White House crafts first-ever plan to fight superbugs

The White House is due to issue an ambitious plan to slow the growing and deadly problem of antibiotic resistance over the next five years, one that requires massive investments and policy changes from a broad array of US government health agencies, according to a copy of the report reviewed by Reuters. 

Superbugs could kill a million Chinese a year: Economist

China faces a million deaths a year from antibiotic-resistant superbugs and a loss of $20 trillion by 2050, an economist and former top Goldman Sachs executive said Thursday.

Common bacteria becoming antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria frequently implicated in respiratory and urinary infections in hospital settings could easily spread from one geographic region to another, shows a new study led by an Indian-origin scientist.

Travellers using antibiotics can trigger superbug spread

A study has revealed that taking antibiotics for diarrhea may put travellers visiting developing parts of the world at higher risk for contracting superbugs and spreading these drug-resistant bacteria to their home countries.

New software predicts Superbugs' countermoves

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

New drug effective against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

 Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Vaccine Research (CVR) have pioneered what is far more effective than traditional antibiotics at inhibiting the growth of multidrug-resistant bacteria.

Antibiotics may help animals spread salmonella: Study
Antibiotics may help animals spread salmonella: Study

Giving animals antibiotics may make them sicker and could lead some to spread even more salmonella than they would have otherwise, US researchers experimenting on mice said Monday.

New approach could help penicillin fight superbugs

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

`Impregnable` superbugs may soon be history

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

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.

Water treatment facilities hotspots for superbugs: Study

Even as the crisis of antibiotic resistance looms large, an international team of doctors has found that waster water treatment facilities, including where chlorination of drinking water is done, are hotspots for spread of the multidrug-resistance organisms or superbugs.

Protein resistant to superbugs discovered

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

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

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

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

Indian researcher `comes up with strategy to stop superbugs`

An Indian origin scientist is among the winners of a GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) "academic drug hunter" competition that will help fast track his lab`s work in combating drug-resistant bacteria.

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

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

New technique to help researchers battle superbugs` antibiotic resistance

A novel technique is set to help researchers understand how antibiotics work, how bacteria develop resistance, and what molecular mechanisms could be exploited to get around their defence mechanisms.

Better use of antibiotics could be key to fighting `superbugs`

Better use of antibiotics could help fight the infection Clostridium difficile - the superbug.

Antibiotic-resistant superbugs may soon be history

A new discovery by researchers has helped to take the fight against antibiotic-resistant superbugs a step forward.