A new testing tool helps doctors avoid unnecessary antibiotic treatment in patients with diarrhea and suspected C. diff infection.
Most children with antibiotic-resistant urinary tract infections get better on less powerful antibiotics than lab tests say they need, says Stanford study.
Scientists develop a technology to find "jumping genes," a type of genetic element that may contribute to antibiotic resistance.
When it comes to antibiotic resistance, the root problem to address is overuse and misuse, writes Lloyd Minor, dean of the Stanford School of Medicine.
Rates of antibiotic use in newborns vary 27-fold between California hospitals without a medical reason for the large differences, a new study found.
In this Q&A, Stanford physician-scientists Stanley Deresinski and Marisa Holubar explain why responsible use of antibiotics is so important worldwide.
Scientists have created an algorithm that works to generate and refine DNA sequences that are likely to code for antimicrobial proteins.
Stanford chemists have developed a potential new strategy for fighting antibiotic-resistant bacterium — adding a new molecule onto an existing antibiotic.
Found in about half of all bacterial species, the cell membrane that surrounds the cell wall may be more critical for survival than previously thought.
Researchers have used an ultrafast, intense X-ray laser to observe how Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria attack antibiotics, making the drugs ineffective.
Many healthy newborns are getting antibiotics they don’t need, potentially causing harmful changes in their gut bacteria, but new Stanford research suggests a solution.
Stanford chemist Lynette Cegelski and her team discovered a new form of bacterial cellulose, a finding that could shed light on new ways to fight bacterial infections.