New Class of Antibiotics Active Against a Wide Range of Bacteria

January 28, 2021

Wistar Institute scientists have discovered a new class of compounds that uniquely combine direct antibiotic killing of pan drug-resistant bacterial pathogens with a simultaneous rapid immune response for combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR). These finding were published today in Nature. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared AMR as one of the top 10 global public health […]

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Puppies have sickened people with a drug-resistant bacteria, CDC says

December 18, 2019

Puppies have sickened at least 30 people with a drug-resistant bacteria, CDC says Puppy kisses are cute, but they may be dangerous. At least 30 people have been sickened from a drug-resistant bacteria they most likely picked up after coming in contact with puppies, federal health officials say. The outbreak of a strain of Campylobacter jejuni, a […]

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Study suggests link between bacteria in the upper airway and asthma severity

December 16, 2019

A new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests there is a link between bacteria that live in the upper airway and the severity of asthma symptoms among children with mild to moderate asthma. The study raises the possibility that the airway’s microbiome could have a causal role in the […]

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Dangerous Bacteria Communicate to Avoid Antibiotics

November 29, 2019

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have found a new survival mechanism for a commonly known type of bacteria. It can send out warning signals and thus make sure that other bacteria escape ‘dangers’ such as antibiotics. The researchers hope that the new knowledge can be utilised to make antibiotic treatment more effective. A bacterial […]

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