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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…
Prolonged antibiotic treatment may alter preterm infants’ microbiome

September 10, 2019

Treating preterm infants with antibiotics for more than 20 months appears to promote the development of multidrug-resistant gut…
CRISPR Fingers Drug-Resistant Microbes in a ‘FLASH’

May 24, 2019

A research team led by scientists at UC San Francisco and the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub has developed a…
Merrikh Lab working to defeat drug-resistant superbugs

January 7, 2019

A new Vanderbilt University biochemistry professor is working to defeat drug-resistant superbugs by blocking a molecule they need to mutate…
Stopping the Resistance of Cancer Cells to Treatment

September 25, 2018

One of the drawbacks of chemotherapy is that cancer patients can build up resistance to treatment over time,…
A naturally occurring antibiotic active against drug-resistant tuberculosis

September 21, 2018

A naturally occurring antibiotic called kanglemycin A is effective against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that cause tuberculosis, even…
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…
New treatment to reverse drug resistance in some cancers

June 28, 2018

University of Queensland researchers have discovered how to reverse drug resistance in skin and mouth squamous cell carcinomas.…
Predicting the outcome of the arms race between man and bacteria

June 11, 2018

Growing resistance to antibiotics is a one of the most serious global health threats we are facing. There…
Night of the Living Bacteria: How GPUs Aid Fight Against Zombie-Like Bugs

April 19, 2018

When health officials use words like “nightmare” and “apocalypse” to describe a problem, it’s probably time to pay…
Immune-engineered device targets chemo-resistant lymphoma

April 19, 2018

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer that is diagnosed in the U.S. more than 70,000 times annually, arises from overly…
Synthetic carbohydrate wards off pneumococcal infections

March 22, 2018

More effective vaccines against certain forms of pneumonia and meningitis could soon be available. A team of scientists…
Molecule discovered in dirt could help against multi-resistant bacteria

March 13, 2018

Mom always said you could get germs from playing in the dirt. Now, scientists have taken that advice…
Is Pharmaceutical Pollution Influencing Superbugs?

June 13, 2017

Superbugs are a hot topic, with more and more of these antibiotic-resistant bacteria and viruses mutating and appearing…
Antibiotic-Resistant Infections up by 700%, Study Reports

March 22, 2017

Treatment-resistant bacterial and viral infections have been hailed as one of the most urgent health issues of our…
Phage therapy shown to kill drug-resistant superbug

March 14, 2017

Scientists from the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health have shown that phage therapy could…
Shedding Light on Cancer Diversity and Resistance

February 23, 2017

A paradigm-changing study by cancer researchers and computer scientists at the University of California San Diego and other…
Cancer stem cell research unlocks clues to treatment resistance

January 20, 2017

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have made exciting new findings that could offer a means of fighting resistance…
Gonorrhoea may be treatable once again – the key is in a toxic molecule

January 6, 2017

Recently some worrying information has been circulating around the internet and scientific community, saying that gonorrhoea became virtually…
Mathematical Model Explains Treatment Resistance by way of Evolutionary Bet-Hedging

December 30, 2016

While it is safe to say that modern medical interventions designed to treat bacterial infections and cancer have…
A worrying trend: more and more people develop resistance to the first line HIV medicine

December 7, 2016

Although HIV infection is still impossible to cure, we do have some treatments that improve quality of life…
Study Identifies New Mechanism for Antibacterial Immunity

October 17, 2016

The innate immune system serves as a first-line defense, responding to infections almost immediately after a pathogen makes…
Scientists invent a new weapon against drug-resistant bacteria

October 7, 2016

Drug-resistant bacteria are worrying scientists all over the world. This phenomenon means that there is very little effective…
The US Encounters First Case of Bacteria Resistant to Almost All Antibiotics

May 28, 2016

A study conducted by the Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre and published this Thursday in Antimicrobial Agents…
Scientists discover a potential drug target to prevent lethal bacterial infections

May 21, 2016

Antibiotic resistance is a big threat to humanity as prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections…
Researchers track superbug infections across Europe

May 9, 2016

Researchers at the University of Bath are part of an international team of scientists that has developed ‘DNA…
Tracing the evolution of a drug-resistant pathogen

July 17, 2015

To fight a pathogen that’s highly resistant to antibiotics, first understand how it gets that way. Klebsiella pneumoniae…
‘Weaponized’ bacteria could hold key to abolishing antibiotic-resistant superbugs

July 15, 2015

Multi-drug resistant bacteria, or “superbugs,” infect millions of people worldwide each year, straining health-care systems and resulting in…
‘Superbug’ wet wipe project wins innovation award

June 2, 2015

A partnership which developed clinical wet wipes to tackle hospital ‘superbug’ infections has won a Business Innovation Prize…
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…
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