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Understanding hospital germs and how they stick to surfaces

Understanding hospital germs and how they stick to surfaces

With the rise of antibiotic resistance, understanding how germs are spread in hospitals is vital if hospital acquired infections are to be reduced. Researchers at...
New way to increase antimicrobial sensitivity discovered

New way to increase antimicrobial sensitivity discovered

Scientists have discovered a new way to make bacteria more sensitive to antibiotics in a bid to tackle the antibiotic resistance crisis. In a new...
Unparalleled inventory of the human gut ecosystem

Unparalleled inventory of the human gut ecosystem

Scientists have compiled over 200,000 genomes from more than 4,600 species of gut bacteria into a public database. An international team of scientists has collated...
Salmonella linked to autoimmune responses, arthritis, and Alzheimer's

Salmonella linked to autoimmune responses, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s

New research has shown that Salmonella infections can cause autoimmune responses and arthritis in animals, and has presented a possible link to neurodegenerative diseases. The...
New study shows that CBD improves efficacy of antibiotics

New study shows that CBD improves efficacy of antibiotics

A new study has shown that the cannabis cannabinoid CBD helps to fight resistant bacteria by improving the efficacy of antibiotics. Scientists at the University...
Enterobacteria grown on a selective agar plate. Part of the commensal microbion.

Have researchers discovered a compound that can kill superbugs?

Researchers are testing a new drug that can kill a wide range of superbugs, including some antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The research team from the Brinkman Laboratory...
Cerebrospinal fluid smear containing brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri and neutrophils

Single cell war-ganism: new compound could battle brain-eating amoebae

A new report reveals that researchers have found a new compound that shows promise in the laboratory as a treatment to brain-eating amoebae Brain-eating amoebae...
Ingredients for spring vegetable buddha bowl. Delicious healthy food. On a grey background,

A Mediterranean diet can help to promote healthy ageing in older people

Research published in the BMJ journal: Gut suggests that eating a Mediterranean diet can curb the advance of frailty and cognitive decline The five-country study...
drawing of gut on chalk board with pills in the middle

A probiotic drink could hold the key to antibiotic resistance

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have engineered a probiotic drink that can potentially combat drug resistant bacteria. The scientists have patented a key genetic...
Fungi: a kingdom to address the antimicrobial resistance problem

Fungi: a kingdom to address the antimicrobial resistance problem

A report by the OECD in 2015 estimated that we can expect an average of 10 million human deaths per year between 2015 and...
Ancient medical remedy: using manuka honey in surgery

Ancient medical remedy: using Manuka honey in surgery

As the antibiotics resistance crisis continues, researchers are looking for replacements that can help to prevent in infection. One solution to antibiotic resistance could be...
New antibiotic on the horizon to combat drug resistance

New antibiotic on the horizon to combat drug resistance

Today, more and more bacterial pathogens of infectious diseases are becoming resistant to customary antibiotics. A new discovery, from an international team of researchers, with...

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