Not just a tasty snack – maple syrup can boost the power of antibiotics

Enjoy maple syrup with your pancakes? An ongoing study suggests that the popular kitchen companion contains extracts which could boost the power of antibiotics, significantly reducing the amount of drug needed to kill infectious bacteria. On the 2nd April, Dr. Nathalie Tufenkji presented the latest information on the study at the ‘253rd National Meeting & Exposition … Read more

New study gives vital information about a deadly emerging fungus

New work has shed light on the virulence factors of a dangerous, emerging fungi with multidrug resistance, and has also helped to identify a novel antifungal, SCY-078, which could potentially be used to save the lives of those infected by the organism. Candida auris was first reported in 2008 after being isolated from a patient … Read more