Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Super-superbug clones invade Gulf States

A new wave of highly antibiotic resistant superbugs has been found in the Middle East Gulf States, discovered by University of Queensland researchers.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Human trials target superbugs

The first human trials of a new approach to fight superbugs by starving them of iron are underway in South Australia.

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MRSA survival chances predicted by DNA sequencing the superbug

Sequencing the DNA of the MRSA superbug can accurately identify patients most at risk of death and could help medics develop new treatments as we move towards personalised medicine, say scientists publishing in the journal ...

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Key to 'superbug' antibiotic resistance discovered

An international study led by Monash University has discovered the molecular mechanism by which the potentially deadly superbug 'Golden Staph' evades antibiotic treatment, providing the first important clues on how to counter ...

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Deadliest superbugs are not the most toxic, new study shows

Infamous bacteria such as MRSA are considered "superbugs" because not only can they kill us using a wide range of virulence mechanisms, but they can also resist the effects of antibiotics. However, some superbugs reside on ...

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The answer to tackling superbugs could be more superbugs

Hard-to-kill bacteria or "superbugs" have become a major problem for hospitals. Between 5% and 12% of hospital patients in the EU are thought to acquire an infection during their stay, with many caused by bacteria such as ...

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