Latest Multiple drug resistance Stories
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.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday that it is launching an electronic antibiotic tracking system to monitor antibiotic use in the nation’s hospitals.
Breast cancer cells that mutate to resist drug treatment survive by establishing tiny pumps on their surface that reject the drugs as they penetrate the cell membrane – making the cancer insensitive to chemotherapy drugs even after repeated use.
Scientists were surprised at how fast bacteria developed resistance to the miracle antibiotic drugs when they were developed less than a century ago.
Antibiotic resistance is a global issue that has been aggravated by the recent mergence of multi-resistant bacteria (MRB) in hospitals, health care establishments, and homes.
A recent study into the interactions between aminoglycoside antibiotics and their target site in bacteria used computer simulations to elucidate this mechanism and thereby suggest drug modifications.
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