Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New drugs needed against gonorrhoea: UN

New drugs are urgently needed to treat gonorrhoea, a sexually-transmitted disease threatening to veer out of control as it develops resistance to existing antibiotics, the UN's health agency said Friday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WSU looks for practices to thwart antimicrobial resistance

The death last year of a woman in Reno, Nev., from an infection resistant to every type of antibiotic available in the U.S. highlights how serious the threat of antimicrobial resistance has become.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UN adopts declaration on anti-microbial resistance

World leaders approved a wide-ranging declaration Wednesday aimed at addressing the rising number of drug-resistant infections—something the World Health Organization says has the potential to kill millions and undermine ...

Genetics

Deciphering the mutations behind drug resistance

Antimicrobial resistance in disease-causing microbes has garnered attention in recent years, but another persistent area of drug resistance is the ability for tumors to evade chemotherapy drugs. Methotrexate is one of the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Deep changes urged to avoid mass deaths from superbugs

Ten million people could die by 2050 unless sweeping global changes are agreed to tackle increasing resistance to antibiotics, which can turn common ailments into killers, a report warned Thursday.

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