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Simulated patient study sheds new light on antibiotic use in India

Thu, 2016-08-25 07:15

McGill Newsroom

As a result of the overuse or misuse of antibiotics, antimicrobial resistant superbugs represent an extraordinary threat to global health. This threat is particularly great in India, the world’s largest consumer of antibiotics and the country facing the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB) in the world.

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Contact: Prof Madhukar Pai, MD, PhD
Organization: McGill University
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A molecular on/off switch for antibiotic resistance

Thu, 2016-06-09 09:01

McGill Newsroom

Antibiotic resistance represents a major challenge in treating pathogenic bacterial infections.

Now, researchers at McGill University have discovered a possible target for fighting back against resistant bacteria.

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: Media Relations Office - McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-6754
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3D images of enzymes may lead to improved antibiotics

Research advances understanding of how crucial proteins function
Wed, 2016-01-13 13:32

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Contact: Prof. Martin Schmeing
Organization: Dept. of Biochemistry - McGill University
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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations - McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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Could maple syrup help cut use of antibiotics?

Syrup extract found to make antibiotics more effective against bacteria
Thu, 2015-04-16 10:04

A concentrated extract of maple syrup makes disease-causing bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics, according to laboratory experiments by researchers at McGill University.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
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Office Phone: 514-398-4201
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Antibiotics improve growth in children

Youngest children from most vulnerable populations benefit most
Wed, 2014-04-16 10:55

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