August 28, 2019
Multidrug resistant infections are on the rise and could kill up to 10 million people a year by 2050, the UN warned in an April 2019 report. In response, researchers are working to develop new treatments for superbugs and improve on existing treatments.
August 27, 2019
More than 10 million people a year could die from antibiotic-resistant bacteria, warns a United Nations report. Yet scientists hope that recent advances - from reviving ancient cures to enlisting bacteria-slaying viruses - could prevent that dire prediction.
August 12, 2019
With antibiotic-resistant bacteria on the rise, scientists are urgently trying to find drugs that will work against persistent infections. But coming up with new ones does not have to be the only strategy.
August 12, 2019
Scientists may be able to repurpose older drugs, like bithionol, to kill drug-resistant bacteria, suggest the findings of a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
July 3, 2019
At 45, Georgia author with cystic fibrosis lives life fully as he fights odds
June 25, 2019
Antibiotic resistance, or "heteroresistance," is more common than previously believed, according to a recent scientific article from researchers at the Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center, published on Monday, June 17, in Nature Microbiology.
June 24, 2019
A fecal-transplant patient has unexpectedly died just as the FDA is deciding the future of the unconventional procedure.
June 18, 2019
Transplanting feces might sound like a recipe for bacterial infections, but until last week the data suggested it was actually quite safe.
June 5, 2019
U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) introduced legislation this week to help advance research and new treatments for drug-resistant infections.
February 11, 2019
Researchers are trying to establish how many deaths can be attributed to antibiotic resistance.
February 1, 2019
According to the CDC, 2.3 million new cases of the three nationally notifiable sexually transmitted diseases - chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis - were reported by Americans in 2017. It was yet another record-breaking year for STDs in the United States, and the epidemic is showing no signs of slowing down.
September 19, 2018
A handful of years ago, a small pharmaceutical company quietly acquired the rights to an old but commonly used antibiotic. Few noticed until last week, when the new owner did something that's recently become common in the world of pharmaceuticals: It abruptly raised the price. A lot.