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Enter the superbug?

The Hindu - ‎21 hours ago‎
But were the gene to spread to bugs treatable by only last-resort antibiotics, we could be facing the dreaded - and indeed, long-anticipated - superbug. Thus, the discovery of mcr-1 in more countries and settings increases the chances of the ...
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Harvard chemist engineers a superbug that converts inhaled CO2 into fuel

Inhabitat - ‎2 hours ago‎
Nocera, known as the man who invented the artificial leaf five years ago, has been working in his research lab at Harvard to develop bacteria that could perform as well as plants, which convert carbon dioxide into fuel at a rate of about five percent ...
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New Incentives Needed to Develop Antibiotics to Fight Superbugs

Fortune - ‎May 29, 2016‎
Roche Pulls Out of 'Superbug' Antibiotic Project. In the United States alone, antibiotic-resistant bacteria causes 2 million serious infections and 23,000 deaths annually, according to U.S.
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That New Superbug Was Found in a UTI and That's Key

WIRED - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Superbugs are bacteria with genetic mutations that let them survive humanity's harshest weapons in germ warfare: antibiotics.

Harvard Scientist Engineers Bacterium That Inhales CO2, Produces Energy

Forbes - ‎May 28, 2016‎
... it's now got to go to scale-up, but I want them to do it.” NOTE: The original headline on this story referred to the bacterium as a superbug. The headline was changed because of the association of that term with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which ...

New superbug case at St Vincent's Hospital and St George's health service in Kew

The Age - ‎May 19, 2016‎
St Vincent's Hospital is screening patients for a superbug that can kill up to half the people it infects, after the bacteria was discovered in an elderly patient who had surgery there six months ago.
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G7 told to act on antibiotics as dreaded superbug hits US

Reuters - ‎May 27, 2016‎
The problem is aggravated by drugmakers' reluctance to invest in developing new antibiotics, preferring to focus on more profitable disease areas, although recently there has been some increase in investment, prompted by the superbug threat. In January ...
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What Is CRE? The "Nightmare" Superbug Is Reportedly Drug-Resistant

Romper - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Sometimes the scariest things can be invisible. That is certainly the case with CRE, a “nightmare” superbug that is reportedly drug-resistant.
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The US Just Got One Step Closer To A Deadly 'Superbug' Crisis

ThinkProgress - ‎May 27, 2016‎
But now, the day of the ultimate superbug is closer than ever. On Thursday, researchers revealed that for the first time, they've found a case of U.S.

Fighting the growing threat of superbugs

Lancashire Evening Post - ‎8 hours ago‎
After being described as one of the biggest health threats mankind faces now and in the future, reporter Michael Holmes delves into the work being done to combat anti-microbial resistance.

Deadly superbug arrives in US, report says

Fox News - ‎May 26, 2016‎
A long-dreaded superbug that is a strain of E. Coli has made its first appearance in the United States, researchers at the U.S.
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Is The Superbug Contagious? Scientists Have Some Concerns

Romper - ‎May 27, 2016‎
A particular antibiotic-resistant strain of E. coli was discovered in the United States for, reportedly, the first time last month.

Superbug Has Denver Health Experts On High Alert

CBS Local - ‎May 27, 2016‎
DENVER (CBS4)– Denver health experts are on high alert after a Pennsylvania woman became the first human case of a superbug– resistant to all antibiotics– in the United States. “The bacteria is unique because it's the first time we have seen these ...

Superbugs for dummies: Explaining the battle between bacteria and antibiotics

STAT - ‎May 27, 2016‎
The discovery of an alarming new superbug in the US has set off a flood of media coverage warning of dire days ahead. The term “nightmare scenario” is often applied to unwelcome developments in the battle between bacteria and antibiotics, and news that ...

"Nightmare" superbug arrives in US

Reuters - ‎May 27, 2016‎
U.S. health officials have reported the first case in the country of a patient with an infection resistant to a last-resort antibiotic.

Fresh Intelligence: New Superbug Could Spell End of Humanity, But So Could Trump's Nomination

New York Magazine - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Good morning and welcome to Fresh Intelligence, our roundup of the stories, ideas, and memes you'll be talking about today. In this edition, an antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria is discovered in Pennsylvania, Sanders may debate Trump in ...
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How the world should tackle superbugs that could kill 10 million people a year

NEWS.com.au - ‎May 20, 2016‎
That's one person every three seconds and superbugs could be killing more people than cancer. A new report into tackling our resistance to drugs has been released after a two-year investigation by former Goldman Sachs economist Jim O'Neill and it ...
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New superbug hits the US

WSYM-TV - ‎May 28, 2016‎
"Superbugs in general are bacteria that have become resistant to several lines of antibiotics," says Linda Vail, the Ingham County Health Officer.

New Superbug Found in the US

Food and Water Watch - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The new superbug is a strain of E. coli that is resistant to colistin, an antibiotic doctors use to treat infections in people when all other drugs have failed.
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