Genetics

Antibiotics impact gut microbiome and antimicrobial resistance

Antibiotics are commonly used to treat infections and ensure the safety of surgical procedures. However, their overuse has led to the emergence and spread of resistant bacteria, resulting in an "arms race" whereby ever more ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds new patterns of antibiotic resistance spread in hospitals

Bacteria that cause infections in hospitals are increasingly becoming resistant to antibiotics, and a group of bacterial species called Enterobacterales that are able to fend off a type of antibiotic called carbapenems are ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Breastfeeding protects babies from bacteria resistant to antibiotics

In a study carried out at the University of Helsinki, it was found that infant formula is associated with roughly 70% higher occurrence of genes associated with antibiotic resistance in the gut of newborns, more than the ...

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