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Newswise: Single Mutation Dramatically Changes Structure and Function of Bacteria’s Transporter Proteins

Article ID: 721147

Single Mutation Dramatically Changes Structure and Function of Bacteria’s Transporter Proteins

New York University

Swapping a single amino acid in a simple bacterial protein changes its structure and function, revealing the effects of complex gene evolution, finds a new study published in the journal eLife. The study—conducted using E. coli bacteria—can help researchers to better understand the evolution of transporter proteins and their role in drug resistance.

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Newswise: Adapting electronic medical records may help decrease resistance to antibiotics

Article ID: 720929

Adapting electronic medical records may help decrease resistance to antibiotics

Penn State College of Medicine

Adapting features of the electronic medical record system used by doctors in caring for their patients may improve efforts to prevent antibiotic drug resistance, according to Penn State research.

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17-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 720512

A Lego-Like Approach to Improve Nature’s Own Ability to Kill Dangerous Bacteria

National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers antibiotic resistance one of the most urgent public health threats, one that affects communities worldwide. The ramifications of bacteria’s ability to become resistant to antibiotics can be seen in hospitals, public places, our food supply, and our water.

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10-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: First 3D View of Life’s Processes in Liquid

Article ID: 720521

First 3D View of Life’s Processes in Liquid

Penn State Materials Research Institute

A new liquid-cell technology allows scientists to see biological materials and systems in three dimensions under an electron microscope (EM), according to researchers at Penn State, Virginia Tech and Protochips Inc

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10-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 720193

Scientists Sound Alarm on Lack of Market Support for Antibiotics Against Superbugs

Center for Connected Medicine

The health care market is failing to support new antibiotics used to treat some of the world’s most dangerous, drug-resistant “superbugs,” according to a new analysis by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine infectious disease scientists.

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4-Oct-2019 9:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 720080

Long-Term Follow-Up Data Shows Deep Brain Stimulation Is an Effective Treatment for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Mount Sinai Health System

A study published online on Friday, October 4, in The American Journal of Psychiatry found that deep brain stimulation (DBS) of an area in the brain called the subcallosal cingulate (SCC) provides a robust antidepressant effect that is sustained over a long period of time in patients with treatment-resistant depression—the most severely depressed patients who have not responded to other treatments

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2-Oct-2019 5:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 719687

CMS Takes a Significant Step Against Antimicrobial Resistance with Hospital Stewardship Requirement

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ new rule requiring hospitals participating in its programs to establish antibiotic stewardship programs will enable critical advances toward control of a major public health threat.

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26-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Resistance to immune checkpoint blocker drug linked to metabolic imbalance

Article ID: 719609

Resistance to immune checkpoint blocker drug linked to metabolic imbalance

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

A metabolic imbalance in some cancer patients following treatment with a checkpoint inhibitor drug, nivolumab, is associated with resistance to the immunotherapy agent and shorter survival, report scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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25-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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