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Difficult to kill bacteria develops tolerance against alcohol based disinfectants

Frequent intestinal bacteria E. faecium could render hand washing in hospitals ineffective.

06-Aug-2018

A multidrug-resistant bacterial species that can cause infections in hospitals is becoming increasingly tolerant to the alcohols used in handwash disinfectants, a new study finds. The analysis of bacterial samples taken from two Australian hospitals over 19 years suggests that the species ...

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Botulinum-type toxins jump to a new kind of bacteria

30-Jan-2018

Enterococci are hardy microbes that thrive in the gastrointestinal tracts of nearly all land animals, including our own, and generally cause no harm. But their ruggedness has lately made them leading causes of multi-drug-resistant infections, especially in settings like hospitals where antibiotic ...

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Double strike against tuberculosis

Beta-lactone inhibits mycomenbrane biosynthesis and potentiates antibiotics

02-Jan-2018

In search of new strategies against life-threatening tuberculosis infections, a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), as well as Harvard University and Texas A&M University in the USA have found a new ally. They discovered a substance that interferes with the mycomembrane formation ...

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Antibiotic insight may help in battle against bacterial resistance

21-Jul-2017

Bacteria or 'superbugs' that have adapted to resist multiple antibiotics are responsible for around 700,000 deaths globally a year; new types of antibiotics are urgently needed. Monash University researchers, as part of an international collaboration, have identified a key part of the process by ...

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Antibiotic-releasing polymer may help eradicate joint implant infection

19-Jul-2017

A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has developed an antibiotic-releasing polymer that may greatly simplify the treatment of prosthetic joint infection. In their recent report the researchers describe how implants made from this material successfully eliminated two types ...

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New antibiotic packs a punch against bacterial resistance

Modified vancomycin effective against resistant Enterococci

31-May-2017

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have given new superpowers to a lifesaving antibiotic called vancomycin, an advance that could eliminate the threat of antibiotic-resistant infections for years to come. The researchers, led by Dale Boger, co-chair of TSRI's Department of ...

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'Brute force' can overcome antibiotic resistance

06-Feb-2017

Antibiotics can still kill drug-resistant bacteria if they 'push' hard enough into bacterial cells, finds new UCL-led research funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The study opens up a promising new way of overcoming antibiotic resistance and could help scientists to ...

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Scientists develop painless and inexpensive microneedle system to monitor drugs

26-Jul-2016

Researchers at the University of British Columbia and the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) in Switzerland have created a microneedle drug monitoring system that could one day replace costly, invasive blood draws and improve patient comfort. The new system consists of a small, thin patch that is ...

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AmpliPhi announces pre-clinical data

Efficacy of a bacteriophage cocktail is comparable to Vancomycin in S. aureus lung infection model

21-Sep-2015

AmpliPhi Biosciences Corporation announced experimental results highlighting that its prototype bacteriophage cocktail demonstrated comparable efficacy to vancomycin in reduction of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) in a murine lung infection model. “We are encouraged by these positive results, ...

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Targeted drug delivery with these nanoparticles can make medicines more effective

18-Sep-2015

Nanoparticles disguised as human platelets could greatly enhance the healing power of drug treatments for cardiovascular disease and systemic bacterial infections. These platelet-mimicking nanoparticles, developed by engineers at the University of California, San Diego, are capable of delivering ...

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