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Artificial intelligence yields drug that halts antibiotic-resistant bacteria

A new deep learning algorithm helped researchers identify a powerful new antibiotic compound that kills many of the world's most problematic, disease-causing bacterias, including those which have so far been resistant to common antibiotics.... Read More...
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Some antibiotics prescribed during pregnancy linked to health disorders

Mothers who were prescribed macrolide antibiotics, including erythromycin and azithromycin, early in pregnancy had an increased risk of their child being born with malformations, specifically cardiovascular malformations. However, researchers found no link between exposure to these antibiotics and an increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders.... Read More...
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Green tea could hold the key to reducing antibiotic resistance

Epigallocatechin (EGCG), a natural antioxidant found in green tea, may help in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. EGCG restores the activity of aztreonam, an antibiotic commonly used to treat infections caused by P. aeruginosa. The bacteria is resistant to major classes of antibiotics and is currently treated with a combination of drugs. ... Read More...
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Antibiotic produced by the microbiome kills bacteria by disturbing energy metabolism

A synthetic version of a fibupeptide, which is naturally produced by the microbiome, may help in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Lugdunin has been shown to be effective against MRSA. The findings could help in the creation of a new class of antibiotics to treat infections currently resistant to drugs on the market.... Read More...
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Antidepressants could be used to treat multiple bacterial infections

FIASMA antidepressants, such as amitriptyline and desipramine, halt the growth of four different kinds of bacterial pathogens in cell cultures and animal models. The antidepressants have shown to be effective in killing intracellular bacteria in two chlamydia infections, as well as human granulocytic anaplasmosis, a tick-borne disease that attacks white blood cells.... Read More...
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Classification system based on co-occurring conditions may provide insight into autism

Gastrointestinal and immune disorders, along with sleep disruptions and seizures often co-occur at similar points of time in those diagnosed under the autism spectrum. Analyzing patterns in diagnosis of co-occurring medical conditions allowed for the identification of three subtypes of children with ASD. The findings could provide new insight into the mechanics of ASD.... Read More...