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2013-12-04 23:27:23

As part of LULAC's Super Madres Campaign, LULAC sponsored a national competition among its councils to see which council could collect the most signatures in support of legislation to regulate the use of antibiotics in animal food production. The competition provided that the winner would receive 100 antibiotic-free turkeys to donate to the charity of their choice. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 As part of LULAC's Super Madres Campaign, LULAC sponsored a national...

2013-12-03 13:25:44

A team of Danish investigators has shown how to identify pathogens faster, directly from clinical samples. The research, published online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology appears in the journal's January 2014 issue. The investigators used a technique known as whole genome sequencing to identify and completely characterize bacteria causing urinary tract infections. In just 18 hours, they identified the culprit microorganisms, characterized the pathogens' patterns of...

2013-11-29 23:22:22

The Center for Nutritional Research recommends bovine colostrum supplements to help heal antibiotic-induced Leaky Gut Syndrome, a major cause of allergies and autoimmune diseases. Sedona, AZ (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 On September 16, 2013, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released its report titled Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States, 2013 confirming that antibiotic-resistant pathogens affecting humans are on the rise. The report confirmed the widely-held belief that...

2013-11-29 14:34:09

Using quantitative models of bacterial growth, a team of UC San Diego biophysicists has discovered the bizarre way by which antibiotic resistance allows bacteria to multiply in the presence of antibiotics, a growing health problem in hospitals and nursing homes across the United States. Two months ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a sobering report estimating that antibiotic-resistant bacteria last year caused more than two million illnesses and approximately...

2013-11-23 23:03:07

The CDC's Get Smart About Antibiotics Week 2013 calls for responsible antibiotic prescribing Washington DC (PRWEB) November 23, 2013 Every year as many as 10 million U.S. children risk side effects from antibiotic prescriptions that are unlikely to help their upper respiratory conditions. Many of these infections are caused by viruses, which are not helped by antibiotics. This overuse of antibiotics, a significant factor fueling antibiotic resistance, is the focus of a new report:...

2013-11-21 23:26:40

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “EpiCast Report Gram-Negative Bacterial Urinary Tract Infection – Epidemiology Forecast to 2022” to its store. The report provides an overview of the risk factors and global trends of Urinary Tract Infection in the 7MM (US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, and Japan). Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common bacterial infections acquired in hospitals and in the community setting (Foxman, 2010)....

2013-11-19 12:42:44

Bacteria recycle broken DNA that bacteria can take up small as well as large pieces of old DNA from this scrapheap and include it in their own genome. This discovery may have major consequences – both in connection with resistance to antibiotics in hospitals and in our perception of the evolution of life itself. Our surroundings contain large amounts of strongly fragmented and damaged DNA, which is being degraded. Some of it may be thousands of years old. Laboratory experiments with...

Battling Overuse Of Antibiotics
2013-11-18 11:45:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Public health officials have been warning for years about the overuse of antibiotics and a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is calling for the more judicious use of the bacteria-battling drugs. In the report, which was published in the journal Pediatrics, scientists from the AAP’s Committee on Infectious Diseases noted many children and adults are given antibiotics for symptoms caused by viruses. This practice...


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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