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Antibiotic-related News Stories and Journal ArticlesNov102017

In the past month, there has been lots of news related to antibiotics, antimicrobial resistance, and the hunt for new developments to replace antibiotics. Here is a selection of news stories and journal articles you may find interesting:

What is a “phage wrangler”? The hunt for a bacteriophage to attack antibiotic-resistant Burkholderia cepacia. News

“Molecular pencil sharpener” releases antibiotic. News | Journal

Boosting antibiotic potency with light: intracellular light-activated quantum dots (QDs)  News Journal

Scientists discover new drug combination to tackle antimicrobial resistance. News | Journal

Uncovering bacterial cell wall secrets to combat antibiotic resistance. News

New antibiotic resistance genes found. News

Endogenous infection marker can help guide antibiotic use. News | Journal

‘Smart bandage’ developed in B.C. changes colour at first signs of infection. News | Journal

Scientists make significant breakthrough on road to new superbug-killing antibiotic teixobactin. News

Canadian researchers make progress in the search for alternatives to antibiotics for livestock . News

Electric field based dressing disrupts mixed-species bacterial biofilm infection and restores functional wound healing. News | Journal

Antibiotics given before low-risk operations do not seem to breed postoperative antibiotic resistance in surgical patients  News release | Journal

Anti-Candida activity of antimicrobial impregnated central venous catheters. Journal

Antibiotic therapy for Staphylococcal bloodstream infections: Doing the same with less. News

Antibiotic resistance: clear negative relationship between population density and mutation rate. News | Journal

Identification of 76 novel B1 metallo-β-lactamases through large-scale screening of genomic and metagenomic data. Journal

WHO urges farmers urged to stop antibiotic use in healthy animals. News

USDA chief scientist claims WHO animal antibiotic guideline disregards science. News

Europe is reducing antibiotic use in animals ahead of schedule. News

Antibiotic resistant gonorrhea spreading rapidly. News

Detection of tetracycline resistance genes, aminoglycoside modifying enzymes, and coagulase gene typing of S. aureus. Journal

Antimicrobial activity of carbon monoxide-releasing molecule [Mn(CO)3(tpa-κ3N)]Br versus multidrug-resistant isolates of Avian Pathogenic Escherichia coli and its synergy with colistin. Journal  

Study outlines ‘perfect storm’ that led to Colombia’s antibiotic resistance epidemic. Journal

Six ideas to fight the end of antibiotics: News

Canada Communicable Disease Report (CCDR): Antimicrobial resistance and One Health


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