Colistin is used as the “last-resort antibiotic” for dreaded multidrug-resistant pathogens, especially in hospitals. However, gut bacteria that have become insensitive to colistin now exist...

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) announced the identification of the first mcr-1 producing bacteria found in a Los Angeles County resident. This isolate of the bacteria...

The mcr-1 gene–a gene that makes bacteria resistant to colistin, an antibiotic of last resort, and that is transferrable between bacteria–has been found in a wide variety of strains of Escherichia...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is part of a coordinated public health response after the Department of Defense (DoD) announced the discovery of the first mcr-1 gene found in bacteria in...

The Multidrug Resistant Organism Repository and Surveillance Network (MRSN) at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) characterized a transferrable gene for colistin resistance in the United...

Infectious disease physician and Forbes contributor, Dr Judy Stone joined me to discuss the mcr-1 gene, the latest research and the serious implications. This interview took place on Jan. 3, 2016 on the...

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has received a request from the European Commission to update its advice on the use in animals of colistin, which is one of the last-resort antibiotics to treat certain...