Antibiotics

Too Many People Use Antibiotics Improperly, Which Can Pose Risks

A new study examines how the drugs are being misused. Here’s how to use them safely.
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Use Of 'high-risk' Antibiotic Classes In Hospitals Tied To More C. Difficile Infections

(MedPage Today) -- Trends support need for hospital-level tracking of high-risk antibiotics for CDIs, experts say

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Researchers Find Way To Kill Pathogen Resistant To Antibiotics

Researchers have demonstrated a new strategy in fighting antibiotics resistance: the use of artificial haem proteins as a Trojan horse to selectively deliver antimicrobials to target bacteria, enabling their specific and effective sterilization. The...
Related topics: Medical Research, Proteins, Bacteria

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Farm Animals Are The Next Big Antibiotic Resistance Threat

Bacteria harvested from pigs and chickens are developing resistance to numerous antibiotics at an alarming rate.
Related topics: Bacteria

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Biologists Untangle Growth And Defense In Maize, Define Key Antibiotic Pathways

Studying the complex layers of immunity in maize, a staple for diets around the world, scientists have identified key genes that enable surprisingly diverse antibiotic cocktails that can be produced as defensive blends against numerous disease...
Related topics: Genetics

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Antibiotics Vs Blood Cultures In Sepsis: Which Should Come First?

(MedPage Today) -- Study addresses whether immediate treatment plays a role in diagnostic sensitivity
Related topics: Sepsis, Medical Research

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Use Of 'high Risk' Antibiotics In Hospitals May Up Risk For C. Diff

(MedPage Today) -- Four antibiotic classes linked with heightened infection risk

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Trade War: With Most Pharmaceutical Drugs Being Imported From China, Should The Us Be Concerned...

On Tuesday's episode of "Pat Gray Unleashed," Pat and Keith discussed why some U.S. national security officials are concerned about potential interruptions in the supply of pharmaceutical antibiotics imported from China.In her book, "China Rx,"...

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Will The Gut Microbiome Change Medicine? Wall Street Isn't Convinced.

Cancer patients who receive an antibiotic within one month of receiving a checkpoint inhibitor achieve a median survival of just two months. Those who don't take an antibiotic and receive the same treatment achieve a median survival of 26 months,...
Related topics: Microbiome, Cancer, Oncology

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Genomic Migration Analysis Shows Antibiotic Resistance Moving From Humans To Animals

A Clemson University professor's research has documented the movement of antibiotic resistance in humans into animal species.
Related topics: Genetics, Genomics

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Antibiotics Tied To Heart Valve Problems

The class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones (Cipro, Levaquin and others) may increase the risk of heart valve problems.

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Genetic Mutation Appears To Protect Some People From Deadly Mrsa

An inherited genetic tendency appears to increase the likelihood that a person can successfully fight off antibiotic-resistant staph infections, according to a study led by Duke Health researchers.
Related topics: Genetics, Methicillin-Resistant Staphyloccus Aureus, Medical Research

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Genetically Engineered Plasmid Can Be Used To Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

Researchers have engineered a plasmid to remove an antibiotic resistance gene from the Enterococcus faecalis bacterium, an accomplishment that could lead to new methods for combating antibiotic resistance. The research is published this week in...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research

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Even Dolphins Are Threatened By Antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'

MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 -- Scientists have found one more way Flipper is a lot like people: The sharp rise in antibiotic resistance affecting humans is also happening to dolphins. The discovery stems from a 13-year study of bottlenose dolphins in...
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How Can Evolutionary Biology Help To Get Rid Of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria?

Craig MacLean, Professor of Evolution and Microbiology at Oxford's Department of Zoology, explains how evolutionary biology can help us to get rid of antibiotic resistant bacteria.

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News Digest – Cancer Survival Comparisons, Nhs Nurse Shortages, Antibiotics And Chicken?

UK cancer survival improving, but still lagging behind other countries An international study published this week revealed the number of people surviving cancer in the UK has increased since 1995. But it also revealed how much progress still needs...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Nursing, Medical Research

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Antibiotic Class Associated With Heart Valve Problems

(MedPage Today) -- "Considerable reduction" in use urged, especially with preexisting regurgitation

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Major Grant Awarded To Wistar Supports Development Of A Novel Therapeutic Approach For...

Wistar has received a grant of approximately $4.6 million from the National Institutes of Health in support of innovative research to tackle antibiotic resistance.
Related topics: Bacteria, Medical Research

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Diet Impacts The Sensitivity Of Gut Microbiome To Antibiotics, Mouse Study Finds

Antibiotics save countless lives each year from harmful bacterial infections—but the community of beneficial bacteria that live in human intestines, known as the microbiome, frequently suffers collateral damage.
Related topics: Diet, Microbiome, Medical Research, Bacteria

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Researchers Develop Chemical Reaction Method For More Efficient Drug Production

Researchers at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) in Japan and Mount Allison University in Canada have developed a more efficient method to produce the building blocks needed for antibiotics and cancer treatment drugs.
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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