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Antibiotic News

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 9 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Kathleen Blanchard
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Antibiotic resistance news

New scientific research published in the journal PLoS Biology shows that bacteria can evolve resistance more quickly...
May 17, 2013 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

What is an antimicrobial stewardship programme (ASP)?

Optimisation of antimicrobial use is the overriding goal of any antimicrobial stewardship programme (ASP). Ultimately,...
Nov 16, 2012 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Antibiotic Awareness Day

You may be aware it is Antibiotic Awareness Day/Week in numerous countries in November (18th in the EU and 12th to 16th...
Nov 16, 2012 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Antibiotic resistance and blood

In a paper in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, a team of University of Michigan researchers have demonstrated that...
Oct 31, 2012 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle

Phage Therapy may provide new antimicrobial solutions

In research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists from Monash University, The...
Oct 4, 2012 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
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