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Jan 16, 2018

Jan 16, 2018
Malaria parasite in blood

Study identifies malaria resistance genes, possible drug targets

Researchers identify more than 80 genes that contribute to resistance.

Jan 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018
Health worker sterile gown

SHEA offers cautious guidance on easing contact precautions for drug-resistant infections

Few resources address when contact precautions can be stepped back, and hospital approaches vary.

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.

Jan 10, 2018

Jan 10, 2018
Scientist with microscope

State efforts to identify, combat resistant bacteria highlighted

Since 2016 the CDC has provided $144 million to state and local health departments to address antibiotic resistance.

Jan 09, 2018

Jan 09, 2018
Urban streams

Antibiotics apply resistance pressure to urban stream microbes

No conclusions about potential impacts on human health can be drawn from the study.

Jan 04, 2018

Jan 04, 2018
Hodge test

2016 CRE outbreak in Kentucky highlights need for vigilance

Environment samples tested positive for the "nightmare bacteria," indicating a possible role of cleaning equipment.

Dec 28, 2017

Dec 28, 2017

Paper suggests antibiotic alternatives should focus on mild infections

Milder infections aren't as hard to treat as multi-drug resistant ones and might be easier targets for new therapies.

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.

Dec 21, 2017

Dec 21, 2017
Throat exam

Study: For kids with respiratory infections, broader isn't better

Broad-spectrum antibiotics didn't produce better clinical or patient-centered results.

Dec 20, 2017

Dec 20, 2017
Scrubbing up hand washing

FDA finalizes rule on healthcare antiseptics

The FDA bans the marketing of OTC antiseptics containing triclosan and 23 other active antimicrobial agents.

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