Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US officials say 2 more places will test sewage for polio

Philadelphia and Oakland County, Michigan, are joining the small list of U.S. localities that are looking for signs of polio infections in sewage, U.S. health officials said Wednesday.

Medical research

New antibiotic shows promising results in clinical trials

QPX9003, a novel antibiotic developed by Monash University researchers targeting antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" has achieved an important milestone in its clinical development, with the initial Phase 1 studies of the drug ...

Surgery

Novel antibiotic cement to treat bone infections

Each year, 700,000 people die due to antibiotic resistance. A growing global population unfortunately generates a growing resistance to established antibiotic treatments—a threat that has been met with insufficient funding ...

Genetics

New antibiotic resistance genes identified in tuberculosis

A massive analysis of more than 10,000 different Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria isolates from 23 countries has revealed new genes associated with resistance to 13 first- and second-line new and repurposed antibiotics. ...

Medications

Could cyber designs deliver potent dual-action antibiotics?

Computational modeling has been used to create dual-action compounds with exciting potential as new antibiotics. The proof of principle experiment raises the possibility of new antibiotics that can target harmful bacteria ...

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