Biotecnología

Biotecnología

Forge, Roche Enter Antibiotic Alliance
03/04/2020 - To develop novel antibiotic to treat serious lung infections attributed to antibiotic-resistant Gram-negative bacteria
Cannabis helps fight resistant bacteria
03/04/2020 - Bacteria are increasingly becoming resistant to antibiotics. By combining antibiotics with the cannabis compound, cannabidiol, researchers have found a way to enhance the antibiotic effect.
Graphite nanoplatelets on medical devices kill bacteria and prevent infections
03/04/2020 - Graphite nanoplatelets integrated into plastic medical surfaces can prevent infections, killing 99.99 per cent of bacteria which try to attach -- a cheap and viable potential solution to a problem...
Antibiotic intercepts building blocks of the bacterial envelope
03/04/2020 - One of the last arrows in the quiver in the fight against dangerous bacteria is the reserve antibiotic daptomycin. It is used primarily when conventional drugs fail due to resistant bacteria....
Microbiome species interactions reveal how bacteria collaborate to cheat death
25/03/2020 - When a doctor prescribes antibiotics, it sets up a multi-faceted experiment in your gastrointestinal system. What can this teach us about the molecular principles of species interactions in nature?...
Potential superbug-killing compound
25/03/2020 - Researchers are testing a new drug that can kill a wide range of superbugs -- including some bacteria now resistant to all common antibiotics.
Antibiotics discovered that kill bacteria in a new way
26/02/2020 - A new group of antibiotics with a unique approach to attacking bacteria has been discovered, making it a promising clinical candidate in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.
How bacterial evolution of antibiotic arsenals is providing new drug blueprints
15/01/2020 - Scientists have taken their cue from nature to provide new options for drug designers seeking to hold back the global threat of antimicrobial resistance. The scientists have blueprinted how two...
Deadly 'superbugs' destroyed by molecular drills
20/12/2019 - Motorized molecules activated by light target and drill through highly antibiotic resistant bacteria and kill them within minutes. The molecules can open bacteria to attack by drugs they previously...
Dramatic transition in Streptomyces life cycle explained in new discovery
06/12/2019 - Streptomyces bacteria are our primary source of antibiotics, which are produced in the transition from vegetative growth to sporulation in a complex developmental life cycle.
T-box structure in bacteria may be target for new antibiotics
29/11/2019 - Researchers have uncovered the structure of a regulatory mechanism unique to bacteria, opening the door for designing new antibiotics targeted to pathogens.
Antibiotics from the sea
29/11/2019 - Biologists have succeeded in cultivating several dozen marine bacteria in the laboratory -- bacteria that had previously been paid little attention. The researchers then carried out a functional...
A new antibiotic to combat drug-resistant bacteria is in sight
29/11/2019 - Researchers have discovered a new active substance effective against gram negative bacteria that targets a previously unknown site of action: 'Darobactin'.
Bacterial protein impairs important cellular processes
29/11/2019 - Researchers have discovered a new function of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Transient and long-term disruption of gut microbes after antibiotics
31/10/2019 - Antibiotic treatment is known to disrupt the community structure of intestinal microbes -- the 500 to 1,000 bacterial species that have a mainly beneficial influence in humans. A study now has...
A 'shocking' new way to treat infections
31/10/2019 - New research introduces a revolutionary treatment for these infections. The group is utilizing electrochemical therapy (ECT) to enhance the ability of antibiotics to eradicate the microbes.
Antibiotics with novel mechanism of action discovered
31/10/2019 - Many life-threatening bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to existing antibiotics. Researchers have now discovered a new class of antibiotics with a unique spectrum of activity and mechanism...
Cause of antibiotic resistance identified
01/10/2019 - Bacteria can change form in human body, hiding the cell wall inside themselves to avoid detection. The cell wall is often the antibiotic target - so if bacteria are concealing it inside themselves...
Biologists untangle growth and defense in maize, define key antibiotic pathways
26/09/2019 - Studying the complex layers of immunity in maize, a staple for diets around the world, scientists have identified key genes that enable surprisingly diverse antibiotic cocktails that can be produced...
Researchers find way to kill pathogen resistant to antibiotics
26/09/2019 - Researchers have demonstrated a new strategy in fighting antibiotics resistance: the use of artificial haem proteins as a Trojan horse to selectively deliver antimicrobials to target bacteria,...
Green tea could hold the key to reducing antibiotic resistance
26/09/2019 - Scientists have discovered that a natural antioxidant commonly found in green tea can help eliminate antibiotic resistant bacteria.