Monthly Archives: April 2016

Scientists pioneer synthetic derivatives of ‘game-changing’ new antibiotic which could hold key to tackling drug resistant bacteria

Scientists at the University of Lincoln, UK, have successfully produced two synthetic derivatives of Teixobactin – the world’s first known antibiotic capable of destroying ‘drug resistant’ bacteria. …read more

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Cellphone-sized device quickly detects the Ebola virus

The worst of the recent Ebola epidemic is over, but the threat of future outbreaks lingers. …read more

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International project to develop ways of reducing the transmission of infectious diseases in transport hubs

Transport plays a major role in the spread of transmissible diseases. PANDHUB, a project coordinated by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, develops ways of reducing the risk of pandemics… …read more

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Bioinformatics specialists reveal the secret of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Researchers from the Scientific Research Institute of Physical-Chemical Medicine, MIPT, the company M&S Decisions and the research department of Yandex have built a computer model of the… …read more

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Early detection system for catheter infections

A research team led by the University of Bath has developed an early warning system for urinary catheter infections, a problem which can cause severe risk to patients’ health and costs the NHS an… …read more

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