Bacteria can linger inside airplanes for days

A new study suggests that disease-causing bacteria can linger on surfaces commonly found in airplane cabins for days, even up to a week.

New approach to restore Penicillin`s combating power

A new approach may restore Penicillin`s combat effectiveness, even against `superbugs`, by pairing the drug with a protective polymer, scientists say.

New class of superbug fighting antibiotics discovered

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.

`Nanosponge vaccine` can help fight superbugs

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.

Compounds that boost antibiotics` effectiveness against superbugs developed

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

Scientists uncover keys to antibiotic resistance in superbug

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.

Cattle may be source of MRSA in humans

A strain of bacteria that causes skin and soft tissue infections in humans originally came from cattle, a new study claims.

How to stop `killer` hospital superbugs in their tracks

A team of researchers have recommended guidelines that may decrease the infection rate by 71 percent for staph bacteria.

Medicinal soaps effective against deadly superbugs

Using germ-killing soap and ointment on all intensive-care unit (ICU) patients can reduce bloodstream infections by up to 44 percent and significantly reduce the presence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in ICUs, a new study has found.

Metals from antibacterial clay to help fight superbug MRSA

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

New type of antibiotics may defeat TB and MRSA

Scientists at Karolinska Institutet have found a new principle for fighting bacterial infections, in other words, a new type of antibiotic, which believe may be able to treat such conditions as stomach ulcers, TB and MRSA.

Common antibiotic boosts spread of deadly superbug

New research has found that cases of MRSA - a bacteria that causes serious infections of the skin, blood, lungs and bones - decreased when prescriptions of ciprofloxacin were reduced, suggesting that the common antibiotic is helping the deadly superbug spread through hospitals.

Genetic code of superbugs` cracked!

Scientists have cracked the genetic code of superbugs such as MRSA, figuring out why they have become so resistant to anti-bioitics in mixed infections.

Why H1N1 increased mortality in healthy kids?

During the H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009, healthy children became critically ill, developing severe pneumonia and respiratory failure, sometimes fatal. A nationwide investigation in the US has linked this to simultaneous infection with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Scientists one step closer to developing vaccine for MRSA

Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center are one step closer to developing a vaccine for life threatening methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections following bone and joint surgery.

Scientists one step closer to developing vaccine for MRSA

Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center are one step closer to developing a vaccine for life threatening methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections following bone and joint surgery.

Now, a drug to eradicate deadly superbugs!

British scientists claim to have achieved a major breakthrough by developing a drug which could kill deadly superbugs like C-diff and MRSA.

Now, a drug to eradicate deadly superbugs!

British scientists claim to have achieved a major breakthrough by developing a drug which could kill deadly superbugs like C-diff and MRSA.

Blocking ‘death signal’ treats bone disease

A bacteria molecule which instructs bone cells to die could be the target for new treatment.

Blocking ‘death signal’ treats bone disease

A bacteria molecule which instructs bone cells to die could be the target for new treatment.