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New Class of Drugs Kills MRSA in Mice
Jim Daley | Mar 28, 2018
Researchers find two new antibiotics that offer promise in the fight against drug-resistant bacteria.
Nose Bacterium Inhibits
Kerry Grens | Jul 27, 2016
A study on microbe versus microbe battles within the human nose yields a new antibiotic.
Antibiotics From Scratch
Tanya Lewis | May 18, 2016
Scientists develop a method for synthesizing hundreds of new macrolide antibiotics.
Advancing Disease Research with Mass Spectrometry
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Sep 15, 2020
Explore just how indispensible mass spectrometry is becoming to life science researchers.
Ruth Williams | Mar 9, 2016
Scientists discover compounds that restore antibiotic efficacy against drug-resistant superbugs.
New Antibiotic from Soil Bacteria
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 7, 2015
Researchers have isolated a new kind of antibiotic from a previously unknown and uncultured bacterial genus.
Fat to the Rescue
Jenny Rood | Jan 5, 2015
Adipocytes under the skin help fight infections by producing an antimicrobial agent.
FDA Approves Another New Antibiotic
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 24, 2014
Second new drug to treat methicillin-resistant
approved under US Food and Drug Administration incentive program.
New Antibiotics to Combat Resistant Bugs
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 6, 2014
Two new drugs—one a single-dose antibiotic—have been developed to treat skin infections, including methicillin-reistant
Predicting MRSA Toxicity
Tracy Vence | Apr 10, 2014
A comparative genomic study shows that researchers can use genetic signatures to predict the toxicity of methicillin-resistant
Abby Olena | Nov 13, 2013
Researchers show that activating an endogenous protease can eliminate bacterial persisters.
Re-sensitizing Resistant Bacteria
Dan Cossins | May 2, 2013
Researchers use a protein-lipid complex found in human breast milk to increase the activity of otherwise-ineffective antibiotics against drug-resistant pathogens.
Virus Versus Bacteria
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 17, 2013
A newly developed drug, modeled after a bacteria-infecting virus, is less likely to become antibiotic resistant.
Real-time Outbreak Sequencing
Dan Cossins | Dec 19, 2012
Sequencing the whole genomes of bacterial pathogens as they spread among hospital patients and health care workers could transform the control of infectious disease.
MRSA on the Loose
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 21, 2012
Wild animals are getting and spreading the deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Jumping Gene Linked to MRSA Spread
Megan Scudellari | Apr 23, 2012
A once rare mobile genetic element could be the cause of a MRSA epidemic in Chinese hospitals.
MRSA Found in Antibiotic-free Meat
Hannah Waters | Feb 2, 2012
Just because meat is labeled “antibiotic-free” doesn’t mean it’s antibiotic-resistant superbug-free.
A new cow-borne superbug
Bob Grant | Jun 7, 2011
As Germany grapples with an
outbreak, a new strain of MRSA appears in Europe.