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Komodo dragon blood may lead to new antibiotics

A new peptide inspired by the blood of Komodo dragons killed two strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and hastened wound-healing in a new mouse study.

Komodo dragon blood may lead to new antibiotics

A new peptide inspired by the blood of Komodo dragons killed two strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and hastened wound-healing in a new mouse study.

Resistance to drug of last resort found in farm animals in US

Carbapenems are one of the most important classes of antibiotics used in humans, and are an important agent against multi-drug resistant bacteria.

Action needed to fight antimicrobial resistance, Australia

With the increasing mobility of people, animals and goods around the world, nations need to do more to protect their citizens from antimicrobial resistance, write the authors of an Editorial…

Researchers assess use of drug-susceptible parasites to fight drug resistance

Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a model for evaluating a potential new strategy in the fight against drug-resistant diseases.

Review examines the extent of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria from horses

Bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents is a significant problem for both human and veterinary medicine, but little research has been done on the prevalence or mechanisms of resistance in horses…

PHE, Veterinary Medicines Directorate and The Bella Moss Foundation call on pet owners to join the fight against antibiotic resistance

Public Health England (PHE), the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) and leading pet owner awareness charity The Bella Moss Foundation (BMF) are urging animal lovers to join the fight against…

New antibiotic resistance gene that breaches ‘last line of defense’ found in China

A new gene that makes common bacteria highly resistant to polymyxins – the last-line antibiotics – has been found in bacteria collected from people and livestock in China.

Humans carry more antibiotic-resistant bacteria than animals they work with

Low potential health risk posed to workers in close contact with dairy herds and milk consumers through exposure to antibiotic-resistant staphylococci originating from milk, report researchers in…

Monitoring wildlife may shed light on spread of antibiotic resistance in humans

Study in African animals provides clues to antibiotic effectsAntibiotics are a blessing but may also be an empty promise of health when microbes develop resistance to our pharmacological arsenal.

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