Antibiotics boost risk of infection with antifungal-resistant candida

E Pluribus Unum, the motto of the United States, could just as well apply to biofilm-forming bacteria. Bacterial biofilms are far more resistant than individual bacteria to the armories of antibiotics we have devised to combat them. Now Tim Holm Jakobsen and Michael Givskov of the University of Copenhagen, and their many collaborators have pinpointed a constituent of garlic that attacks a key step in the development of biofilms, in an effort they hope may offer help in particular for patients with cystic fibrosis. The research is published in the May 2012 issue of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

Antibiotics boost risk of infection with antifungal-resistant candida

Previous exposure to certain antibiotics could boost the risk of infection with drug-resistant strains of a severe fungal infection. Researchers report their findings in the May 2012 issue of ...

Tue 22 May 12 from Medical Xpress

Garlic constituent blocks biofilm formation, could benefit CF patients and others

E Pluribus Unum, the motto of the United States, could just as well apply to biofilm-forming bacteria. Bacterial biofilms are far more resistant than individual bacteria to the armories of antibiotics ...

Tue 22 May 12 from Phys.org

Genes culled from desert soils suggest potential medical resource

Despite their ecologic similarity, soils from three geographically distinct areas of the American southwest harbor vastly different collections of small, biosynthetic genes, a finding that suggests ...

Mon 21 May 12 from Phys.org

Genes culled from desert soils suggest potential medical resource, Sun 27 May 12 from ScienceDaily

Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology

In this month's issue: "Genes Culled From Desert Soils Suggest Potential Medical Resource"; "Garlic Constituent Blocks Biofilm Formation, Could Benefit CF Patients and Others"; "Experimental ...

Mon 21 May 12 from Eurekalert

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