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Stories tagged 'antibiotics'

When bad bugs jump from farm to bedside

‘Big Chicken’ author, infectious disease researchers take aim at antibiotic resistance driven by agriculture, medicine

Jan. 26, 2018 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

At Fred Hutch's 'Farm to Bedside' symposium, infectious disease experts from around the state took aim at antibiotic resistance.

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Antimicrobial stewardship preserves a ‘shared resource’

Gains in cancer survival at risk due to surge in multi-drug resistant superbugs

May 4, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Antibiotics and other antimicrobials are unique among medications, a “shared resource” that we need to preserve, much as we steward our environment and natural resources, says Fred Hutch clinician-infectious disease researcher Dr. Catherine Liu. Overuse or misuse can lead to drug-resistant bugs that can then spread to new hosts and in some cases even spread their resistance genes to different microorganisms, posing a risk to society at large.

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Super drugs for superbugs: Creative ways to combat antibiotic resistance

New discoveries could overcome antibiotic development stalemate, stay ahead of bacteria’s steady march toward drug resistance

Jan. 15, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

New discoveries could overcome antibiotic development stalemate and stay ahead of bacteria’s steady march toward drug resistance.

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