Watch Regular Bacteria Evolve into Superbugs

World health leaders have described superbugs as “nightmare bacteria” that “pose a catastrophic threat” to people in every country in the world. Understanding how superbugs develop, what their resistance mechanisms are, and the impact they have on human health is key to combatting the threat. How do Superbugs Evolve? Superbugs evolve in a few ways. …

Poster: Everyone Matters in the Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

Understanding your role in detecting, reducing and preventing the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is key to combating this growing threat. Once we realize how our actions can impact AMR, we can then take appropriate actions to stop and reduce its development and spread. Acknowledging that certain current clinical, industrial, agricultural and veterinary practices may …

Exclusive AMR Series, Part 2: Balancing the Use of Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics and Patient Health

bioMerieux Connection sat down with Jason M. Pogue, PharmD, BCPS-ID, an infectious disease clinical pharmacist, for a wide-ranging conversation about antimicrobial resistance and stewardship. Dr. Pogue is a Clinical Pharmacist in Infectious Diseases at Sinai-Grace Hospital – Detroit Medical Center, and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His …

Fighting Superbugs, Monsters of Our Own Creation Faster medical tests are essential to combating antibiotic resistance

As a molecular microbiologist, I have studied antibiotic resistance for more than two decades and have witnessed the acceleration of this public health crisis at a pace that few would have predicted. Already, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conservatively estimates that each year in the U.S., at least 2 million people …