antimicrobial resistance the rise of global superbugs

Two new drug-resistant superbugs added to CDC’s list of ‘most urgent threats’

Drug-resistant germs and related infections sicken about 3 million people and kill about 48,000 every year in the United States, ...
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Podcast: CRISPR advances, HIV cures and a perfect predator for superbugs

Exploring the latest advances in medical biotechnology including CRISPR-based gene therapies, infection-fighting viruses and a cure for HIV. Plus reflections ...
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‘Crisis-level precautions’: How hospitals fight new era of superbugs

[Superbug Candida auris can] survive for weeks outside a patient—on sinks and mattresses, door knobs and bedside tables. To eradicate ...

‘Anti-evolution drug’ could stop superbugs from mutating

Over the past 90 years, scientists have discovered hundreds of antibiotics—microbe-killing drugs that have brought many pernicious diseases to heel ...

Novel therapies to combat deadly superbugs caused by antibiotic overuse

The overuse and misuse of antibiotics are key factors behind the evolution of so-called superbugs, multiresistant bacteria that are growing ...

Therapy dogs spread joy—and possibly superbugs—to kids in hospitals

Therapy dogs can bring more than joy and comfort to hospitalized kids. They can also bring stubborn germs. Doctors at ...

Hospital ‘superbugs’ getting better at defeating alcohol-based hand sanitizers

Popular hand sanitizers may be heading the way of antibiotics, according to a study published this week in Science Translational Medicine ...
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Fighting antibiotic ‘superbugs’—DNA sequencing helps in the battle

The successful effort to contain an outbreak of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) at a UK hospital demonstrates the ...
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