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2010-12-15 15:06:48

Cold plasma jets could be a safe, effective alternative to antibiotics to treat multi-drug resistant infections, says a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Medical Microbiology on 15 December. The team of Russian and German researchers showed that a ten-minute treatment with low-temperature plasma was not only able to kill drug-resistant bacteria causing wound infections in rats but also increased the rate of wound healing. The findings suggest that cold plasmas might be a...

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. The result marks a key step in efforts to combat antibiotic resistance, demonstrating the power of computer simulation as an essential tool for basic research. (PRWeb UK) November 19, 2010 A new molecular simulation technique developed by researchers at RIKEN and Kyoto University has...

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), according to a study published in Microbiology on 17 November. The human equivalent of this enzyme has been targeted in some cancer treatments as well as in immunosuppressive chemotherapies. Scientists at the University of Birmingham have now shown that inhibiting the same enzyme in M. tuberculosis effectively kills the bacterial cells. The...

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. Patients sometimes ask their health care professional to prescribe antibiotic drugs for viral infections, like the common cold, despite the fact that they will not work and may lead to potentially harmful side...

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, say scientists writing in the latest issue of Microbiology, published on 3 November. The researchers believe that this reservoir increases the chances of resistance genes being surrendered to pathogenic bacteria, aiding their survival and suggesting that the long-term effects of antibiotic therapy are more significant than previously thought. Antibiotics that...

2010-09-22 19:38:12

The work may lead to the development of new antibiotics as well as the improvement of crop agriculture 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. The work has implications for combating dangerous antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria, as well as for developing hardy strains of agricultural crops. The study was published in an advance, online issue of the journal...

2010-09-14 23:19:13

TAU develops next generation of antibiotics to combat drug-resistant "superbugs" Antibiotics can work miracles, knocking out common infections like bronchitis and tonsillitis. But according to the Center for Disease Control, each year 90,000 people in the U.S. die of drug-resistant "superbugs" "” bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus  (MRSA), a deadly form of staph infection resistant to normal antibiotics. Although hospital patients are particularly susceptible as a result of open...

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. Stuart Levy, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Paratek will also be delivering a talk at a symposium on antibiotic resistance at the conference. ICAAC will be held in Boston,...

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. Simon Lee, a postgraduate researcher who is presenting his work at the Society for General Microbiology's autumn meeting in Nottingham, describes how the group identified up to nine different molecules in the insect tissues that were toxic to bacteria. These substances could...

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2010-09-07 09:10:00

They reportedly can go 45 minutes without air, they can go for up to a month without food, and an old urban legend suggests that they might even be able to survive a nuclear war. Now, scientists believe that they might be able to harness the hardiness of cockroaches in order to help us survive severe infections and illnesses caused by bacterial superbugs. According to a Monday press release, scientists from the UK's University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science have found...


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