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Fraunhofer launches a pioneering collaboration with iCAIR project


Bacteria keep developing new resistances to antibiotics. There is a desperate need for new medications. The biggest hurdle in developing these new medications is getting them from the laboratory and into clinical trials. iCAIR will use selected lighthouse projects to establish and demonstrate its position as an expert preclinical development platform for new anti-infective drugs.
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Researchers identify the component that allows a lethal type of bacteria to spread resistance to antibiotics


Scientists at IRB Barcelona identify a key component of the machinery that allows Staphylococcus aureus to transfer genes that confer antibiotic resistance.
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New ultrafast method for determining antibiotic resistance


Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a new method for very rapidly determining whether infection-causing bacteria are resistant or susceptible to antibiotics. The findings have now been published in the US journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
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Alternative antimicrobial compounds could come from wastewater


Municipal wastewater may become a key ally in the fight against antibiotic-resistant disease-causing bacteria and fungi, a new study at Stellenbosch University (SU) found.
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Personalize your medication dosages


Initial clinical tests show that biosensors could pave the way for a personalized antibiotherapy in the future.
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