Medical research

New more effective antimicrobials might rise from old

By tinkering with their chemical structures, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have essentially re-invented a class of popular antimicrobial drugs, restoring and in some cases, expanding ...

Genetics

Genomic data can improve pandemic modeling, researchers say

Simon Fraser University researchers are advocating for the inclusion of genomic data into forecasting models to better understand the spread of infectious diseases. The researchers say incorporating this data into forecasting ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Managing phage therapy to help save lives

Scientists with the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences were among those providing the biochemical tools needed to help save a man's life through a unique emergency intervention in 2016.

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 ...

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