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War On Superbugs Spearheaded By British PM David Cameron
2014-07-02 15:20:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the latest development in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Wednesday that former Goldman Sachs chief economist Jim O'Neill would lead an independent review panel to find market-based solutions to the emergence of so-called ‘superbugs.’ "There is a market failure; the pharmaceutical industry hasn't been developing new classes of antibiotics, so we need to create...

2014-06-30 12:32:12

VANCOUVER, Wash., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SteriWeb Medical has announced FDA over the counter clearance for Omnicide Antimicrobial Gel , a long-lasting, non-antibiotic, petrolatum based topical gel with proven effectiveness against even the most resistant, virulent bacteria, such as MRSA, VRE, and CRE. Laboratory data has also demonstrated complete effectiveness against pathogenic fungi, molds, and yeasts, rendering Omnicide an appropriate choice for a wide variety of clinical...

Fungus Discovered That May Stop Superbugs Dead In Their Tracks
2014-06-26 09:48:39

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online For several years, concern about antibiotic resistant drugs has been increasing. Scientists have recently discovered a fungus in Nova Scotia that offers hope against the growing health threat that kills tens of thousands every year. The team, from McMaster University, has isolated a fungus-derived molecule, known as AMA, which has the ability to disarm NDM-1, which is one of the most dangerous antibiotic resistant drugs. "This...

2014-06-25 10:08:01

Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press) News from Molecular Biology and Evolution Antibiotic resistance has become an increasing public health concern, with MRSA infections and last lines of antibiotic drug treatments having to be increasingly deployed in hospitals and clinics. In the advanced online edition of Molecular Biology and Evolution, Oz, et. al., utilized an experimental evolution approach to evolve 88 different E. coli populations against 22 antibiotics,...

2014-06-23 12:28:13

PARIS, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The "World Alliance Against Antibiotic Resistance" (WAAAR) has launched its Declaration Antibiotics, which have saved so many human lives, are now in grave danger. Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is ever-increasing. It is estimated that this resistance, largely due to the amount of antibiotics used, is now responsible for more than 25,000 deaths in Europe, and 23,000 in the USA every...

2014-06-19 08:28:10

Carbapenem Resistance Consortium Includes AstraZeneca, Cepheid, Cubist, and GSK SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced a new collaboration with AstraZeneca, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and GSK intended to promote transformational change in infectious disease therapy by developing a rapid diagnostic test that can target multi-drug resistant pathogens and support the appropriate use of antibiotics. Targeting bacterial infections with the right...

2014-06-12 08:29:42

DUBLIN, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/l2jzql/antibacterial) has announced the addition of the "Antibacterial Drugs Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 This report on antibacterial drugs market studies the current as well as future prospects of the market globally. The market for antibacterial drugs...

2014-06-10 23:17:07

Antibiotics are medicinal agents that kill or inhibit the growth of bacterial microorganisms. The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has newly published abstracts of 94,500 articles covering such substances produced by microorganisms that are antagonistic to the growth of sometimes live-threatening bacteria. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 EurekaMag.com has newly published abstracts of 94,500 references on the development and clinical testing of antibiotics...

2014-06-04 12:26:23

50 State Screening Series & Digital Download Now Available to Commemorate 86th Anniversary Of The Discovery of first Antibiotic WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Strep throat as a life-threatening illness? No more surgeries due to high risk of infections? As the 86(th) anniversary of the discovery of penicillin approaches, a new film explores how antibiotics, medicine's miracle drug, may soon be rendered useless and presents solutions to averting the...

2014-05-23 10:59:51

University of Edinburgh Growing resistance to antibiotics and other drugs demands a coordinated global response on the same scale as efforts to address climate change, experts say. Without an international commitment to tackle the issue, the world faces a future in which simple infections that have been treatable for decades become deadly diseases, they warn. Resistance to antibiotics to tackle bacterial infections and antimicrobial drugs used to treat parasites, viruses and fungi is...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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