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When a spinning toy meets hydrodynamics: Point-of-care technology is set in motion
An IBS research team has reported a diagnostic fidget spinner (Dx-FS) that allows for highly sensitive and rapid diagnosis and prescription only with hand power. (2020-05-18)
Global spread of the multi-resistant pathogen Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
An international consortium found a remarkable global spread of strains of a multi-resistant bacterium that can cause severe infections - Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. (2020-05-14)
SHEA helps hospitals navigate legal aspects of antibiotic
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America today released a white paper outlining strategies for documenting the recommendations of antibiotic stewardship programs (ASP) and clarifying the stewardship team's role in patient care from a legal and quality improvement standpoint. (2020-05-13)
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)
A review on phytochemistry, pharmacological action, ethanobotanical uses and nutritional potential
This comprehensive review presented by researchers from K.S. Rangasamy College of Arts and Science, Tiruchengode, Tamil-Nadu, India, gives readers a brief overview of phytoconstituents, nutritional values and medicinal properties of the plant. (2020-05-07)
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)
SMART researchers uncover new anti-phage defence mechanisms in bacteria
Researchers at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), Wuhan University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and Tsinghua University have discovered a previously unknown anti-phage defence mechanism in some bacteria that uses unique new ways to protect itself against phages. (2020-05-06)
Long-lasting, low toxicity antimicrobial peptide fights 'superbug' lung infections
Through serendipity, researchers considerably reduced the toxicity of a potential antibiotic against the most feared drug-resistant bacteria, while also improving its stability in fighting infections. (2020-05-01)
To prevent antimicrobial resistance, vaccinate the world's kids
Childhood vaccination may be a powerful tool in the fight against antimicrobial resistance in low- and middle-income countries, finds a new analysis led by researchers University of California, Berkeley. (2020-04-29)
New insight into bacterial structure to help fight against superbugs
Scientists from the University of Sheffield have produced the first high-resolution images of the structure of the cell wall of bacteria, in a study that could further understanding of antimicrobial resistance. (2020-04-29)
New drug formulation could treat Candida infections
With antimicrobial resistance (AMR) increasing around the world, new research led by the University of Bristol has shown a new drug formulation could possibly be used in antifungal treatments against Candida infections. (2020-04-28)
Aquaculture at the crossroads of global warming and antimicrobial resistance
Antimicrobial resistance is responsible for some 700 000 deaths each year worldwide. (2020-04-20)
Study describes cocktail of pharmaceuticals in waters in Bangladesh
An analysis revealed that water samples held a cocktail of pharmaceuticals and other compounds, including antibiotics, antifungals, anticonvulsants, anesthetics, antihypertensive drugs, pesticides, flame retardants and more. (2020-04-20)
Study shows it is safe to give antibiotics to mothers after umbilical cord clamping in C-sections, to avoid exposure of newborns
New research to be presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) shows that it is safe to give antibiotics to mothers after umbilical cord clamping in cesarean section, rather than before, to avoid exposure of the newborn baby to these drugs. (2020-04-17)
Study shows European coins have antimicrobial activity in contrast to banknotes
Research due to be presented at this year's European Congress on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) shows that European banknotes are more easily contaminated by microbes than coins. (2020-04-16)
Skoltech researchers find a new HIT defense bacteria use against antibiotics
Scientists at the Severinov Laboratory in Skoltech and their colleagues from Russia and the US have uncovered a new mechanism of bacterial self-defense against microcin C, a potent antibiotic weapon in the microscopic world that can sometimes turn on its master. (2020-04-11)
Research sheds light on how silver ions kill bacteria
The antimicrobial properties of silver have been known for centuries. (2020-04-09)
Now metal surfaces can be instant bacteria killers
Purdue University engineers have created a laser treatment method that could potentially turn any metal surface into a rapid bacteria killer -- just by giving the metal's surface a different texture. (2020-04-09)
Insect wings hold antimicrobial clues for improved medical implants
Some insect wings such as cicada and dragonfly possess nanopillar structures that kill bacteria upon contact. (2020-04-06)
New therapy could combat persistent joint infections in horses
A new therapy could combat persistent joint infections in horses, potentially saving them from years of pain. (2020-04-06)
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)
GARDP partners with Japanese pharmaceutical in pursuit of new antibiotics
The Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP) has today announced an agreement with Daiichi Sankyo for GARDP to access and screen the Daiichi Sankyo chemical library. (2020-03-12)
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)
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)
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)
Who will lead the global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance via sewage?
In the journal Science, a DTU professor calls for someone to carry on a global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases via sewage. (2020-02-10)
Sequencing sewage for antimicrobial resistance surveillance
In this Policy Forum, Frank Aarestrup and Mark Woolhouse advocate for the immediate establishment of a global antimicrobial resistance surveillance system based on the metagenomic sequencing of human sewage. (2020-02-06)
Analyzing the differences in antibiotic resistance between the gut and mouth microbiome
The threat of antimicrobial resistance to medication is a global health issue. (2020-02-04)
Crab-shell and seaweed compounds spin into yarns for sustainable and functional materials
Biobased fibres are made from two renewable marine resources and with promise in advanced applications, in wovens and medical materials, among others. (2020-01-28)
1 in 4 kids who get antibiotics in children's hospitals are prescribed drugs incorrectly
New research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2020-01-28)
Deciphering the sugar code
Like animals and humans, plants possess a kind of immune system. (2020-01-24)
Stressed-out dust is sharing antibiotic resistance genes
A new Northwestern University study is the first to find that bacteria living in household dust can spread antibiotic resistance genes. (2020-01-23)
Sticky antibiotic provides glue for successful treatment
Researchers have found how an antibiotic used to treat a debilitating gut infection stays put inside the body giving it time to effectively treat the problem, a discovery that will pave the way for the development of more effective antibiotic treatments to fight superbugs. (2020-01-22)
Novel composite antimicrobial film could take a bite out of foodborne illnesses
A novel composite film -- created by the bonding of an antimicrobial layer to conventional, clear polyethylene plastic typically used to vacuum-package foods such as meat and fish -- could help to decrease foodborne illness outbreaks, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. (2020-01-21)
Lights on for germ-free wound dressings
Infections are a dreaded threat that can have fatal consequences after an operation, in the treatment of wounds, and during tissue engineering. (2020-01-16)
Tennessee review: 2% of providers account for 25% of pediatric antibiotic prescriptions
Fewer than 2% of providers accounted for 25% of antibiotic prescriptions for children in Tennessee, with the highest number of prescriptions coming from general pediatricians and those who graduated prior to 2000, according to a study published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. (2020-01-15)
Antibiotics often sold without prescription in retail pharmacies in China
It is easy to obtain antibiotics without prescription in retail pharmacies in China, even though selling antibiotics without a prescription conflicts with regulations, a study published in the open-access journal Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control suggests. (2020-01-14)
Common foods can help 'landscape' the jungle of our gut microbiome
Foods such as honey, licorice, oregano, and hot sauce have an antimicrobial effect and some of them trigger phage production in our gut. (2020-01-13)
How bacterial evolution of antibiotic arsenals is providing new drug blueprints
Scientists have taken their cue from nature to provide new options for drug designers seeking to hold back the global threat of antimicrobial resistance. (2020-01-09)
Antibiotic tolerance reduces the ability to prevent resistance under drug combination therapies
Antimicrobial tolerance can promote the evolution of antimicrobial resistance even under combination drug treatments widely used and expected to prevent it from occurring, a new study finds. (2020-01-09)
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