Antibiotic resistance

Assumptions of how antibiotics work may be incorrect

Bacteria with synthetic genetic ‘switches’ show antibiotics work differently than thought Date: September 6, 2017 Source: Harvard Gazette Excerpt: "Bacterial infections are the No. 1 cause of death in hospital patients in the U.S., and [...]

Reuters Investigates: The Uncounted

The deadly epidemic America is ignoring http://www.reuters.com/investigates/section/usa-uncounted/ Check out this great Reuters investigative journalism piece on the lack of attention antibiotic resistance is getting. Part 1: Off the Radar No one is tallying the [...]

CDC warning on multidrug-resistant infection

cidrap.umn.edu is reporting that "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning US healthcare facilities about the emergence of a multidrug-resistant type of yeast that has caused deadly hospital infections in several [...]