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Latest Antibiotic resistance Stories

2013-05-28 12:25:34

Campaign Calls On Grocer To Stop Selling Meat Raised On Antibiotics SAN FRANCISCO, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, called on Trader Joe's to help curb a major public health crisis today in a full page ad in the San Francisco Chronicle. The ad calls on the national grocer to stop selling meat and poultry from animals raised on antibiotics, a practice that threatens public health by promoting the spread of drug...

Species Recovery Programs May Spread Antibiotic Resistant Genes To Wild Populations
2013-05-23 10:37:49

Public Library of Science Endangered brush-tail rock wallabies raised in captive breeding programs carry antibiotic resistance genes in their gut bacteria and may be able to transmit these genes into wild populations, according to research published May 22 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Michelle Power and colleagues from Macquarie University in New South Wales, Australia. Brush-tail rock wallabies are currently being raised in species recovery programs and restored to the wild...

2013-05-20 23:21:15

Two National Football League teams have added the GreensGroomer WorldWide GreenZapr synthetic turf sterilization equipment to their field maintenance regimen. Sherwood, Oregon-based Sports Turf Northwest, an authorized dealer for the GreensGroomer WorldWide line of natural and synthetic turf maintenance equipment, says the NFL organizations chose the GreenZapr for its effective, chemical-free bacteria and virus-fighting technology. SHERWOOD, Oregon, (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 Sports Turf...

2013-05-17 16:24:47

SAN DIEGO, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB: SRNE; or STI) announced today that its Fast-Track Advanced Technology Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) grant (#1R42AI098182-02) from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), supporting the development of novel human antibody therapeutics to combat Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus or Staph) infections, including...

2013-05-16 12:30:20

SARASOTA, Fla., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lakewood-Amedex Inc., a leading developer of novel anti-infective pharmaceuticals, announced today that a recent series of in vitro studies have provided new evidence that its novel class of antimicrobials, named bisphosphocins, function through a completely unique mechanism of action involving bacterial membrane depolarization, resulting in rapid direct bacterial killing. These studies expand on previously published experiments demonstrating Nu-3...

2013-05-15 08:29:27

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a developer of biologics focused on the prevention and treatment of serious infectious diseases, today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and summarized operational highlights. Operational Highlights Emphasis on C. difficile (C. diff) Infection Prevention (SYN-004) In the U.S. each year, 24 million patients are administered IV antibiotics([1]) which may be excreted...

2013-05-13 08:28:35

Now Registered Nationwide, Breakthrough Disinfectant Poised to Change Epidemic's Course OREM, Utah, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- sBioMed(®)( )announced today that STERIPLEX SD(®) has been registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is now cleared for sale in all 50 states. STERIPLEX SD is the first and only broad-spectrum, one-step cleaner/disinfectant that offers a powerful combination of safety and efficacy to eliminate healthcare associated...

2013-05-10 23:01:44

Drafted with assistance of Health Care Without Harm and Physicians for Social Responsibility, the resolution is intended to protect public health. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 The University of California, San Francisco´s (UCSF) Academic Senate Coordinating Committee, the School of Pharmacy Faculty Council, and the School of Medicine Faculty Council unanimously approved a resolution in April to phase out the procurement of meat and poultry raised with non-therapeutic...

Antibiotics An Effective Treatment For Chronic Lower Back Pain
2013-05-10 17:01:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A groundbreaking study from a well-renowned team of Danish researchers could bring unprecedented relief for sufferers of chronic back pain. According to the study, which appeared in the European Spine Journal, as much as 40 percent of chronic lower back pain is caused by bacteria. Treating these patients with antibiotics has resulted in a significant amount of relief and increased quality of life when compared to those...

2013-05-09 11:32:09

Research could help in battle against infections that do not respond to powerful drugs In biology, we often think of natural selection and survival of the fittest. What about survival of the luckiest? Like pioneers in search of a better life, bacteria on a surface wander around and often organize into highly resilient communities, known as biofilms. It turns out that a lucky few bacteria become the elite cells that start the colonies, and they organize in a rich-get-richer pattern...


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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