September 16, 2019

Nanofiber-based wound dressings induce production of antimicrobial peptide

September 16th, 2019|Categories: Science and Industry developments|Tags: |

Nanofiber-based wound dressings loaded with vitamin D spur the production of an antimicrobial peptide, a key step forward in the battle against surgical site infections, or SSIs. Date: July 5, 2018 Source: Oregon State University, via ScienceDaily Excerpt: "The findings by Oregon State University researchers and other collaborators, published Wednesday [...]

October 26, 2018

Nanofiber-based wound dressings induce production of antimicrobial peptide

October 26th, 2018|Categories: Science and Industry developments|

Nanofiber-based wound dressings loaded with vitamin D spur the production of an antimicrobial peptide, a key step forward in the battle against surgical site infections, or SSIs. Date: July 5, 2018 Source: Science Daily Author: Oregon State University Excerpt: "Electrospinning is a versatile, simple, cost-effective and reproducible technique for generating long fibers with [...]

June 5, 2018

UK steps up its role in fighting global AMR

June 5th, 2018|Categories: Science and Industry developments|

With 10 million people a year projected to die from antibiotic resistant infections by 2050, it is important that all partners, including the pharmaceutical industry, step up and work together to tackle this issue Date: May 29, 2018 Source: Manufacturing Chemist - Research Excerpt: “On Tuesday (22 May), the government announced £30 [...]

April 9, 2018

Infection prevention and control programs are essential to antibiotic stewardship efforts

April 9th, 2018|Categories: Science and Industry developments|

APIC, SHEA, SIDP update position paper highlighting synergy of IPC and AS Date: March 26, 2018 Source: Eurek Alert Author: SOCIETY FOR HEALTHCARE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF AMERICA Excerpt: "Infection prevention and control (IPC) and antibiotic stewardship (AS) programs are inextricably linked, according to a joint position paper published today by the Association for Professionals [...]

March 9, 2018

February 15, 2018

Money from infection-control industry muddies research into beating back superbugs

February 15th, 2018|Categories: Science and Industry developments|

Makers of products using chlorhexidine to fight bacteria in hospitals provide support for scientists who repeatedly find those products to be very effective – even as concerns about safety have mounted. Date of Publication: April 7, 2017 Source: Reuters Investigates Authors: Deborah J. Nelson and Ryan McNeill Excerpt: "[A]s use of chlorhexidine products has [...]

July 19, 2016

July 3, 2014

UK Scientists Announce Breakthrough in Race Against Antibiotic Resistance

July 3rd, 2014|Categories: Antibiotic resistance, Science and Industry developments|

via theIndependent.co.ukby Charlie Cooper, theIndependent.co.uk Story: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/british-university-makes-antibiotic-resistance-breakthrough-9546497.html Scientists at the research-intensive University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK announced last month that they have found an “Achilles heel” of a particularly significant group of antibacterial resistant superbugs. The “Achilles heel” they’ve announced finding pertains to the cell membrane of this [...]

May 30, 2014

Superbugs a worldwide threat

May 30th, 2014|Categories: Antibiotic resistance, Science and Industry developments|

via FoxNews.com Story: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/04/30/who-drug-resistant-superbugs-serious-threat-worldwide/ The WHO is reporting that antibiotic-evading superbugs are continuing to strengthen and proliferate across the globe (also covered here and here). Image via Foxnews.com The result of this spreading threat is that in many cases, many common yet important drugs no longer possess the same effectiveness they [...]