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Steadily and relentlessly, the bacterium that causes gonorrhea has slipped past medicine's defenses, acquiring resistance to once-reliable drugs, including penicillin, tetracycline, and ciprofloxacin. These former stalwarts are no... more
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What factors influence how antibiotics are accessed and used in less well-off countries  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
It is often assumed that people use antibiotics inappropriately because they don't understand enough about the spread of drug resistant superbugs. A... more
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Bacteria-attacking phages could provide clues to antibiotic resistance  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Is there a solution to bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics? One answer may be found by studying the world's largest and most brutal army, new University of Otago microbiology research shows. more
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Genetically engineered plasmid can be used to fight antimicrobial resistance  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
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Scientists discover how resistant bacteria block entrance of antibiotics  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
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What you eat may change the way that antibiotics affect your gut  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Scientists have examined how antibiotics change the gut bacteria in mice and looked at how diet may exacerbate or mitigate these changes. more
80% cut in antibiotics entering Thames is needed to avoid surge in superbugs  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The amount of antibiotics entering the River Thames would need to be cut by as much as 80 per cent to avoid... more
Genetically engineered plasmid can be used to fight antimicrobial resistance  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
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Diet impacts the sensitivity of gut microbiome to antibiotics, mouse study finds  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Antibiotics save countless lives each year from harmful bacterial infections—but the community of beneficial bacteria that live in human intestines, known as the microbiome,... more
Multidrug resistance: Not as recent as we thought  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers from Osaka University have made the striking discovery that multidrug-resistant bacteria may have been around longer than we thought. In findings published this month in Communications Biology, the researchers investigated the... more
Researchers reveal how bacteria behind hospital infections block out antibiotics  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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Commonly used antibiotics may lead to heart problems  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Scientists have shown for the first time a link between two types of heart problems and one of the most commonly prescribed classes of antibiotics. more
Plant research could benefit wastewater treatment, biofuels and antibiotics  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Chinese and Rutgers scientists have discovered how aquatic plants cope with water pollution, a major ecological question that could help boost their use in wastewater treatment, biofuels, antibiotics and other... more
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A large-scale study finds a link between the antibiotics doctors use to treat some types of infection and a higher risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. more
How bacteria behind hospital infections block out antibiotics  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Drug-resistant bacteria responsible for deadly hospital-acquired infections shut out antibiotics by closing tiny doors in their cell walls. more
Plant research could benefit wastewater treatment, biofuels and antibiotics  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have discovered how aquatic plants cope with water pollution, a major ecological question that could help boost their use in wastewater treatment, biofuels, antibiotics and other applications. more
Researchers find new way to find antibiotics in dirt  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers at McMaster have designed a new way to rapidly identify antibiotics hidden in common dirt. more
Diet impacts the sensitivity of gut microbiome to antibiotics, mouse study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Antibiotics change the kinds of bacteria in the mouse gut as well as the bacteria's metabolism -- but diet can exacerbate the changes, a... more
Medical News Today: Antibiotic resistance can spread in the absence of drugs  MNT · 1 week
Using mice, scientists have recently identified a mechanism independent of antibiotic use that can spread drug resistance among intestinal bacteria. more
Medical News Today: Antibiotics and bowel cancer: Study finds link  MNT · 4 weeks
A study looking at antibiotics and bowel cancer concludes that the drugs might increase the risk of colon cancer, but lower the risk of rectal cancer. more
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