Microbiology

The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Too few new antibiotics are under development to combat the threat of multidrug-resistant infections, according to a new World Health Organization report published Tuesday. Adding to the concern: It is likely that the speed of increasing resistance will outpace the slow drug development …

Medicine

Too few antibiotics in pipeline to tackle global drug-resistance crisis, WHO warns

Nowhere near enough new drugs are currently in development says report, which calls for urgent investment and responsible use of existing antibiotics<p>Too few antibiotics are in the pipeline to tackle the global crisis of drug resistance, which is responsible for the rise of almost untreatable …

Medicine

100 Years after the Lethal 1918 Flu Pandemic, We Are Still Vulnerable

In 2018 the world will mark the 100th anniversary of the most devastating infectious disease event in recorded history: the 1918 influenza …

Public Health

Researchers find a fungus that can break down plastic in weeks

Fungi Feast<p>Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Kunming Institute of Botany have found a fungus that could potentially help us to address …

Bacterial baggage: how humans are spreading germs all over the globe

Humans are transporting trillions of bacteria around the world via tourism, food and shipping, without stopping to think about the potential damage …

Ecology

Horrific Flesh-Eating Parasite Called "The Next Plague" Could Spread in U.S., Spurring Vaccine Effort

This parasite, carried by a sandfly, kills tens of thousands pf people every year. Treatment exists, but the sickness can still disfigure and kill …

United States

A new vaccine could eradicate flesh-eating parasites

Deadly Parasites<p>The 30 known strains of Leishmania are the second-deadliest parasites in the world. Once inside the human body, they cause infections …

Medicine

The world’s bananas are under attack

But no, they’re not about to go extinct.<p>Bananas are serious business. Around the world, roughly 145 million tons of bananas are grown each year. In some areas, they are a staple food; in the East African highlands, people consume them several times a day. In these areas, annual banana consumption …

Environment

How Congress Ignored Science and Fueled Antibiotic Resistance

The gray clapboard house on the two-lane road in a western suburb of Boston looked, in fall 1974, the way you would expect a comfortable old …

Dirty Money: The Cash In Your Wallet Is a Magnet for Germs

If an item is handled by the public, whether it's a library book, a subway pole, or an ATM, you can count on it being filthy. One of the worst …

Beware, Chicken Sashimi Or Tartare Can Make You Sick

Hungry? How about some chicken sashimi? Yes, that’s raw chicken, otherwise known as torisashi for “bird” and “sashimi.” Oh, and how about some diarrhea with that? We can also toss in a some nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain for no extra charge.<p>Believe it or not some restaurants in the U.S. and …

Severity of Parasite’s Virulence Depends on What Time of Day Infection Occurs

The immune response varies greatly, depending on the time of day a parasitic infection occurs, a new study reports. Researchers note infections that …

Neuroscience

Traces of ‘human and animal faeces’ found on Tube seats

exclusive<p><b>More than five million people travel on the Underground every day, so you’d expect the trains to be cleaned somewhat regularly …

How Farmers Can Help Help Ensure That We Don’t All Die From Super-Powered Bacteria

Every time we unnecessarily use antibiotics on farms animals, we’re increasing the chances they don’t work on humans.<p>In 2016, Subway stopped serving chicken sandwiches made from chickens raised with antibiotics. McDonald’s did the same with chicken sandwiches, salads, and Chicken McNuggets in the …

Agriculture

Researchers Find a Type of Animal Feed May Contribute to Development of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Something in the Water<p>Research carried out at the Dalian University of Technology in China has raised concerns about the capacity of fish meal to …

Agriculture

A prophage tail-like protein is deployed by Burkholderia bacteria to feed on fungi

Altmetric: 38<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Durga Madhab Swain ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0003-4904-1404,<br>• Sunil Kumar Yadav ORCID: …

Biology

Virus hijacks cell's transportation system

A deadly tick-borne virus uses the host neuron's transportation system to move their RNA, resulting in the local reproduction of the virus and severe …

Viral

Virus population intrahost evolution | Nature Microbiology Community

The paper in Nature Communications is here: http://go.nature.com/2goofK7<p>In the classic view of infection, a microorganism infects a host and …

Biology

Bacterial genomes reveal ancient history of Lyme disease in North America | Nature Ecology & Evolution Community

The paper in Nature Ecology & Evolution is here: http://go.nature.com/2wkntSd<p>In November 1975, Polly Murray, an artist living in Lyme, Connecticut, …

Lyme Disease

Genomic insights into the ancient spread of Lyme disease across North America

Altmetric: 90<p>More detail<p>Article<p>Katharine S. Walter ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0003-0065-2204,<br>• Giovanna Carpi,<br>• Adalgisa Caccone &<br>• Maria A. Diuk-Wasser<p><i>Nature</i> …

Data Science

The change coming to Maccas chicken supply by 2019

FAST-FOOD chain McDonalds says it will start globally rolling back use of antibiotics in its chicken products from 2018 as part of efforts to curb …

Public Health

McDonalds to limit use of antibiotics in chicken supply

McDonalds says it will start globally rolling back use of antibiotics in its chicken products from 2018 as part of efforts to curb microbial …

Public Health

99 percent of microbes in your body are completely unknown to science

Whenever you feel lonely, just remember: you're always carrying several hundred trillion friends with you. A dizzying number of microbes call the …

Biology

Antibiotic resistance rises in 'lonely' mutating microbes

A major study led by The University of Manchester has discovered that so called 'lonely' microbes, those living at low population densities, are more …

E.coli

McDonald's starts cutting antibiotic use in chickens in fight against superbugs

McDonald's plans to start curbing the use of important human antibiotics in its global chicken supply next year as it joins a broad effort to battle …

Australian News

McDonald’s Is Moving Away From Using Antibiotics in Its Chicken

McDonald's (mcd) on Wednesday said that it would begin curbing the use of important human antibiotics in its global chicken supply in 2018, as the …

McDonald's

Antimicrobial Activity of Methanolic Extracts Of Bamboo Shoots (Bambusa vulgaris)

<b>INTRODUCTION</b><p>Herbal medicine represents one of the most important fields of traditional medicine all over the world. To promote the proper use of …

Medicine

Your gym equipment is covered in bacteria – but can it make you sick?

When you go to the gym, you go to work up a sweat – but so does everyone else.<p>And if you think about it, all that sweat exchange between strangers …

Canadian News

Biotech firm Destiny Pharma to float on Aim with drug that targets MRSA-type infections

Drug company Destiny Pharma is to float on London's junior Aim market to raise upwards of £10m for a new treatment for antibiotic-resistant superbugs such as MRSA.<p>The firm, whose chairman is City veteran Sir Nigel Rudd, the former chairman of Heathrow, will become only the second biotech company to …

Medicine

One Step Closer To Making Mice That Fight Lyme, Scientists Ask Nantucket: Should We Move Forward?

If the proposal comes to fruition, it could mean that a few years from now, islanders will witness the first deliberate release of a gene-edited …

Genetics