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Are antibiotics the answer to recurrent urinary tract infections?

Are antibiotics the answer to recurrent urinary tract infections?

New research suggests that antibiotics may increase recurrent urinary tract infections by disrupting the gut microbiome. Urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria in the...
The importance of environmental testing

The importance of environmental testing

Nova Biologicals outlines the importance of environmental testing to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria and protect public health. Among the various forms of microbiological...
Using machine learning to identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Using machine learning to identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Experts from the University of Nottingham have developed software that can identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria transmitted between humans, animals and the environment. The groundbreaking software combines...
Bacteria in urine linked to aggressive prostate cancer

Bacteria in urine linked to aggressive prostate cancer

University of East Anglia researchers’ latest discovery outlines how some bacteria in urine can lead to aggressive prostate cancer. The causes of prostate cancer are...
Are mobile devices used in healthcare a source of spreading infections?

Are mobile devices used in healthcare a source of spreading infections?

Keith Smith of Inner-Vision Technology Ltd examines the economic burden of hospital-acquired infections and how mobile devices help pathogens to spread. The growing, global burden...
Reducing Clostridium difficile infection rates with hydrogen peroxide

Reducing Clostridium difficile infection rates with aerosolised hydrogen peroxide

New data finds that adding aerosolised hydrogen peroxide to hospital infection prevention protocols can effectively reduce Clostridium difficile infection rates. A clostridium difficile infection is...
Water testing

Mitigating contamination threats with microbial analysis and water testing

Nova Biologicals, a leading microbiological testing service, outlines how microscopic contaminants can be mitigated and contained through microbial analysis methods such as water testing. Microscopic...
Research reveals the protective structure of superbug C.difficile

Research reveals the protective structure of superbug C.difficile

New findings on the superbug C.difficile uncover the impressive structure of its protective armour for the first time. Scientists from Newcastle, Sheffield, and Glasgow Universities...
Bioactive glass dramatically reduces microbial resistance to antibiotics

Antibacterial bioactive glass dramatically reduces microbial resistance to antibiotics

A novel technique could decrease resistance to antibiotics with a bacteria-killing bioactive glass that reduces infections. Scientists at Aston University have discovered a new method...
Sanitisation stands: a weapon against germs and infectious bacteria

Sanitisation stands: a weapon against germs and infectious bacteria

The need for hand sanitisers is everywhere. They have become a crucial public health aid. Sanitisation stands help the fight against the spread of pathogens...
Study shows beneficial bacteria can be restored to C-section babies

Study shows beneficial bacteria can be restored to C-section babies

A new study has demonstrated that vital beneficial bacteria can be restored to babies born by caesarean section (C-section). The human microbiota consists of trillions...

The Pearce Foundation: providing solutions to bacterial contamination

The Pearce Foundation for Science and Medicine is providing solutions to bacterial contamination in healthcare, business, and home settings. The Pearce Foundation for Science and...
Newly develop material protects against resistant bacteria

Newly developed material protects against resistant bacteria

A team of researchers has developed a new material that protects against resistant bacteria, preventing wounds from becoming infected. The team at Chalmers University of...
New antimicrobial nanotech could prevent and treat superbugs    

New antimicrobial nanotech could prevent and treat superbugs    

A new nanothin antibacterial coating has been developed that could help prevent and treat deadly superbugs. A team of researchers led by RMIT University in...
Improving water disinfection could help prevent antibiotic resistance spread

Improving water disinfection could help prevent antibiotic resistance spread

A team of scientists has revealed that improving disinfection in wastewater could help prevent the global spread of antibiotic resistance, which poses a major...
Ribosomes offer the potential for new antibiotics

Ribosomes offer the potential for new antibiotics

Researchers are hoping to exploit the processes of ribosomes for the development of novel antibiotic agents. Ribosomes are an essential component of all living cells,...
Investigating bacteria behind hospital infections with SMART Designs Tool

Investigating bacteria behind hospital infections with SMART Designs Tool

A new tool has been developed using SMART CRISPRi technology which is designed to help identify and tackle causes of E. faecalis-related diseases and...
Could soil used in ancient Irish folk medicine fight antimicrobial resistance?

Could soil used in ancient Irish folk medicine fight antimicrobial resistance?

In a new discovery, a team of scientists have shown that Northern Irish soil has antibiotic-producing bacteria that could help in the fight against...
Understanding hospital germs and how they stick to surfaces

Understanding hospital germs and how they stick to surfaces

With the rise of antibiotic resistance, understanding how germs are spread in hospitals is vital if hospital acquired infections are to be reduced. Researchers at...
New way to increase antimicrobial sensitivity discovered

New way to increase antimicrobial sensitivity discovered

Scientists have discovered a new way to make bacteria more sensitive to antibiotics in a bid to tackle the antibiotic resistance crisis. In a new...

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