antibiotic resistance
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2017
Wildebeest, science advice for Trump, antibiotics, and more
Doctors’ Advice to Finish Antibiotics Overlooks Resistance
Doctors’ Advice to Finish Antibiotics Overlooks Resistance
Abby Olena | Aug 11, 2017
There is little evidence that full treatment durations discourage the development of drug-resistant bacteria.
Untreatable Gonorrhea Rising Globally
Untreatable Gonorrhea Rising Globally
Diana Kwon | Jul 7, 2017
Fifty countries report strains of the bacteria that are resistant to last-resort antibiotics.
Image of the Day: Fungal Fireworks
Image of the Day: Fungal Fireworks
The Scientist Staff | Jun 26, 2017
The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus begins to grow biofilms as it develops into a larger intertwined network.
New Antibiotic Resistance Genes Found in Soil Microbes
New Antibiotic Resistance Genes Found in Soil Microbes
Ashley Yeager | Jun 19, 2017
The discovery of peptides, enzymes, and other gene products that confer antibiotic resistance could give clues to how it develops.
Microbe from Yogurt Impedes Drug-Resistant Bacteria
Microbe from Yogurt Impedes Drug-Resistant Bacteria
Aggie Mika | Jun 5, 2017
Lactobacillus parafarraginis metabolites hindered the growth of multiple, distantly related bacterial pathogens. 
Will Komodo Dragons Yield the Next Blockbuster Antibiotic?
Will Komodo Dragons Yield the Next Blockbuster Antibiotic?
Jef Akst | May 1, 2017
The giant lizards have numerous microbicidal compounds in their blood.
Tetracycline Inventor Dies
Tetracycline Inventor Dies
Kerry Grens | Mar 15, 2017
Lloyd Conover, a longtime chemist at Pfizer, pioneered the concept of chemically altering natural antibiotics to create new drugs.
WHO Lists Antibiotic Development Priorities
WHO Lists Antibiotic Development Priorities
Tracy Vence | Feb 27, 2017
The World Health Organization outlines critical-, high-, and medium-priority antibiotic development initiatives, calling on the public and private sectors to invest in additional R&D.
Discovering Novel Antibiotics
Discovering Novel Antibiotics
Sandeep Ravindran | Feb 1, 2017
Three methods identify and activate silent bacterial gene clusters to uncover new drugs