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Fecal Transplant Pill Fails Trial
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2016
Seres Therapeutics’s microbiome-targeting therapy for recurrent
infection fails a Phase 2 clinical trial.
Nose Bacterium Inhibits
Kerry Grens | Jul 27, 2016
A study on microbe versus microbe battles within the human nose yields a new antibiotic.
A Blood Test To Determine When Antibiotics Are Warranted
Alison F. Takemura | Jul 7, 2016
Scientists can assay gene activity to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections.
Speaking of Microbiology
Tanya Lewis and Tracy Vence | Jun 21, 2016
A selection of notable quotes from the American Society for Microbiology’s annual meeting
Tracy Vence | Jun 16, 2016
Analyzing the gut microbiomes of children from birth through toddlerhood, researchers tie compositional changes to birth mode, infant diet, and antibiotic therapy.
Antibiotics From Scratch
Tanya Lewis | May 18, 2016
Scientists develop a method for synthesizing hundreds of new macrolide antibiotics.
Ashley P. Taylor | May 1, 2016
A naturally occurring clay, used in traditional Native American medicine, shows promise as an antibiotic.
Staff | May 1, 2016
This research found that coating hospital surfaces with copper helped battle microbes and the infections they spread.
Edward D. Marks and Steven Smith | May 1, 2016
Coating hospital surfaces, surgical equipment, patient implants, and water-delivery systems with nanoscale patterns and particles could curb the rise of hospital-acquired infections.
Ruth Williams | Mar 9, 2016
Scientists discover compounds that restore antibiotic efficacy against drug-resistant superbugs.