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Tag Archives: Antibiotics
The gut is an important reservoir for drug-resistant bacteria responsible for life-threatening hospital-acquired infections. Continue reading
I’m a bit of a sceptic when it comes to the idea that “phage therapy” is going to save us when the antibiotics fail. There have been enough clinical trails now to show that this cannot be true, at least … Continue reading
While the antibiotic potential of some materials used in historical medicine has been demonstrated, empirical tests of entire remedies are scarce. This is an important omission, because the efficacy of “ancientbiotics” could rely on the combined activity of their various … Continue reading
A new paper in mBio shows a novel mechanism for the spread of antibiotic resistance. Continue reading
Are antibiotic residues is sewage a risk to human health and the environment? Continue reading
A new peptide antibiotic suggests a new strategy in the fight against bacterial infections. Continue reading
We need to be critical and questioning about where we acquire information and how we react to it. Continue reading
Last week I was struck by this article in The Verge, Dead meat: how to raise livestock in a post-antibiotic era. I was particularly interested in this because only a week earlier I had been teaching our first year students … Continue reading
MicrobiologyBytes Weekly – timebombs, smarter antibiotic use and bacteriophages you've never even heard of
Welcome to the first edition of the new format MicrobiologyBytes. Continue reading