(MedPage Today) -- Trends support need for hospital-level tracking of high-risk antibiotics for CDIs, experts say
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
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...
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(MedPage Today) -- Four antibiotic classes linked with heightened infection risk
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,"...
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
The class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones (Cipro, Levaquin and others) may increase the risk of heart valve problems.
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
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
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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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.
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...
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(MedPage Today) -- "Considerable reduction" in use urged, especially with preexisting regurgitation
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
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
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