January 11, 2021
Superbug survivor discusses effort to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria—and why she’s making her data public.
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
July 31, 2020
A 1,000-year-old recipe to treat eye infections could lead to an unorthodox way of combating antibiotic resistance.
July 15, 2020
When samples of bacterial infections are sent to pathology labs for testing, the results are usually reported in one of two ways: The bacterium is susceptible to treatment with major antibiotics or it’s resistant. But there’s a third type of infection that infectious disease clinicians are increasingly seeing as worthy of recognition—heteroresistant.
January 9, 2020
Even combination therapies do not prevent such pathogens from becoming resistant
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.