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New approach could help penicillin fight superbugs

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 11:04

Researchers have said that a new approach could help penicillin counter even "superbugs."

`Impregnable` superbugs may soon be history

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 13:54

Researchers have discovered a class of agents that can make some of the most notorious strains vulnerable to the same antibiotics that they once handily shrugged off.

Ganges full of deadly `superbugs`: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 15:16

In May and June when millions of pilgrims throng Rishikesh and Haridwar in Uttarakhand to take holy dip, levels of antibiotic-resistant `superbugs` have been found 60 times greater than other times of the year, shows research.

US issues rules for removing antibiotics from farms

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 09:41

In response to concerns about the rise in drug-resistant superbugs worldwide, US regulators issued voluntary guidelines to help cut back on antibiotics routinely fed to farm animals.

Protein resistant to superbugs discovered

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 16:42

In the war against superbugs, researchers have discovered a protein that can kill bacteria and can serve as a powerful antibiotic in the future.

`Nanosponge vaccine` can help fight superbugs

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 18:05

A new study has revealed that nanosponges that soak up a dangerous pore-forming toxin produced by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) could serve as a safe and effective vaccine against this toxin.

How superbugs develop antibiotic resistance

Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013, 09:50

A team of researchers used quantitative models of bacterial growth to discover the bizarre way by which antibiotic resistance allows bacteria to multiply in the presence of antibiotics.

Compounds that boost antibiotics` effectiveness against superbugs developed

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 16:53

Researchers have developed compounds which have shown to bolster the ability of antibiotics to treat deadly bacterial diseases such as MRSA and anthrax.

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