Medicine & TechnologyResearchers found that urbanization drives antibiotic resistance to microplastics in the Beilun River in China. They found an abundance of antibiotic-resistance genes (ARGs) in urban than rural areas.
A unique family of bacteria identified as Yersinia was shown to be successfully infecting the human body by hiding from the immune system. Yersinia includes the bacterium that caused the Bubonic Plague.
At the forefront of the fight against antibiotic resistance, a team of scientists led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital researchers have developed a new weapon. The second-generation antibiotic shows early effectiveness against common bacterial infections that have the potential to develop antibiotic resistance and pose a serious health threat to children and adults.