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Newswise: Researchers uncover two-drug combo that halts the growth of cancer cells

Researchers uncover two-drug combo that halts the growth of cancer cells

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Simmons Cancer Center researchers have discovered a two-drug combo that halts the growth of cancer cells that carry HER2 mutations.

Channels: Cancer, Clinical Trials, Drug Resistance, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, National Cancer Institute (NCI), All Journal News,

Released:
23-Jan-2020 12:10 PM EST
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    22-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST

Urine Reuse as Fertilizer Is Not Likely to Transfer Antibiotic Resistance

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Going “green” with urine carries some potential risks. Now, research published in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) shows this risk is likely to be minimal.

Channels: Chemistry, Drug Resistance, Infectious Diseases, Environmental Health, All Journal News, Staff Picks,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 10:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Taking One for the Team: How Bacteria Self-Destruct to Fight Viral Infections
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    10-Jan-2020 11:00 AM EST

Taking One for the Team: How Bacteria Self-Destruct to Fight Viral Infections

University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers have discovered how a new immune system works to protect bacteria from phages, viruses that infect bacteria — new information that could be leveraged to improve treatment of multidrug-resistant bacterial infections by refining phage therapy.

Channels: Drug Resistance, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Pharmaceuticals, National Institutes of Health (NIH), All Journal News,

Released:
8-Jan-2020 4:05 PM EST
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Why It Matters: Prescription for Disaster

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics. A major cause is their overuse in both humans and animals. At the same time, a lack of financial incentives is setting back efforts to discover new classes of antibiotics. The problem is both global and local, and without new initiatives, many common medical conditions could become deadly once again.

Channels: All Journal News, Drug Resistance, Healthcare, Infectious Diseases, Pharmaceuticals, Government/Law, U.S. Foreign Relations, Staff Picks,

Released:
31-Dec-2019 10:15 AM EST
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Closing of Second Antibiotic Company Highlights Urgent Need for Investment in Infection Fighting Drugs

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

Earlier today, a release was issued stating that antibiotic maker Melinta is closing. This information was incorrect. Melinta has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy but intends to remain open and is in the process of restructuring. The bankruptcy filing announced today by antibiotic maker Melinta once again highlights the daunting challenges facing research and development of new infection-fighting drugs.

Channels: Business Ethics, Drug Resistance, Pharmaceuticals, Public Health, Infectious Diseases,

Released:
30-Dec-2019 4:00 AM EST
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Hackensack Meridian Southern Region Hospitals Receive N.J. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Awards

Hackensack Meridian Health

The Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs at Hackensack Meridian Health southern region hospitals were recognized by the New Jersey Department of Health for their dedication to antimicrobial stewardship at the New Jersey Antimicrobial Stewardship Collaborative Annual Conference Thursday, December 5.

Channels: Drug Resistance, Healthcare, In the Workplace, Infectious Diseases, Patient Safety, Public Health,

Released:
20-Dec-2019 12:45 PM EST
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Newswise: New Therapeutic Strategy for Chemotherapy Resistance in Ovarian Cancer

New Therapeutic Strategy for Chemotherapy Resistance in Ovarian Cancer

Wistar Institute

A Wistar study demonstrated that NAMPT, an enzyme critical for NAD+ biosynthesis, mediates selection of stem-like chemoresistant cells following cisplatin treatment.

Channels: All Journal News, Cancer, Drug Resistance, OBGYN, Pharmaceuticals, Women's Health,

Released:
19-Dec-2019 10:40 AM EST
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Newswise: New CRISPR-based System Targets Amplified Antibiotic-resistant Genes
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    16-Dec-2019 5:00 AM EST

New CRISPR-based System Targets Amplified Antibiotic-resistant Genes

University of California San Diego

Researchers have developed a new CRISPR-based gene-drive system that more efficiently inactivates a gene rendering bacteria antibiotic-resistant. The new system leverages technology developed by UC San Diego biologists in insects and mammals that biases genetic inheritance of preferred traits called “active genetics.”

Channels: All Journal News, Drug Resistance, Genetics, Nature (journal),

Released:
12-Dec-2019 6:05 PM EST
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Survey: Majority of Voters Surveyed Support Greater Oversight of Industrial Animal Farms

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new survey released by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future finds that the majority of registered voters support greater oversight of industrial animal farms. The Center for a Livable Future is based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Channels: All Journal News, Drug Resistance, Food and Water Safety, Food Science, Pollution, Public Health,

Released:
10-Dec-2019 11:30 AM EST
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Newswise: Researchers identify ‘Achilles’ heel’ of drug-resistant superbug

Researchers identify ‘Achilles’ heel’ of drug-resistant superbug

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have identified a protein that allows vancomycin-resistant enterococci to defy antibiotic treatment and immune system attacks. Their discovery opens the door for future treatment options in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

Channels: All Journal News, Drug Resistance, Healthcare, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiome, Pharmaceuticals, Grant Funded News,

Released:
9-Dec-2019 3:15 PM EST
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