Air pollution could influence infection-causing bacteria in the body, making them stronger and more resistant to antibiotics.
Just last week a woman from Nevada died with a CRE strain resistant to all 26 different antibiotics available in the U.S.
Nevada women died after being infected with bacteria resistant to all known antibiotics available in the United States.
A new bacterium found 1,000 feet underground in Lechuguilla Cave located at New Mexico has demonstrated resistance to multiple antibiotics, including the so-called "drugs of last resort" such as daptomycin.
Researchers have uncovered two cases of U.S. patients with bacteria carrying the antibiotic-resistance mcr-1 gene. This is giving rise to fears of "superbugs" that even the developed world will find almost impossible to combat.
A deadly fish disease known as VHSv has plagued hundreds of freshwater fish in Lake Winnebago, in Wisconsin. While some older individuals have developed a resistance toward the disease, they could spread the disease to younger fish and cause another mass die-off in the future.
Antibiotic resistance is a phenomenon that's sweeping the globe, worrying scientists that a "post-antibiotic era" is in our future. Now, the World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed its plan to combat such an outcome using DNA.
As scientists across the nation worry over the issue of antibiotic resistance, which seems to have us utterly surrounded, new research has revealed that infant antibiotic use is linked to various diseases later in adulthood.
Scientists have discovered antibiotic resistance genes in the bacterial flora of a remote South American tribe, which curiously had never before been exposed to antibiotic drugs, possibly shedding light on a phenomenon that has developed countries utterly surrounded.
Remedies from the Dark Ages certainly don't sound like trustworthy things. After all, they are from a time when healers slapped leeches on their patients and walked around warding off "evil smells," which were thought to be the root of infection. However, one potion has survived that may even help patients today, even overcoming resilient superbugs that antibiotics can no longer handle.
Researchers have determined that antibiotic-resistant malaria is spreading once again, making its way from the little-known country of Myanmar to India. This has experts panicking, because if this strain of resistance travels from Asia into mosquito populations on the African sub-continent, millions of lives could be at risk.