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  • How staphylococci protect themselves against antibiotics

    The skin bacterium Staphylococcus aureus often develops antibiotic resistance. It can then cause infections that are difficult to treat. Researchers at the University of Bonn have uncovered an ingenious way in which a certain strain of Staphylococcus aureus protects itself against the important anti more

  • Difficult to kill bacteria develops tolerance against alcohol based disinfectants

    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 Enterococc more

  • Botulinum-type toxins jump to a new kind of bacteria

    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 us more

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Vancomycin

Vancomycin Vancomycin (INN ) () is a glycopeptide antibiotic used in the prophylaxis and treatment of infections caused by Gram-positive bacteria . It has traditionally been reserved as a drug of "last resort" , used only after treatment wi ... more

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