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Breaking news on penicillin allergy
Three new studies being presented at the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting in Houston present new information on penicillin allergy. (2019-11-08)
Think you're allergic to penicillin? You are probably wrong
More than 30 million people in the United States wrongly believe they are allergic to penicillin. (2019-10-29)
Syphilis infection rates in dialysis patients exceed general population
Syphilis rates, like other sexually transmitted disease rates in the United States, are soaring, and the first known study to examine syphilis rates in patients with kidney failure found an incidence greater than three times that of the general population. (2019-10-16)
'Poisoned arrowhead' used by warring bacteria could lead to new antibiotics
A weapon bacteria use to vanquish their competitors could be copied to create new forms of antibiotics, according to Imperial College London research. (2019-10-01)
Microneedle biosensor accurately detects patient's antibiotic levels in real time
Scientists have successfully used microneedle biosensors to accurately detect changes in antibiotic levels in the body, for the first time. (2019-09-30)
Cause of antibiotic resistance identified
Bacteria can change form in human body, hiding the cell wall inside themselves to avoid detection. (2019-09-26)
Scientists establish new way to test for drug resistant infections
Scientists from the University of York have modified an antibiotic from the beta-lactam family so that it can be attached to a sensor, enabling them to detect the presence of bacteria resistant to treatment. (2019-09-09)
First pictures of enzyme that drives new class of antibiotics
Researchers have solved the X-ray crystal structure of the enzyme that makes obafluorin -- a broad spectrum antibiotic agent made by a fluorescent strain of soil bacteria. (2019-07-31)
Antibiotic-resistant genes found in London's canals and ponds
Central London's freshwater sources contain high levels of antibiotic-resistant genes, with the River Thames having the highest amount, according to research by UCL. (2019-07-25)
Widely available antibiotics could be used in the treatment of 'superbug' MRSA
Some MRSA infections could be tackled using widely-available antibiotics, suggests new research from an international collaboration led by scientists at the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Sanger Institute. (2019-06-24)
Electronic consultations can streamline, simplify care in allergy and immunology
A study from Massachusetts General Hospital researchers finds that electronic consultations in allergy and immunology can simplify the process of providing the most appropriate care, often reducing the need for in-person specialist visits. (2019-06-11)
Access to medical cannabis must be improved, argue top doctor and mother of Alfie Dingley
Despite a change in the law last year, access to medical cannabis in the UK has been much slower than patients and parents had hoped, warns an expert in The BMJ today. (2019-05-01)
You probably don't have a penicillin allergy
Two McMaster University physicians have five facts about penicillin allergy published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). (2019-02-25)
Righty or lefty, as you like
New iridium catalyst enables selective synthesis of valuable drug ingredients in a more efficient way. (2019-02-21)
Even as hospitals cut risky antibiotic use in-house, patients often go home with them
Even as hospitals try to cut back on prescribing powerful but risky antibiotics called fluoroquinolones, a new study shows that many patients still head home with prescriptions for the drugs -- increasing their risk of everything from 'superbug' infections to torn tendons. (2019-02-13)
Timely referral to kidney transplant may improve survival for patients with lupus nephritis
Patients with lupus nephritis and end stage renal disease may benefit from timely kidney transplant, as transplantation was associated with a significant increase in survival in a nationwide cohort study. (2019-01-21)
JAMA report outlines recommendations for evaluation and management of penicillin allergy
A review article in the Jan. 15, 2019, issue of JAMA recommends best practices for evaluation of reported penicillin allergies and provides clinicians with guidance and tools to help determine appropriate procedures based on the severity of previously reported reactions. (2019-01-15)
New tools for creating mirrored forms of molecules
Chemists have developed an easier way to make libraries of candidate drugs with a specific 'handedness.' (2018-10-25)
New algorithm efficiently finds antibiotic candidates
In an article published today in the journal Nature Communications, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University; the University of California, San Diego; and St. (2018-10-02)
Bacteria-fighting polymers created with light
Hundreds of polymers -- which could kill drug-resistant superbugs in novel ways -- can be produced and tested using light, using a method developed at the University of Warwick (2018-08-14)
Patients believed allergic to penicillin have increased risks of MRSA and C. difficile
Analysis of outpatient records of large number of British patients reveals that those believed to be allergic to penicillin have significantly increased risks of contracting the dangerous infections MRSA and C. difficile. (2018-06-27)
Recorded penicillin allergy linked to increased risk of 'superbug' infections
Patients who have a penicillin allergy recorded in their medical records are at an increased risk of developing the drug resistant 'superbug' infection MRSA and healthcare-associated infection C difficile, finds a study published by The BMJ today. (2018-06-27)
Bacteria's appetite may be key to cleaning up antibiotic contamination
Some bacteria can not only withstand antibiotics, but turn them into food. (2018-04-30)
Digital penicillin production
Microorganisms are often used to produce chemicals. These processes are usually very complicated. (2018-04-10)
Survival strategy: How one enzyme helps bacteria recover from exposure to antibiotics
Researchers at the University of Notre Dame focused on an enzyme in gram-negative bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a pathogen that causes pneumonia and sepsis. (2018-04-09)
Double danger: The peril of childbirth for women with rheumatic heart disease
Women of childbearing age who suffer from Rheumatic Heart Disease in low- to moderate-income countries like Uganda face a double danger: Increased risk of complications during pregnancy -- including death -- while also bearing a cultural burden and expectation that they'll become mothers. (2018-03-28)
Scientists unearth secrets of Sir Alexander Fleming's medical breakthroughs
A century after Sir Alexander Fleming made two of the most important medical breakthroughs, scientists have unlocked the secret of how his discoveries may contribute to recurrent patient infections. (2018-02-15)
Scientists make it possible to rank the risk of resistance genes
A new study published in Nature Communications will help to predict antibiotic resistance evolution and thus guide future drug development. (2018-02-06)
Researchers borrow from AIDS playbook to tackle rheumatic heart disease
Billions of US taxpayer dollars have been invested in Africa over the past 15 years to improve care for millions suffering from the HIV/AIDS epidemic; yet health systems on the continent continue to struggle. (2018-01-22)
Kent State researcher exposes MRSA risk at northeast Ohio beaches
Tara C. Smith, Ph.D., a professor of epidemiology in Kent State's College of Public Health, published the findings of a study her lab conducted in 2015 that shows a higher-than-expected prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) at beaches around Lake Erie. (2017-12-14)
Antibiotic resistance: An unexpected chronology
Researchers from Institut Pasteur have shed light on the rise of ampicillin resistance back in the 60s. (2017-11-29)
Bacterial toxins made in the gut
You get an infection, you are given penicillin--and then you could get hemorrhagic diarrhea. (2017-10-25)
Reported penicillin allergy appears to increase the risk of surgical site infections
A study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators found that surgical patients believed to be allergic to penicillin were significantly more likely to develop surgical site infections than were patients with no documented allergy, a difference totally attributable to the alternative antibiotics used to prevent such infections. (2017-10-09)
Rare resistance mutation reduces treatment choices for urinary tract infections
Nearly 20 percent of women aged 15-29 are diagnosed with a urinary tract infection (UTI). (2017-08-21)
Chemists use electrochemistry to amp up drug manufacturing
Give your medicine a jolt. By using -- electrochemistry -- a technique that combines electricity and chemistry, future pharmaceuticals -- including many of the top prescribed medications in the United States -- soon may be easily scaled up to be manufactured in a more sustainable way. (2017-08-10)
Bacteria from cystic fibrosis patient could help thwart antibiotic-resistant TB
The number of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) cases is rising globally. (2017-06-14)
Study shows pharmacists knew more about penicillin allergy than MDs
A new study shows many physicians who treat patients with 'penicillin allergy' listed in their charts may not fully understand important facts about penicillin allergy. (2017-06-13)
Technology unlocks mold genomes for new drugs
Fungi are rich sources of natural molecules for drug discovery, but numerous challenges have pushed pharmaceutical companies away from tapping into this bounty. (2017-06-12)
Chemists perform surgery on nanoparticles
A team of chemists led by Carnegie Mellon's Rongchao Jin has for the first time conducted site-specific surgery on a nanoparticle. (2017-06-12)
The next enchanted ring?
Using genomics, a chemistry lab has worked out the biosynthetic machinery that makes a new class of antibiotic compounds called the beta-lactones. (2017-05-30)
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