Nanoparticles have to potential to be effective, novel antibiotics, but so far the reality has not lived up to the promise. Now researchers have found a simple and effective way to boost the bactericidal activity of metal and semiconductor nanoparticles, overcoming acquired resistance.
A study carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham has used an innovative approach to identify thousands of antibiotic resistance genes found in bacteria that inhabit the human gut.
Using a small and inexpensive biosensor, researchers at UBC Okanagan, in collaboration with the University of Calgary, have built a diagnostic tool that provides healthcare practitioners almost instant diagnosis of a bacterial infection
In order to pay attention to WHO’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week, the Patent and Registration Office has launched the report The Importance of Patent Information When Taking Strategic Action. The report shows how to strategically use patent information to better target research money to where they are most needed, such as antibiotic resistance.
A garden insect makes a molecule that attacks the cell wall of bacteria, providing a new potential weapon in the fight against antibiotic resistance.