Researchers have developed a new antibiotic medication that appears to be safe and effective in treating clostridium difficile infection.
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.
A new study reveals minocycline, a popular antibiotic, can help extend lifespan and improve protein balance in aging worms. Researchers say the protective mechanism of the medication could be exploited to help prevent neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's in humans.
According to researchers, probiotics may not be as effective as most believe. Researchers report many people's digestive tracts prevent standard probiotics from successfully colonizing them.
Researchers report a link between gut bacteria and psychological distress associated with obesity. Switching mice to high fat diets, researchers reported the animals experienced more depressive and anxiety symptoms. These were improved when antibiotics that alter the gut bacteria were administered.
A new study reveals antibiotics given to pregnant women with Group B Streptococcus during labor can affect a baby's development of gut bacteria.
Minocycline, a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic, has shown promise in the treatment of depression. Researchers say the antibiotic could help reduce brain inflammation associated with some cases of major depressive disorder. A small study conducted by researchers at Deakin University found those treated with Minocycline reported improved quality of life, reduced anxiety symptoms and a better global impression of their depression.
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.
A new study reports that when minocycline is given to new born rats following a head injury, cognitive deficits are exacerbated.
Researchers discover an antibiotic, that is safe to use during pregnancy, can help to prevent the Zika virus from infecting certain fetal brain cells.