Drug Resistant Bacteria Research Paper

Without leading edge innovations and coordination, Canadians will die from the epidemic of antibiotic resistant infections.

Health minister Sussan Ley said Australia’s use of antibiotics in general practice is 20% above the OECD average. Is that right?

Here are highlights from The Conversation US' coverage of antibiotics and how scientists are trying to combat resistant bacteria.

Quantum dots - minuscule semiconductor particles with specific light-absorption properties - can kill drug-resistant superbugs without harming the surrounding healthy tissue.

Bacteria become problematic when an infection occurs and antibiotics that would have treated the infection are no longer effective.

Two of the most common antibiotic-resistant bacteria circulating in hospitals can be wiped out by transplanting faeces from a healthy animal into the gut of an infected one, a study on mice has found.

We used to think that antibiotic resistance came at a cost for bacteria, making them weaker. It turns out that for some bacteria, resistance can make them stronger and more virulent.

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New research shows the best way to treat hospital infections caused by C. difficile may be with more of the bacteria.

The fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria – so-called “superbugs” – is a huge challenge, one that the World Health Organization has described as a grave global problem. When superbugs hit the headlines…

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Bacteria-eating viruses that kill the hospital superbug C. difficile have been isolated by scientists. The use of these kinds…

Infections and deaths caused by superbugs are increasing every year. So the government’s five-year strategy to tackle the problem, if a little tardy, is a welcome step. In January, Chief Medical Officer…

A new antibiotic that is effective at killing anthrax and superbug MRSA bacteria could be a weapon in the fight against antibiotic…

The use of silver in medicine is as old as western medicine itself. Hippocrates is known to have used it to treat ulcers and wounds, the Romans almost certainly knew of its healing properties, its use…

Researchers have taken the first step towards designing a rapid way of identifying harmful bacteria in infections, demonstrating the potential for faster patient treatment and decreased reliance on antibiotics…

Experts have warned of the growing risk of travellers to India, China and South East Asia bringing home E.coli infections…

Unchecked use of antibiotics in Chinese farms had led to widespread antibiotic resistance, a new study has found, with researchers…

Bacteria are one of the most successful colonisers of the planet. They can be found in almost all environments we know – from the deepest oceans to acid lakes, and inside and on our bodies. And the history…

History not only shows us our errors but also predicts our future. So, we don’t need to speculate about what a world full of superbugs and useless antibiotics would look like, we just need to recall the…

A family of languages spoken by ancient and modern hunter-gatherers rapidly replaced other tongues as it swept the Australian continent more than four millennia ago, modelling work suggests.

Australia’s Pama–Nyungan language family includes more than 300 languages, which are spoken across 90% of the continent. Twenty-seven other language families are restricted to the far north. Previous genetic and linguistic studies have led to competing theories about how Pama–Nyungan rose to dominance.

To help resolve this mystery, Quentin Atkinson at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and his colleagues used a statistical method to analyse the shared roots of 200 words across 306 Pama–Nyungan languages. Their findings suggest that Pama–Nyungan spread quickly from north-central Australia to the rest of the continent about 4,500–7,000 years ago.

At roughly the same time, cultural, social and technological changes were surging across Australia, according to the archaeological record. Pama–Nyungan languages may have been part of this package of innovations, the authors say.

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