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Phages Carry Antibiotic Resistance Genes

By Abby Olena | December 8, 2016

Researchers find evidence of antibiotic resistance genes in the DNA of viruses that infect bacteria.

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image: Superbug Gene Found on Pig Farm

Superbug Gene Found on Pig Farm

By Ben Andrew Henry | December 7, 2016

Evidence of resistance to a “last-resort” drug for antibiotic-resistant bacteria is discovered among farm animals for the first time.

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image: TS Picks: September 26, 2016

TS Picks: September 26, 2016

By Tracy Vence | September 27, 2016

World leaders agree to fight superbugs; researchers edit human embryos; peer reviewers’ motivations

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Manufacturers have not demonstrated the safety or efficacy of 19 antibacterial agents common in hand and body soaps, according to the US Food and Drug Administration.

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Giant Petri Dish Displays Evolution in Space and Time

By Jenny Rood | September 8, 2016

As E. coli bacteria spread over increasingly concentrated antibiotics, researchers discover novel evolutionary pathways that confer resistance.

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image: Antibiotic Resistance Reaches Brazil

Antibiotic Resistance Reaches Brazil

By Kerry Grens | August 8, 2016

Scientists detect a colistin-resistance gene in a clinical sample.

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image: Fecal Transplant Pill Fails Trial

Fecal Transplant Pill Fails Trial

By Jef Akst | August 1, 2016

Seres Therapeutics’s microbiome-targeting therapy for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection fails a Phase 2 clinical trial.

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image: Nose Bacterium Inhibits <em>S. aureus</em> Growth

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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image: A Blood Test To Determine When Antibiotics Are Warranted

A Blood Test To Determine When Antibiotics Are Warranted

By Alison F. Takemura | July 7, 2016

Scientists can assay gene activity to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections.

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Speaking of Microbiology

By Tanya Lewis and Tracy Vence | June 21, 2016

A selection of notable quotes from the American Society for Microbiology’s annual meeting

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