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Latest Antibiotic resistance Stories

2014-05-15 08:33:57

- Test Quickly Determines Colonization Risk of Multi-drug Resistant Microbes with Greater Accuracy than Currently Available Options - GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OpGen, Inc., a Gaithersburg based molecular diagnostics company, announced today that it has launched a new molecular-based test that can quickly and reliably identify patients at risk for harboring serious disease-causing microbes that can resist even the strongest antibiotics. The Acuitas(TM) MDRO Gene...

2014-05-09 23:06:06

Global Animal Antimicrobials and Antibiotics Market is segmented based on products, animals, mode of delivery, and geography (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/animal-antimicrobials-antibiotics-market-25161353.html). (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 The “Animal Antimicrobials and Antibiotics Market by Products (Tetracyclines, Penicillins, Sulfonamides, Aminoglycosides), Animals (Dog, Poultry, Swine), Mode Of Delivery (Premixes, Oral Powders and Solutions, Injections) - Global...

2014-05-05 12:28:53

DALLAS, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to new market research report the "Animal Antimicrobials and Antibiotics Market by Products (Tetracyclines, Penicillins, Sulfonamides, Aminoglycosides), Animals (Dog, Poultry, Swine), Mode Of Delivery (Premixes, Oral Powders and Solutions, Injections) - Global Forecasts to 2018", published by MarketsandMarkets, The global Animal Antimicrobials and Antibiotics Market is valued at $3,340.8 Million in 2013 and is estimated to reach...

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Is Now Growing All Over The World: WHO
2014-04-30 14:40:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Health officials have been stepping up their warnings about the overuse of antibiotics and how it could lead to the proliferation of drug-resistant strains of bacteria. Now, a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) has found that antibiotic resistance is currently growing in every region of the world and has the potential to affect anyone on Earth. “Without urgent, coordinated action by many stakeholders, the world is...

Lonely Bacteria Increase Risk Of Resistance To Antibiotics
2014-04-30 03:29:48

Wellcome Trust Scientists from The University of Manchester have discovered that 'lonely' microbes are more likely to mutate, resulting in higher rates of antibiotic resistance. The study, published today in Nature Communications and jointly funded by The Wellcome Trust and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, explored the mutation rates of E. coli. Researchers found out that the rate of mutation varied according to how many of the bacteria there were. Surprisingly,...

Drugs, DNA And Disease Discovered On Our Dollar Bills
2014-04-24 07:32:44

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With as much money that is being exchanged on a daily basis it may concern most people to know that they are not only transferring paper from one hand to the next, but potentially thousands of microbes along with it. Researchers from New York University’s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology have found that those greenbacks in our wallets do not only contain trace amounts of cocaine and other drugs, as has been previously...

2014-04-22 12:30:03

Hospitals, Patients Encouraged to Prevent the Spread of Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria with Safe Hand Hygiene Practices CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Deb Group, creators of the DebMed® Group Monitoring System(TM) (GMS) and a range of hand hygiene and sanitizer products, announces today its support of the annual WHO Save Lives: Clean Your Hands Day. Recognized around the globe each year on May 5, the WHO campaign shines a light on the role of hand hygiene in...

2014-04-22 10:10:51

Manure from dairy cows, which is commonly used as a farm soil fertilizer, contains a surprising number of newly identified antibiotic resistance genes from the cows' gut bacteria. The findings, reported in mBio® the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, hints that cow manure is a potential source of new types of antibiotic resistance genes that transfer to bacteria in the soils where food is grown. Thousands of antibiotic resistance (AR) genes have already...

Bacteria Survive In Contact Lens Cleaning Solution Longer Than Thought
2014-04-17 12:42:47

Society for General Microbiology Each year in the UK, bacterial infections cause around 6,000 cases of a severe eye condition known as microbial keratitis – an inflammation and ulceration of the cornea that can lead to loss of vision. The use of contact lenses has been identified as a particular risk factor for microbial keratitis. New research, presented today at the Society for General Microbiology Annual Conference in Liverpool, shows that a bacterial strain associated with more...

2014-04-16 23:06:57

Officials at Clearstream, LLC, who previously spoke out about MRSA’s prevalence in athletic facilities, are now warning of the infection’s spread to communities. In order to prevent what is now a growing public health threat, Clearstream is advancing the first antimicrobial technology that actively provides long-term protection without the use of harmful poisons. Harrisburg, NC (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Historically, MRSA infections were relegated to sick patients in hospitals and...


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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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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