World / Science & Health Jun 6, 2018

Scientists map genetic codes of 3,000 dangerous bacteria

Scientists seeking new ways to fight drug-resistant superbugs have mapped the genomes of more than 3,000 bacteria, including samples of a bug taken from Alexander Fleming's nose and a dysentery-causing strain from a World War One soldier. The DNA of deadly strains of plague, dysentery ...

World / Science & Health Aug 16, 2017

Rare drug-resistant fungus found in 55 U.K. hospitals

A rare fungus that can cause drug-resistant infections has been found in around 200 patients in more than 55 hospitals across Britain, health officials said on Tuesday. Around a quarter of the cases of Candida auris have caused infections with symptoms, Public Health England (PHE) ...

World / Science & Health Feb 24, 2016

Target for breaking defenses of 'superbugs' discovered

Scientists in Britain have found how drug-resistant bacteria build and maintain a defensive wall — a discovery that paves the way for the development of drugs to break through the barrier and kill the often-deadly "superbugs." In recent decades, bacteria resistant to multiple drugs, such ...