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Fast test to identify the right antibiotic

I’ve reported previously (see here) on the many Israeli innovations that are trying to prevent antibiotics from becoming ineffective. Now Israeli startup Nanosynex offers a 4-hour test to determine which antibiotic will be effective and what dose to use to … Continue reading

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Your personal antibiotic cocktail

Researchers from Israel’s Technion Institute have devised a system for measuring the effectiveness of a combination of antibiotics in fighting infection. https://www.technion.ac.il/en/2019/01/integrated-attack/ https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-018-0252-1

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Reducing overuse of antibiotics

I reported previously (see here) on Israel’s MeMed which has developed ImmunoXpert – a fast test to determine whether an infection is bacterial or virus. ImmunoXpert is now EU approved and a recent study shows it can reduce unnecessary antibiotic … Continue reading

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UK award for Israeli antibiotic resistance research

Israel’s Team Prismatix – combining scientists at Israel’s Technion Institute and Bnai Zion Medical Center – has won a Discovery Award for its research into rapid diagnostics for antibiotic resistance. The awards are part of the UK Nesta Foundation’s Longitude … Continue reading

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Just enough antibiotics

Hebrew University researchers are working on preventing the creation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. They are analyzing the concentrations of antibiotics and their timescales for destroying bacteria, to optimize treatment regimens and avoid the under / over-treatment of infections. https://www.youtube.com/embed/KaxB3bHuKUY?rel=0

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Bacteria sleep to evade antibiotics

Biophysicists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have found that bacteria go dormant to prevent being killed by antibiotics.  This process also helps the bacteria develop faster resistance and suggests that resistance can be prevented by targeting dormant bacteria with … Continue reading

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Switching off antibiotic resistance

Researchers at Israel’s Weizmann Institute have found new RNA-control switches (“ribo-switches) for genes encoding antibiotic resistance and discovered that these switches are actually “turned on” by the antibiotics themselves.  The switches could be turned off by future treatments. http://wis-wander.weizmann.ac.il/life-sciences/switching-antibiotic-resistance

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Fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Tel Aviv University Professor Udi Qimron has published in PNAS his research about bacterial viruses (phages) that attack bacteria. The phages transfer “edited” DNA into resistant bacteria to kill off resistant strains and make others more sensitive to antibiotics. Clinical … Continue reading

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Teva launches generic antibiotics

Israel’s Teva continues to help keep down US health costs by launching generic versions of two leading antibiotics – Zyvox (linezolid), and Nafcillin – injectable antibiotics for the treatment of severe infections.  Teva also has launched a generic blood-pressure treatment. … Continue reading

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How bacteria fights antibiotics

Researchers from Israel’s Weizmann have uncovered the process that bacteria deploys to remove antibiotics from cells. The discovery sheds new light on the ability of bacteria to develop antibiotic resistance. http://wis-wander.weizmann.ac.il/arms-race

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