Treating back-to-school ear infections without antibiotic resistance

Written by | 18 Aug 2023

“Back-to-school” season means buying pens and paper, figuring out the new bus route, and … earaches. Doctors typically treat these infections with antibiotics, but children don’t always complete […]

Our genes shape our gut bacteria, new research shows

Written by | 17 Aug 2021

Our gut microbiome — the ever-changing “rainforest” of bacteria living in our intestines — is primarily affected by our lifestyle, including what we eat or the medications we […]

Public health risk from multidrug-resistant bacteria in dog food

Written by | 15 Jul 2021

European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research presented by Dr Ana R. Freitas, and colleagues from UCIBIO, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, Portugal, showed that […]

New molecule found in chestnut leaves disarms dangerous staph bacteria

Written by | 8 Jul 2021

Scientists isolated a molecule, extracted from the leaves of the European chestnut tree, with the power to neutralize dangerous, drug-resistant staph bacteria. Frontiers in Pharmacology published the finding, led by […]

Bacteria do not colonize the gut before birth

Written by | 20 May 2021

New research led by scientists from McMaster University and Charité — Universitätsmedizin Berlin in Germany has found it happens during and after birth, and not before. McMaster researchers […]

Last resort’ antibiotic pops bacteria like balloons

Written by | 3 May 2021

Scientists have revealed how an antibiotic of ‘last resort’ kills bacteria. The findings, from Imperial College London and the University of Texas, may also reveal a potential way […]

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