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Promising new antibiotic LPC-233 could become a new option for gram-negative infections

August 13, 2023/0/0/

Decades of work by a series of researchers has led to a groundbreaking drug, innovative patents, and the launch of a new startup. The antibiotic, LPC-233, is a synthetic molecule effective against gram-negative bacteria like E. coli and Salmonella. It works by disrupting their outer membrane lipid synthesis. Demonstrating remarkable efficacy in animal tests, it […]

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Air pollution may be a leading cause for antibiotic resistance globally, new study finds

August 11, 2023/0/0/

 In the model created by the researchers, air pollution was found to be responsible for 11% of changes in average antibiotic resistance levels globally, possibly making particle pollution a leading driver. … However, the study, which examined nine bacterial pathogens and 43 types of antibiotics, is observational and can’t prove a connection or explain what the connection […]

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A Decade of Data Point to HPV Vaccine’s Effectiveness

October 27, 2019/0/0/

Since its introduction in 2006, the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) seems to be working to reduce the prevalence of the virus in young women. But, has anyone noticed? A study published in Journal of Adolescent Health in September 2019 looked at HPV infection rates in participants of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey […]


Flying insects in hospitals carry superbug germs

June 24, 2019/0/0/

British researchers trapped more than 20,000 flying insects at seven hospitals and found that 9 out of 10 carried potentially harmful levels of infectious bacteria such as E. coli, salmonella and staphylococcus. More than 50 percent of the bacteria were antibiotic resistant.  Read the full story…

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Immunocompromised patient in study dies after fecal transplant due to acquired ESBL E. coli.

June 17, 2019/0/0/

Immunocompromised patient in study dies after fecal transplant due to acquired ESBL E. coli.


Vaccines: How Bad is the Risk?

May 20, 2019/0/0/

Another impressive educational video from the folks at Kurzgesagt. They do amazing work. “Vaccines are one of our best tools to prevent dangerous diseases, but they come with side effects. So would it be safer not to vaccinate? This video has been supported by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.”


Healing Blade: Defenders of Soma Finalist in the 2018 World Changing Ideas Awards

April 9, 2018/0/0/

Nerdcore Medical’s infectious disease card game, Healing Blade: Defenders of Soma, was listed as a finalist in the 2018 Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards, in the health category. There were nearly 1,400 submissions in 12 categories.  The Healing Blade card game idea was conceived of by Drs. Arun Mathews and Francis Kong, as a […]


In Which a Study is Stymied

November 3, 2017/0/0/

Another cartoon by David Malki! “You on the Bronze Age diet?”


In Which the Species is Bettered

November 2, 2017/0/0/

Been reading Watermark cartoons lately, by David Malki! Occasionally he dips into medical concepts, such as… life expectancy. Small pox, anyone?