Using live predatory bacteria as an alternative to traditional antibiotics had been suggested and studied over the last several years. Here we discuss some aspects of predatory bacteria that highlight their potential to serve as a possible antibiotic in the future.
A recently published study has uncovered how an antibiotic that targets a metabolic pathway to starve bacteria of a nutrient can lead to cell death, shedding light on the downstream effects that can account for toxicity.
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Researchers have developed a workflow to enable metabolomic and microbiome data to be mapped onto a 3D organ reconstruction, shedding insights on spatial variations.
Ahead of the Call to Action on Antimicrobial Resistance in Berlin the UK’s Chief Medical Officer, Sally Davies, spoke about the need to ensure antimicrobial resistance stays on the political agenda, and the role of the individual in achieving this, at Antibiotic Research UK’s annual lecture.
Silver nanoparticles have long been used as potent antibacterial agents. However, toxicity concerns of silver nanoparticles have limited their successful clinical applications. This research reports a simple and cost-effective method for the synthesis of nickel-prussian [email protected] nanocomposites.
A new report from the WHO has highlighted the lack of innovative new antibiotic treatments currently in the clinical pipeline, and has emphasized this as a concern in the face of rising antimicrobial resistance.
Researchers have identified that the combination of aztreonam, amikacin and polymyxin B may possess the ability to eradicate a previously immune strain of Escherichia coli, MCR1_NJ.
Researchers have successfully treated a 68-year old diabetic patient with a personalized bacteriophage-based treatment. The patient suffered from necrotizing pancreatitis that had previously been unresponsive to routine antibiotic treatment.
Susceptibility testing and reporting of new antibiotics with a focus on tedizolid: an international working group report
Inappropriate use and overuse of antibiotics are among the most important factors in resistance development, and effective antibiotic stewardship measures are needed to optimize outcomes.