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Sanitisation stands: a weapon against germs and infectious bacteria

Sanitisation stands: a weapon against germs and infectious bacteria

The need for hand sanitisers is everywhere. They have become a crucial public health aid. Sanitisation stands help the fight against the spread of pathogens...
Study shows beneficial bacteria can be restored to C-section babies

Study shows beneficial bacteria can be restored to C-section babies

A new study has demonstrated that vital beneficial bacteria can be restored to babies born by caesarean section (C-section). The human microbiota consists of trillions...

The Pearce Foundation: providing solutions to bacterial contamination

The Pearce Foundation for Science and Medicine is providing solutions to bacterial contamination in healthcare, business, and home settings. The Pearce Foundation for Science and...
Newly develop material protects against resistant bacteria

Newly developed material protects against resistant bacteria

A team of researchers has developed a new material that protects against resistant bacteria, preventing wounds from becoming infected. The team at Chalmers University of...
New antimicrobial nanotech could prevent and treat superbugs    

New antimicrobial nanotech could prevent and treat superbugs    

A new nanothin antibacterial coating has been developed that could help prevent and treat deadly superbugs. A team of researchers led by RMIT University in...
Improving water disinfection could help prevent antibiotic resistance spread

Improving water disinfection could help prevent antibiotic resistance spread

A team of scientists has revealed that improving disinfection in wastewater could help prevent the global spread of antibiotic resistance, which poses a major...
Ribosomes offer the potential for new antibiotics

Ribosomes offer the potential for new antibiotics

Researchers are hoping to exploit the processes of ribosomes for the development of novel antibiotic agents. Ribosomes are an essential component of all living cells,...
Investigating bacteria behind hospital infections with SMART Designs Tool

Investigating bacteria behind hospital infections with SMART Designs Tool

A new tool has been developed using SMART CRISPRi technology which is designed to help identify and tackle causes of E. faecalis-related diseases and...
Could soil used in ancient Irish folk medicine fight antimicrobial resistance?

Could soil used in ancient Irish folk medicine fight antimicrobial resistance?

In a new discovery, a team of scientists have shown that Northern Irish soil has antibiotic-producing bacteria that could help in the fight against...
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...

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