Mystery of Tummy Bugs being so good at swimming through guts revealed

Researchers from Imperial College London, Kitakyushu University in Tokyo and the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center have found the reason as to why a species of bacteria (which is known for food poisoning) can swim faster in stickier liquids; in this case, the human gut. With this research, the potential to stop the bacteria … Continue reading Mystery of Tummy Bugs being so good at swimming through guts revealed

A ‘Poisoned Arrow’ defeats Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Princeton researchers reported in the journal Cell┬áthat they have found a compound, SCH-79797, that can simultaneously puncture bacterial walls and destroy folate within their cells -- while being immune to antibiotic resistance. "This is the first antibiotic that is known to swiftly target Gram-Positive Bacteria and Gram-Negative Bacteria without resistance. From a 'Why it's useful' … Continue reading A ‘Poisoned Arrow’ defeats Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria