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2012-12-18 11:37:27

University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers have launched groundbreaking research into the spread of potentially deadly drug-resistant malaria in the developing Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar, also known as Burma. The scientists, working as part of a large international team coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO), have identified several promising genetic markers that could be used to develop tests to identify and track the spread of the newest type of drug-resistant...

2012-11-16 16:23:47

Researchers found significant regional variation and trends in antibiotic use between 1999-2010 SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research revealed during "Get Smart Week" shows that California joined Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington as the five states with the lowest antibiotic use in the nation in 2010. "Get Smart Week" is a national partnership launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to promote the appropriate use of...

Bacteria More Resistant To Antibiotics
2012-11-13 20:48:36

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New research is showing that a certain type of bacteria is becoming more resistant to antibiotic treatments. Extending the Cure (ETC) reported the second most common infection in the US, urinary tract infection (UTI), is becoming harder to treat with antibiotics. ETC, a project of the Centers for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, found the available arsenal of drugs used to treat UTIs are losing their effectiveness,...