Tag : Antimicrobial resistance

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Artificial Intelligence brings a novel antibiotic compound

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Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have made a scientific breakthrough where their machine-learning algorithm or Artificial Intelligence (AI) program successfully created a...
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Molecular mechanisms of collateral sensitivity to the antibiotic nitrofurantoin

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by Roderich Roemhild, Marius Linkevicius, Dan I. Andersson Antibiotic resistance increasingly limits the success of antibiotic treatments, and physicians require new ways to achieve efficient...
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Chinese people buying antibiotics in pharmacies even without a prescription

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People in China can acquire antibiotics from retail pharmacies without a prescription, even though dispensing the medicine without a prescription isn’t allowed by regulations, a...
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New antimicrobial polymer can kill bacteria resistant to common antibiotics

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Researchers from Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, MIT’s research enterprise in Singapore, and Nanyang Technological University have designed an antimicrobial polymer that can kill...
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Surveillance to maintain the sensitivity of genotype-based antibiotic resistance diagnostics

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by Allison L. Hicks, Stephen M. Kissler, Marc Lipsitch, Yonatan H. Grad The sensitivity of genotype-based diagnostics that predict antimicrobial susceptibility is limited by the...
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Pervasive and diverse collateral sensitivity profiles inform optimal strategies to limit antibiotic resistance

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by Jeff Maltas, Kevin B. Wood Evolved resistance to one antibiotic may be associated with “collateral” sensitivity to other drugs. Here, we provide an extensive...
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Historical contingency in the evolution of antibiotic resistance after decades of relaxed selection

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by Kyle J. Card, Thomas LaBar, Jasper B. Gomez, Richard E. Lenski Populations often encounter changed environments that remove selection for the maintenance of particular...
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NIAID experts call for innovative research on STIs

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Sexually transmitted infections, or STIs, pose a significant public health challenge. Globally, more than one million new STI cases are diagnosed each day. Source link...
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Novel antibiotics effective against gram-positive and -negative multi-resistant bacteria with limited resistance

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by Irène Nicolas, Valérie Bordeau, Arnaud Bondon, Michèle Baudy-Floc’h, Brice Felden Antibiotics are a medical wonder, but an increasing frequency of resistance among most human...
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Novel technique that uses nanotechnology and photonics prevents bacterial infections on surgical implants

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Invented approximately 50 years ago, surgical medical meshes have become key elements in the recovery procedures of damaged-tissue surgeries, the most common being hernia repair....
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Resistance diagnostics as a public health tool to combat antibiotic resistance: A model-based evaluation

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by David McAdams, Kristofer Wollein Waldetoft, Christine Tedijanto, Marc Lipsitch, Sam P. Brown Rapid point-of-care resistance diagnostics (POC-RD) are a key tool in the fight...
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UT Southwestern study suggests why UTIs have high recurrence rate in postmenopausal women

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A UT Southwestern study suggests why urinary tract infections have such a high recurrence rate in postmenopausal women – several species of bacteria can invade...

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