New Research Shows Asymmetry in Bacteria Might Help Us Fight Antibiotic Resistance

Understanding this mechanism could help better target antibiotics, and even weaken the virulence of certain bacteria.

October 16, 2017

Antibiotics Dosed With Quantum Dots Are 1,000 Times Better at Killing Superbugs

As drug-resistant infections become a more serious threat, nanotechnology may present an answer.

October 10, 2017

The Development of New Drugs Isn’t Matching the Pace of Antibiotic Resistance

Our research isn’t keeping up with bacteria’s evolution.

September 20, 2017

Shape Shifting Space Bacteria Could Help Us Treat Earthly Antibiotic Resistance

Bacteria treated with antibiotics in space change shape to survive, becoming both smaller and thicker.

September 14, 2017

Scientists Have Found a Way to Disable a Potentially Deadly Bioweapon

The CDC ranks it alongside anthrax and botulism, and now, we have a way to stop it.

September 6, 2017

Study Asserts a Full Course of Antibiotics Might Not Be Necessary — and Could Be Harmful

“While the ‘complete the course’ message is one we all know, we have found that it is time for this message to change.”

July 28, 2017

Scientists Modify Viruses with CRISPR to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

If the companies working on the tech have successful clinical trials, engineered viruses could provide humans with a powerful weapon in the fight against superbugs.

June 24, 2017

Researchers Discover the Genetic Root of Antibiotic Resistance

Being able to locate exactly where the resistance begins is the first step in truly tackling it.

June 22, 2017

A Superbug-Killing Compound Was Just Discovered in the Depths of a Toxic Lake

These arsenic-laced waters may be our best weapon in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

May 5, 2017

A New “CRISPR Pill” Makes Bacteria Destroy Its Own DNA

This "gene editing pill" could one day replace antibiotics.

April 17, 2017
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