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A Drug-Resistant Superbug May Be Stealthily Spreading
Diana Kwon | Jan 18, 2017
Person-to-person transmission of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in US hospitals may be occurring without symptoms, a new study suggests.
Superbug Resistant to Every Antibiotic in the U.S. Killed Nevada Woman
Joshua A. Krisch | Jan 16, 2017
A CDC report concludes that the woman, who died last August, succumbed to a
infection that was resistant to 26 different antibiotics.
Top Technical Advances 2016
Kerry Grens | Dec 15, 2016
The year’s most impressive achievements include methods to watch translation in cells, trace cell fates, avoid mitochondrial mutations, edit DNA, and build antibiotics from scratch.
Review: Homeopathy Does Not Help Livestock
Joshua A. Krisch | Dec 13, 2016
An analysis of 52 homeopathic trials conducted on livestock since 1981 reveals a lack of reproducibility, rigor, and efficacy.
Phages Carry Antibiotic Resistance Genes
Abby Olena | Dec 8, 2016
Researchers find evidence of antibiotic resistance genes in the DNA of viruses that infect bacteria.
Superbug Gene Found on Pig Farm
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 7, 2016
Evidence of resistance to a “last-resort” drug for antibiotic-resistant bacteria is discovered among farm animals for the first time.
TS Picks: September 26, 2016
Tracy Vence | Sep 27, 2016
World leaders agree to fight superbugs; researchers edit human embryos; peer reviewers’ motivations
FDA Bans Triclosan and Other Antibacterials in Consumer Hand Soap
Ben Andrew Henry | Sep 13, 2016
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.
Giant Petri Dish Displays Evolution in Space and Time
Jenny Rood | Sep 8, 2016
bacteria spread over increasingly concentrated antibiotics, researchers discover novel evolutionary pathways that confer resistance.
Antibiotic Resistance Reaches Brazil
Kerry Grens | Aug 8, 2016
Scientists detect a colistin-resistance gene in a clinical sample.