antibiotics
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.
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.
Image of the Day: Fungal Forms
Image of the Day: Fungal Forms
The Scientist Staff | Apr 19, 2017
By sequencing and analyzing the genomes of more than 20 species of Penicillium fungi, researches uncovered genes encoding for numerous bioactive compounds, including antibiotics.
Behavioral Changes in Mice Given Antibiotics in Early Life
Behavioral Changes in Mice Given Antibiotics in Early Life
Jef Akst | Apr 10, 2017
Mice exposed to low doses of penicillin in utero or as young pups exhibited long-term behavioral differences not seen in their non-exposed counterparts, according to a study.
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.
Contributors
Contributors
Ben Andrew Henry | Feb 1, 2017
Meet some of the people featured in the February 2017 issue of The Scientist.
Discovering Novel Antibiotics
Discovering Novel Antibiotics
Sandeep Ravindran | Feb 1, 2017
Three methods identify and activate silent bacterial gene clusters to uncover new drugs
Top Technical Advances 2016
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.
FDA Bans Triclosan and Other Antibacterials in Consumer Hand Soap
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.