An in vitro study has identified potent antibiotic properties possessed by cannabidiol, discovering activity against Gram-positive bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Today was the first day of the annual ASM Microbe Conference and we’re excited to be attending! You can find a daily video update, our pick of the posters, the biggest news stories and more in our daily updates.
Research presented at ASM Microbe (20–24 June 2019; CA, USA) has demonstrated the presence of Staphylococcus aureus in 40% of a sample of cell phones tested at a university.
ASM Microbe: Multi-use of kitchen towels and non-vegetarian diets encourage growth of food poisoning pathogens
A University of Mauritius study has demonstrated that factors such as family size, family diet and usage affect the growth of pathogens, which could cause food poisoning, on kitchen towels.
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.
A new study has investigated whether a 6-day course of antibiotics will give the same outcomes as a 12-day course for treating cellulitis, demonstrating that long-term outcomes may differ.
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.
Researchers have demonstrated that the genetic variation between strains could explain the clinical variation among individuals infected with the same pathogen.
Green synthesis of capped gold nanoparticles and their effect on Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria
This research reports the synthesis of capped gold nanoparticles by reducing HAuCl4 with flower and leaf extracts of Ocimum tenuiflorum, leaves of Azadirachta indica and Mentha spicata and peel of Citrus sinensis plants and assessed their activity on Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
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.