Tag Archives: Antibiotic Resistance

How Scientists are Preparing for a World without Antibiotics

by Kate Baggaley, Popular Science

5 STRATEGIES FOR BEATING ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

The drugs that have protected us from virulent bacteria for more than seventy years are slowly losing their edge, and we need new weapons. Disease-causing bacteria are becoming impervious to antibiotics that once wiped them out, including some drugs once considered last-resort. Continue reading How Scientists are Preparing for a World without Antibiotics

Scientists just announced our best shot at ending antibiotic resistance to date

by Fiona MacDonald, Science Alert

A molecule that reverses antibiotic resistance

Scientists have developed a molecule that reverses antibiotic resistance in multiple strains of bacteria at once, making it one of the most promising advances we’ve had to date in the fight against superbugs.

The announcement couldn’t come at a better time – in the past week, researchers have reported that a US woman was killed by a superbug resistant to every available antibiotic, and that antibiotic resistance is now spreading faster and more stealthily than they’d expected. In the war against superbugs, we’re currently losing. Continue reading Scientists just announced our best shot at ending antibiotic resistance to date

Antibiotic resistance will hit a terrible tipping point in 2017

by Debora Mackenzie, New Scientist

A major menace looms over us. In 2017, many more people could begin dying from common bacterial infections. As resistance to antibiotics booms, diseases from gonorrhea to urinary tract infections are becoming untreatable – a situation that looks set to get worse as the world reaches a new tipping point next year. Continue reading Antibiotic resistance will hit a terrible tipping point in 2017

How Scientists are Preparing for a World Without Antibiotics

by Kate Baggaley, Popular Science

5 Strategies for Beating Antibiotic Resistance

The drugs that have protected us from virulent bacteria for more than seventy years are slowly losing their edge, and we need new weapons. Disease-causing bacteria are becoming impervious to antibiotics that once wiped them out, including some drugs once considered last-resort. Continue reading How Scientists are Preparing for a World Without Antibiotics