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Drug Resistance: UK Is Not Funding Research Enough

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Photo: Research [13/09/2013] Study of funding awarded to antimicrobial resistance research projects in the UK calls for political leadership and sustained and targeted spending.Drug Resistance: UK Is Not Funding Research Enough - Read more

Antibiotics: New Strategy Could Reduce Inappropriate Use

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Photo: Antibiotics [10/09/2013] Researchers have developed a new strategy for prescribing antibiotics that could reduce patient harm and help combat the rise in antibiotic resistance.Antibiotics: New Strategy Could Reduce Inappropriate Use - Read more

Antibiotics: Risk of Severe Blood Sugar Swings

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Photo: Blood sugar [15/08/2013] Diabetic patients taking oral fluoroquinolones, a class of antibiotics, were found to have a higher risk of severe blood sugar-related problems than diabetic patients taking other kinds of antibiotics.Antibiotics: Risk of Severe Blood Sugar Swings - Read more

Drug: Marine Compound Shows Potency against Anthrax

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Photo: Sea bottom [22/07/2013] This finding is the latest evidence that the oceans offer a vast resource for novel therapeutics: a chemical compound from an ocean microbe could be used to treat anthrax, among others.Drug: Marine Compound Shows Potency against Anthrax - Read more

Hospital: Bacteriophages Battle Superbugs

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Photo: Bacteriophage [19/07/2013] IFR microbiologists are reinvigorating a way of battling C. difficile infections that they hope will help overcome the growing problem of antibiotic resistant superbugs in hospitals.Hospital: Bacteriophages Battle Superbugs - Read more

Antibiotics: Way of Delivery Could Mitigate Resistance

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Photo: Medication [28/06/2013] New research suggests that the rapid rise of antibiotic resistance correlates with oral ingestion of antibiotics, raising the possibility that other routes of administration could reduce the spread of resistance.Antibiotics: Way of Delivery Could Mitigate Resistance - Read more

Compound: Marine Molecule Has Antibiotic Properties

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Photo: Baringolin [21/06/2013] A new compound isolated from a marine microorganism shows promising antibiotic acitivity at a very low concentration. Compound: Marine Molecule Has Antibiotic Properties - Read more

Bacteria: New Way to Improve Antibiotic Production

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Photo: Bacteria [20/06/2013] Making bacteria make more antibiotics more quickly: An antibiotic has been found to stimulate its own production. The findings could make it easier to scale up antibiotic production for commercialization.Bacteria: New Way to Improve Antibiotic Production - Read more

Antibiotics: New Hope Against Resistant Diseases

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Photo: Anthrax cells [05/06/2013] Diseases such as tuberculosis, anthrax, and shigellosis -- a severe food-borne illness -- eventually could be treated with an entirely new and more-effective kind of antibiotic.Antibiotics: New Hope Against Resistant Diseases - Read more

Antibiotics: Development Progresses Slowly

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Photo: Pills [18/04/2013] Despite the desperate need for new antibiotics to combat increasingly deadly resistant bacteria, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved only one new systemic antibiotic since 2010. That drug was approved two and a half years ago.Antibiotics: Development Progresses Slowly - Read more