GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses

Gut microbiota may ‘prevent and cure’ rotavirus

An accidental discovery in mice may lead to a cure for one of the world’s most deadly infections. Share on PinterestResearchers have identified a bacterial species in the gut microbiota that protects against highly contagious rotavirus (pictured). The World Health Organization (WHO) estimate that each year, 215,000 children worldwide under the age of 5 years […]

Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses

Green tea compound could help in the battle against super bugs

Antibiotic resistant bacteria are one of the biggest threats to global health. As researchers scramble to find solutions, a recent study concludes that a compound found in green tea might boost existing drugs. A recent study investigated epigallocatechin, which is a compound in green tea. Antibiotics have proven essential for treating bacterial infections since doctors […]

Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses

‘Antibiotic resistance in farm animals is rising fast’

Researchers have found that antibiotic resistance is on the rise among farm animals in low-to-middle income countries. This could have a severe impact on the animals’ well-being and the health of consumers. For this reason, they urge the development of better farming policies around the world. Antibiotic resistance in cattle has doubled in under 20 […]

Genetics Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses

Harmful hospital bacteria evolved ‘in response to modern diets’

Clostridioides difficile is a form of bacteria that typically infects patients in hospital environments after they have received antibiotic therapy that has upset the bacterial balance in their guts. New research explains how this bacterium is evolving and suggests new ways forward in prevention and therapy. C. diff. may have evolved in line with the […]