August 28, 2018
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) recognizes the distinguished physicians and scientists from the United States and around the world who were elected this year to be Fellows of IDSA.
August 7, 2018
Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is a widely accepted, safe, and effective treatment for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (rCDI) that has made its way into the latest Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines. But does the cure endure? A recent study in Clinical Infectious Diseases by Mamo et al evaluated the durability and long-term outcomes associated with FMT.
June 28, 2018
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology this week named a dozen scientists the winners of its annual awards. The winners were nominated by colleagues and other leaders in their fields for making significant contributions to biochemistry and molecular biology and the training of emerging scientists.
March 28, 2018
Scientists have discovered a new class of antibiotics that can kill methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in mice.
March 28, 2018
Cassandra Quave, an ethnobotanist, pursues a cure for infections, especially those that are resistant to common antibiotic treatments. She focuses on natural remedies that traditional healers have used for hundreds of years.
March 19, 2018
The reauthorization of the Animal Drug User Fee Act, which is quickly making its way through Congress, gives lawmakers a chance to address the growing threat of superbugs caused, in part, by open-ended use of antibiotics important to human medicine.
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.
September 14, 2018
The Infectious Diseases Society of America and HIV Medicine Association strongly criticized Nostrum Laboratories Inc. today for quadrupling the price of the antibiotic nitrofurantoin from approximately $500 to more than $2,300 per bottle, saying it was unethical, irresponsible and unnecessary.
August 2, 2018
Four months of treatment with rifampin is no less effective than 9 months of isoniazid therapy for preventing active tuberculosis (TB) in people with a latent infection, according to two new trials - one in adults and one in children.
August 1, 2018
This is how scared you should be.
June 5, 2018
Antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections pose a grave danger to the health of millions of people every year. Phage therapy may provide a solution.
March 13, 2018
Antibiotic resistance may be the greatest medical challenge of our time. It threatens major advances of modern medicine including organ transplants, cancer chemotherapy, and routine surgical procedures that would not be possible without these life-saving drugs. We are all at risk.