A 25-year-old student has discovered a way to destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria without pummeling them with more antibiotics. Shu Lam successfully destroyed superbugs in lab tests using a star-shaped polymer that literally rips the cells to shreds. This breakthrough could signal a complete overhaul in how the medical community approaches these deadly bacteria.
Currently, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), kill 700,000 people per year.
Using DNA sequences, scientists decode new antibiotics used in gut warfare.
Doctors recently discovered a gene in E. coli bacteria that makes it resistant to an antibiotic that is typically used when other drugs fail. This new finding suggests that effectiveness of last-resort antibiotics is at risk. As mor...
Rather than trying to kill bacteria outright with drugs, Universite de Montreal researchers have discovered a way to disarm bacteria that may allow the body's own defense mechanisms to destroy them.
Superbugs are causing a super problem in health care, but combating these drug-resistant bacteria presents quite a challenge. Many antibiotic prescriptions administered in the U.S. are either unnecessary or inappropriate and can lea...