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Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

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.

Antibiotic Batman Finds His Robin (Part 1)

Ann Reid | Posted 09.10.2014 | Science
Ann Reid

On June 25, 2014, the following scientific study made the cover of the prestigious journal Nature: "Aspergillomarasmine A overcomes metallo-β-lactamase antibiotic resistance." Doesn't exactly sound earth-shattering, does it? But the discovery of a fungal compound that restores the efficacy of one of our antibiotics of last resort is, in fact, huge news.

Anna Almendrala

Disturbing Drug-Resistant Bacteria Found In Squid

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Scientists have found a previously undetected drug-resistant bacterium in the North American food supply. Routine testing of raw squid that was fo...

Study: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found In Food For First Time

The Washington Post | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living

Researchers in Canada have discovered an antibiotic-resistant bacteria for the first time in a food product — raw squid — widening the potential e...

Superbug Threat Is As Grave As Climate Change, Scientists Say

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Superbugs resistant to drugs pose a serious worldwide threat and demand a response on the same scale ...

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Have Now Spread To Every Part Of The World

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living

LONDON (AP) — Bacteria resistant to antibiotics have now spread to every part of the world and might lead to a future where minor infections could k...

Open Heart

Tom Deegan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Deegan

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has finally put a hard number on the number of persons who die each year as a result of infection from bacteria resistant to antibiotics: 23,000. The hospital setting is where most of these superbugs are born, raised and transmitted.

Scientists To Bacteria: Resistance Is Futile

| Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living

By Wayt Gibbs (Click here for the original article and podcast) If you want to see evolution at work, visit a hospital. Inside a sick patient, a...

WOW: Drug-Resistant Bacteria Kill About Same Number As Flu Each Year

AP | MIKE STOBBE and LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — For the first time, the government is estimating how many people die from drug-resistant bacteria each year – more than 23,000, ...

CDC To Issue Guidance On Controlling Superbugs

| Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living

By Dina Fine Maron (Click here for the original article) Flawed prescription practices are fueling the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance,...

Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs Are On The Rise, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green

A new analysis of data collected by federal scientists suggests that a shockingly-high percentage of meat sold in U.S. supermarkets is contaminated wi...

More Data, Fewer Antibiotics Are Keys to Fighting Deadly Superbugs

Laura Rogers | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Rogers

As our lawmakers in the Senate discuss the fees that companies will pay to help the FDA expedite drug reviews, they should also require those companies to provide information that helps the agency protect people from drug-resistant superbugs.

Are You Eating Antibiotics Without Knowing It? Probably!

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 04.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

So far, 2012 is bringing bad news for people who don't want "free antibiotics" in their food. Antibiotics are routinely given to livestock on factory farms to make them gain weight with less feed and keep them from getting sick in confinement conditions.