MRSA / Drug Resistance

Medical News Today: ‚Antibacterial’ chemical in toothpaste could strengthen bacteria

New research finds that triclosan, a popular antibacterial chemical, could have the opposite effect and make bacteria more rather than less resilient to antibiotic treatment. Your toothpaste may contain a chemical that could render antibiotic treatment less effective. Triclosan is an antibacterial compound present in everyday household and personal-care products, Czytaj więcej…

MRSA / Drug Resistance

Medical News Today: ‚Simple modification’ could help antibiotics overcome resistance

Scientists have developed a simple way of altering antibiotics that could make them much more powerful against infections caused by drug-resistant microbes. A simple chemical modification could boost antibiotics’ effectiveness in the fight against microbial resistance. The method made the antibiotic vancomycin much more powerful against two strains of bacteria Czytaj więcej…

MRSA / Drug Resistance

Medical News Today: Antibiotic plus probiotic combination may kill off superbugs

An innovative approach uses a biocompatible material to encapsulate probiotic bacteria and combines them with antibiotics to tackle treatment-resistant infections. A new approach for battling treatment-resistant bacteria proved successful in petri dish experiments. Every year, over 2 million people in the United States develop infections that are resistant to treatment, Czytaj więcej…

MRSA / Drug Resistance

Medical News Today: Antibiotic resistance: Breakthrough study offers solution

Scientists have developed a potential solution to the rising global antibiotic resistance crisis. It lies in rendering bacteria ineffective without killing them, which relieves the selective pressure that drives the growth of resistant strains. Scientists successfully treated an MRSA sepsis infection without using antibiotics. When a team at Case Western Czytaj więcej…