On top of WHO's list of "antibiotic-resistant priority pathogens" is E. coli, which causes 80% of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) cases.
Just last week a woman from Nevada died with a CRE strain resistant to all 26 different antibiotics available in the U.S.
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.
A safe, inexpensive, and highly efficient way to speed up and improve the search of new germicides – this is what a team of scientists from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, in collaboration with their colleagues from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology and Gause Institute of New Antibiotics, have developed.
Unlike antibiotics, the polymer could kill the superbug in multiple paths.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed the fourth case of potentially deadly superbug infection in the US from a young girl in Connecticut.
Researchers discovered a new antibiotic produced by a bacterium living in the nose that is effective against MRSA in mouse models.
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.
Scientist found second case of mcr-1 or superbug mutation in the United States from a New York patient with E.coli infection.
Bacteria found on some frogs' skin naturally protects the amphibian from a deadly skin disease that is already affecting 500 species of amphibians worldwide.
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.
Chickens, it seems, did a lot more than cross roads and make bad jokes. Researchers recently took a closer look at Hawaii's mysterious feral chicken population - wild hens that have overrun the Island of Kauai. Before this work, people could only speculate as to how the birds got there, but now experts suspect that their strange origins may help save the poultry industry.
Researchers from across the globe are on their hands and knees, digging through the dirt in search of something precious. But it's not gold, diamonds, or even oil that they are after - it's the next antibiotic.
Researchers have developed a useful tool that could help modern medicine overcome a major problem it is facing - that problem being antibiotic resistance.
Antimicrobial resistant (AMR) bacteria pose a very real threat to the world, one that a highly concerned World Health Organization has kept in its radar for years. Now a team of researchers has identified a new natural antibiotic in horse dung-dwelling fungus, offering up secrets that might help us avoid or at least understand an encroaching AMR world crisis.