Fighting Increasing Number of Superbug Infections

Fighting Increasing Number of Superbug Infections

Two million illnesses were caused by antibiotic-resistant germs this year in the U.S. alone. At least 23,000 in the country died from them. If the situation was not bad enough, public health officials report that the number of superbug infections keeps increasing and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is asking for […]

Scientists Working on New Antibiotic Created From Older Drug Vancomycin

Scientists Working on New Antibiotic Created From Older Drug Vancomycin

In the Journal of the American Chemical Society, scientists have written about how they have successfully been working on synthesizing a new antibiotic created from the older drug vancomycin. It appears to be displaying impressive strengths against bacteria resistant to vancomycin and other infection-causing microorganisms.¬†Even though this is not going to solve the long term […]

MRSA Fighting Antibiotic Discovered

MRSA Fighting Antibiotic Discovered

The incidence of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections is on the rise and medical professionals have been running out of ways to treat them. The treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been problematic to medical professionals since it is, as the name implies, resistant to methicillin. Methicillin is related to penicillin but is semisynthetic and was […]