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CDC Director Warns Of Antibiotic-Resistant Pandemic During

CDC Director Warns Of Antibiotic-Resistant "Pandemic" During Tuesday Press Event

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Antibiotic resistance could bring about the “next pandemic,” turning run-of-the-mill disease-causing bacteria into nearly untreatable illnesses, the US Centers for Disease Control and...

Latest Antibiotics Stories

2014-07-15 23:05:36

Clearstream comments on the growing trend of U.S. food chains adopting antibiotic-free food practices, which the company says is an admirable feat but one that must be accompanied by advanced long-term antimicrobial technology throughout the entire food supply chain to truly control the spread of viral and bacterial contaminants and protect the public’s health. Harrisburg, NC (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 As consumer demand for antibiotic-free meat grows amid the worry that overuse in factory...

2014-07-15 13:33:52

Emory Health Sciences Bacterial defense system vs phages has unexpected functions CRISPR, a system of genes that bacteria use to fend off viruses, is involved in promoting antibiotic resistance in Francisella novicida, a close relative of the bacterium that causes tularemia. The finding contrasts with previous observations in other bacteria that the CRISPR system hinders the spread of antibiotic resistance genes. The results are scheduled for publication in PNAS Early Edition....

2014-07-15 10:18:06

OSU New research suggests that use of antibiotics is still prevalent among terminal patients who have chosen hospice care as an end-of-life option, despite little evidence that the medications improve symptoms or quality of life, and sometimes may cause unwanted side effects. The use of antibiotics is so engrained in contemporary medicine that 21 percent of patients being discharged from hospitals directly to a hospice program leave with a prescription for antibiotics, even though more...

2014-07-15 10:12:40

The Institute for Genomic Biology Antibiotic resistance is depleting our arsenal against deadly diseases and infections, such as tuberculosis and Staph infections, but recent research shows promise to speed up the drug discovery process. In a study reported in ACS Chemical Biology, University of Illinois researchers developed a new technique to quickly uncover novel, medically relevant products produced by bacteria. Past techniques involved screening more than 10,000 samples to find...

2014-07-11 10:29:58

Ohio State University Scientists identify protein in bacteria with essential role in survival Scientists have identified a protein that is essential to the survival of E. coli bacteria, and consider the protein a potential new target for antibiotics. In the study, the researchers confirmed that this protein, called MurJ, flips a fatty molecule from one side of a bacterial cell membrane to the other. If that molecule isn't flipped, the cell cannot construct a critical layer that...

human intestinal flora
2014-07-07 04:50:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have discovered 500 previously unidentified microorganisms in human intestinal flora, as well as 800 new types of viruses that attack intestinal bacteria. In addition, DTU Systems Biology professor Søren Brunak, associate professor Henrik Bjørn Nielsen and their colleagues devised a new principle for analyzing DNA sequence data in order to map the newly discovered...

2014-07-04 23:01:20

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Veterinary Health Markets” to its store. The report provides a detailed analysis of the global veterinary health market, including common diseases in cattle, pigs, poultry, dogs, cats and horses. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 04, 2014 Veterinary health products, including veterinary pharmaceuticals, biologicals and medicated feed additives (MFAs), have transformed the health and welfare of livestock and companion animals worldwide. The range and complexity of...

War On Superbugs Spearheaded By British PM David Cameron
2014-07-02 15:20:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the latest development in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Wednesday that former Goldman Sachs chief economist Jim O'Neill would lead an independent review panel to find market-based solutions to the emergence of so-called ‘superbugs.’ "There is a market failure; the pharmaceutical industry hasn't been developing new classes of antibiotics, so we need to create...

2014-07-01 08:29:02

Merger to result in NASDAQ-listed biopharmaceutical company whose lead asset is a novel Phase 3-ready, oral and intravenous antibiotic drug candidate designed to address the treatment needs of patients with serious community-acquired bacterial infections. BOSTON, Mass., and POINT RICHMOND, Calif., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSPT) and Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held biopharmaceutical company, announced today that they have entered into...

2014-06-30 23:13:21

JoTo PR recently cinched a feature in the North Caroline News Service for client Clearstream, LLC. Clearstream executives were quoted as expert sources with regard to the use of antibiotics on industrial farms, a practice which has now been shown to be contributing to growing antibiotic resistance and the spread of infectious diseases within communities. Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Recent studies have surfaced with findings that connect the growth of the antibiotic-resistant...


Latest Antibiotics Reference Libraries

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2011-04-26 20:59:00

Staphylococcus epidermidis is one of thirty-three known species belonging to the genus Staphylococcus. It is part of our skin flora and can also be found in the mucous membranes and in animals. It is the most common species found in laboratory test due to contamination. It is not usually pathogenic; however, patients with a compromised immune system often risk infection. Infections can be both nosocomial and community acquired and are more of a threat to hospital patients. Hospitals carry...

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2011-04-15 13:50:01

Clostridium difficile, also known as "CDF/cdf", or "C. diff", is a Gram-positive bacteria of the genus Clostridium that causes severe diarrhea and other intestinal disease when competing bacteria in the gut flora are wiped out by antibiotics. They are anaerobic, spore-forming rods and is the most serious cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and potentially to pseudomembranous colitis. C. difficile bacteria naturally resides in the gut of a small percentage of the adult population. Others...

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siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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