Brazil’s Ministry of Health received reports of 11,524 outbreaks of foodborne diseases between 2000 and 2015, with 219,909 individuals falling sick and 167 dying from the diseases in question. Bacteria caused most outbreaks of such illnesses, including diarrhea and gastroenteritis. The most frequent were Salmonella spp., with 31,700 cases diagnosed in the period (14.4% of […]Continue Reading ...
The human gut is teeming with billions of beneficial bacteria. Therapies that use antibiotics often destroy most of them. Whether and how the intestinal flora will subsequently recover has been investigated by a research team that included scientists from the MDC. The results have been published in the scientific journal Nature Microbiology. The human digestive […]Continue Reading ...
According to the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety, 700 to 800 t of antibiotics are consumed annually in the field of human medicine alone. Consumption in the area of veterinary medicine even totals about 1700 t. This high consumption of antibiotics, however, leads to an increasing amount of multi-resistant bacteria that aggravate […]Continue Reading ...
The one day event, held at Alderley Park in Cheshire, features a keynote from Rich Lawson of CARB-X, a key US-led organisation which is investing more than $500 million around the world to address the problem of our dwindling supply of effective antibiotics. Bioinfect 2018 also features an address from Werner Lanthaler, CEO of Evotec, […]Continue Reading ...
In this 2016 photo provided by the University of Washington, Dr. Linda Vorvick examines Heather VanDusen at the UW Medicine Neighborhood Smokey Point clinic in Arlington, Wash. When emergency tests showed the telltale right-sided pain in VanDusen’s abdomen was appendicitis, she figured she’d be quickly wheeled into surgery. But doctors offered her the option of […]Continue Reading ...
Biochemists, microbiologists, drug discovery experts and infectious disease doctors have teamed up in a new study that shows antibiotics are not always necessary to cure sepsis in mice. Instead of killing causative bacteria with antibiotics, researchers treated infected mice with molecules that block toxin formation in bacteria. Every treated mouse survived. The breakthrough study, published […]Continue Reading ...
New research shows that the body’s own microbes are effective in maintaining immune cells and killing certain oral infections. A team of Case Western Reserve University researchers found that antibiotics actually kill the “good” bacteria keeping infection and inflammation at bay. Scientists have long known that overuse of antibiotics can do more harm than good. […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study has confirmed the use of antibiotics for prolonged wet cough in children is the most effective treatment to prevent the illness from getting worse. The QUT-led research published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews found children, who had a cough lasting more than four weeks, benefitted from […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 — An “alarming” number of American parents save unused antibiotics and give them to family members and other people, a new study finds. This type of misuse helps fuel antibiotic resistance, the study authors said. Their report is scheduled for presentation Monday in Orlando, Fla., at the national conference of the […]Continue Reading ...
For decades, doctors have been using antibiotics to fight tuberculosis (TB). And consistently, the microbe responsible for the disease, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, has been fighting back. When confronted with current drugs, such as the antibiotic rifamycin, the bacterium often mutates in ways that make it resistant to the treatment. Rates of rifamycin resistance are steadily rising, […]Continue Reading ...
Oct 23 2018 The trillions of bacteria in the human gut affect our health in multiple ways including effects on immune functions and metabolism. A rich and diverse gut microbiota is considered to promote health providing the human host with many competences to prevent chronic diseases. In contrast, poor diversity of the gut ecosystem is […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Patients who received antibiotics for respiratory tract infections had significantly shorter telemedicine encounters than those in which nonantibiotics were prescribed. A brief research report is published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Outpatient respiratory tract infections rarely require antibiotics, yet these agents are frequently prescribed. Physicians may think that prescribing antibiotics is […]Continue Reading ...
BACTERIA University of Copenhagen researchers have discovered a surprising tactic of pathogenic bacteria when being attacked by antibiotics: hibernation. Almost all pathogenic bacteria develop a small number of antibiotic-tolerant variants. This means that a significant fraction of bacteria survive courses of antibiotics. While it is no secret that pathogenic bacteria are able to develop antibiotic […]Continue Reading ...
Drug-resistant infections are set to kill more people than cancer by 2050. Now a new University of Plymouth spinout company has been established to help tackle the problem – by developing new antibiotics and bringing them to market. Launched in collaboration with University intellectual property partners, Frontier IP, Amprologix will develop and commercialize the work […]Continue Reading ...
Global demand exists for new ways to reduce antibiotic use, given the urgent public health threat of antibiotic resistance. A scientific paper published [today] in European Journal of Public Health reports that those who take probiotics as a preventative measure are less likely to receive antibiotic prescriptions. The systematic review, which was authored by an […]Continue Reading ...
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