Notre Dame chemists discover new class of antibiotics
A team of University of Notre Dame researchers led by Mayland Chang and Shahriar Mobashery have discovered a new class of antibiotics to fight bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and other drug-resistant bacteria that threaten public health.
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Prevalence and properties of mecC methicillin-resistant...
Objectives mecC methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus represent a newly recognized form of MRSA, distinguished by the possession of a divergent mecA homologue, mecC.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
New nanochip said to help in the fight against superbugs
Doctors may soon be able to develop personalized treatment plans to fight superbug infections , according to new research.
Lincoln Daily News
Misuse of antibiotics increases deadly superbugs
The Illinois Department of Public Health is tackling the overuse and misuse of antibiotics head-on.
A 6m project to tackle illnesses
Academics at Sheffield University's new Florey Institute are set to study how bacteria interact with patients' immune systems to cause illnesses, while the Imagine project will use super-powered microscopes to examine cells more closely than ever before.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
VIDEO: Project to stop superbug spread
Researchers at Swansea University are leading an A 8.5m project to try and stop future outbreaks of superbugs such as MRSA and Clostridium difficile.
Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage in Ukraine: antibacterial...
The number of studies regarding the incidence of multidrug resistant strains and distribution of genes encoding virulence factors, which have colonized the post-Soviet states, is considerably limited.
Concern over MRSA in the community
A study has found that strains of the MRSA superbug that are found in the community, rather than hospital settings, have increased dramatically in prevalence and in resistance to antibiotics.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Improving Antibiotic Prescribing in Hospitals Can Make Health Care Safer
A new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that clinicians in some hospitals prescribe three times as many antibiotics than clinicians in other hospitals, even though patients were receiving care in similar areas of each hospital.
Franklin biotech startup considered for Third Frontier loan
NanoDetection Technology Inc. plans a $2.5 million investment into commercializing a bacteria detection product, and could receive a state loan to help it continue to grow.
Global methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus market: New market research published
This report provides information on the therapeutic development for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infections, complete with latest updates, and special features on late-stage and discontinued projects.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Dirtiest Place in Doctors' Office
According to a new report, a doctor's stethoscope can become filthy with antibioticresistant bacteria like the potentially deadly mrsa virus.
Infection Control Today
Researchers Find MRSA Bacteria Vary in Their Ability to Colonize HCWs and Contribute to Outbreaks
Healthcare worker colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a documented cause of hospital outbreaks and contributes to ongoing transmission.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Maryn McKenna on the Post-Antibiotic Age
I just heard the CBC interview with Maryn McKenna on the Post-Antibiotic Age . From the Sunday Edition's web page: Antibiotic-resistant superbugs like MRSA, C. difficile and CRE lurk in hospital rooms and kill patients who have undergone medical procedures that would have otherwise saved or improved their lives.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Novel Multidrug-Resistant Bacterium Keeps Hanging On
A previously unknown multidrug-resistant bacterium has been sticking around at a Swedish University Hospital for a decade.
Bacteria getting upper hand in antibiotics arms race
Pharmaceutical companies have shown little interest in developing new, more powerful antibiotics, which tend to be rather unprofitable.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
The Western Producer
Not all animal research created equal
I recently adopted two cats from a humane society. Part of the process involved signing a declaration form that included the promise to seek veterinary care if the cats become ill and not let them roam outside.
Study: Your Doctor's Stethoscope May Be Filthy
They're a symbol of healing, but a new study finds one of the tools doctors use can be a magnet for bacteria.
Medical News Today
Unique multi-resistant bacterium difficult to eradicate
A previously unknown multi-resistant bacterium has been sticking around at a Swedish University Hospital for ten years.