Researchers report new data on honey proteins that could lead to new medicinal applications
Results show that Brazil, India, and Vietnam have the greatest diversity in resistance genes, while Australia and New Zealand have the lowest
Researchers made the unexpected finding that bacteria that mutated to become resistant to quinolone antibiotics also became more resistant to triclosan
Systematic approach could help bring drug discovery ‘back to nature’
A recent study published in the Journal of Food Science found that extracts and isolated compounds from avocado seeds can potentially be used as a natural additive incorporated into ready-to-eat foods to control microbes that cause Listeria
New BD Phoenix™ M50 System delivers modularity, reliability, affordability, and high-quality susceptibility results needed by clinical microbiology laboratories worldwide
Research team from University of Houston find that the light-activated gold nanoparticles destroy potentially deadly bacterial cells in seconds
North Carolina State University researchers have developed an effective and environmentally benign method to combat bacteria by engineering nanoscale particles that add the antimicrobial potency of silver to a core of lignin, a ubiquitous substance found in all plant cells. The findings introduce ideas for better, greener and safer nanotechnology and could lead to enhanced efficiency of antimicrobial products used in agriculture and personal care.
There’s an urgent demand for new antimicrobial compounds that are effective against constantly emerging drug-resistant bacteria. Two robotic chemical-synthesizing machines, named Symphony X and Overture, have joined the search. Their specialty is creating custom nanoscale structures that mimic nature’s proven designs. They’re also fast, able to assemble dozens of compounds at a time.