Immunology

Specially designed protein fights several species of bacteria

As resistance to existing antibiotics increases, new approaches to serious bacterial infections are needed. Now researchers at Lund University in Sweden, together with colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sclerosis medicine can fight multi-resistant bacteria

Encountering bacteria with innocent names such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterobacteriaceae can lead to hospitalisation and - in a worst-case scenario - can also be life-threatening. The bacteria, which cause infections ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Once invincible superbug squashed by 'superteam' of antibiotics

The golden age of antibiotics may be drawing to a close. The recent discovery of E. coli carrying mcr-1 and ndm-5—genes that make the bacterium immune to last-resort antibiotics—has left clinicians without an effective ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

One-two punch may floor worst infections

McMaster University researchers have found a new way to treat the world's worst infectious diseases, the superbugs that are resistant to all known antibiotics.

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