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Nose Bacterium Inhibits S. aureus Growth

By Kerry Grens | July 27, 2016

A study on microbe versus microbe battles within the human nose yields a new antibiotic.

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Antibiotics From Scratch

By Tanya Lewis | May 18, 2016

Scientists develop a method for synthesizing hundreds of new macrolide antibiotics.


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Antibiotic Assistants

By Ruth Williams | March 9, 2016

Scientists discover compounds that restore antibiotic efficacy against drug-resistant superbugs.  


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New Antibiotic from Soil Bacteria

By Anna Azvolinsky | January 7, 2015

Researchers have isolated a new kind of antibiotic from a previously unknown and uncultured bacterial genus.  


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Fat to the Rescue

By Jenny Rood | January 5, 2015

Adipocytes under the skin help fight infections by producing an antimicrobial agent.


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FDA Approves Another New Antibiotic

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 24, 2014

Second new drug to treat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus approved under US Food and Drug Administration incentive program. 

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New Antibiotics to Combat Resistant Bugs

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | June 6, 2014

Two new drugs—one a single-dose antibiotic—have been developed to treat skin infections, including methicillin-reistant Staphylococcus aureus.


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Predicting MRSA Toxicity

By Tracy Vence | April 10, 2014

A comparative genomic study shows that researchers can use genetic signatures to predict the toxicity of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates.

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Thwarting Persistence

By Abby Olena | November 13, 2013

Researchers show that activating an endogenous protease can eliminate bacterial persisters.


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Re-sensitizing Resistant Bacteria

By Dan Cossins | May 2, 2013

Researchers use a protein-lipid complex found in human breast milk to increase the activity of otherwise-ineffective antibiotics against drug-resistant pathogens.


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