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Latest Multiple drug resistance Stories

2011-01-06 12:48:49

Genetic resistance to antibiotics is not the only trick bacteria use to resist eradication– they also have a second defence strategy known as persistence that can kick in.

2010-12-15 15:06:48

Cold plasma jets could be a safe, effective alternative to antibiotics to treat multi-drug resistant infections.

2010-11-20 00:00:51

A new molecular simulation technique developed by researchers at RIKEN and Kyoto University has confirmed for the first time the function of the transporter protein AcrB in E. coli multidrug resistance.

2010-11-17 13:27:35

A key enzyme in Mycobacterium tuberculosis that enables the microbe to reproduce rapidly could be a golden target for new drugs against tuberculosis (TB).

2010-11-15 11:02:00

Agency partners with CDC to kick off Get Smart about Antibiotics Week SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year, millions of antibiotics will be prescribed. Antibiotics can be used to treat bacterial infections; however, they are commonly over-prescribed.

2010-11-01 20:55:49

Short courses of antibiotics can leave normal gut bacteria harbouring antibiotic resistance genes for up to two years after treatment.

2010-09-22 19:38:12

A team at The Scripps Research Institute has detailed the structure of a member of the only remaining class of multidrug resistance transporters left to be described.

2010-09-14 23:19:13

Antibiotics can work miracles, knocking out common infections like bronchitis and tonsillitis.

2010-09-10 06:30:00

BOSTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the Company's lead product, PTK 0796, a first-in-class aminomethylcycline, will be the subject of several poster presentations at the 50th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC). Dr.

2010-09-07 15:27:03

Cockroaches could be more of a health benefit than a health hazard according to scientists from the University of Nottingham, who have discovered powerful antibiotic properties in the brains of cockroaches and locusts.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.