Researchers turn to seaweeds to develop new antibiotics

British researchers are trying to use the antimicrobial properties of seaweeds from the country's coastline to develop a new generation of antibiotics in a bid to fight the growing threat of resistant superbugs.

World's most sensitive test to detect superbugs developed

 Researchers have developed the world's most sensitive test to quickly detect dangerous infectious diseases and deadly superbugs such as C difficile and MRSA.

'Music festival wrist bands can be deadly'

Music festival wristbands possess alarming levels of bacteria which can pose a deadly risk, says a scientist.

Smoking makes superbugs more aggressive: Study

MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant superbug, becomes even more resistant to killing by the immune system when exposed to cigarette smoke, a new study has warned.

'Mistrust, low health literacy key barriers to better health'

 Describing Ebola outbreak as a "communications catastrophe", a new report has cited controversy, mistrust, and low health literacy as the key barriers to better health.

New antibiotic may help treat drug-resistant infections

Researchers have discovered a "promising" new antibiotic that may help in the battle against drug-resistant infections.

New antibiotic kills pathogens without resistance

A newly discovered antibiotic eliminates pathogens without encountering any detectable resistance, a finding that may lead to treatments for chronic infections such as tuberculosis and MRSA.

New antibiotic that could wipe out diseases like MRSA to TB discovered

Scientists claim to have discovered a new antibiotic named teixobactin that could wipe out many diseases like MRSA to Tuberculosis (TB).

New blockbuster antibiotic 'Teixobactin' discovered

Scientists claim to have discovered a new antibiotic named teixobactin that could wipe out many diseases like MRSA to Tuberculosis (TB).

New software predicts Superbugs' countermoves

A new software has predicted MRSA's response to new drug before it is tested on patients.

College athletes more likely to carry deadly MRSA: Study

College athletes who play football, soccer and other contact sports are more likely to carry the superbug methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), suggests a study.

Bacteria from 'fresh bee honey' could be substitute for antibiotics

A new study has found that bacteria from bees could act as substitute for antibiotics.

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.