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Antibiotics: Resistant Typhoid Likely to Spread

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Photo: Water samples [11/12/2013] Restricting the use of antibiotics is unlikely to stop the spread of drug resistance in typhoid fever, according to a study funded by the Wellcome Trust.Antibiotics: Resistant Typhoid Likely to Spread - Read more

Sore Throat: New Test Cuts Antibiotic Use by Nearly a Third

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Photo: Sore throat [12/11/2013] A new 'clinical score' test for patients with sore throats could reduce the amount of antibiotics prescribed and result in patients feeling better more quickly.Sore Throat: New Test Cuts Antibiotic Use by Nearly a Third - Read more

Resistances: “Fishing a New Pond" for Antibiotics

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Photo: Bacteria [16/10/2013] Researchers at McMaster University are addressing the crisis in drug resistance with a novel approach to find new antibiotics: They research chemical compounds that block the ability of bacteria to make vitamins and amino acids.Resistances: “Fishing a New Pond" for Antibiotics - Read more

Antibiotics: Biologists Develop New Discovery Method

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Photo: Antibiotics [17/09/2013] Biologists at the University of California, San Diego have developed a revolutionary new method for identifying and characterizing antibiotics, an advance that could lead to the discovery of new antibiotics to treat antibiotic resistant bacteria. Antibiotics: Biologists Develop New Discovery Method - Read more

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