Bacteria used CRISPR way before humans did

"We humans have only recently begun to exploit nature's CRISPR-Cas systems, but as it turns out, we are not the first."

Maria Hornbek-Copenhagen
March 25, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology antibiotics bacteria competition drug-resistance genetic-engineering immune-systems parasites

Antibiotic kills bacteria that causes Lyme disease

A new drug completely kills the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. "This compound is just amazing," says Jayakumar Rajadas.

Tracie White-Stanford
March 13, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine antibiotics lyme-disease pain side-effects

Nanotech ‘traps and zaps’ antibiotic-resistant genes

A new method could tackle the antibiotic-resistant genes of superbug bacteria with a "trap and zap" method. It could keep resistance from spreading.

Mike Williams-Rice
March 12, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins   

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

25% of hospitalized kids get antibiotics they don’t need

One in four kids at children's hospitals taking antibiotics either got the wrong drugs, one that's unncessary, or took them longer than they should have.

Kristina Sauerwein-Washington University
Jan. 29, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine antibiotics childrens-health drug-resistance hospitals

2 ways sewage plants can remove more medicine from water

Wastewater treatment plants have a mixed record of removing medicines like antibiotics and antidepressants, research shows, but there are ways to do better.

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo
Jan. 9, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine antibiotics antidepressants drug-resistance medications wastewater-treatment water

Simple method protects more NICU babies from Staph germs

Using antibiotic cream and antiseptic wipes can cut the chance that parents will pass dangerous Staph bacteria to their baby in the NICU.

Johns Hopkins University
Dec. 31, 2019 | futurity

~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine antibiotics babies bacteria hospitals infections mrsa parents staphylococcus

2 new vaccine strategies may outsmart staph bacteria

Vaccinating pregnant women or newborn babies against staph bacteria may be an effective way to fight dangerous infections, research with mice finds.

Kristina Sauerwein-Washington University
Dec. 26, 2019 | futurity

~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine antibiotics bacteria drug-resistance infections mrsa staphylococcus vaccines

Molecular drill destroys deadly superbugs

A new molecular drill can target and destroy drug-resistant bacteria within minutes—and can even make the antibiotics effective again.

Mike Williams-Rice
Dec. 13, 2019 | futurity

~5 mins   

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

Salmonella strains are getting harder to treat

Salmonella is getting really good at antibiotic resistance. And it's moved beyond small children and the elderly to affect otherwise healthy adults, too.

Layne Cameron-Michigan State
Nov. 25, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine antibiotics drug-resistance pathogens salmonella

Poll: 1 in 5 older adults save leftover antibiotics

A new poll shows that a number of older adults are still saving leftover antibiotics and even sharing them with loved ones. That's not good.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan
Nov. 4, 2019 | futurity

~5 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine antibiotics drug-resistance medications older-adults

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