Tag Archives: Antibiotic

Nabriva scores its first FDA nod with novel antibiotic Xenleta

With drug-resistant bacteria on the rise, antibiotics have struggled to keep up with the challenge. Now, with the FDA’s approval of a new antibiotic for bacterial pneumonia, some of that may change.  Monday, the FDA approved Nabriva Therapeutics’ Xenleta (lefamulin) to treat community-acquired bacterial-pneumonia (CABP) as the first in a new class of antibiotics called pleuromutilins, which… Read More »

An antibiotic treatment reversed Alzheimer’s in mice – but only in males 

An antibiotic treatment reversed Alzheimer’s in mice – but only in males Recent research has found links between the gut flora and Alzheimer’s disease  Since antibiotics can alter or wipe out gut bacteria, researchers at the University of Chicago tried using a cocktail of antibiotics to manipulate the gut and brain The treatment reduced the… Read More »

Non-antibiotic drugs also speed up the spread of antibiotic resistance

New research from The University of Queensland has found non-antibiotic pharmaceuticals can significantly promote the spread of antibiotic resistance via bacterial mating. A study led by Dr Jianhua Guo from UQ’s Advanced Water Management Centre said while antibiotics were known to promote antibiotic resistance, it wasn’t known if non-antibiotic pharmaceuticals could also increase bacterial conjugation. “Bacterial conjugation is the… Read More »