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,...
Scientists test red blood cells to deliver antibiotics

Scientists test red blood cells to deliver antibiotics

Physicists at McMaster University have identified a natural delivery system which can safely carry potent antibiotics throughout the body to selectively attack and kill bacteria by using red blood cells as a vehicle. The platform, described in a new paper in the...