Topic: antibiotic-resistant bacteria
MIT biological engineers found a way to rapidly engineer bacteriophages to kill E. coli by mutating a protein that binds to the target cells.
The Pfizer Foundation has awarded 20 grants to organizations involved in tackling infectious diseases in low- and middle-income countries.
LUCA Biologics will develop “live biotherapeutics” for various women’s health conditions, ranging from bacterial vaginosis to preterm birth and infertility.
Cannabidiol might work as a powerful antibiotic against certain drug-resistant bacteria such as methicillin-resistant S. aureus.
Qiagen launched a one-stop shop compiling publicly available genomic data, scientific literature and phenotypic information on potential superbugs.
Ginkgo Bioworks is buying Warp Drive Bio’s genome mining team, tech and database, eyeing the platform for use in next-gen antibiotics.
In a first, a 15-year-old cystic fibrosis patient with an antibiotic-resistant infection was successfully treated with gene-edited phages.
Governments around the world continue to sound alarm bells over a potential antimicrobial resistance “apocalypse.”
German officials put up the money as part of their decision to join U.S. and U.K. authorities in the CARB-X partnership.
Motif Bio’s hope of adding to the antibiotic armamentarium for serious bacterial infections has just been dealt a blow by the FDA.