News & Perspective

Dec 22, 2017

Dec 22, 2017
Blood test

Four groups get Longitude funds for point-of-care tests

Four research teams from India receive awards for point-of-care diagnostic tests, 3 of them focused on sepsis.

Oct 16, 2017

Oct 16, 2017

Procalcitonin tests may improve survival, reduce antibiotics

A review finds the biomarker cut mortality and antibiotic exposure in patients with acute respiratory infections.

Sep 21, 2017

Sep 21, 2017
Lab scientist

US panel advises on AMR reduction in humans, animals

Recommendations focus on public-private R&D funding, incentives, and other steps.

Sep 14, 2017

Sep 14, 2017
DNA amplification test

New rapid molecular test for MDR-TB shows promise

The fast, automated assay performs well against gold standard TB tests.

Sep 11, 2017

Sep 11, 2017
Stethoscope lung sounds

Review identifies ways to cut antibiotics for respiratory infections

Point-of-care tests, shared decision making, and procalcitonin-guided therapy were singled out.

Aug 08, 2017

Aug 08, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 08, 2017

Rapid diagnostic tests for malaria
Carbapenem restriction in Saudi hospital
Educational ASP in Spain

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.

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