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2014-10-01 08:32:32

CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 'The MRSA Epidemic - A Call to Action' is this year's global theme. United States government MRSA infection rates are vastly inaccurate and under reported in the United States with a significant lack of transparency worldwide. "MRSA must immediately become a top political priority," states Jeanine R. Thomas, founder of MRSA Survivors Network and World MRSA Day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has responded to the...

2014-09-19 08:26:21

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR), a global leader in rapid diagnostics, issued the following statement today in support of President Barack Obama's Executive Order Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria. "As the global leader in rapid diagnostics for infectious disease, we commend the President for establishing a national strategy to address the serious threat of antibiotic resistance. We look forward to continuing to work with the Administration...

2014-09-18 16:27:43

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) on actions from the White House and the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report on antibiotic resistance. "TFAH commends the White House for the Executive Order and national strategy and PCAST for their new report on antibiotic resistance. Together, these actions recognize that antibiotic...

2014-09-17 08:30:09

CHICAGO, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "MRSA is the number one pathogen that is killing patients in U.S. healthcare facilities and continues to spread in the community," states Jeanine R. Thomas, founder of MRSA Survivors Network and the national spokesperson. Methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and antibiotic resistance must be a top political priority. Join us in the fight against MRSA and antibiotic resistance at the Six Annual World MRSA Day and...

New Mechanism Of Drug Resistance Discovered By Scientists
2014-07-29 03:47:02

Marla Vacek Broadfoot, Duke University Microorganisms like bacteria and fungi can evade treatment by acquiring mutations in the genes targeted by antibiotics or antifungal drugs. These permanent mutations were once thought to be the only way for drug-resistant strains to evolve. Now a new study has shown that microorganisms can use a temporary silencing of drug targets -- known as epimutations -- to gain the benefits of drug resistance without the commitment. Though the new mechanism...

2014-06-25 10:08:01

Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press) News from Molecular Biology and Evolution Antibiotic resistance has become an increasing public health concern, with MRSA infections and last lines of antibiotic drug treatments having to be increasingly deployed in hospitals and clinics. In the advanced online edition of Molecular Biology and Evolution, Oz, et. al., utilized an experimental evolution approach to evolve 88 different E. coli populations against 22 antibiotics,...

2014-06-20 10:38:00

UEA New research published today in the journal Nature reveals an Achilles’ heel in the defensive barrier which surrounds drug-resistant bacterial cells. The findings pave the way for a new wave of drugs that kill superbugs by bringing down their defensive walls rather than attacking the bacteria itself. It means that in future, bacteria may not develop drug-resistance at all. The discovery doesn’t come a moment too soon. The World Health Organization has warned that...

2014-06-04 12:26:23

50 State Screening Series & Digital Download Now Available to Commemorate 86th Anniversary Of The Discovery of first Antibiotic WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Strep throat as a life-threatening illness? No more surgeries due to high risk of infections? As the 86(th) anniversary of the discovery of penicillin approaches, a new film explores how antibiotics, medicine's miracle drug, may soon be rendered useless and presents solutions to averting the...

2014-05-23 10:59:51

University of Edinburgh Growing resistance to antibiotics and other drugs demands a coordinated global response on the same scale as efforts to address climate change, experts say. Without an international commitment to tackle the issue, the world faces a future in which simple infections that have been treatable for decades become deadly diseases, they warn. Resistance to antibiotics to tackle bacterial infections and antimicrobial drugs used to treat parasites, viruses and fungi is...

2014-05-22 23:05:30

TiFiber and Bradford Soap Works Currently Collaborating On New Soap Formulations to Replace Triclosan in Antibacterial Personal Care Products Fayettevlle, Ark. (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 TiFiber, Inc. recently announced it has exclusively licensed and is further developing technology from the University of Auckland and its commercialization company, Auckland UniServices Limited in New Zealand. The technology consists of a family of synthetic, antimicrobial polymers (AMPs) with potent,...


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