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Bacteria, Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, Robert Smith, Ph.D., Duke University, University of Minnesota, Antibiotics, Antibiotic Resistance

Nova Southeastern University Researchers Studying How to Disrupt Bacteria to Treat Infections

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Bacteria are everywhere. And despite widespread belief, not all bacteria are “bad.” However, to combat those that can cause health issues for humans, there has been an over-reliance on the use of antibiotics – so much so, that many of them are now proving ineffective due to bacteria developing increased resistance to them. This paradigm led researchers at NSU to take another look at how bacteria do what they do to see if there was another way to approach this issue.

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Chemistry/Physics/Materials Sciences; Agriculture (Food/Food Science); Biology (Bacteriology, Microbiology); Medicine/Health (Infectious/Emerging Diseases)

No More ‘Superbugs’? Maple Syrup Extract Enhances Antibiotic Action

Antibiotics save lives every day, but there is a downside to their ubiquity. High doses can kill healthy cells along with infection-causing bacteria, while also spurring the creation of “superbugs” that no longer respond to known antibiotics. Now, researchers may have found a natural way to cut down on antibiotic use without sacrificing health: a maple syrup extract that dramatically increases the potency of these medicines.

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MRSA, Superbugs, antibiotic resisistance

Case Western Reserve Embarks on Innovative Path to Treat Infections of Drug-Resistant Superbugs Such as MRSA Without Antibiotics

Case Western Reserve University and Q2 Pharma Ltd., an Israeli biopharmaceutical company, have signed a two-year option to license small molecule, antivirulence technology to potentially treat bacterial infections such as methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the first known scientific effort of its kind.

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Mrsa Infections, Nemus Bioscience , University Of Mississippi, Ole Miss, Research, Infections Diseases, Infection Control, Cannabinoid, Cannabinoids, cannabinoid chemistry

New MRSA Defense: New Study Reports Cannabinoid Effective Against Antibiotic-Resistant MRSA

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Nemus Bioscience and the University of Mississippi report significant anti-MRSA synergy data utilizing proprietary cannabinoid-based anti-infective platforms

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Fralin Life Science Institute, global change center, Virginia Tech, Antibiotics, soil microbes, soil microorganisms, Ecosystem, Ecosystem Function, Cattle, Agriculture

Cattle Associated Antibiotics Disturb Soil Ecosystems

The team analyzed soil samples from 11 dairy farms in the United States, and found that the amount of antibiotic resistant genes was 200 times greater in soil near manure piles compared with soil that wasn’t.

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Cystic Fibrosis, lung, Infection, Antibiotic Resistance, lipocalins, Bacteria, Burkholderia cenocepaci

Queen’s Research Discovers Vitamins Could Help Treat Cystic Fibrosis

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have discovered why antibiotics for treating people with cystic fibrosis are becoming less effective and how fat soluble vitamins might offer a viable solution

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Researchers Discover Key to Drug Resistance in Common Breast Cancer Treatment

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Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), the University of California (UC), San Diego and the University of Illinois have found that two immune system molecules may be key to the development of drug resistance in estrogen-driven breast cancers.

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Microbiology, Fungus, antibacterial resistance

First Cases of Deadly, Drug-Resistant Fungus Reported in US by CDC

The deadly fungus, Candida auris, is resistant to entire classes of antimicrobial drugs, limiting treatment options for those infected. Now, in a first-of-its-kind study, microbiologists at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have provided previously uninvestigated details pertaining to C. auris drug resistance and growth patterns.

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Antibiotic Resistance

Novel Antibiotic Combination Therapy Overcomes Deadly Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Researchers in Cleveland, Ohio have taken a significant step toward defeating antibiotic-resistant infections by combining two different antibiotics that each block a different kind of drug-destroying enzyme secreted by bacteria.

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Center for Biomedical Discovery, Chemotherapy resistance, discovery research, Kinase, Dr. Haojie Huang, Foxo1

Mayo Clinic Researchers Clarify Chemo Resistance, and Perhaps a New Therapy

Mayo Clinic scientists have identified a specific protein implicated in drug resistance, as well as a possible therapeutic tool. Their work appears in the EMBO Journal.







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