Superbug killer may be hiding up your nose

As of late, scientists have been searching for a solution to the growing threat of antibiotic resistant bacteria and may have found an answer much closer to home than expected — up our noses.

Researchers from the University of Tubingen in Germany have discovered that a nose-dwelling bacteria, Staphylococcus lugdunensis, produces a chemical called lugdunin. […]

Graphics show how quickly germs can spread in a hospital

New research, backed by some pretty cool graphics, is showing just how quickly germs can spread within a healthcare setting—such as nursing homes and hospitals—and challenges the myth that infectious droplets released by patients’ coughing, sneezing, or breathing can be fully dealt with by the building’s ventilation system.

Marco-Felipe King, PhD, a research fellow at […]

Volcanic deposits studied for antibiotic use

It is the “big problem” that is currently on the United Nations’ World Health Organization’s (WHO) mind. The threat to public health, which could have “devastating” implications, has combined data from 114 countries to create a report that may change our world.

“The world is headed for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and […]

Ban being sought on antibiotics for animals in California

We are on the brink of a health crisis of global proportions, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns in a recent press release. In what is being called by some a “bigger crisis than AIDS,” the report from the WHO compiled data from 114 countries around the world to release one of the most extensive […]

Science: Fist bump, dudes

It is part of the Bro Code — and it also may be coming to a hospital near you. Enter, the fist bump.

Recently, researchers in Morgantown, W.Va., were stumped when trying to treat MRSA (methicilin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) in hospitals. MRSA is difficult to treat and is antibiotic-resistant. In hospitals, where patients —and potentially even […]