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Jun 28, 2018

Jun 28, 2018
antibiotic packets

Penicillin-allergic patients may run bigger risk of MRSA, C diff

Patients incorrectly labeled as allergic to penicillin are more likely to receive broad-spectrum antibiotics, a practice that promotes resistance.

Jun 27, 2018

Jun 27, 2018
N gonorrhea

Study: Gonorrhea genes expressed differently in men and women

Men had higher expression of antimicrobial resistance genes, a finding that may have implications for the growing threat of resistant gonorrhea.

Jun 26, 2018

Jun 26, 2018
Ebola balloon

Study: Amyloid proteins in semen increase Ebola spread, protect virus

In a separate report, researchers from Liberia weigh in on urban spread in the DRC and recommend strategies for reducing that type of Ebola transmission.

Jun 26, 2018
Antibiotic capsule manufacturing

World Economic Forum seeks 'pull' incentives for new antibiotics

Only 16 antibiotic candidates against high-priority pathogens are in progress.

Jun 25, 2018

Jun 25, 2018
Clostridium difficile bacteria

Significant C diff reduction noted in Canadian hospitals

Healthcare-related CDI fell from 5.9 to 4.3 per 10,000 patient-days, a 27% reduction.

Jun 22, 2018

Jun 22, 2018
Elderly man in wheelchair

Study finds new evidence for viral role in Alzheimer's

Two strains of herpesvirus were twice as high in people with Alzheimer's disease.

Jun 22, 2018
Bacteriophage illustration

New center aims to advance bacteriophage therapy

The UCSD effort will involve clinical trials of phages against resistant bacteria.

Jun 21, 2018

Jun 21, 2018
Patient with flu-like symptoms

Antibiotic resistance-awareness efforts might backfire for some

Public info campaigns may at times increase demand for antibiotics, study finds.

Jun 20, 2018

Jun 20, 2018
Mystery pathogen

New report spotlights top synthetic biology threats

Re-creating known pathogenic viruses and making existing bacteria more dangerous are among the top threats.

Jun 19, 2018

Jun 19, 2018
IV bags

As suspected Ebola cases probed, new treatment shows promise

The first human trial of a monoclonal antibody cocktail produces good results.

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