Latest Multiple drug resistance Stories
A team of scientists from the University of Oxford, U.K. have taken lessons from Adam Smith and Charles Darwin to devise a new strategy that could one day slow, possibly even prevent, the spread of drug-resistant bacteria. In a new research report published in the March 2011 issue of GENETICS (http://www.genetics.org), the scientists show that bacterial gene mutations that lead to drug resistance come at a biological cost not borne by nonresistant strains.
Measuring the mechanical strength of cancer cell mucus layers provides clues about better ways to treat cancer, and also suggests why some cancer cells are more resistant to drugs than others.
Infections are among the most frequent complications of a stay in hospital and raise the complication and mortality rates.
A School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis biophysicist has developed a new method to identify communication pathways connecting distant regions within proteins.
Genetic resistance to antibiotics is not the only trick bacteria use to resist eradicationâ€“ they also have a second defence strategy known as persistence that can kick in.
Cold plasma jets could be a safe, effective alternative to antibiotics to treat multi-drug resistant infections.
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.
A key enzyme in Mycobacterium tuberculosis that enables the microbe to reproduce rapidly could be a golden target for new drugs against tuberculosis (TB).
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.
Short courses of antibiotics can leave normal gut bacteria harbouring antibiotic resistance genes for up to two years after treatment.