News & Perspective

Jan 11, 2018

Jan 11, 2018
Biofilm of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Antibiotic peptide derivative shows promise for drug-resistant infections

The compound worked on biofilms, which are important causes of chronic and recurring bacterial infections.

Aug 29, 2017

Aug 29, 2017
Cows feeding

Report outlines steps to reduce antibiotic use on the farm

The roadmap includes 11 recommendations on antibiotic use in food animals split into 3 key areas.

Jun 12, 2017

Jun 12, 2017
Hospital room sink

ICU-room sink removal may cut bacterial colonization

Removing sinks and using a "water-free" method of care reduced colonization with gram-negative bacilli.

May 03, 2017

May 03, 2017
Doctor consultation

Behavioral approach may boost appropriate prescribing

A focus on preserving autonomy improved proper prescribing by 21%.

Nov 10, 2016

Nov 10, 2016
cystic fibrosis

Study describes spread of drug-resistant bug that infects cystic fibrosis patients

The bacterium may have recently evolved to spread person to person, as it becomes more virulent.

Dec 18, 2015

Dec 18, 2015
Antibiotic syringe and farm quail

More MCR-1 findings lead to calls to ban ag use of colistin

The worrisome MCR-1 resistance gene has spread to distant regions, even Africa, rather quickly.

Dec 23, 2011

Jan 04, 2010

Jan 04, 2010

MRSA clone in food animals worrisome, expert says

(CIDRAP News) – The emergence and wide spread of a new clone of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in food animals is a worrisome development that should be watched closely, one of the strain's lead researchers has warned in a medical journal.

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