A new study published in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, has shown that genome sequencing can improve tuberculosis treatment. It can replace time consuming standard resistance testing, giving hope to thousands of sufferers of drug-resistant tuberculosis.
USDA has announced that JBS Tolleson has expanded its recall to over 6.9 million pounds of beef.
Clinically inappropriate antibiotic prescription is common among primary care providers in rural China. While a large proportion of overprescription may be due to factors such as financial incentives tied to drug sales and perceived patient demand, our findings suggest that deficits in diagnostic knowledge are a major driver of unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions.
An international collaboration has announced the results of the first scientific experiments at Europe’s new X-ray laser European XFEL. The pioneering work not only demonstrates that the new research facility can speed up experiments by more than an order of magnitude, it also reveals a previously unknown structure of an enzyme responsible for antibiotics resistance.
Monotherapy with meropenem–vaborbactam for Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae infection was associated with increased clinical cure, decreased mortality, and reduced nephrotoxicity compared with BAT.