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Increase in Global Antibiotics Consumption Driven by Income Gains
Shawna Williams | Mar 27, 2018
A study finds substantial growth in use of the drugs this century, linked to gains in wealth in low- and middle-income countries.
Many Non-Antibiotic Drugs Affect Gut Bacteria
Catherine Offord | Mar 20, 2018
A new study finds that more than 200 human-targeted, non-antibiotic drugs inhibit the growth of bacterial species that make up part of the human microbiome.
Louise Slaughter, Scientist and Congresswoman, Dies
Kerry Grens | Mar 19, 2018
Trained in microbiology, Slaughter championed science, women’s health, and consumer protections as a member of the US House of Representatives.
Typhoid Outbreak in Pakistan Linked to Extensively Drug-Resistant Bacteria
Jim Daley | Feb 21, 2018
In January, health officials began an aggressive vaccination campaign to counter the spreading disease.
DNA-Delivered Antibodies Fight Off Lethal Bacterial Infection
Catherine Offord | Oct 3, 2017
Mice receiving the treatment produced their own monoclonal antibodies and survived infection with the life-threatening pathogen
Notable Science Quotes
Staff | Sep 1, 2017
Wildebeest, science advice for Trump, antibiotics, and more
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
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
Staff | Jun 26, 2017
begins to grow biofilms as it develops into a larger intertwined network.
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.