Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria and other microorganisms.
Anthrax-causing spores were mailed to news outlets and members of Congress during the “Amerithrax” strikes of 2001, inflicting at least 22 illnesses and leaving five people dead.
According to a recent study conducted by scientists at Emory University in Atlanta, the administration of broad-spectrum antibiotics in mice with malignant melanoma, an aggressive type of skin cancer, expedited their metastatic bone growth.
During heavy rains, Hawaii's streams, rivers, and nearshore waters change on microscopic levels. Bacteria in these aquatic systems increase, and some of these bacteria can be harmful to human health.
Tens of millions of individuals throughout the world suffer from antibiotic resistance every year. The CDC reports that more than 35,000 people die each year as a result of more than 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections that take place there each year.
Living cell factories can manufacture custom drug compounds and biofuels using biological enzymes.
Bacteria that cause urinary tract infections are getting more and more resistant to many medications, and they are becoming more and more difficult to cure.
More than 10,000 different Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria isolated from 23 different countries were subjected to a thorough investigation, which uncovered new genes linked to resistance to 13 first- and second-line novel and repurposed medicines.
According to the findings of a research team conducted by the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), the various gut microbiota compositions contribute to the explanation of the various patterns of alcohol consumption amongst individuals.
Scientists at Cedars-Sinai discovered that antibiotics have sex-specific effects on the gut microbiome makeup of male and female laboratory rats in a new study.
Microbes and plants may have given insects an evolutionary benefit, hundreds of millions of years ago, by transferring genes to them via horizontal gene transfer.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have reported that they have interrogated the atomic structure of proteins, adding to proof that the wobbles, shakes, and quivers of proteins play an important role in their ability to operate.
In the quest for antibiotics to address the increasing issue of resistance in disease treatment, silence may be the best policy.
While there are many studies that discuss antibiotic resistance genes (ARG) in soil and water environments, there is currently very little research that focuses on ARG in aerial environments. In a recent review, researchers from South Korea have analyzed current research trends regarding ARG in bioaerosols, including their sources, methods of detection, and implications for the future.
The energy centers of cells and mitochondria have their own genetic material and RNA molecules.
According to a study published today in eLife, scientists found how the bacterium that induces tuberculosis (TB) could quickly adapt in response to new environments.
Chalmers University of Technology researchers have devised a method for detecting certain bacterial genes that encode resistance using conventional microscopes, which are already used to diagnose TB in low-income countries.
In hospitals, the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria can be transported from the skin or nasal cavity into open wounds and, possibly, the bloodstream, posing a fatal hazard. Staph infections killed over 20,000 Americans in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Plastic pollution in the ocean may serve as a source for novel antibiotics, according to a new student-led study conducted in collaboration with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
An international group led by McMaster University researchers, in partnership with the University of Paris Cité, has recognized and reconfigured the first ancient genome of E. coli using fragments derived from a 16th-century mummy’s gallstone.
Scientists have revealed how antibiotics can regress certain fast-growing bacteria. The research was published in the journal eLife on June 8th, 2022.