Drug keeps antibiotics from boosting bacteria resistance

A cheap drug that's already FDA-approved can prevent antibiotics from driving drug resistance in bacteria, according to a new study.

Sara LaJeunesse-Penn State • futurity
yesterday ~7 min

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Scientists identify warning signs over effectiveness of HIV ‘wonder drug’ in sub-Saharan Africa

Dolutegravir, the current first-line treatment for HIV, may not be as effective as hoped in sub-Saharan Africa, suggests new research published on World AIDS

Cambridge University News • cambridge
yesterday ~6 min

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Drug-resistant hospital bacteria persist even after deep cleaning, genomic study reveals

Scientists have used genome sequencing to reveal the extent to which a drug-resistant gastrointestinal bacterium can spread within a hospital, highlighting the

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 26, 2020 ~7 min

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Antiretroviral therapy fails to treat one-third of HIV patients in Malawi hospital

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) failure and drug resistance are extremely common in patients living with HIV who are admitted to hospital in Malawi, according to

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 3, 2020 ~5 min

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Bacterial cells sacrifice themselves to protect the swarm

In the face of antibiotics, some bacterial cells use "necrosignaling" to warn their comrades and give them enough time to adapt.

Esther Robards-Forbes - UT Austin • futurity
Aug. 21, 2020 ~5 min

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‘Wrap, trap, and zap’ kills superbugs in wastewater

Adding a graphene "wrap" to an exisitng "trap and zap" strategy does a better job and destroying antibiotic-resistant bacteria in wastewater treatment.

Jade Boyd-Rice • futurity
July 27, 2020 ~5 min

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Beautyberry compound aids antibiotic against MRSA

A compound from the American beautyberry boosts an antibiotic's activity against MRSA, research indicates.

Carol Clark-Emory • futurity
July 20, 2020 ~6 min

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City bird poop holds antibiotic-resistant genes

Bird poop from gulls, ducks, and crows contains antibiotic-resistant bacteria and drug-resistance genes, find researchers.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
July 13, 2020 ~6 min

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Drug-resistant bacteria lurk in sewer biofilms

The biofilms that cling to sewer walls often contain harmful, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and can withstand standard treatment to disinfect sewers, research finds.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
July 6, 2020 ~4 min

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Raw milk can harbor lots of drug-resistant bacteria

If left out, raw milk can become home to a huge amount of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria. Researchers also found it doesn't have much probiotic value.

Amy Quinton-UC Davis • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~5 min

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