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Essential Science: Firing the arrow with new antibiotics

Scientists have successful developed a so-termed 'poisoned arrow' designed to defeat antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Such developments are critical in the battle against antimicrobial resistant organisms. The success is based on a dual-mechanism.

New approach to fighting antibiotic resistant bacteria

One of the most pressing concerns on the planet is the issue of multi-drug resistance bacteria and the risk these organisms pose to human health. One of the ways to address this could stem from a new research project.

Mānuka honey effective against pathogenic bacteria

The antiseptic properties of Mānuka honey have been hotly debated (along with other ‘health’ benefits.) Now a new report shows how, even at low dilutions, the honey can suppress bacterial growth.

Researchers discover new antibiotic in human nose

Last week, scientists presented research that showed they discovered a new antibiotic that has emerged from the human nose.

Science spreads antibiotic resistance by genetic experimentation

Norwich - In a call for responsible handling of antibiotics, scientists ask fellow scientists to rethink methods and find alternative markers for growing bacterial cultures to avoid releasing antibiotics and new antibiotic-resistant bacteria into the environment.

Tetracycline antibiotics disrupt cellular mitochondria

From plants to mice and human cells, tetracyclines lead to mitochondrial dysfunction in studies on animals. This has caused scientists to raise warnings about this class of antibiotic.

New mechanism found for blocking HIV

A synthetic antibody has been developed. The antibody, based on laboratory tests, prevented infection in four monkeys injected with heavy doses of the HIV virus.

Op-Ed: The myths around Teixobactin

The breaking science news story of the week has been the announcement of a new antibiotic called Teixobactin and its apparent "superbug" battling qualities. Although welcome, it is important to consider the antibiotic itself beyond the hyperbole.

New antibiotic drug, a game changer in fight against superbugs

Scientists have recently developed a new antibiotic, which could turn out to be an Exocet missile in the war on super bugs impervious to conventional counterattacks.

New antibiotic found in horse dung fungus

Researchers have isolated a new substance from a fungus that kills bacteria. The substance, known as copsin, has the same effect as traditional antibiotics. The substance was found in the common inky cap mushroom that grows on horse dung.

Poultry-farm bacteria discovery leads to potential new antibiotic

A new antibiotic derived from the bacterium Staphylococcus epidermidis (Strain 115) has been proposed. The bacterium was discovered on turkeys.

Researchers discover key antibiotic power of honey bee bacteria

Lund - A budding discovery courtesy of research teams at Lund University in Sweeden may open the door to defeating deadly, antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Antibiotic clarithromycin and heart attack risk

Copenhagen - The commonly prescribed antibiotic drug clarithromycin has been linked to a heightened cardiac events risk, according to the British Medical Journal's newly-published study.

FDA approves new antibiotic

Washington - A second new drug to treat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been approved under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) new fast-track incentive program.

What is being done about antibiotic resistance? Special

London Colney - Humans face the very real risk of a future without antibiotics. The implications of this are that life expectancy could fall due to people dying from diseases that are readily treatable today. This is the warning issued in a new paper by Tim Sandle.

E. coli evolves antibiotic tolerance

Jerusalem - Subject to repeated exposure to the antibiotic ampicillin, populations of Escherichia coli quickly evolve tolerance for the drug, springing back to life once antibiotic treatment has stopped, according to a new study.

Pulsed electrical fields destroy antibiotic resistant bacteria

Scientists have successfully used technology that is used to disinfect food products to destroy antibiotic resistant bacteria around the site of burns.

New antibiotic in development

Chicago - A new drug designed to treat tuberculosis could be the basis for a class of broad-spectrum drugs that act against various bacteria. Interestingly the drug may be capable of evading resistance.

Antibiotic resistant bacteria on the rise

The emergence of community-acquired infections, such as urinary tract infections, due to strains resistant to common antibiotics are on the rise, according to a new study.

Op-Ed: Addressing antibiotic resistance Special

Saint Albans - Humans face the very real risk of a future without antibiotics. The implications of this are that life expectancy could fall due to people dying from diseases that are readily treatable today.

Antibiotic ‘smart bomb’ hits out at pathogens

Microbiologists have developed an antibiotic "smart bomb" that can identify specific strains of bacteria and sever their DNA, eliminating the infection. This could help to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Combating bacterial infections

Brussels - Scientists have identified a chemical substance with the potential of acting as a new drug to treat bacterial infections. This becomes important as the rate of antibiotic resistance increases.

Will the next new antibiotic be produced by the brain?

Brussels - Scientists have found that the immune cells in the brain can produce a substance that prevents bacterial growth called itaconic acid.

Antibiotic found on human skin could lead to new medicine

An international team of scientists has discovered an important natural antibiotic called dermcidin, produced by our skin when we sweat.

New antibiotic helps treat skin infections

A newly designed antibiotic called tedizolid phosphate, taken once daily for 6 days to skin, has proved effective at combating skin diseases.

Can panda blood be the answer to battling 'superbugs'?

Researchers are suggesting that a component found in panda blood may be more effective in treating infection than current antibiotics. According to the study, the component can fight bacteria in rapid time.

Special magnetic coating developed to kill bacteria

The problems of antibiotics have received a great deal of attention in the press. The main concern is bacterial resistance. As an alternative, a science group have developed a special coating which can destroy bacteria on contact.

The stinkier the amphibian, the more antibacterial the skin

Chemists have recently discovered that stinky amphibians, specifically Chinese frogs, have powerful antibacterial chemicals in their skin that could someday help humans fight disease.

Op-Ed: Emergence of a new antibiotic resistant superbug, NDM-1

Emergence of the superbug New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM-1) has raised a lot of discussion on global public health in general and antibiotic usage in particular.

Antibiotic Avelox may seriously damage liver, warns Health Canada

A safety review by Health Canada has prompted the regulator to release a public warning of rare but potentially life threatening liver complications from taking Avelox or moxiflaxin.
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Beta-lactamases are enzymes produced by some bacteria.
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