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A new study finds that infectious pathogen levels are higher in water obtained from hospital water taps with aerators than water from deeper in the plumbing system.
Company aids effort aimed at promoting the development of antimicrobial stewardship programs, saving lives and reducing healthcare costs. Chicago, IL (PRWEB)
Scientists have made an important advance in understanding how a subset of bacterial cells escape being killed by many antibiotics.
Bacteria are considered the most successful life forms, and they are hard to run from, even in space. NASA’s Antibiotic Effectiveness in Space (AES-1) investigation is launching in January and it will be offering scientists more insight into how bacteria behave in microgravity.
WAGENINGEN, The Netherlands, December 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FDA & USDA announced today they have approved SALMONELEX as a "GRAS" (Generally Recognized as Safe) food
Instead of calling for a ban on antibiotics in agriculture, a new report recommends a user fee “just as logging companies pay 'stumpage' fees and oil companies pay royalties.”
The Center for Nutritional Research recommends bovine colostrum supplements to help neutralize bacterial pathogens recently detected in raw chicken breasts and to prevent potentially deadly illnesses
As more reports appear of a grim "post-antibiotic era" ushered in by the rise of drug-resistant bacteria, a new strategy for fighting infection is emerging that targets a patient's cells rather than those of the invading pathogens.
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...
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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