Probiotic markedly reduces MRSA colonization

Probiotic markedly reduces MRSA colonization

MRSA bacteria bound to a neutrophil, a type of infection-fighting white blood cell. CREDIT: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health A promising approach to control Staphylococcus aureus bacterial colonization in...
Hospitals riskier than farms for Klebsiella superbug

Hospitals riskier than farms for Klebsiella superbug

An international team of scientists investigating transmission of a deadly drug resistant bacteria that rivals MRSA, has found that whilst the bugs are found in livestock, pets, and the wider environment, they are rarely transmitted to humans through this route. The...
Successful UTI antibiotic trials stopped early

Successful UTI antibiotic trials stopped early

British pharmaceutical company GSK announced that it has stopped two clinical trials for an investigational antibiotic for uncomplicated urinary tract infections (uUTIs) early after the drug met its goals. GSK said the decision to stop enrollment for the EAGLE-2 and...
Study: Hydroquinine kills drug-resistant bacteria

Study: Hydroquinine kills drug-resistant bacteria

Scientists analyzing the effects of an organic compound on drug resistant bacteria have discovered how it can inhibit and kill a germ that causes serious illness or in some cases death. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a type of bacteria, often found in hospital patients,...