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Scientists have developed a natural antibiotic from wasp venom

Wasp venom contains the solution to combat antibiotic-resistant germs? Wasps are not one of the most popular visitors at activities in the fresh air. Many people have stitches afraid of the pain, or suffer from insect sting Allergy. But it is precisely these uninvited guests could soon save millions of lives. An American research team […]

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Recovering from a heart attack? Hold the antibiotics

The community of microorganisms that live in the human gut has been shown to confer all kinds of health benefits. Now, an international team of researchers has shown in mice that a healthy gut microbiome is important for recovery after a heart attack. Writing today (Oct. 8, 2018) in the journal Circulation, a team led […]

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Scientists use bear saliva to rapidly test for antibiotics

If you’re looking into the mouth of a brown bear, one of the world’s top predators, your chances of survival probably aren’t good. But a team of Rutgers and other scientists has discovered a technology that rapidly assesses potentially lifesaving antibiotics by using bacteria in saliva from an East Siberian brown bear. The technology involves […]

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Conserved networks of collateral susceptibility to antibiotics in Escherichia coli

LSTM’s Dr. Adam Roberts is a co-author on a new paper published in Nature Communications which reports conserved collateral susceptibility to antibiotics in the human pathogen Escherichia coli. Collateral susceptibility is the phenomenon whereby the development or acquisition of resistance to one antibiotic changes the susceptibility of that bacteria to another antibiotic, sometimes of a […]