Researchers from Purdue University have reported that antimicrobial photodynamic therapy using a fluorescent analog of heme, could be an alternative for treating MRSA infections.
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A recent study has revealed the metabolic pathway that bacteria use to survive in bone, which could potentially act as a target for the development of new antimicrobial compounds.
Antibiotic Research UK has raised concerns about staff shortages and over-occupancy in UK hospitals, stating this may be increasing the transmission of infections and putting patients in danger.
The WHO has released its first surveillance data on antibiotic resistance, revealing that it is widespread across both low-income and high-income countries.
Learn more about the top news stories of the week in our round-up, including the latest research on influenza, and new findings in MRSA infection.
Researchers have revealed that frequent recurrences of MRSA infection in mouse models may be due to bacterial toxins that ‘kill’ lymphatic muscle cells, effectively impairing their ability to pump lymphatic fluid to the lymph nodes.
In this infographic we summarize the clinical candidates reported by the WHO – indicating which diseases they are active (or possibly active) against, whether they’re considered innovative and which Phase the trials are currently in.
Researchers have reported that statins could have an antimicrobial effect against Staphylococcus aureus – indicating that statin users may have a decreased risk of S. aureus bloodstream infections outside of hospitals.