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Ruth Williams | Jul 5, 2012
Field studies reveal non-virulent bacteria take advantage of their virulent counterparts to get a free pass into their host.
Vern L. Schramm | May 1, 2012
Targeting the briefest moment in chemistry may lead to an exceptionally strong new class of drugs.
Anti-inflammatory Factors Fight Bugs
Megan Scudellari | Apr 25, 2012
A combination of antibiotics and the body’s own defensive metabolites clears bacterial infections faster than antibiotics alone.
Banned Antibiotics Found in Poultry
Jef Akst | Apr 6, 2012
Researchers find evidence of illegal use of antibiotics in poultry products.
Antibiotics in the Animals We Eat
Bonnie M. Marshall and Stuart B. Levy | Apr 1, 2012
Low-dose antibiotics in animal feed fuel drug-resistance in human infectious diseases.
MRSA Found in Antibiotic-free Meat
Hannah Waters | Feb 2, 2012
Just because meat is labeled “antibiotic-free” doesn’t mean it’s antibiotic-resistant superbug-free.
Antimicrobial Cross-Resistance Risk
Sabrina Richards | Jan 24, 2012
Bacteria that evolve resistance to antimicrobial therapies may be able to evade natural immune peptides.
FDA Curbs Livestock Antibiotics
Tia Ghose | Jan 6, 2012
The agency has limited the use of antibiotics in farm animals.
The Evolution of Drug Resistance
Ruth Williams | Dec 18, 2011
Researchers use whole-genome sequencing to keep tabs on the development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
Resistance Outlasts Antibiotics
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 5, 2011
Antibiotic resistant bacteria keep their protective genes, even when antibiotics are no longer given.