Immune Boosting Antibiotics Discovered

Having your cake and eating it too in the field of infectious disease means discovering antibiotics that both attack the bacteria and stimulate the immune system to turn up its defenses.  Researchers report a new class of antibiotics which carry out this dual function, providing some hope in the fight against antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Traditional Remedies Resurfacing for Drug Resistant Bacteria

 

            Emory scientists investigated the potential disease fighting properties of three plants listed in ‘Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests’ from Civil War doctors.   While they did not understand the mechanisms of herbs and plants they used, US Civil War physicians worked tirelessly to save wounded soldiers lives and limbs.  Current medical researchers,

Traditional Remedies Resurfacing for Drug Resistant Bacteria

            Emory scientists investigated the potential disease fighting properties of three plants listed in ‘Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests’ from Civil War doctors.   While they did not understand the mechanisms of herbs and plants they used, US Civil War physicians worked tirelessly to save wounded soldiers lives and limbs.  Current medical researchers, facing the grim specter of multiple antibiotic resistance in today’s bacteria,

Give a Bacterial Colony a Blanket and You Give Them Life

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Clinical and research medicine has long searched for keys to overcome bacterial resistance when treating patients for recurrent or stubborn infections.  Researchers have found various means to overcome bacterial resistance in many cases.  They have produced whole new classes of antibiotics, They have altered old antibiotics over and over, either increasing their killing power or increasing their resistance to bacterial counterattacks.