Antibiotics

Antibiotic Resistance and Farmers

Antibiotic Resistance and Farmers

Colorado State University is performing a study which will attempt to unveil whether increasing antibiotic resistance by humans is related to farming practices. Scientists believe that the rise of ‘superbugs’ may directly attributable to the practice of giving antibiotics to livestock. These superbugs defy traditional treatments and are immune to many antibiotics. There will be […]

Potential Source of New Antibiotics Found in Dirt

Potential Source of New Antibiotics Found in Dirt

More and more diseases and infections are resistant to the current line-up of antibiotic regimens. However, scientists are excited that there could be new potential sources of future antibiotics found in dirt. A group of scientists at Northeastern University in Boston teamed up with a pharmaceutical company called, NovoBiotic Pharmaceuticals, and found potential sources of […]

Health Care Battles Antibiotic Resistance

Health Care Battles Antibiotic Resistance

Health care in the United States is currently facing a problem more deadly than inadequate insurance coverage: Antibiotic resistance. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 2 million Americans had antibiotic resistant infections in 2013, and some 23,000 died from these infections. The growth of these numbers makes antibiotic resistance an urgent […]