Antibiotics
Antibiotics or antibacterials are a type of antimicrobial used specifically against bacteria, and are often used in medical treatment of bacterial infections. They may either kill or inhibit the growt...
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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 ...
Gut Bacteria May Be Linked To 'Dangerous' Body Fat
The BBC reports that, "The make-up of the bacteria found in human faeces may influence levels of dangerous fat in our bodies."
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?
FDA Asks How Safe Is That Hand Sanitizer?
Agency wants proof the products kill bacteria and are harmless over time
'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...
IBM Creates A Molecule That Could Destroy All Viruses
One macromolecule to rule them all, from Ebola to Zika and the flu
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...
Competition Between 'Good Bacteria' Important For Healthy Gut, Say Researchers
The vital ecosystem of bacteria in the human gut operates like a jungle, with competition between microbes helping maintain the stability necessary to keep us healthy. That's according to scientists a...
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 ...
Timeline of antibiotics
This is the timeline of antimicrobial (anti-infective) therapy.The years show when a given drug was released onto the pharmaceuticalmarket. This is not a timeline of the development of the antibiotics...
Fungicide
Fungicides are biocidal chemical compounds or biological organisms used to kill or inhibit fungi or fungal spores. Fungi can cause serious damage in agriculture, resulting in critical losses of yield,...
Antiviral drug
Antiviral drugs are a class of medication used specifically for treating viral infections. Like antibiotics for bacteria, specific antivirals are used for specific viruses. Unlike most antibiotics, an...
Antiparasitic
Antiparasitics are a class of medications which are indicated for the treatment of parasitic diseases such as nematodes, cestodes, trematodes, and infectious protozoa.
Antimicrobial
An antimicrobial is an agent that kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth. Antimicrobial medicines can be grouped according to the microorganisms they act primarily against. For example, antibac...
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Antimicrobial pharmacodynamics
Antimicrobial pharmacodynamics is the relationship between concentration of antibiotic and its ability to inhibit vital processes of endo- or ectoparasites and microbial organisms. This branch of phar...
Production of antibiotics
The production of antibiotics has been widespread since the pioneering efforts of Florey and Chain in 1938. The importance of antibiotics to medicine has led to much research into their discovery and ...
Overuse of antibiotics
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...
Overuse of antibiotics - Wikipedia
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...
Antibiotic resistance - Wikipedia
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 ...
Phage therapy - Wikipedia
Probiotic
Probiotics are microorganisms that are believed to provide health benefits when consumed. The term probiotic is currently used to name ingested microorganisms associated with beneficial effects to hum...