Antibiotics

Urbanization Drives Antibiotic Resistance On Microplastics In Chinese River

Microplastic pollution of waterways has become a huge concern, with the tiny pieces of plastic entering food webs and potentially having harmful effects on animals and people. In addition, microplastics can act as breeding grounds for...

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Hydrogen Sulfide Critical To Innate Ability Of Bacteria To Survive Antibiotics

The signaling molecule hydrogen sulfide (H2S) plays a critical role in antibiotic tolerance, the innate ability of bacteria to survive normally lethal levels of antibiotics, a new study finds.
Related topics: Bacteria, Medical Research

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Mit Chemical Engineers Developed A Method That Could Make Pills Smaller

Anyone who’s ever opened a bottle of antibiotics or other medication and lamented the fact that they had to swallow a massive horse pill has also wished pills were smaller. Chemical engineers at MIT have found a way to load more drug into a...

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Restoring Gut Microbes Missing In Early Life Dysbiosis Can Reduce The Risk Of Colitis In...

A new study at the University of Chicago has determined that restoring a single microbial species -- Bacteroides sp. CL1-UC (Bc) -- to the gut microbiome at a key developmental timepoint can prevent antibiotic-induced colitis in a mouse model of the...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research, Microbiome

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Antibiotics Won't Help Fight Lung-scarring Disease Idf: Study

MONDAY, June 7, 2021 -- Antibiotics do not reduce the risk of hospitalization or death in patients with a lethal lung disease known as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a new study finds. "We were certainly disappointed in the results," said study...
Related topics: Medical Research, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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A Mechanism Through Which 'good' Viruses Kill 'bad' Bacteria And Block Their Reproduction

The battle against antibiotic-resistant bacteria: A new study at Tel Aviv University revealed a mechanism through which 'good' viruses can attack the systems of 'bad' bacteria, destroy them and block their reproduction. The researchers demonstrated...
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Bacteria, Medical Research

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Lyme Disease: Testing, Prophylaxis, And Treatment

From what to do when a patient presents with a tick, to which antibiotic to select for treatment. Medscape Family Medicine

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Magic 8 Ball

The fortune-telling Magic 8 Ball offers commentary on Mark Crislip's use of antibiotics in his patient. Medscape Blogs

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Avails Medical's Equant(tm) Paper 'novel Electronic Biosensor For Automated Inoculum Preparation To...

Avails Medical, a pioneer in rapid, automated and fully electrical antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) announced today the publication of a new peer-reviewed paper on its eQUANT(tm) system and technology in Scientific Reports.

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Outcomes Poorer With Six Versus 12 Weeks Of Antibiotics For Pji

THURSDAY, May 27, 2021 -- Antibiotic therapy for six weeks is inferior to 12 weeks of therapy among patients with microbiologically confirmed prosthetic joint infections that are managed with standard surgical procedures, according to a study...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Nanohybrids For Targeted Control Of Infection Hotspots Created In Russia

Scientists from the National University of Science and Technology "MISIS" (NUST MISIS) have created nanoparticles for the targeted delivery of antibiotics to infection sites.
Related topics: Medical Research

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How Antibiotic-filled Poop Helps 'bessbug' Beetles Stay Healthy

The lifestyle of the horned passalus beetle, commonly known as the bessbug or betsy beetle, might seem downright disgusting to the average human: Not only does this shiny black beetle eat its own poop, known as frass, but it uses its feces to line...

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Hundreds Of Antibiotic Resistant Genes Found In The Gastrointestinal Tracts Of Danish Infants

Danish one-year-olds carry several hundred antibiotic resistant genes in their bacterial gut flora according to a new study from the University of Copenhagen. The presence of these genes is partly attributable to antibiotic use among mothers during...
Related topics: Genetics, Bacteria, Medical Research

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Silver Attacks Bacteria, Gets 'consumed'

As antibiotic-resistant bacteria become more prevalent, silver has seen steep growth in its use in things like antibacterial coatings. Still, a better understanding can provide clues on how to best apply it. Researchers have now monitored the...
Related topics: Bacteria, Medical Research

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Silver Attacks Bacteria, Gets 'consumed'

As antibiotic-resistant bacteria become more prevalent, silver has seen steep growth in its use in things like antibacterial coatings. Still, a better understanding can provide clues on how to best apply it. In Chemical Physics Reviews, researchers...
Related topics: Bacteria, Medical Research

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Can Antibiotics Treat Human Diseases In Addition To Bacterial Infections?

According to researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago, the antibiotics used to treat common bacterial infections, like pneumonia and sinusitis, may also be used to treat human diseases, like cancer. Theoretically, at least.
Related topics: Bacteria, Medical Research, Pneumonia, Cancer, Oncology

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‘delayed Prescribing’ May Help Cut Down On Antibiotic Use

Most respiratory illnesses don’t require antibiotics, which can have harmful side effects.

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In Slow Motion Against Antibiotic Resistance

There are currently only a few synthetic agents that bind to and block the widespread membrane transport proteins, ATP-binding cassette transporters (ABC). Scientists at Goethe University and the University of Tokyo identified four of these...
Related topics: Proteins, Medical Research

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Early Corticosteroid Treatment Of Bacterial Meningitis, Along With Antibiotics, Leads To Full...

Treating bacterial meningitis early with dexamethasone, a corticosteroid hormone that is effective at reducing inflammation, along with antibiotics, leads to full recovery in the shortest time, according to a recently published case report by...
Related topics: Bacteria, Meningitis, Hormones, Medical Research

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Novel Nanotech Improves Cystic Fibrosis Antibiotic By 100,000-fold, Research Shows

New nanotechnology could change the lives of thousands of people living with cystic fibrosis (CF) as groundbreaking research shows it can improve the effectiveness of the CF antibiotic Tobramycin, increasing its efficacy by up to 100,000-fold.
Related topics: Cystic Fibrosis, Medical Research

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