Simple method measures how long bacteria can wait out antibiotics. A simple test that measures how long it takes to kill bacteria could help doctors treat strains that are on their way to becoming resistant to antibiotics. If implemented in hospitals' microbiology labs, the test could help guide treatment decisions, and could ultimately reduce the ever-growing risk of bacterial resistance. Source 4g.
Moving closer to defeating 'superbugs' with simplified forms of teixobactin. Scientists have produced new, effective and simplified forms of teixobactin -- a new generation antibiotic which defeats multi-drug resistant infections such as MRSA -- as part of a pioneering research effort to tackle antimicrobial resistance. Source 8g.
The more we have to find new ways to defeat drug resistance infections the more we get to developing a super bug. This can be very dangerous to a lot of people.
Combining antibiotics proves more effective against common infection. The common and highly resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacterium is a fatal threat to weakened and ill patients. A new study now shows that a combination treatment using two different types of antibiotics can reduce mortality up to five times. Source 9s.
Antibiotic resistance linked to common household disinfectant triclosan. Scientists have discovered a link between a major mechanism of antibiotic resistance and resistance to the disinfectant triclosan which is commonly found in domestic products. Source 4r.
Just another step into producing a super-bug that will ravage the world if it ever comes into being. With no antibiotics to combat a super bug we will be helpless to stop it. With common household products adding to the antibiotic resistance strains we could be in greater danger.
We are to blame in large part to the drug resistance of many bacteria. We over prescribe drugs, and then we don't take it all. When you don't take it all you may leave some bacteria that then gains a resistance, do that enough and you have super bacteria… we are getting there if we aren't there already.