Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Klebsiella pneumoniae 'superbug' is being studied

University at Buffalo researchers are expressing concern about a new, under-recognized, much more potent variant of a common bacterium that has surfaced in the U.S.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

S.African hospital reports 'superbug' outbreak

A South African outbreak of a multi-drug resistant "superbug" has been contained after it infected nine patients of whom three were still in quarantine, a hospital group said Monday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A major step forward in fighting superbugs

New research has identified a novel mechanism by which humans can defend themselves against the well known hospital superbug, Clostridium difficile.  The study provides us with critical information for the development ...

Medical research

Viruses in gut confer antibiotic resistance to bacteria

Bacteria in the gut that are under attack by antibiotics have allies no one had anticipated, a team of Wyss Institute scientists has found. Gut viruses that usually commandeer the bacteria, it turns out, enable them to survive ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How to train the body's own cells to combat antibiotic resistance

Drug-resistant superbugs have threatened human health for decades. The situation is getting worse because of the shortage of new antibiotics. But what if we changed the way we aim to treat them, and trained our cells to kill ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Superbugs killed 33,000 Europeans in 2015: study

Drug-resistant bacteria killed more than 33,000 people in the European Union in 2015, according to new research published this week warning that superbugs were "threatening modern healthcare."

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hospital superbug debugged

An international team of scientists led by Monash University researchers has uncovered how a common hospital bacterium becomes a deadly superbug that kills increasing numbers of hospital patients worldwide and accounts for ...

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