News & Perspective

Mar 27, 2015

Mar 27, 2015
White House

White House releases plan to curb antibiotic resistance

The Obama administration unveils a plan for addressing the threat in the next 5 years.

Jun 16, 2016

Jun 16, 2016
MRSA plates

Feds detail range of steps to limit antibiotic resistance

Steps include added lab capacity, a sequencing database, and boosts for drug development.

Jun 30, 2016

Jun 30, 2016
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae

FDA clears test for genetic markers of antibiotic resistance

The test checks patient specimens for the presence of 5 different genetic markers.

Aug 24, 2016

Aug 24, 2016
Baby with thermometer

Genetic tests could speed infection diagnosis in infants

Two studies show the potential of genetics to quickly tell bacterial from viral infections in feverish infants.

Oct 06, 2016

Oct 06, 2016

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Oct 06, 2016

Microbiome stewardship research
BARDA funds rapid diagnostic test

Feb 24, 2017

Feb 24, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 24, 2017

New diagnostic tests
Antibiotic prescribing frequency
Possible Candida auris drug
MRSA pattern shifts

Mar 27, 2017

Mar 27, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 27, 2017

Diagnostic test competition
MDR-TB in African migrants
Stewardship in Aruba

Mar 31, 2017

Mar 31, 2017
Urine test tubes

Rapid 'bacterial fingerprinting' might cut antibiotic overuse

The test could reduce the likelihood of antibiotic-pathogen mismatch by almost 67%.

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.

Apr 17, 2017

Apr 17, 2017

News Scan for Apr 17, 2017

More chikungunya
Pertussis in preemies
Emergency meningitis vaccination
CRISPR diagnostics

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