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New treatment to cure MRSA infection found

  Recent work from Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Biology Kim Lewis promises to over­come one of the leading public health threats of our time. In a ground­breaking study...

New substance effectively combats multi-resistant bacteria

In Europe alone, more than 25,000 people die each year from infections caused by multi-resistant bacteria. Researchers from University of Copenhagen have now developed...

The Rosetta Stone for antibiotic resistance?

On October 25, JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments will publish a novel technique to confront the problem of antibiotic resistance. According to Dr....

Light works wonders in the lab, treating MS to blindness

Multiple sclerosis (MS) causes progressive paralysis by destroying nerve cells and the spinal cord. It interrupts vision, balance and even thinking. On a suggestion from...

Study: Gowns, gloves in ICU don’t cut MRSA, VRE

Wearing gowns and gloves in all patient rooms in intensive care units (ICUs) didn't lead to a significant drop in two key antibiotic-resistant threats,...

Alternative to antibiotics: Plasmas attack bacterial cells on several levels

As they destroy bacteria very efficiently, plasmas constitute an alternative to chemical disinfectants and potentially to antibiotics, as well. How they achieve this effect has...

Biologists Discover Revolutionary Method for Discovering Antibiotics

Biologists at the University of California, San Diego have developed a revolutionary new method for identifying and characterizing antibiotics, an advance that could lead...

New leads on mechanisms that confer virulence to E.coli-type bacteria

The researchers have solved the three-dimensional structure of a key region of the DNA-protein complex. Knowledge about the structures that control the activity of genes associated with virulence and resistance to antibiotics is crucial to understand t...

Beating Superbugs with a High-Tech Cleanser

According to the World Health Organization, antibiotic-resistant bacteria are one of the top three threats to human health. Patients in hospitals are especially at...

Antibiotics in Swine Feed Encourage Gene Exchange

A study to be published in the online journal mBio® on November 29 shows that adding antibiotics to swine feed causes microorganisms in the...

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