A professor at La Trobe University in Melbourne has been investigating enzyme from pineapple that may provide a source for a new alternative to antibiotics. Professor Robert Pike of La Trobe University...

Australian scientists have reacted with concern to the news that a US woman was found carrying bacteria resistant to an antibiotic called Colistin. Colistin is only issued as a last resort when other antibiotics...

A UK study of over 1, 000 pairs of twins has found organisms that influence diet preferences, metabolism and health can be inherited through genes. Reporting in Volume 19, Issue 5 of Cell Host and Microbe...

The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) has announced plans to eliminate the use of antibiotics when taking care of animals. “By 2030 New Zealand Inc will not need antibiotics for the maintenance...

Medical-grade manuka honey, also known as Medihoney, can improve both the effectiveness of antibiotics and prevent the emergence of resistance to them, according to new findings by researchers at the University...

Australian scientists have discovered the structure and operating procedures of a powerful anti-bacterial killer that could replace antibiotics. The invention has wide implications for the food industry...

New US research suggests that consumption of probiotics is associated with a reduced risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhea, a common adverse effect of antibiotic use. The research was undertaken by the...

The Australian Government’s Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has defended itself following media reports on a US ban on certain uses of a class of antibiotic in livestock. The...