Scientists have discovered a natural antibiotic turns out to be a lethal weapon in the fight against tuberculosis, since it has an unexpected dual action that dramatically reduces the probability that TB bacteria will become resistant.
Fewer people are taking antibiotics in Europe, according to a survey published by the European Commission, as the fight against drug-resistant bacteria intensifies.
It may look like a tangle of colorful, squiggly lines, but it’s actually a sophisticated molecular machine called a ribosome. A ribosome’s job is to build and assemble proteins, the workhorse compounds that sustain all living things. The image is also a milestone: It’s the first time an atom-b...
This may look like a tangle of squiggly lines, but you're actually looking at a molecular machine called a ribosome. Its job is to translate DNA sequences into proteins, the workhorse compounds that sustain you and all living things.
The use of silver in medicine is as old as western medicine itself. Hippocrates is known to have used it to treat ulcers and wounds, the Romans almost certainly knew of its healing properties, its use continued through the middle ages and up to the present day.
EPFL scientists reveal the mechanism responsible for aging hidden deep within mitochondria—and dramatically slow it down in worms by administering antibiotics to the young. A lifespan extension of 60 percent has been achieved in worms.
Britian's top health official said Monday antibiotic resistance poses a catastrophic threat to medicine, with the potential to push medicine back to the 19th century, according to a report.