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

Tags: africa hivaids drug-resistance

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

Tags: bacteria antibiotics drug-resistance health-and-medicine

‘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

Tags: bacteria nanotechnology antibiotics drug-resistance health-and-medicine catalysts wastewater-treatment

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

Tags: antibiotics plants drug-resistance drug-development featured health-and-medicine mrsa

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

Tags: bacteria birds drug-resistance health-and-medicine feces

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

Tags: bacteria drug-resistance health-and-medicine biofilms wastewater-treatment

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

Tags: food drug-resistance probiotics health-and-medicine milk

Most people don’t clean right, so use these tips

An expert in disinfectants warns that you should know what's in the cleaning products you buy and make sure you're using them the right way.

Carol Clark-Emory • futurity
June 24, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 drug-resistance consumers health-and-medicine

Natural antibiotic resists ‘superbugs’

A newly discovered natural antibiotic called teixobactin may be a perfect weapon to fight drug-resistant superbugs like MRSA.

Cheryl Critchley-Melbourne • futurity
June 3, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: bacteria covid-19 antibiotics drug-resistance health-and-medicine mrsa

Compounds in Brazilian berries can ‘disarm’ MRSA

Compounds inside berries from the Brazilian peppertree can keep MRSA from making the toxins it uses to damage tissues, researchers say.

Carol Clark-Emory • futurity
May 26, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: bacteria antibiotics plants drug-resistance health-and-medicine

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