Antibiotics

Common Antibiotic Reduces Low Birth Weight And Prematurity

A common antibiotic has been found to reduce low birth weight and premature births, if taken during pregnancy, in countries where malaria is endemic, according to a research review.
Related topics: Malaria, Medical Research

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Antibiotic Levels Measurable In Breath

A team of engineers and biotechnologists has shown in mammals that the concentration of antibiotics in the body can be determined using breath samples. The breath measurements also corresponded to the antibiotic concentrations in the blood. The...

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How Resistant Germs Transport Toxins At Molecular Level

Microorganism resistance to antibiotics, in particular, is a major problem in everyday medicine. This has seen the number of resistant microbes increase exponentially. As a result, infections that appeared to already have been eradicated using...
Related topics: Germs

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Hacking When It Counts: Surgery Fit To Save A Future King

When we picture the Medieval world, it conjures up images of darkness, privations, and sickness the likes of which are hard to imagine from our sanitized point of view. The 1400s, and indeed the entirety of history prior to the introduction of...

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Researchers Combine Viruses With Antibiotics To Fight Severe Illness

Several strains of bacteria are resistant to antibiotics, making them very difficult to treat. One bacteria that’s highly damaging to human lungs and is often resistant to antibiotics is Mycobacterium abscessus. Researchers have found a new...
Related topics: Medical Research, Virus, Virology, Bacteria

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Microneedles Pierce Biofilm For More Effective Topical Delivery Of Antibiotics To Infected Wounds

An engineer has developed a microneedle array that punctures biofilm covering ulcerated cells and tissues. The needles deliver antibiotics to the wounds by absorbing liquid underneath the biofilm and then dissolving.

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Ground-breaking Bacteria-killing Viruses Unite With Antibiotics To Fight Devastating...

Mycobacterium abscessus, a relative of the bacteria that cause tuberculosis and leprosy, is responsible for particularly severe damage to human lungs and can be resistant to many standard antibiotics, making infections extremely challenging to...
Related topics: Bacteria, Virus, Virology, Tuberculosis

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Probiotic-containing Yogurt Protects Against Microbiome Changes That Lead To Antibiotic-induced...

Eating yogurt containing a particular strain of a well-studied probiotic appears to protect against harmful changes in the gut microbiome that are associated with antibiotic administration.
Related topics: Microbiome, Diarrhea

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Combining Melatonin With Vancomycin Reduces Kidney Failure

A study by researchers at the Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy finds that melatonin significantly reduces kidney failure in people being treated with the antibiotic vancomycin.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Do A Mom's Medications Affect Her Breast Milk And Baby? New Center Investigates

UC San Diego School of Medicine receives $6.1M to launch a new research center studying the effects of maternal antibiotic use on breast milk and infant health. The center is funded by National Institutes of Health, as part of their new Maternal and...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Very High Antibiotic Use May Up Risk For Proximal Colon Cancer

THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- There is a positive association between antibiotic use and proximal colon cancer and an inverse association with rectal cancer in women, according to a study published online Aug. 30 in the Journal of the National Cancer...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Human Antibiotic Use Affects Wild Bears

Bears that are killed often end up in museum collections. New technology allows us to see how the genes in these bears have changed over the years, and the same applies to their bacteria.
Related topics: Museum, Genetics, Bacteria

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Human Antibiotic Use Affects Wild Bears

Bears that are killed often end up in museum collections. New technology allows us to see how the genes in these bears have changed over the years, and the same applies to their bacteria.
Related topics: Museum, Genetics, Bacteria

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Warning: Patient's Itchy Swollen Skin Patches Were Not Infectious Cellulitis

(MedPage Today) -- Five years of inappropriate antibiotic treatment finally ended after proper diagnosis

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Science Snapshots From Berkeley Lab

An experiment to study gravity at the quantum scale, insights into an antibiotic-building enzyme, and the backstory of an incredible new protein prediction algorithm are featured in this month's roundup of science highlights.
Related topics: Quantum, Physics, Proteins, Algorithms

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Current Guidelines May Lead To Antibiotic Overuse For Sars-cov-2 Pneumonia

FRIDAY, Sept. 3, 2021 -- Current guidelines for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pneumonia would result in overuse of antibiotics at the time of intubation, according to a study published online Aug. 17 in the American...
Related topics: Pneumonia, Medical Research

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Researchers Sequence Genome Of Drug-resistant Salmonella Enteritidis Strain That Can Sicken Poultry

Researchers from North Carolina State University have sequenced the genome of a virulent Salmonella Enteritidis strain that sickened two poultry flocks in consecutive years and found that it was both antibiotic resistant and could potentially infect...
Related topics: Medical Research, Genetics, Salmonella

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Too Many Antibiotics Might Raise Colon Cancer Risk

THURSDAY, Sept. 2, 2021 -- Here's another reason to avoid unnecessary use of antibiotics: Long-term use of these medications could increase your risk of colon cancer, researchers say. "While in many cases antibiotic therapy is necessary and saves...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Using Evolutionary Principles Could Prevent Antibiotic Resistance

Sequential treatment using antibiotics that are similar but swapped around frequently is an effective way to kill bacteria and reduce drug resistance.
Related topics: Bacteria

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Using Evolutionary Principles To Reduce Antibiotic Resistance

We need to harness all options to delay the emergence of antibiotic resistance. The post Using Evolutionary Principles to Reduce Antibiotic Resistance first appeared on Science-Based Medicine.

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