Antibiotics

Key Genetic Clue Missing In Fight Against Superbugs

For the first time, researchers have discovered how antibiotic resistance genes are spreading, at a continental scale, via bacterial plasmids in the hospital superbug, Klebsiella pneumoniae.
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research, Bacteria

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Magnetic 't-budbots' Made From Tea Plants Kill And Clean Biofilms

Biofilms—microbial communities that form slimy layers on surfaces—are difficult to treat and remove, often because the microbes release molecules that block the entry of antibiotics and other therapies. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Applied...
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Russian Scientists Find Universal Natural Antibiotic

Researchers at the University of Tyumen (UTMN), together with their colleagues from elsewhere in the country, have been first to find a universal natural antibiotic able to overcome pathogens’ resistance to drugs.
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Potential Covid-19 Drug Could Increase Heart Risk: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2020 -- The widely prescribed antibiotic azithromycin is being investigated as a COVID-19 treatment, but a new study warns it could increase the risk of heart problems. Researchers analyzed data from millions of patients (average...
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Antibiotics And Oral Contraceptives: Should We Worry?

A new evidence review suggests that antibiotics reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills, resulting in unwanted pregnancy. Medscape Ob/Gyn
Related topics: Birth Control - Contraception

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Making Tuberculosis More Susceptible To Antibiotics

Every living cell is coated with a distinctive array of carbohydrates, which serves as a unique cellular “ID” and helps to manage the cell’s interactions with other cells. MIT chemists have now discovered that changing the length of these...
Related topics: Tuberculosis, Medical Research

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Trump Health Official Freaks Out Over ‘resistance’ Movement At The Cdc — But It Is Actually...

President Donald Trump’s health adviser, Michael Caputo, was appointed to serve as assistant secretary of public affairs in the Department of Health and Human Services in the middle of the worst global pandemics in 100 years. His paranoia,...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Boron Nitride Nanofilms Will Replace Antibiotics For Protection Against Bacterial And Fungal...

NUST MISIS material scientists have presented antibacterial nano-coatings based on boron nitride, which are highly effective against microbial pathogens (up to 99.99%). They can become a safe alternative to the usual antibiotics in implantology...
Related topics: Bacteria

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Antibiotic Molecule Enables Immune System To Kill Hiv Infected Cells

A class of antibiotic molecules called pleicomacrolides inhibit the Nef protein, which HIV uses to evade the body's immune system.
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Proteins

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Could Antibiotics Make Breast Milk Less Healthy For Babies?

TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2020 -- Mom's breast milk can be altered by antibiotics in ways that might harm an infant's health, according to a new study. The Canadian researchers were particularly concerned with an increase in bacteria that can be harmful,...
Related topics: Medical Research, Bacteria

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Studies Question Fluoroquinolones' Link To Aortic Disorders

(MedPage Today) -- Associations between use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics and aortic aneurysm (AA) or aortic dissection (AD) seen in observational studies could be largely explained by confounding, researchers said, though they acknowledged the...
Related topics: Aortic Aneurysm, Aneurysm, Medical Research

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This Revolutionary New Compound Could Fight Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria

Scientists have developed a new compound capable of attacking both subgroups of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Drug-resistant bacteria, also known as "superbugs" are incredibly dangerous and pose a major threat to public health. The researchers say...
Related topics: Bacteria, Medical Research

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Buffer Could Limit Environmental Spread Of Antibiotic Resistance

Many livestock receive antibiotics that protect against bacterial diseases. But over time, antibiotics also trigger the evolution of bacteria that can resist them. Those antibiotic-resistant bacteria, in turn, can pass along genes responsible for...
Related topics: Bacteria, Genetics

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Early In Pandemic, Were Antibiotics Prescribed Too Often?

THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2020 -- When the coronavirus pandemic first spread across the United States this spring, most COVID-19 patients in Michigan were prescribed unneeded antibiotics, a new study indicates. Antibiotics don't work against viruses,...
Related topics: Medical Research, Virus, Virology

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Antibiotics Affect Breast Milk Microbiota In Mothers Of Preterm Infants, Study Finds

Researchers have found that mothers of preterm babies have highly individual breast milk microbiomes, and that even short courses of antibiotics have prolonged effects on the diversity and abundance of microbes in their milk.
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Safe Thresholds For Antibiotics In Sewage Needed To Help Combat Antibiotic Resistance

New research reveals current understanding of safe antibiotic levels in rivers may not prevent evolution of antibiotic resistance and fully protect human health. The study suggests the need to introduce thresholds to help fight the spread of...
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Wearable, Portable Invention Offers Options For Treating Antibiotic-resistant Infections

About 6 million people in the United States are affected by chronic wounds. Now, a team of innovators has developed a wearable solution that allows a patient to receive treatment without leaving home.

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An Unprecedented Discovery Of Cell Fusion

Like humans, bacteria live together in communities, sometimes lending a hand—or in the case of bacteria, a metabolite or two—to help their neighbors thrive. Understanding how bacteria interact is critical to solving growing problems such as...
Related topics: Medical Research, Bacteria

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How Antibiotics Interact

Understanding bottleneck effects in the translation of bacterial proteins can lead to a more effective combination of antibiotics.
Related topics: Bacteria, Proteins

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The Best First Aid Kits

While you never intend to need a first aid kit, you'll always be glad you planned ahead and kept some high-quality medical supplies on hand.The best first aid kits have everything from bandages and wraps to antibiotic ointment and pain relievers...

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