Latest Multiple drug resistance Stories
Apramycin, already used in animals, shows promise against drug-resistant TB and other 'superbugs,' without hearing loss
Prisoners need education on the appropriate use of topical antibiotic products.
Multidrug-resistant pathogens are becoming more frequent, and the few "last resort" treatments available for infections with these bacteria have also shown an increase in use in recent years.
Combining common antibiotics with additional compounds could make previously resistant bacteria more susceptible to the same antibiotics.
Shahriar Mobashery, a University of Notre Dame researcher, is one of the coauthors of a new paper by a group of the world's leading scientists in academia and industry that calls for strong steps to be taken to control the global crisis of antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
A study to be published in the online journal mBio® on November 29 shows that adding antibiotics to swine feed causes microorganisms in the guts of these animals to start sharing genes that could spread antibiotic resistance.
Many infections, even those caused by antibiotic-sensitive bacteria, resist treatment.
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