Tag Archives: Antibiotics

Gene-editing tool CRISPR repurposed to develop better antibiotics

A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher and his collaborators at the University of California, San Francisco have repurposed the gene-editing tool CRISPR to study which genes are targeted by particular antibiotics, providing clues on how to improve existing antibiotics or develop new ones. Resistance to current antibiotics by disease-causing pathogens is a growing problem, one estimated… Read More »

Turkey Europe's biggest antibiotics user, Mongolia top consumer in world, WHO survey shows

Antibiotics use is dangerously high in some countries, especially in the southern Mediterranean, driving the emergence of deadly superbug infections, a survey by the World Health Organization showed on Monday. The “WHO Report on Surveillance of Antibiotic Consumption” looked at antibiotic use in 65 countries and found the Netherlands used 9.78 defined daily doses (DDD)… Read More »