February 13, 2018Comments Off on New antibiotic family discovered in dirt
US scientists have discovered a new family of antibiotics in soil samples. The natural compounds could be used to combat hard-to-treat infections, the team at Rockefeller University hopes. Tests show... Read More
January 20, 2018Comments Off on Persian shallot 'could help fight TB antibiotic resistance'
A type of onion could help the fight against antibiotic resistance in cases of tuberculosis, a study has suggested. Researchers believe the antibacterial properties extracted from the Persian shallot could... Read More
July 27, 2016Comments Off on Antibiotic resistance: 'Snot wars' study heralds new class of drugs
A new class of antibiotics has been discovered by analysing the bacterial warfare taking place up people’s noses, scientists report. Tests reported in the journal Nature found the resulting drug,... Read More
May 25, 2016Comments Off on 'Big cut' in antibiotic prescriptions
GPs in England have “dramatically” reduced the number of antibiotics they give to patients, latest figures show. NHS Improvement says prescriptions for all types of antibiotic were down by more... Read More
November 16, 2015Comments Off on Smart dressing 'cuts antibiotic use'
Colour-changing dressing ‘fights antibiotic resistance’ 16 November 2015 From the section Health Image copyright Bath University Image caption The colour-changing dressing uses fluorescent dye to detect bacteria toxins in a... Read More
October 23, 2015Comments Off on Rapid tests 'would cut antibiotic use'
Rapid tests ‘would cut antibiotic use’ Fergus Walsh Medical correspondent 23 October 2015 From the section Health comments Image copyright Thinkstock Rapid diagnostic tests are urgently needed to help doctors... Read More
October 15, 2015Comments Off on Fears grow over antibiotic resistance
Fears grow over increased antibiotic resistance 16 October 2015 From the section Health Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Bacteria which are not killed off by antibiotics can cause... Read More