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

Genome mapping may stop superbug deaths

Genome mapping could prove key in preventing superbugs in hospitals, an Australian researcher said Friday, urging its use to prevent countless deaths from antibiotic-resistant infections.

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

US superbug infections rising, but deaths are falling

Drug-resistant "superbug" infections have been called a developing nightmare that could set medicine back a century, making conquered germs once again untreatable.

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