Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Even short travel can spread colistin-resistant bacteria

The emergence of antibiotic resistance among dangerous pathogens is increasingly problematic worldwide. Many strains of infectious bacteria have become multidrug-resistant, and cannot be treated with common antibiotic therapies. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Drug-resistant gene goes from pig farms to patients worldwide

A troublesome gene that is resistant to an antibiotic often used as a last resort has been tracked from its origins on Chinese pig farms to hospital patients worldwide in a new study led by UCL and Peking University People's ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Investigating the collateral effects of antibiotics

Antibiotics can influence the swimming and swarming ability of multidrug-resistant bacteria, according to a new study in mSphere, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The study, conducted using ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

MRSA emerged years before methicillin was even discovered

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) emerged long before the introduction of the antibiotic methicillin into clinical practice, according to a study published in the open access journal Genome Biology. It was ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibiotics promote resistance on experimental croplands

June 16, 2017 - Canadian researchers have generated both novel and existing antibiotic resistance mechanisms on experimental farmland, by exposing the soil to specific antibiotics. The research is published in Applied and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Technology leads to better treatment for Staphylococcus aureus sepsis

A new testing and treatment approach led to shorter hospital stays for patients with Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections. Study results were presented at the ASM Microbe 2017 conference in New Orleans, LA, on June ...

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