Tag: antibiotic resistance

COVID Brings Evolutionary Virologists Out of Shadows, Into the Fight

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. It has been a strange, exhausting year for many evolutionary virologists....

Gut Microbes With Resistance Genes Hitchhike Home With Travelers

Travelers returning home from foreign destinations are bringing back more than tourist souvenirs and memories. Their guts may be harboring new microbial hitchhikers, some of...

Most Patients Labeled Penicillin-Allergic Really Aren’t

Most people whose medical record says they are allergic to penicillin are not actually intolerant, an allergist said Thursday during the first day of sessions...

Tree Resin Compound Defeats Drug-Resistant Bacteria in Lab Tests

A new compound made from tree resin kills almost 100% of drug-resistant bacteria without harming healthy tissue, laboratory studies suggest. Made into a film, this...

CDC Warns of Drug-Resistant Typhoid Fever Outbreak

A new drug-resistant strain of Salmonella Typhi has infected least 71 people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....