works, leading to cell dormancy that helps fight off bacterial viruses, antibiotics and other insults. (2020-07-06)
How do bacteria build up natural products?
The active agents of many drugs are natural products, so called because often only microorganisms are able to produce the complex structures. (2020-07-06)
Ceftolozane/tazobactam: New treatment option for severe infections, but no proof of superiority
Ceftolozane/tazobactam: new treatment option for severe infections, but no proof of superiority New antibiotic broadens the treatment options for severe infections and resistances. (2020-07-02)
New technique in which drugs make bacteria glow could help fight antibiotic resistance
A new technique could help reduce antibiotic prescribing by predicting which drugs could be effective in fighting bacteria within minutes. (2020-07-02)
Children's National Hospital quality initiative changes culture of antibiotic prescribing in NICU
A quality improvement initiative in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children's National Hospital led to a significant reduction in treatment with intravenous vancomycin, an antibiotic used for resistant gram positive infections, which is often associated with acute kidney injury. (2020-07-01)
Many antibiotic substitutions for self-reported penicillin allergies likely unnecessary
Diagnostic testings or evaluations show that the vast majority of patient-reported allergies to penicillin could be disproven. (2020-06-30)
A new antibiotic binding site was found in the ribosome
A group of scientists from Russia, Germany and the United States, led by Skoltech scientists Ilya Osterman, Petr Sergiev, Olga Dontsova and Daniel Wilson from Hamburg University, studied the mechanism by which tetracenomycin X works, blocking the process of protein synthesis in bacteria. (2020-06-29)
Faecal microbial transplantation more effective and less costly than antibiotics
An innovative treatment for patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) which uses transplanted gut bacteria to treat the infection, is a more effective and more cost-efficient treatment than using antibiotics, a new UK study has found. (2020-06-29)
Study shows antibiotic resistance genes persist in E. coli through "genetic capitalism"
A new study analyzes the genomes of 29,255 E. coli strains collected between 1884 and 2018 to examine the evolution of 409 different genes that enable the bacterium to resist various antibiotics. (2020-06-29)
Superbug impact on the gut
Monash University researchers have discovered that the devastating bacterial superbug Clostridioides difficile hijacks the human wound healing system in order to cause serious and persistent disease, opening up the development of new therapies to treat the disease. (2020-06-25)
New approach drives bacteria to produce potential antibiotic, antiparasitic compounds
Researchers have developed a method to spur the production of new antibiotic or antiparasitic compounds hiding in the genomes of actinobacteria, which are the source of the drugs actinomycin and streptomycin and are known to harbor other untapped chemical riches. (2020-06-25)
Entry point for curbing the evolution of antibiotic resistance discovered
Medications work better when bacteria have a genetic defect / publication in 'Nature Communications'. (2020-06-24)
Click... Resistant bacteria caught in the act!
As humanity fights against the coronavirus, the battle against antibiotic resistant bacteria continues. (2020-06-22)
High antibiotic prescription rates in low- and middle-income countries may indicate misuse
Inappropriate use of antibiotics is an important driver of antimicrobial resistance, yet the extent of antibiotic prescribing in outpatient primary care settings across low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is unknown. (2020-06-16)
Oral antibiotics work, shorten hospital stays for IV drug users with infections
A combination of IV and oral antibiotics can effectively treat invasive infections in people who inject illicit drugs, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2020-06-16)
Treatment plan helps keep young cancer patients home
An Australian program that avoids hospital admission for some young cancer patients with a fever is helping to ease pressure on the UK health system during the COVID-19 crisis. (2020-06-15)
C. diff captures blood cell cofactor to build defensive shield
In a cruel twist, the bacterium Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) makes us bleed and then uses our blood to defend itself against us. (2020-06-10)
Flu vaccine coverage linked to reduced antibiotic prescribing
Researchers at CDDEP, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Maryland School of Medicine assessed the impact of influenza vaccination coverage on state-level antibiotic prescribing rates in the United States between 2010 and 2017. (2020-06-10)
Ways to disrupt protein synthesis in Staphylococcus aureus found
It is well known that many strains of Staphylococcus are resistant to antibiotics, and research groups around the world seek new targets in the bacteria to decrease their infectious potential. (2020-06-09)
Happiness might protect you from gastrointestinal distress
Serotonin, a chemical known for its role in producing feelings of well-being and happiness in the brain, can reduce the ability of some intestinal pathogens to cause deadly infections, new research by UT Southwestern scientists suggests. (2020-06-09)
Deadly superbug could get a vigorous foe in repurposed antibiotic
A new medium that mimics the conditions of the human body opens the door for testing antibiotics against infections other than what they are typically used for. (2020-06-08)
Fewer antibiotics to better fight bacterial infections
Reducing the use of antibiotics appears to be one of the only solutions to preserve their effectiveness and limit the emergence of resistance. (2020-06-05)
Video messages may help spread the word about antibiotic risks
Antibiotics are important drugs that can save lives, but using them too often can lead to dangerous strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (2020-06-03)
A potential new weapon in the war against superbugs
Researchers in Melbourne, Australia have shown that a newly discovered natural antibiotic, teixobactin, could be effective in treating bacterial lung conditions such as tuberculosis and those commonly associated with COVID-19. (2020-06-03)
Antibiotic-destroying genes widespread in bacteria in soil and on people
Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have found that genes that confer the power to destroy tetracycline antibiotics are widespread in bacteria. (2020-06-02)
New testing system predicts septic shock outcomes
PME professor Savas Tay and his collaborators have developed a new, extremely sensitive method that can quantify bacteria, an antibiotic resistant gene, and immune molecule levels within sepsis patients, far more rapidly than current protocols. (2020-05-26)
Insight into mechanism of treatment-resistant gonorrhea sets stage for new antibiotics
Medical University of South Carolina researchers investigated the effects of mutations altering the structure of an essential protein in an antibiotic-resistant strain of Neisseria gonorrhoeae. (2020-05-22)
Antibiotic exposure in infants associated with higher risks of childhood obesity
Very young children exposed to antibiotics at an early age (from birth to 12 months) are associated with higher risks of childhood obesity and increased adiposity in early to mid-childhood. (2020-05-19)
Study finds some reductions in community antibiotic resistant infections and dispensing
A study by academics at the University of Bristol has found reductions in overall and individual antibiotic dispensing between 2013 and 2016 after evaluating, for the first time, national primary care prescribing policy on community antibiotic resistant infection. (2020-05-19)
Gut microbiome influences ALS outcomes
Harvard University scientists have identified a new gut-brain connection in the neurodegenerative disease ALS. (2020-05-13)
Leap forward in the discovery and development of new antibiotics
A powerful new insight, linked to recent studies by Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI), has provided a new understanding of Glycopeptide antibiotics (GPAs) biosynthesis that allows new GPAs to be made and tested in the laboratory. (2020-05-11)
Better antibiotic dosing could save lives in ICU
More lives could be saved in intensive care units around the world if new antibiotic guidelines designed by The University of Queensland are adopted. (2020-05-08)
Plasma medicine research highlights antibacterial effects and potential uses
As interest in the application of plasma medicine -- the use of low-temperature plasma (LTP) created by an electrical discharge to address medical problems -- continues to grow, so does the need for research advancements proving its capabilities and potential impacts on the health care industry. (2020-05-08)
Hygiene reduces the need for antibiotics by up to 30%
A new paper published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), finds improved everyday hygiene practices, such as hand-washing, reduces the risk of common infections by up to 50%, reducing the need for antibiotics, by up to 30%. (2020-05-07)
Public would obey major changes to antibiotic advice, research shows
The public would comply with major changes to medical advice - but would then be less likely to follow other new guidelines in the future, research shows. (2020-05-06)
Scientists shed light on essential carbon-fixing machinery in bacteria
Scientists have been studying cyanobacteria and its many potential applications for decades, from cutting CO2 emissions to creating a substitute for oil-based plastics, but there wasn't a deep understanding of the full life cycle and metabolism of specialized compartments within these common bacteria -- until now. (2020-05-06)
Protective shield: How pathogens withstand acidic environments in the body
Certain bacteria, including the dangerous nosocomial pathogen MRSA, can protect themselves from acidic conditions in our body and thus ensure their survival. (2020-05-05)
Intensive farming increases risk of epidemics, warn scientists
Overuse of antibiotics, high animal numbers and low genetic diversity from intensive farming increase the risk of animal pathogens transferring to humans. (2020-05-04)
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