Researchers discover an antibiotic, that is safe to use during pregnancy, can help to prevent the Zika virus from infecting certain fetal brain cells.
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.
A new study reports long term use of antibiotics in mice decreased levels of amyloid plaques and activated inflammatory microglial cells.
Combining an antibiotic drug that targets glutamine with the ketogenic diet helps kill glioblastoma cancer cells, reversing symptoms of the disease and improving survivability in mouse models.
According to a new mouse study, antibiotics that are strong enough to kill gut bacteria can also halt the growth of hippocampal neurons.
Researchers have identified two new species of bacteria in the blood of patients in China. The bacterias are in the Enterobacter genus and are resistant to multiple antibiotics. Enterobacter has previously been linked to meningitis and other serious medical conditions.
Excessive exposure to certain antibiotics can predispose a person to Parkinson's disease, with a delay of onset of up to 15 years.
Gentamicin and G418, two aminoglycoside antibiotics, were effective at correcting genetic mutations associated with a specific form of frontotemporal dementia. The findings are promising for the treatment of frontotemporal dementia.
Lower doses of the common antibiotic Doxycycline reduces toxicity of alpha synuclein and may be used to help treat Parkinson's disease, a new study reports.
Researchers have identified an association between antibiotics administered to children aged two and under, and an increased risk of ongoing conditions ranging from ADHD to obesity. Children exposed to numerous courses of antibiotics as toddlers were more likely to be diagnosed with continuous conditions later in childhood. The study speculates that while antibiotics may only have a transient effect on the developing microbiome, this may have an impact on long-term illness.
Early-life exposure to antibiotics may impact brain signaling pathways associated with social behavior and pain regulation. Young mice treated with antibiotics had reduced expression of receptors that mediate endorphin, oxytocin, and vasopressin signaling in the frontal cortex.