Breathing New Life Into Old Antibiotics

Scientists in Japan have identified safer alternatives to an 80-year old antibiotic by rapidly generating and screening thousands of the drug’s structural variants.

‘Keystone’ Species Key To Rebuilding Gut Microbiota After Antibiotics

The discovery of gut bacteria critical to restoring gut health offers new insights into microbiome recovery after antibiotic treatment.

Turning Plastic Bottles Into Antibiotic Sponges

Researchers in South Korea have used waste PET bottles to create an adsorbent material for the removal of antibiotics from water.

Fungus-Derived Antibiotic Fielded Against MRSA

A research group in Japan has modified an antimicrobial compound obtained from a fungus and demonstrated its utility against hard-to-treat infections.

Mapping Out How A Superbug Harms Its Host

Researchers in Hong Kong have identified quorum sensing and secretion systems as some of the key elements of superbug virulence, paving the way for the development of novel antibiotics.

Finding The Right Pair Of Antibiotics To Fight Resistant Bacteria

An on-chip screening method allowed scientists in South Korea to identify synergistic pairs of antibiotics for treating stubborn infections.

Fungus Becomes Factory For African Sleeping Sickness Drug

By genetically modifying a fungus, researchers in Japan can produce large quantities of ascofuranone, a promising antibiotic for the treatment of African sleeping sickness.

Study Reveals Contextual Clues To Help Reduce Antibiotic Use

Contextual information should be collected to identify factors that would influence the effectiveness of interventions such as antibiotic control, researchers say.

Chipping Away At The Problem Of Biofilms

Scientists in Japan have invented a tool that could be used to better understand biofilm kinetics.

Synthetic Biology Yields New Steroid Antibiotics

A research group in Japan has taken a synthetic biology approach to the development of steroid antibiotics.