Despite an abundance of research on strep, there is still a great deal of debate in the scientific community over whether and when people should get tested and treated for it.
To fully understand the extent of climate-related dangers the Arctic – and our planet – is facing, we must focus on organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye.
Drug-resistant microbes are a serious threat for future pandemics, but the new draft of the WHO’s international pandemic agreement may not include provisions for antimicrobial resistance.
From cancer immunotherapy and antibiotics to GMO crops and pandemic surveillance, gain of function is a cornerstone of basic research.
Ancient microbes likely produced natural products their descendants today do not. Tapping into this lost chemical diversity could offer a potential source of new drugs.
Antibiotic resistance has contributed to millions of deaths worldwide. Research suggests that any bacteria can develop antibiotic tolerance, and possibly resistance, when pushed to their limits.
Candida auris is a relatively new addition to a family of fungi that can infect people. Most of these infections occur in sick, hospitalized patients and can be deadly.
Using a mathematical model, researchers found that good hygiene can reduce the harmful effects of antibiotic use.
While ‘The Last of Us’ is a dramatic projection of a deadly fungal outbreak, it is based, if not in reality, in logic. And it’s a reminder that fungal infections are growing more resistant.
Antibiotics are a cornerstone of modern medicine, but resistance is a big challenge – and it’s possibly being exacerbated by the COVID pandemic.
Bacterial infections are a growing global challenge. This is due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and researchers are turning to AI to develop new drugs.
Drinking alcohol with some medicine means they may not work so well. With others, you risk a life-threatening overdose.
These shortages are a result of rising demand and supply chain bottlenecks. But there are things that can be done to reduce harms to public health.
While RSV can become severe for any child, it poses a particularly serious threat for the youngest babies and for high-risk children.
Hospitals are more risky than farms when it comes to the spread of the Klebsiella superbug.
India’s drug regulation is loose and results in dangerous medicines being sold at home and abroad.
It is illegal to share prescription drugs with friends and family.
The US currently has only one antibiotic available to treat gonorrhea – and it’s becoming less effective.
Antimicrobial resistance is a growing threat. Here’s how resistant genes sneak into human guts via wastewater, food and other routes.
Most antibiotics work by killing bacteria. But this also helps them to become resistant. If we render bacteria harmless to us, rather than kill them, it’s a win-win.