A patient with extensively drug-resistant TB flew from Mumbai to Chicago, and the deadly disease could become an infamous export due to problems in India's public health system
Nobelist Venki Ramakrishnan recommends an array of steps, including international cooperation
Penicillin and its relatives have been in wide use since the 1940s, but researchers have only now discovered another way that it thwarts bacteria. Karen Hopkin reports
Manure Fertilizer Increases Antibiotic Resistance
Faeces from antibiotic-free cows helps resistant bacteria to flourish in soil, puzzling researchers.
White House Unveils Strategy to Combat Antibiotic Resistance
A new science advisory panel assessment sparks executive actions to tamp down the threat of a future without lifesaving drugs
The viruses that spread antibiotic resistance
Bacteriophages are viruses that infect bacteria, and in the great war between humans and pathogenic bacteria they can act as allies for both sides.
Resistance from the Rear – Hospital Effluent and the Growing Antibiotic Crisis
If you ever worry that you’re a bit too optimistic about the future, try reading Maryn McKenna’s posts about the growing threat of antibiotic resistance.
End of the Antibiotic Age: You’ve Been Warned
Widespread antibiotic resistance is no longer a potential problem but has become a major threat, according to the World Health Organization.
Can We Stop the End of Effective Antibiotics?
To check the advance of antibiotic resistance, we’ve got to get smarter about dispensing drugs
Tuberculosis Waits Patiently for Its Comeback [Slide Show]
Although the total number of TB cases is falling worldwide, more dangerous strains appear to be proliferating
Real-Time Genetic Sequencing Could Stop Superbug Outbreaks in Hospitals
Real-time genetic sequencing could keep hospital outbreaks in check
Our Big Pig Problem
The U.S. should follow Denmark and stop giving farm animals low-dose antibiotics
The Enemy within: A New Pattern of Antibiotic Resistance
A new pattern of antibiotic resistance that is spreading around the globe may soon leave us defenseless against a frighteningly wide range of dangerous bacterial infections
Return of the Clap
Gonorrhea, once a minor illness, is developing resistance to the last category of drugs that still works against it and could become untreatable
Antibiotic Resistance Is Taking Out "Last-Resort" Drugs Used to Combat Worrisome Category of Germs
How to tell the bad news from the really bad news