antibiotic resistance

New funding will support assay development and lab space to offer test services, and ultimately a test kit using the firm's resistance database.

The test combines qPCR and microarray technology to detect carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae, a bacteria resistance to carbapenem antibiotics.

The firm said that the Resistance GC assay will allow doctors to treat up to 70 percent of infected patients with a single dose of ciprofloxacin.

Researchers have uncovered antibiotic-resistant strains of Enterobacter on the International Space Station, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

At least two early-access users, at Massachusetts General Hospital and at Weill Cornell, have explored the new platform for infectious disease testing.

The award comes after DNAe completed the first phase of a contract valued at up to $51.9 million, which BARDA initiated in September 2016.

ARMADA began as a consortium of eight US organizations but has increased to 50 institutions in 20 countries and signed on actor Bill Pullman as a spokesman.

The system, called EvolvR, can continuously diversify all nucleotides within a tunable window at user-defined loci using CRISPR-guided nickases.

All 19 cities whose air was sampled for a study harbored antibiotic resistance genes, Newsweek reports.

The scientists collected fecal samples from more than 9,000 pigs and chickens to find in excess of 400 antimicrobial resistance genes, which varied by country.

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Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.