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Computer-generated antibiotics, biosensor Band-Aids, and the quest to beat antibiotic resistance

2 days ago

Imagine if a computer could learn from molecules found in nature and use an algorithm to generate new…
Dozens of potential new antibiotics discovered with free online app

November 19, 2019

A new web tool speeds the discovery of drugs to kill Gram-negative bacteria, which are responsible for the…
Think you’re allergic to penicillin? You’re probably not

November 5, 2019

A UGA researcher is working to correct this misconception and public health threat. More than 30 million people…
Immune cells in skin kill MRSA bacteria before they enter the body

October 31, 2019

A type of immune cell called neutrophils could be responsible for controlling bacterial numbers of an antibiotic-resistant strain…
Stable occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in animals and meat

October 10, 2019

The occurrence of resistance in bacteria from food-producing animals raised in Denmark and Danish meat in 2018 is…
Bacteria trapped — and terminated — by graphene filter

October 8, 2019

Airborne bacteria may see what looks like a comfy shag carpet on which to settle. But it’s a…
UW–Madison, local startup testing a one-two punch against hard-to-heal wounds

October 1, 2019

Millions of people with severe burns or diabetic skin ulcers could benefit from an experimental enhancement to a…
Antimicrobial resistance is drastically rising

September 25, 2019

The world is experiencing unprecedented economic growth in low- and middle-income countries. An increasing number of people in…
Novel Approaches to Combat Antibiotic Resistance in Gram-Negative Bacteria

August 29, 2019

Antibiotics are drugs that either kill or slow the growth of bacteria. Under selective pressure, microbes can acquire drug…
Researchers reveal the ancient natural history of antibiotic production and resistance

August 15, 2019

A study from McMaster has unearthed new details about the evolutionary history of both antibiotic production and resistance…
Rice University, UTHealth search for clues to fight antibiotic resistance

August 13, 2019

To combat the rise of drug-resistant bacteria, researchers are examining how one superbug adapts to fight an antibiotic…
Bacterial defence construction revealed in step forward for new antibiotics

July 17, 2019

A crucial step in the way bacteria construct their defences has been revealed by an international team, including…
These New Antibiotics are Effective against Hard-to-Treat Bacteria and do not Trigger Resistance

July 15, 2019

A team of French researchers from the Inserm, Université de Rennes 1, and the Rennes Institute of Chemical…
Reducing antibiotic use

July 12, 2019

A simple finger-prick blood test could help prevent unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics for people with the lung condition…
Social solutions to antibiotic resistance

July 8, 2019

Julia Szymczak of Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine likes to head off the obvious question from the outset. When she gives…
Fighting drug resistance with fast, artificial enhancement of natural products

July 8, 2019

Researchers in Japan have identified multiple promising new drug candidates to treat antibiotic-resistant infections, including the superbug MRSA…
A better way to encapsulate islet cells for diabetes treatment

June 25, 2019

When medical devices are implanted in the body, the immune system often attacks them, producing scar tissue around…
Eric Brown, professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences and member of the M.G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research at McMaster University. Photo by Kevin Patrick Robbins/McMaster University
Changing the way we search for antibiotics – with a $200, 3D-printed box

June 25, 2019

A small, black box developed in a McMaster University lab could change the way scientists search for new…
Research aims to prevent resistance to staph infection treatment

June 17, 2019

Researchers at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln are working to halt resistance to an antibiotic that treats serious staph…
A natural infection alarm system could help combating multi-drug resistant superbugs

June 3, 2019

Scientists are calling drug-resistant bacteria superbugs. Due to people overusing antibiotics, our current measures to address life-threatening infections…
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…
Antibiotics, Taken Strategically, Could Actually Help Defeat Antibiotic Resistance

May 21, 2019

In the war on antibiotic-resistant bacteria, it’s not just the antibiotics that are making the enemy stronger but…
New antibiotic resistance gene discovered

May 8, 2019

While sifting through the bacterial genome of salmonella, Cornell food scientists discovered mcr-9, a new, stealthy jumping gene…
Drug-resistant tuberculosis reversed in lab

May 8, 2019

New strategy may improve treatment for deadly infection. About 1.5 million people died of tuberculosis (TB) in 2017,…
Research finds some bacteria travel an alternate path to antibiotic resistance

April 29, 2019

In a study with implications for efforts to halt the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, researchers at Princeton have…
Water and wastewater disinfection can help prevent the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria, but what about their genes?

April 12, 2019

Each year at least 2 million Americans are infected with bacteria that cannot be treated with antibiotics, and…
Specialist enzymes make E. coli antibiotic resistant at low pH

April 10, 2019

Scientists long puzzled over why bacteria contain so many “redundant” enzymes. Why make several molecules that do the…
Exploring Copper’s Potential as Antibiotic

April 2, 2019

While antibiotic resistance is on the rise, pharmaceutical companies are making fewer and fewer new antibiotics. UA immunobiologist…
Tiny Earth: Advancing antibiotic discoveries through undergraduate research

March 29, 2019

More and more bacteria are becoming resistant to traditional antibiotics, and this resistance has become a focal point…
Study Shows Asia, Africa, South America Have Highest Antimicrobial Resistance Levels

March 28, 2019

Antimicrobial resistance occurs when previously successful treatments to combat microorganisms — including bacteria, viruses and some kinds of…
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