Three people have died due to a drug-resistant bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which has been linked to recalled eye drops. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Tuesday that a total of 68 people across 16 states have been infected. Eight of these patients have lost their vision, and four have had their eyeballs removed.
GlaxoSmithKline awarded up to $200 million by U.S. government to develop new antibiotics – GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) have agreed to a first of its kind collaboration that will support the development of several antibiotics to fight antibiotic resistance and bioterrorism.
The skin of certain frogs, including this foothill yellow-legged frog, contains secretions that may lead to new antibiotics to fight infections that shrug off the effects of existing antibiotics. – Frog skin contains natural substances that could be the basis for a powerful new genre of antibiotics, revealed by researchers.
Bad teeth, bleeding gums and poor dental hygiene can end up causing heart disease, revealed by researchers at the Society for General Microbiology’s Autumn meeting being held this week at Trinity College, Dublin. – People with poor dental hygiene and those who don’t brush their teeth regularly end up with bleeding gums, which provide an entry to the bloodstream for up to 700 different types of bacteria found in our mouths.