Bacterial trick may lead to antibiotics without side effects

Inspiration from the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease could lead to antibiotics that spare good bacteria and skip the side effects.

Steve Tally-Purdue | Aug. 20, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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How hospital pharmacists can cut antibiotic use

"This is a matter of major consequence, because up to 50% of antibiotic use in our study was inappropriate..."

Sarah Avery-Duke | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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IV at home can keep sick kids out of the hospital

Giving kids intravenous antibiotics at home is safe and effective, as well as cheaper than sending kids to the hospital to get the same treatment.

U. Melbourne | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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Superbug mixes it up to beat ‘last resort’ antibiotic

"We need to get to a stage where we can anticipate how these pathogens will become resistant to antibiotics so we can stay one step ahead of them."

Jade Boyd-Rice | Aug. 12, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Next antibiotic may come from dirt bacteria

"...we really need new structural classes of antibiotics that have never been contaminated by clinical resistance from established antibiotic classes."

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL | Aug. 2, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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Antibiotics fight rare cancer and bacteria at the same time

Antibiotics can fight skin infections and cancer cells at the same time for patients with a rare kind of lymphoma cancer called CTCL.

Cecilie Krabbe-Copenhagen | July 25, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Antibiotic combos could defeat superbugs

A sneaky form of antibiotic resistance could actually help choose the best drug combinations to defeat "invincible" bacteria.

Quinn Eastmann-Emory | June 24, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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3 plants from U.S. Civil War medical guide fight infection

A 1863 guide for battlefield surgeons reveals plants with antiseptic effects. Could they help fight drug-resistant infections today?

Carol Clark-Emory | May 28, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

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Long-term antibiotics up heart risks for women over 40

Taking antibiotics for a long period of time boosts the risk of heart attack and stroke for older women, research finds.

Keith Brannon-Tulane | May 13, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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Compound can reverse T.B. resistance to antibiotic

In the lab, a compound prevents and even reverses resistance to the antibiotic isoniazid, a common treatment for tuberculosis.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University | May 9, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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