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Newly Discovered Compound Kills Antibiotic-Resistant Germs

May 28, 2019

Researchers from the University of Sheffield and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), led by Professor Jim Thomas of the…
David Lynn, left, a professor of chemical and biological engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and graduate student Harshit Agarwal discuss the super-slippery coatings they are developing to reduce bacterial growth on implanted medical devices, such as catheters. Photo credit: David Tenenbaum, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Double dipping: Dual-action ‘slippery’ catheter fights bacteria

May 14, 2019

A super-slippery coating being developed at a University of Wisconsin–Madison lab could benefit medical catheters, factory equipment, and…
Juice plant pathogen could be treated with newly identified antibacterial agent

April 4, 2019

There’s nothing like a glass of orange juice to start the morning off right, but prices have soared…
Neutrons—Fighting superbugs

March 6, 2019

As the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as superbugs threatens public health, Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Shuo Qian…
New means to fight ‘un-killable’ bacteria in healthcare settings

September 18, 2018

Scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) have identified new means of fighting…
Attacking bacteria with shark skin-inspired surfaces

June 18, 2018

Sharks are often the subject of TV specials or news stories focusing on their attacks on humans. But…
Scientists created artificial enzymes that could result in permanently bacteria-free coatings

April 7, 2018

Hospitals must be immaculately clean. Obviously, an absolute cleanliness with no bacteria is unachievable and secondary infections and…
New “sugar-glass” film uses viruses to kill harmful bacteria in food *Instant Replay*

December 19, 2017

With antibiotic resistance on the rise, bacterial contamination of food is becoming more problematic. Now in a study…
Nanotexturing Creates Bacteria-Killing Spikes on Stainless Steel Surfaces

December 15, 2017

By using an electrochemical etching process on a common stainless steel alloy, researchers have created a nanotextured surface…
Bioactive macrocycle shows promising antibacterial activity

May 17, 2016

A group of Cornell researchers has published a study detailing a simple, efficient method for the assembly of…
Scientists Blueprint Promising Antimicrobial Candidate

February 19, 2016

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have provided the first crystal-clear molecular blueprint of Globomycin – an antibacterial candidate…
Australian start-up turns superfood into superbug fighter

December 1, 2015

Australian start-up Kayban has developed the world’s first anti-microbial healthcare range made from organic flaxseed oil following a…
Burying beetles: could being a good father send you to an early grave?

September 22, 2015

New research shows beetles that received no care as larvae were less effective at raising a large brood…
Using garlic to combat antimicrobial resistant urinary tract infections

July 9, 2015

Garlic extract may be an effective weapon against multi-drug resistant strains of pathogenic bacteria associated with urinary tract…
Using Robots, Scientists Assemble Promising Antimicrobial Compounds

June 4, 2015

There’s an urgent demand for new antimicrobial compounds that are effective against constantly emerging drug-resistant bacteria. Two robotic…
Scientists explain mechanism that makes their mouthwash so effective against tooth decay

June 4, 2015

In 2011, UCLA’s Dr. Wenyuan Shi developed a mouthwash that could eliminate the bacteria that is the principal cause of…
Danish inspiration in the global fight against antimicrobial resistance

May 15, 2015

The ability to treat bacterial infections in both humans and animals with antimicrobial agents is one of the…
Nanoparticles provide novel way to apply drugs to dental plaque

April 2, 2015

Therapeutic agents intended to reduce dental plaque and prevent tooth decay are often removed by saliva and the…
Protein found in egg whites could be used to produce antibacterial plastic

March 30, 2015

Researchers at University of Georgia have been searching for materials to make antibacterial plastics for medical applications such…
Life’s extremists may be an untapped source of antibacterial drugs

November 21, 2014

One of the most mysterious forms of life may turn out to be a rich and untapped source…
New treatment for life-threatening bacterial diseases identified

November 9, 2014

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have demonstrated a new treatment against antibiotic resistant bacterial infections.  Published in Nature…
New answer to MRSA, other ‘superbug’ infections: clay minerals?

July 20, 2014

Researchers discover natural clay deposits with antibacterial properties Superbugs, they’re called: Pathogens, or disease-causing microorganisms, resistant to multiple…
Bringing the bling to antibacterials

July 1, 2014

Shanghai researchers develop new way to combat bacterial biofilm formation with titanium encrusted with gold nanoparticles Bacteria love…
Switching an Antibiotic on and off with Light

March 23, 2014

Fundamental Research at KIT Paves the Way to the Specific Therapy of Bacterial Infections Scientists of the KIT…
CDC warns that gonorrhea on verge of being untreatable

March 17, 2014

Credit: CDC The CDC has issued a report detailing its findings in attempting to trace the increasing difficulty…
Researchers Determine Protein Structure for New Antimicrobial Target

September 13, 2013

Growing concern about bacterial resistance to existing antibiotics has created strong interest in new approaches for therapeutics able…
Manuka honey opens door for effective treatment of chronic wounds

February 19, 2013

Manuka honey is highly effective in the treatment of chronic wound infections, according to new UTS research into…
New tool for mining bacterial genome for novel drugs

January 31, 2013

Vanderbilt chemists have discovered that the process bacteria undergo when they become drug resistant can act as a…
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