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New MRSA superbug found in Brazilian patient

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 11:17

An international research team led by Cesar A. Arias, M.D., Ph.D., at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has identified a new superbug that caused a bloodstream infection in a Brazilian patient.

New class of superbug fighting antibiotics discovered

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 10:02

Researchers have discovered a new class of antibiotics to fight bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other drug-resistant bacteria that threaten public health.

New vaccine may spell end of `deadly` superbugs within next three years

Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013, 11:56

A vaccine, which is being created by drug company Sanofi Pasteur, has now reached phase three trials.

Discovery of virus that `eats bacteria` could spell end for hospital superbug

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 18:20

Scientists have isolated viruses that eat bacteria- called phages- in order to specifically target the highly infectious hospital superbug Clostridium difficile (C. diff).

Scientists uncover keys to antibiotic resistance in superbug

Last Updated: Saturday, October 05, 2013, 10:13

A new study has revealed the mechanistic basis for how the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacterium became such a difficult pathogen over the previous 50 years, in which time it spread rapidly across the world.

Metals from antibacterial clay to help fight superbug MRSA

Last Updated: Saturday, May 18, 2013, 18:17

Researchers have now turned towards clay - a naturally occurring substance recognized since antiquity for its medicinal properties - to kill a range of pathogens.

New sexually-transmitted superbug could be deadlier than AIDS

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 07, 2013, 10:07

Doctors have warned about an "aggressive" new sexually-transmitted superbug that could ultimately prove more deadly than AIDS.

World on verge of drug resistant red plague, warn experts

Last Updated: Monday, March 18, 2013, 11:52

: A new plague of antibiotic resistant infections may emerge with even common urinary tract infections now resistant to conventional treatment, Australia`s superbug experts have warned.

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