Bacteriophages may help to fight antibiotic resistance

Latest studies showed that bacteria-infecting viruses called bacteriophages, or simply phages, could kill different strains of the bacterium E. coli by making mutations in a viral protein that bound to host cells. 

Antimicrobial resistance is drastically rising

Researchers have shown that antimicrobial-resistant infections are rapidly increasing in animals in low and middle income countries. They produced the first global of resistance rates, and identified regions where interventions are urgently needed.

Sewage reveals levels of antimicrobial resistance worldwide

North America, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand generally have the lowest levels of antimicrobial resistance, while Asia, Africa and South America have the highest levels.

Antibiotics still being used to 'fatten' animals in 45 countries

A drug known as colistin is still being used as a growth promoter in animals. Colistin is classified by the World Health Organization as antibiotic that should only be used to treat infections when everything else has failed.

8,000 new antibiotic combinations are surprisingly effective

A team of US biologists has discovered thousands of four- and five-drug combinations of antibiotics that are more effective at killing harmful bacteria than the prevailing views suggested.

Dietary elements could eliminate the need for antibiotics

US researchers report that dietary iron supplements help to survive a normally lethal bacterial infection and resulted in later generations of those bacteria being less virulent.

Farm waste may be contributing to spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Each year, farmers in the U.S. purchase tens of millions of pounds of antibiotics that are approved for use in cows, pigs, fowl and other livestock.

The "Nightmare Bacteria" Threatens The US

The study showed that more than 200 cases of infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, have been recorded and identified in 27 US states.

Researchers identify new class of antibiotics with potential to fight 'superbugs'

The research led to the identification of two synthetic retinoids, both of which demonstrated the ability to kill MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to several antibiotics.

To beat antibiotic-resistant superbugs - rethink remedy for small infections

Antibiotics could become nearly useless by mid-century against intense infections due to bacteria evolving antibiotic resistance. It's time to develop alternatives to antibiotics for small infections.

Big Ag + Big Pharma = Big Problems

Farm animals in the US, such as pigs, cows, and chickens, receive more than 80 percent of the antibiotics sold in the States.

Italian Soil Yields a New Antibiotic That Can Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria

The new discovery shows promise in helping to treat the millions infected each year with antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

Space-Mutated Bacteria Could Be Bad News

A new experiment shows that long-term exposure to microgravity affects bacteria at the genetic level.

CRISPR Pill May Be Key in Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

Teams of scientists are now working on a truly creative strategy: a pill carrying the genome-editing power tool CRISPR that instructs harmful bacteria to shred their own genes to bits.

Novel antibiotic therapy overcomes deadly drug-resistant bacteria

Now, researchers in Cleveland, Ohio have taken a significant step toward defeating antibiotic-resistant infections by combining two different antibiotics that each block a different kind of drug-destroying enzyme secreted by bacteria.