News & Perspective

Aug 04, 2017

Aug 04, 2017
Sample of DNA

CDC to invest millions in enhanced antibiotic resistance testing

Funds will help combat resistance, launch a TB surveillance center.

Aug 02, 2017

Aug 02, 2017
Hodge test to detect CRE

Study: Automated CRE resistance testing not foolproof

The results suggest that clinical labs should consider using an additional test to validate results.

Jul 27, 2017

Jul 27, 2017
Bacterial culturing in the lab

How CARB-X aims to boost new antibiotics

Two companies that have received funds—Spero Therapeutics and Entasis Therapeutics—say CARB-X support has been instrumental.

Jul 25, 2017

Jul 25, 2017
Hosam Zowawi, PhD

Microbiologist highlights diagnostics, engagement to fight AMR

"If we can eradicate the empirical use of antibiotics . . . we can achieve a lot," Zowawi says.

May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 19, 2017

Allergy testing and stewardship
Antibiotic resistance in cattle
Veterinary antibiotic use

May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017
Antibiotic research

Pharma leaders announce alliance to fight antimicrobial resistance

The alliance aims to aid collaboration between the public and private sectors.

May 02, 2017

May 02, 2017

News Scan for May 02, 2017

Liberian illness cluster grows
Zika in dead infants
CRISPR bacteria detection

Apr 17, 2017

Apr 17, 2017

News Scan for Apr 17, 2017

More chikungunya
Pertussis in preemies
Emergency meningitis vaccination
CRISPR diagnostics

Apr 13, 2017

Apr 13, 2017
Rotor-Gene Q PCR test

State, regional antibiotic resistance labs aim to boost tracking

A national lab network can identify emerging threats and track resistance trends.

Apr 07, 2017

Apr 07, 2017
Coughing woman

Rapid test shows mixed results for respiratory infections

Though results are mixed, point-of-care testing could reduce antibiotic use.

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