Topic: Antibiotics

How Tiny Tetherballs Can Lead to New Antibiotics

Jan. 10, 2018
Peptide Tethered to a Bacteria

Biologists engineer bacteria to make tiny tetherballs to combat antibiotic-resistant infections

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Overuse of Antibiotics Brings Risks for Bees — and for Us

March 14, 2017
Honeybees Tagged for Research

A new study suggests antibiotics could play a role in colony collapse disorder.

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Bacteria Suppress Their Antibiotic-Resistant Cousins

May 13, 2015
Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Doctors battling antibiotic resistant superbugs are in desparate need of new treatment options. New research suggests that the infecting bacteria might be turned against themselves to weaken their defenses.

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$2.1 Million Grant Targets Antibiotic Resistance

March 31, 2015

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Dr. Walter Fast, associate professor of medicinal chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin's College of Pharmacy, a four-year $2.1 million grant to develop small-molecules that counter antibiotic resistance in Gram-negative bacteria. If successful, the research could lead to new drugs for treating bacterial infections that are resistant to most antibiotics.

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November Health Notes

Nov. 15, 2007

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss health issues ranging from depression to antibiotic-resistant "superbug" bacteria.

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