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Latest Antibiotic resistance Stories

NASA To Test Microgravity's Effect On Bacteria, Antibiotics
2014-01-03 14:47:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. Bacteria are considered the most successful life forms, and they are hard to run from, even in space. In a microgravity environment, studies have shown that bacteria are able to survive antibiotic treatments that are meant to thwart the infectious microbes....

2013-12-30 12:21:49

WAGENINGEN, The Netherlands, December 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FDA & USDA announced today they have approved SALMONELEX as a "GRAS" (Generally Recognized as Safe) food processing aid against Salmonella. The new product consists of natural phages against Salmonella and is produced by Micreos of The Netherlands. The company confirms that industrial scale projects with US poultry processors will start in January 2014. According to a report published in December 2013 by...

Agricultural Antibiotics User Fee
2013-12-26 09:34:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For years, public health officials have been calling for a reduction of the use of antibiotics in the food production industry, citing minimal benefit to the process and the increased risk of fostering antibiotic-resistant strains of harmful bacteria. Instead of calling for a ban on the non-medicinal use of antibiotics, a report published on Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine recommended imposing a user fee “just as...

2013-12-23 23:22:25

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 caused by antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Sedona, AZ (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 According to a December Consumer Reports article, an analysis of more than 300 store-bought, raw chicken breasts showed that 97% of the samples contained illness-causing bacteria. The chicken breasts were purchased...

2013-12-12 12:26:49

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stephen McDonnell, founder and CEO of Applegate, the leading producer of natural and organic meats and cheeses, today expressed concern regarding the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) attempt to curb the overuse of antibiotics in food animal production. "Before we do a victory dance to celebrate the FDA's 'crackdown' on antibiotic use, we need to take a closer look at what the agency is really doing," said McDonnell. "The FDA is moving in...

2013-12-12 11:32:47

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. The technique interferes with the way that the pathogens take over a patient's cells to cause infection. This approach, published in the journal ACS Chemical Biology, could help address the world's growing problem of antibiotic-resistant "super bugs." Huib Ovaa,...

2013-12-11 16:25:09

Organic offers clear choice, now, for those seeking foods produced without antibiotics WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today is implementing plans to help phase out the use of antibiotics, medically important to fighting disease in humans, for enhancing growth or improving feed efficiency in food-producing animals. In final guidance, FDA outlines a voluntary, phased-in approach to remove their routine use for industrial...

FDA Curb Antibiotics In Animal Foods
2013-12-11 13:18:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued guidelines calling on international pharmaceutical companies to phase out the production of antibiotics designed for use in animal production facilities. These drugs are often added to chicken or cow feed not to cure a sick animal, but to help them gain weight faster – a side-effect of the medications. In a statement, the FDA cited the growing concern of antibiotic resistant bacteria...

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...


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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