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Multidrug-Resistant Strain of Malaria Spread Undetected in Cambodia For Years
Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and collaborators find that a multidrug-resistant strain of malaria spread throughout Cambodia 5 years before clinical resistance was even reported.
Paratek Submits NDAs for Oral & IV Formulations of Omadacycline
The broad-spectrum investigational antibiotic has been developed for the treatment of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia and acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.
Antibiotic First Discovered Decades Ago May Stop Resistant Superbugs
Superbugs resistant to colistin – a last-resort antibiotic – may have a new foe in octapeptins, antibiotics discovered decades ago that recently have been found to be effective against multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria.
CMV DNA Vaccine Candidate Fails to Meet Endpoints in Phase 3 Trial
The vaccine candidate is ASP0113, which was in development to treat and prevent cytomegalovirus (CMV) in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients.
Motif Bio Receives Award for More Iclaprim Testing
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has awarded Motif Bio with $120,000 that will fund in vitro testing for the development of iclaprim to benefit patients with cystic fibrosis who have lung infections.
AVYCAZ Approved to Treat HABP/VABP
The FDA has approved Allergan's sNDA to expand the approved use of AVYCAZ (ceftazidime and avibactam), to include the treatment of hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP) caused by certain susceptible Gram-negative microorganisms.
Certain Flu-Fighting Antibodies Associated with Less Viral Shedding
Findings from a new National Institutes of Health study may have important implications for flu vaccine development.
Can Breathing Exercises Reduce the Risk of Postoperative Infections & Antibiotic Use Following Abdominal Surgery?
Historically, postoperative pulmonary complications have been the most common serious adverse event following upper abdominal surgery, with incidence rates ranging from 10% to 50%.
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.