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MRSA control measures in hospitals are not working

MRSA "superbug" control measures "lack evidence" that they are effective at reducing hospital acquired infections. This is according to a new report published in The Lancet.

British Salmonella outbreak from a single egg source

The outbreak of salmonella in England is likely to have come from a single source of eggs, according to Public Health England.

Microbes discovered 800 meters deep in Antarctica lake

Samples taken from an Antarctic lake 800 meters below the ice reveal an abundance of microbial life. The lake was the vast and mysterious Lake Whillans.

Bacterial meningitis incidence falls in the U.S.

Advances in the prevention and treatment of bacterial meningitis appear to be paying dividends in the U.S. A new report has revealed a significant drop in prevalence and mortality following the introduction of new treatments.

Treating cancer with bacteria shows promise

In a remarkable study, researchers have shown that injecting bacteria into a cancer tumor helped shrink it. Studies were first carried out on dogs, and then, with interesting results, on a female cancer patient.

Salmonella outbreak in England

An outbreak of salmonella in England has affected 156 people in Hampshire, London, West Midlands, Cheshire and Merseyside. The bacterial contamination has been linked to cases in France and Austria.

Bird parasite alert issued

House Finch eye disease, a bacterial parasite, is infecting a wide range of species, though most do not show signs of illness, according to a new report. The disease is primarily a respiratory infection and appears on birds as conjunctivitis.

Method to track infections in pigs

The latest genetic sequencing technologies have been utilized to develop new methods to identify genes which are important for the survival of bacterial infections in pigs. This is seen as an important step for reducing infection in livestock.

New cling-wrap treatment for burns

Novel, ultrathin coatings called nanosheets have been produced to protect burns from bacterial infections. The sheets cling to the body’s most difficult-to-protect contours and prevent infection.

Use of antibiotics for colds leaps by one-third in 12 years

London - There are fears that national guidelines in the U.K. to reduce inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics in primary care have failed dramatically in relation to treatment of the common cold, according to a new study.

Microbes found growing in a tar pit

La Brea - A new study has shown that microdroplets of water in a natural asphalt lake are home to active microbial life. This has thrown up the re-occurring question of whether such bacteria could exist on seeming inhospitable planets.

Paradise, photosynthetic bacteria and terraforming

Cyanobacteria may have played a vital role in creating one of the most beautiful places on earth. Researchers are currently studying what rule the organisms played in creating one of the most beautiful areas of nature in the world.

'Nightmare bacteria' cases rise five-fold in Southeastern U.S.

Durham - A recently released study shows the number of cases involving a deadly antibacterial "superbug" has risen five-fold in some parts of the United States over the past four years.

Gut microbes help to detoxify rat diets

Gut microbes in Mojave Desert rats help the animals metabolize creosote toxins, according to some new research. The results demonstrated that gut microbes can enhance their rodent hosts’ ability to digest the creosote toxins.

CDC resumes dealing with hazardous materials

Atlanta - A high-security tuberculosis lab at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is to return to transferring hazardous materials.

Ulcer-forming bacteria make stomach injuries worse

Researchers have shown that the ulcer-forming bacteria Helicobacter pylori efficiently navigate to sites of injury within the stomach, where they can do additional damage to the digestive organ.

Other deadly diseases found in U.S. government lab

Bethesda - The FDA, just days after announcing that it had found decades-old vials of smallpox—inside a storage facility it owned, has announced that the deadly virus wasn't the only dangerous substance it found during a clean out of the facility last month.

U.S. CDC halts hazardous material transfers

Atlanta - Following recent high-profile safety lapses in government labs, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has placed a moratorium on movement of all hazardous biological materials.

Many food poisoning cases underreported

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 19,056 cases of food poisoning were reported in 2013 in the U.S.. However, many people do not report getting sick from contaminated food because they don't realize they have food poisoning.

New generation of antibiotics considered

A new approach in tackling and destroying antibiotic resistant bacteria is being considered. New research reveals an Achilles' heel in the defensive barrier that surrounds drug-resistant bacterial cells.

Type 1 diabetes linked to different gut bacteria

Groningen - Children with type 1 diabetes have a less balanced composition of gut bacteria compared with children of the same age without diabetes, according to a new study.

Protecting good bacteria from antibiotics

Antibiotics kill pathogenic bacteria. However, they can also kill beneficial bacteria and upset the human body, especially in the gut. Scientists have developed a way to help protect ‘good’ bacteria from antibiotics.

Call for 'microbial forensics'

There have been major advances with screening human DNA to solve crimes. Progress has been much slow with screening microorganisms for potential bioterrorist attacks, according to a new report.

Improving the safety of food spices

River Falls - In the U.S. it has been estimated that around 60 percent of food spices are imported, and that around 12 percent contain potentially harmful contaminants. A new report calls for actions to be taken to protect consumers.

Healing soldiers on the battlefront

Los Angeles - Knowing precisely the microbes present in a wound could greatly aid in the prevention and treatment of infections. This is especially important when dealing with the severe injuries that soldiers can suffer in combat.

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.

How clean is your mobile phone?

Princeton - Cell phones are populated with many bacteria and fungi commonly found on users’ hands, according to an alarming new study.

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.

Antibiotics win public’s vote for Longitude Prize

London - The British public has voted for antibiotics as the subject of the Longitude Prize 2014 as a "post-antibiotic" era looms.

Creating safe water for Tanzania

Scientists have developed a solar filtration system, designed to produce high-quality drinking water from polluted brackish water, for regions in Tanzania. The filter effectively separates undesired substances, bacteria, and viruses.
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