Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Use COVID-19 lessons to battle deadly superbugs: WHO

Lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic should be used to fight the spread of drug-resistant bacteria, which kill tens of thousands of people each year, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research reveals how bacteria defeat drugs that fight cystic fibrosis

University of Montana researchers and their partners have discovered a slimy strategy used by bacteria to defeat antibiotics and other drugs used to combat infections afflicting people with cystic fibrosis. The research was ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Could COVID-19 be fuelling drug resistance?

We need to understand the impact of COVID-19 on wider health issues to shape better public health responses and limit long-term consequences. Drug resistance is one of these, Gemma Buckland-Merrett explains.

Medications

How antibiotics interact with each other

It is usually difficult to predict how well drugs will work when they are combined. Sometimes, two antibiotics increase their effect and inhibit the growth of bacteria more efficiently than expected. In other cases, the combined ...

Medications

New cell profiling method could speed tuberculosis drug discovery

A new technology that combines high throughput imaging and machine learning could speed discovery of drugs to fight tuberculosis, which for generations has killed more people worldwide than any other disease caused by a single ...

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