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BioVersys AG, Switzerland

The Swiss biopharmaceutical company BioVersys focuses on research and development of small molecules which switch off drug resistance against existing antibiotics. With the company’s award-winning TRIC technology (Transcriptional Regulator Inhibitory Compounds) it will be possible to restore the eff more

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  • Scientists identify chemicals in noxious weed that 'disarm' deadly bacteria

    Scientists have identified specific compounds from the Brazilian peppertree -- a weedy, invasive shrub in Florida -- that reduce the virulence of antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria. Scientific Reports published the research, demonstrating that triterpenoid acids in the red berries of the plant "dis more

  • Antibiotic intercepts building blocks of the bacterial envelope

    One of the last arrows in the quiver in the fight against dangerous bacteria is the reserve antibiotic daptomycin. It is used primarily when conventional drugs fail due to resistant bacteria. Although the antibiotic was developed around 30 years ago, its exact mode of action was previously unclear. more

  • Antibiotics: City dwellers and children take the most

    City dwellers take more antibiotics than people in rural areas; children and the elderly use them more often than middle-aged people; the use of antibiotics decreases as education increases, but only in rich countries: These are three of the more striking trends identified by researchers of the NRW more

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Bacteria and Antibiotics: Revenge of the Microbes

What are bacteria? How do antibiotics work? And what can we do about increasing antibiotic resistance? Jenny Rohn, scientist and novelist, investigates the fascinating world of bacteria in this Friday Evening Discourse event from the Ri. more

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Antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance Antibiotic resistance is the ability of a microorganism to withstand the effects of an antibiotic . It is a specific type of drug resistance . Antibiotic resistance evolves naturally via natural selection through random mu ... more

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