Rebiotix (MN, USA) recently announced positive preliminary results from an ongoing clinical trial investigating the use of an investigational microbiota-based formulation, RBX2660, for the reduction of C. diff infection.
Browsing: Antimicrobial Resistance
Researchers from Princeton University have uncovered an antibiotic molecule capable of killing both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria using two simultaneous mechanisms, while also avoiding antibiotic resistance.
Novel research suggests that some drugs may prevent the acquisition of resistance genes by preventing the induction of bacterial ‘competence’.
When investigating the effect tolerance to a single drug has when combination therapy is being used to prevent antibiotic resistance, a team of researchers demonstrated that antimicrobial tolerance can promote resistance.
A team from the University of California, San Diego have created a new CRISPR editing system that can effectively target antibiotic resistance genes. The system is based on a positive feedback loop and has numerous potential applications, such as treating chronic bacterial infections.
The CDC has released an updated report outlining the burden of antimicrobial resistance in the USA and the greatest threats that face this country.
Bacteriophage have been touted as the solution for antibiotic resistant microbes, why are they not being used in mainstream medicine?
Researchers have developed a game theory approach and a machine learning algorithm to accurately identify antibiotic resistance genes in bacteria.
Researchers have observed a bacterial mechanism that allows bacteria to change form and resist antibiotics, without the transfer of resistance genes.
In this perspective piece for Future Microbiology the authors argue that there is a lack of innovation to meet the current shortcomings of antibiotic R&D.