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Antibiotic Batman Finds His Robin (Part 2)

Ann Reid | Posted 09.15.2014 | Science
Ann Reid

The compound aspergillomarasmine A, or AMA for short, restores the effectiveness of antibiotics against bacteria that make a particularly powerful resistance enzyme called NDM-1. NDM-1 resistance has emerged quite recently, and it is especially dangerous because it provides resistance not just to one antibiotic but to an entire class.

Superbug Gene Found In New Delhi Water

AP/The Huffington Post | MARIA CHENG | Posted 06.07.2011 | Home

LONDON -- A gene that can turn many types of bacteria into deadly superbugs was found in about a quarter of water samples taken from drinking supplies...

Unkillable Bacteria: Where Eating Meat Meets Pound Of Flesh

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

For the sake of our health, the ethical treatment of fellow creatures and the hope that our antibiotics will work as intended when we need it -- we should eat less meat, more plants.

Drug-Resistant 'Superbug' Gene Hits Japan

AP | SHINO YUASA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — Japan has confirmed the nation's first case of a new gene in bacteria that allows the microorganisms to become drug-resistant superbugs,...

Superbug Claims First Fatality: Belgian Man Who Visited Pakistan

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A superbug outbreak in South Asia has raised health concerns and fears of global implications, fueled by a report by an authoritative British Medica...

New Superbug Gene Could Spread Worldwide, Doctors Warn

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — People traveling to India for medical procedures have brought back to Britain a new gene that allows any bacteria to become a superbug,...