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Shark Skin Has Teeth In The Fight Against Hospital Superbugs

Shark Skin Has Teeth In The Fight Against Hospital Superbugs

Anna Perman, BioMed Central Transmission of bacterial infections, including MRSA and MSSA could be curbed by coating hospital surfaces with microscopic bumps that mimic the scaly surface of shark skin, according to research published in the...

Latest Antibiotic resistance Stories

2014-09-19 08:26:21

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR), a global leader in rapid diagnostics, issued the following statement today in support of President Barack Obama's Executive Order Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria. "As the global leader in rapid diagnostics for infectious disease, we commend the President for establishing a national strategy to address the serious threat of antibiotic resistance. We look forward to continuing to work with the Administration...

2014-09-18 16:27:43

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) on actions from the White House and the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report on antibiotic resistance. "TFAH commends the White House for the Executive Order and national strategy and PCAST for their new report on antibiotic resistance. Together, these actions recognize that antibiotic...

2014-09-17 08:30:09

CHICAGO, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "MRSA is the number one pathogen that is killing patients in U.S. healthcare facilities and continues to spread in the community," states Jeanine R. Thomas, founder of MRSA Survivors Network and the national spokesperson. Methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and antibiotic resistance must be a top political priority. Join us in the fight against MRSA and antibiotic resistance at the Six Annual World MRSA Day and...

2014-09-17 04:21:26

GLASGOW, Scotland, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- First antibacterial with a new mode of action from a truly novel class of anti-infective in over a decade MGB Biopharma, a biopharmaceutical company developing a truly novel class of anti-infectives, announces today that it has secured GBP4.0m ($6.4m) to advance the development of its lead antibacterial, MGB-BP-3, against a range of Gram-positive infections including Clostridium...

2014-09-16 08:30:15

Funding to Support Development of New Treatments for Drug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synereca Pharmaceutics, Inc. (SPI), a research-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel orally active drugs that restore or increase the effectiveness of existing antibiotics, announced today a $1.4 million convertible debt financing. Accele Venture Partners, the investing arm of life sciences accelerator Accele Biopharma, Inc.,...

2014-09-15 23:01:28

Ondine's President and Chief Technology Officer Dr. Nicolas Loebel will be presenting at the 10th International Symposium on Photodynamic Therapy & Photodiagnosis in Clinical Practice Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Ondine Biomedical Inc. is pleased to announce that Dr. Nicolas Loebel, its President and Chief Technology Officer, will be presenting at the 10th International Symposium on Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and Photodiagnosis in Clinical Practice. The 2014 Symposium,...

honey antibiotics
2014-09-09 10:16:53

Èile Butler, Lund University Raw honey has been used against infections for millennia, before honey - as we now know it - was manufactured and sold in stores. So what is the key to its’ antimicrobial properties? Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have identified a unique group of 13 lactic acid bacteria found in fresh honey, from the honey stomach of bees. The bacteria produce a myriad of active antimicrobial compounds. [ Watch the Video: Bacteria From Bees Possible Alternative...

2014-09-08 12:29:24

Oral presentation and nine posters presented at ICAAC WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Findings reported at the 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) showed Shionogi's novel parenteral siderophore cephalosporin, S-694266, to exhibit marked potency against Gram-negative bacteria listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the urgent or serious level including multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas (MDRP),...

2014-09-04 23:10:55

Significant Surgical Site Infection Reduction Demonstrated Vancouver, Canada (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Results of the first large-scale deployment of Ondine Biomedical’s MRSAid™ Nasal Photodisinfection System demonstrating reduction of surgical site infection rates have been published in the Journal of Hospital Infection (http://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article/S0195-6701(14)00224-2/abstract ).    The system was deployed at The Vancouver General...

2014-09-04 08:30:00

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, September 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Debiopharm Group(TM)(Debiopharm), a Swiss-based global biopharmaceutical company developing prescription drugs that target unmet medical needs including anti-infective and oncology therapeutics as well as companion diagnostics, today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated its anti-infectious agent Debio 1450 as a Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) for the treatment of acute...


Latest Antibiotic resistance Reference Libraries

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2011-04-26 21:07:20

Enterococcus is a Gram-positive, commensal bacterium inhabiting the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and other mammals. It is a main constituent of some probiotic food supplements. E. faecalis can cause life-threatening infections in humans, especially in the nosocomial environment, where the naturally high levels of antibiotic resistance found in E. faecalis contribute to its pathogenicity. It is frequently found in root canal-treated teeth in prevalence values ranging from 30% to 90% of...

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2011-04-15 14:54:29

Escherichia coli is a Gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium that is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms. Most strains are harmless; however, some such as O157:H7 can cause food poisoning in humans and are often responsible for product recalls. The normal flora of the gut normally contains the harmless strains and often provide K2 to the body. They are not always confined to the intestine and have the ability to survive briefly outside of the body. It grows easily...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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