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
Faeces from antibiotic-free cows helps resistant bacteria to flourish in soil, puzzling researchers.
A new science advisory panel assessment sparks executive actions to tamp down the threat of a future without lifesaving drugs
Bacteriophages are viruses that infect bacteria, and in the great war between humans and pathogenic bacteria they can act as allies for both sides.
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.
Widespread antibiotic resistance is no longer a potential problem but has become a major threat, according to the World Health Organization.
To check the advance of antibiotic resistance, we’ve got to get smarter about dispensing drugs
Although the total number of TB cases is falling worldwide, more dangerous strains appear to be proliferating
Real-time genetic sequencing could keep hospital outbreaks in check
The U.S. should follow Denmark and stop giving farm animals low-dose antibiotics
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
Gonorrhea, once a minor illness, is developing resistance to the last category of drugs that still works against it and could become untreatable
How to tell the bad news from the really bad news