Ancient mineral clay used by aboriginal people in Canada for centuries could be the key to fighting against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to a new study.
European drug regulators launched a review on Monday of the use in farming of a key last-line antibiotic called colistin after international research found alarming evidence of a gene that makes bacteria resistant to the drug.
Environmental contaminants may be partly to blame for the rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a new US study suggests. J Vaun McArthur from the University of Georgia tested his hypothesis in streams on the US department of energy's Savannah River Site (SRS). The 802-sqkm site near Aiken, South Carolina, east of the Savannah River, was closed to the public in the early 1950s to produce materials used in nuclear weapons.
By: Sarah Knapton
By: James Gallagher
Bacteria that resist the most common antibiotic of last resort - colistin - have been discovered in the UK.
Officials say the threat to human health is low, but is under ongoing review.
By: Sharon Brennan
By: Thom Hartmann
Let’s talk about America’s farmgrown terrorism epidemic.