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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…
Protein discovery may explain why some patients develop resistance to new class of anti-cancer drugs

July 25, 2018

A team of researchers at the University of Cambridge has identified a protein complex that might explain why…
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.…
University of Tokyo’s RCAST, Fujitsu, and Kowa Successfully Create Promising New Compounds to Fight Drug-Resistant Cancer

June 13, 2018

The University of Tokyo’s Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), Fujitsu Limited, and Kowa Company Ltd.…
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…
Treating antibiotic-resistant TB

June 27, 2017

A newly discovered antibiotic, produced by bacteria from a cystic fibrosis patient, could be used to treat cases…
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 human nose produces a previously unknown antibiotic

August 19, 2016

DZIF scientists at th University of Tübingen have discovered that Staphylococcus lugdunensis which colonizes in the human nose produces a…
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…
Breaking the Chain of Drug Resistance

February 19, 2016

An international team led by researchers at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital has devised a new…
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…
Epigenome could reverse lymphoma treatment resistance

April 24, 2015

Genomic studies have illuminated ways that malfunctioning genes can boost cancer growth – all the while stunting the…
Turning to freshwater sources to fight drug-resistant tuberculosis, other infections

April 13, 2015

The discovery of antibiotics produced by soil fungi and bacteria gave the world life-saving medicine. But new antimicrobials…
Cigarette Smoke Makes Superbugs More Aggressive

April 3, 2015

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), an antibiotic-resistant superbug, can cause life-threatening skin, bloodstream and surgical site infections or pneumonia.…
Drug-resistant malaria close to border with India

February 26, 2015

Resistance to the antimalarial drug artemisinin is established in Myanmar and has reached within 25 kilometres of the…
Predicting superbugs’ countermoves to new drugs

January 5, 2015

With drug-resistant bacteria on the rise, even common infections that were easily controlled for decades — such as…
Antibiotic Resistance May Kill 300 Million by 2050

December 18, 2014

The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance issued a new study, led by the famous economist Jim O’Neill, which predicts…
Success short treatment against drug-resistant tuberculosis confirmed

October 23, 2014

The result of 10 years of collaboration between the Damien Foundation Belgium and the Institute of Tropical Medicine…
Bio researchers from LLNL receive patent to fight superbugs

October 8, 2014

Superbugs, or antibiotic-resistant bacteria, have been on the rise since antibiotics were first introduced 80 years ago. That’s…
Two new technologies could enable novel strategies for combating drug-resistant bacteria

September 22, 2014

In recent years, new strains of bacteria have emerged that resist even the most powerful antibiotics. Each year,…
New drug formulations to boost fight against respiratory illnesses and antibiotic-resistant superbugs

September 15, 2014

A team of five researchers and clinicians in Singapore led by Dr Desmond Heng, ICES, has developed a…
Rising antibiotic resistance costs governments millions

May 30, 2014

Antibiotic era is infamous for emerging resistant pathogens, which complicate treatment outcomes, particularly for immunocompromised and hospitalized individuals.…
Lactobacilli from milk and oral cavity may help fend off deadly P. aeruginosa bacteria

May 5, 2014

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is responsible for deadly hospital-acquired infections and recurrent illnesses in cystic fibrosis patients. Yet, due to…
Nanosponge decoy fights superbug infections

April 29, 2014

A good disguise enables the nanosponge to soak up toxins from drug-resistant infections or poisons Our first instinct…
New childhood TB cases double earlier estimates

March 24, 2014

Researchers from Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) have estimated that around 1 million children contract tuberculosis…
Hospital-bred “superbugs” take their tricks into the wild

March 18, 2014

“Superbugs” – multidrug-resistant pathogens – play a fundamental role in healthcare-associated infections, which are difficult to eradicate due…
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