antibiotic resistance
Fecal Transplant Pill Fails Trial
Fecal Transplant Pill Fails Trial
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2016
Seres Therapeutics’s microbiome-targeting therapy for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection fails a Phase 2 clinical trial.
Nose Bacterium Inhibits <em>S. aureus</em> Growth
Nose Bacterium Inhibits S. aureus Growth
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
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
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
Early-Life Microbiome
Early-Life Microbiome
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
Antibiotics From Scratch
Tanya Lewis | May 18, 2016
Scientists develop a method for synthesizing hundreds of new macrolide antibiotics.
Serious Putty
Serious Putty
Ashley P. Taylor | May 1, 2016
A naturally occurring clay, used in traditional Native American medicine, shows promise as an antibiotic.
Copper Stopper
Copper Stopper
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016
This research found that coating hospital surfaces with copper helped battle microbes and the infections they spread.
Nanoscale Defenses
Nanoscale Defenses
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.
Antibiotic Assistants
Antibiotic Assistants
Ruth Williams | Mar 9, 2016
Scientists discover compounds that restore antibiotic efficacy against drug-resistant superbugs.