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. 

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.

New bacteria halts growth of superbugs

Researchers analyzing soil from Ireland have discovered that it contains a previously unknown strain of bacteria which is effective against four of the top six superbugs that are resistant to antibiotics.

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.

Report Finds World's Strongest Antibiotics Are Being Fed To Chickens

A report led by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reveals that thousands of tonnes of colistin – what medics refer to as the “last hope antibiotic” – is being shipped to countries like India for use in livestock farming.

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.

Bacterial baggage: how humans are spreading germs all over

Human travel and shipping is transporting trillions of bacteria around the globe with unexpected effects.

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.

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.

The dirty dozen: UN issues list of 12 most worrying bacteria

The World Health Organization has issued a list of the top dozen bacteria most dangerous to humans, warning that doctors are fast running out of treatment options.

NASA is sending a 'superbug' to the International Space Station

Sending an antibiotic-resistant superbug to a zero-gravity environment like the International Space Station will help NASA better understand how superbugs mutate to become resistant to available antibiotics.

Travelers who take antibiotics transport the most drug-resistant of superbugs.

Finnish researchers confirmed that those traveling to exotic locations often bring home drug-resistant bacteria in their intestines. But the people who took antibiotics while exploring those locales came back with the most extensively drug-resistant cargo.