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.

New breakthrough may spell success in battle against superbugs

Researchers have made a breakthrough on how antimicrobial peptides - tiny proteins part of body`s immune system - kill bacteria.

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.

New biosensor can help fight superbugs

Scientists have developed a new biosensor that can detect antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

Pandas’ blood may hold key to new antibiotics

Pandas produce a strong antibiotic in their blood that fights against drug-resistant superbugs – Chinese researchers have found.

Metal handles at public places to fight superbugs: Study

Fitting metal door-knobs, handles and handrails in public places and hospitals can help combat infections from superbugs, scientists say.

Vitamin B3 may help fight `superbugs`

Cedars-Sinai researchers have found that a common vitamin may have the potential to fight certain “superbugs”.