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New Virus From Africa Kills Anthrax Agent
2014-01-28 08:57:55

Andy Fell - University of California - Davis From a zebra carcass on the plains of Namibia in Southern Africa, an international team of researchers has discovered a new, unusually large virus (or bacteriophage) that infects the bacterium that causes anthrax. The novel bacteriophage could eventually open up new ways to detect, treat or decontaminate the anthrax bacillus and its relatives that cause food poisoning. The work is published Jan. 27 in the journal PLOS One. The virus was...

Infectious Pathogens Higher In Water From Hospital Water Taps With Aerators
2014-01-22 07:30:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study, led by the University of Genova, Italy, finds that infectious pathogen levels are higher in water obtained from hospital water taps with aerators than water from deeper in the plumbing system. Patients who are immunocompromised are at a higher risk of infection from such contaminated water. "Aerators are a reservoir for drug-resistant bacteria and a source of infection for patients at risk," said Maria Luisa Cristina,...

2014-01-21 23:03:19

Company aids effort aimed at promoting the development of antimicrobial stewardship programs, saving lives and reducing healthcare costs. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 ICNet Systems is one of a select few vendors working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to demonstrate its Antimicrobial Use & Resistance Module (AUR). So far, three ICNet client hospitals have successfully submitted data. As a result of this work, the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety...

2014-01-10 10:46:44

Scientists have made an important advance in understanding how a subset of bacterial cells escape being killed by many antibiotics. Cells become "persisters" by entering a state in which they stop replicating and are able to tolerate antibiotics. Unlike antibiotic resistance, which arises because of genetic mutations and is passed on to later generations, this tolerant phase is only temporary, but it may contribute to the later development of resistance. In a new study in the journal...

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 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,...


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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