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Drug-resistant Bacteria Can Evolve Collateral Sensitivity

Antibiotic-resistant Pseudomonas infections in cystic fibrosis patients show predictable sensitivities to other classes of antibiotics. This could lead to new ways of optimizing treatments for chronic infections, a new study from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability at the Technical University of Denmark suggests. “Our discovery of widespread antibiotic sensitivities in the multidrug-resistant pathogen […]

Stem Cell Therapy For Lung Fibrosis Conditions

Promising research towards a possible stem cell treatment for several lung conditions has been developed by scientists from the UNC School of Medicine and North Carolina State University. The conditions include idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and cystic fibrosis — often-fatal conditions that affect tens of millions of Americans. The team […]

Metal-Organic Material Battles Superbug Biofilm Formation

A new material that inhibits biofilm formation of the virulent superbug Pseudomonas aeruginosa has been created by Colorado State University researchers. The material could form the basis for a new kind of antibacterial surface that prevents infections and reduces our reliance on antibiotics. Bella Neufeld, the first author and graduate student who led the research, […]