Antibiotic resistance
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when a microbe acquires a genetic mutation making it resistant to the effect of one or more antimicrobial agents that were once effective. This genetic mutation m...
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Nevada woman dies of superbug resistant to all available US antibiotics
Nevada woman dies of superbug resistant to all available US antibiotics. Expert fear its only a matter of time before this fast evolving bugs threaten more a...
How Alcohol Abuse can be the worst teen abuse of all?
Alcohol is the most underrated abuse of all time. Abusers seldom realise they are not victims of abuse, but abusing it to the point where it becomes an addiction due to the "kick" it provides and the ...
WATCH: Bacteria Invade Antibiotics And Transform Into Superbugs
If you've ever wanted to watch a superbug evolve before your very eyes, you're in luck. In a creative stroke inspired by Hollywood wizardry, scientists have designed a simple way to observe how bacter...
Scientists Find New Antibiotic In The Human Nose
Scientists have discovered a bacterium living inside the human nose that produces an antibiotic capable of killing one of the most hard-to-treat pathogens — a pathogen that causes serious, even deadly...
Rio Olympic Games: 'Super Bacteria' Discovered In Rio's Waters As Olympics Near
A drug-resistant bacteria is growing below Rio de Janeiro's most stunning beaches. A group of Brazilian scientists have detected a drug-resistant bacteria growing off of some of Rio de Janeiro's most ...
Next time you ask the doctor for some antibiotics – consider whether you're being immoral
Antimicrobial resistance continues to be a growing concern for our future health. Whose responsibility is it to intervene?
'Nightmare' Infection Found In US For First Time
A superbug resistant to all known medications has been found in the United States for the first time, raising new concern about the dwindling effectiveness of antibiotics, the top US public health off...
Live viruses are now being used to fight infections
The treatment harnesses viruses called phages to attack and kill dangerous bacteria, including "superbugs".
New "Superbug" Gene Found In Animals And People In China
A new gene that makes bacteria highly resistant to a last-resort class of antibiotics has been found in people and pigs in China - including in samples of bacteria with epidemic potential, researchers...
Moving Manure Beyond Drug-Resistant Bacteria
Manure management is serious business for a meat-hungry world. A single cow, depending on its size, can generate between 43 and 120 pounds of manure a day. Cow manure can be a low-cost fertilizer for ...
Researchers Develop Novel Theoretical Approach To Reduce Antibiotic Resistance
It is estimated that each year in the United States 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to one or more types of antibiotics, and at least 23,000 people will die because ...
A Paradigm Shift In Multidrug Resistance
Bacteria are pretty wily creatures. Take for example, an organism such as Salmonella, which are killed by antibiotics in lab tests, but can become highly resistant in the body. It is an example of wha...
Essential Oils Might Be the New Antibiotics
Faced with increasingly drug-resistant bacteria, scientists and farmers are now looking to plant extracts to keep people and animals healthy. Essential oils often evoke thoughts of scented candles and...
Salmonella Outbreak Affecting 181 People 'May Have Been Caused By Kissing And Cuddling Chickens'
The nasty bug has been contracted by dozens of people who may have been getting a little too close to their feathered friends. During four recent outbreaks of the dangerous bug, which is transferred f...
Patient With Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Being Treated In Maryland
Health authorities are working to identify anyone who may have been exposed to a patient with a drug-resistant form of tuberculosis. The patient traveled in April from India to the United States, thro...
Antibiotic misuse
Antibiotic misuse, sometimes called antibiotic abuse or antibiotic overuse, refers to the misuse or overuse of antibiotics, with potentially serious effects on health. It is a contributing factor to t...
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Nosocomial infection
A hospital-acquired infection (HAI) or nosocomial infection is an infection whose development is favored by a hospital environment, such as one acquired by a patient during a hospital visit or one dev...
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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) (/ˈmɜrsə/ or /ɛmɑrɛseɪ/) is a bacterium responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections in humans. It is also called oxacillin-resistant Staphy...
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus - Wikipedia
Streptococcus pyogenes
Streptococcus pyogenes, or Group A Streptococcus, is a spherical, Gram-positive bacterium. S. pyogenes displays streptococcal group A antigen on its cell wall and typically produces large zones of be...
Streptococcus pyogenes - Wikipedia
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common bacterium that can cause disease in animals, including humans. It is citrate, catalase, and oxidase positive. It is found in soil, water, skin flora, and most man-m...
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Clostridium difficile
Clostridium difficile colitis (etymology and pronunciation) or pseudomembranous colitis is colitis (inflammation of the large intestine) resulting from infection with Clostridium difficile, a type of ...
Clostridium difficile - Wikipedia
Escherichia coli
Escherichia coli (/ˌɛʃɨˈrɪkiə ˈkoʊlaɪ/; commonly abbreviated E. coli) is a Gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Escherichia that is commonly found in the lower int...
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Salmonella
Salmonella /ˌsælməˈnɛlə/ is a genus of rod-shaped, Bacillus. There are only two species of Salmonella, Salmonella bongori and Salmonella enterica, of which there are around six subspecies and innumera...
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Acinetobacter baumannii
Acinetobacter baumannii is a typically short, almost round, rod-shaped (coccobacillus) Gram-negative bacterium. It can be an opportunistic pathogen in humans, affecting people with compromised immune ...
Acinetobacter baumannii - Wikipedia
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a pathogenic bacterial species in the family Mycobacteriaceae and the causative agent of most cases of tuberculosis. First discovered in 1882 by Robert Koch, M. tuberculo...
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Archaeocin
Archaeocin is the name given to a new type of potentially useful antibiotic that is derived from the Archaea group of organisms. Eight archaeocins have been partially or fully characterized, but hund...
Myxopyronin
Myxopyronin (Myx) is an alpha-pyrone antibiotic, the first in a new class of inhibitors of bacterial RNA polymerase (RNAP) that target switch 1 and switch 2 of the RNAP "switch region." Rifamycin anti...
Phage therapy
Phage therapy or viral phage therapy is the therapeutic use of bacteriophages to treat pathogenic bacterial infections. Although extensively used and developed mainly in former Soviet Union countries ...
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Carbapenem resistant enterobacteriaceae
Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE) or Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE), are gram-negative bacteria that are nearly resistant to the carbapenem class of antibiotics, consider...