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.
With the dual threats of antibiotic resistance and emerging pandemics, finding new drugs becomes even more urgent. A trove of medicines may be lying under our nose.
When humans eat fish, mussels and other foods containing antibiotics, the residual antibiotics may cause bacterial pathogens to become resistant.
Scientists discover why antibiotics make life-threatening fungal infections such as invasive candidiasis more probable.
Antimicrobial resistance disproportionately affects the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations in low- and middle-income countries.
Canada lags behind other developed countries in access to newer antimicrobials. Here’s why that matters, and what can be done about it.
Latest numbers show antimicrobial resistant infections contributed to 4.95 millions deaths globally in 2019.
The probiotic decreases the presence of pathogens in the animal’s gut and can be used safely on a daily basis.
After a nose swab tests positive for a virus or bacteria, scientists can use the sample’s genetic sequence to figure out where and when the pathogen emerged and how fast it’s changing.
The quest to find treatment for COVID-19, and the uncertainty surrounding the clinical outcome, necessitates the use of antibiotics in the treatment package.
Antimicrobial resistance kills around 700,000 people worldwide annually. It is a top-ten global health threat.
If no action is taken to address antibiotic resistance, infections from multidrug-resistant bacteria could cause 10 million deaths each year by 2050.
Viruses have gotten a bad rap for the many illnesses and pandemics they’ve caused. But viruses are also genetic innovators – and possibly the pioneers of using DNA as the genetic blueprint of life.
Penicillin originally came from a fungus, and with thousands of fungi to explore, Aotearoa New Zealand has a potential treasure trove of bacteria-killing compounds.
Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health threats in the world. New research, however, may have found a way to keep up with rapidly evolving bacteria.
With nurse prescribing expanding globally, it’s important they are properly guided and supported when it comes to antibiotics and managing patient expectations.
Observing the progression of an infection in real-time allows us to better understand how antibiotic resistance develops.
A genetic trick called an integron plays an important role in helping bacteria do this.
Our study found that the bacteria which causes diphtheria is rapidly changing.
The increased use of disinfectants could allow for the development of bacterial strains which are resistant to disinfectants.