Octapeptin was discovered in the late 1970s but were not selected for development at the time. Now researchers synthesized the antibiotic. In the occasion of the recently published study we interviewed Prof. Matt Cooper, Director of the IMB’s Centre for Superbug Solutions. In the face of increasing antimicrobial resistance it has become clear that new […]
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A team of researchers, funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) tries to find out whether an unusual type of bacteria that eats other bacteria could be a new weapon in the fight against drug-resistant infections (investigated in the course of the Pathogen Predators Program). We interviewed Prof. Liz Sockett from the Nottingham […]
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The increased use of the disaccharide trehalose could have promoted the spread of the virulent Clostridium difficile (CD) strains RT027 and RT078. This has shown a recently published study. An interview with study author Dr James Collins (Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Houston, Texas) Mr. Collins, What gave you the […]
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From time to time I am scanning the web under the keyword “Semmelweis”. For me as a medicine journalist, writing articles for the Semmelweis Foundation website, it is interesting to see, who is referring to this great physician, and in which context. Yesterday I found an interesting commentary (published on Jan, 21st) on mailtribune.com, entitled […]
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The year 2017 is coming to a close and we would like to share the most important highlights of this very active year as well as planned activities for 2018 with you. After the successful second Semmelweis CEE Conference in Budapest (March 7-8), all our efforts are now concentrated on the preparation of our symposium […]
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