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2011-01-26 12:21:48

Superbugs are not just a problem in hospitals but could be also coming from our animal farms. Research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Microbiology indicates insects could be responsible for spreading antibiotic resistant bacteria from pigs to humans. Ludek Zurek and collaborators from Kansas and North Carolina State Universities isolated bacteria from farm pig feces and compared them to the bacteria present in the intestines of the house flies and German cockroaches...

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2010-09-21 10:05:00

A new study, published Tuesday in the open access journal Proteome Science, has found the presence of antibiotic-resistant enterococci bacteria in seagull stool, leading researchers to believe that the birds could be spreading difficult-to-treat infections. The team of researchers, which included Gilberto Igrejas from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro in Portugal, studied the droppings of the Larus cachinnans species of gulls. They found that one out of every ten carry...

2010-03-11 13:03:00

DURHAM, N.C., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- bioMerieux - a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics - today announced the launch of the first Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared chromID(TM) VRE, a simple and cost-effective solution in the struggle against vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). chromID VRE is the first to receive an FDA 510(k) clearance for the qualitative detection of Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis showing acquired resistance to vancomycin in...

2010-01-06 06:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced it has received clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to market Xpert® vanA, the first rapid and accurate test released in the United States for vanA, the antimicrobial resistance gene most commonly associated with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) -- one of the more serious healthcare-associated infections (HAI). The 45-minute test runs on Cepheid's...

2009-06-03 07:35:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medizone International, Inc. (Pink Sheets: MZEI) is pleased to announce the commencement of a second series of laboratory trials of the Company's AsepticSure hospital sterilization technology, which is intended to build upon the success of its research to date. Dr. Michael E. Shannon, Director of Medical Affairs for Medizone stated, "Our first round of trials using this technology produced results that exceeded our expectations in...

2009-05-29 21:37:12

An antibiotic resistant bacteria was found in 79 percent of Swedish sewage sludge samples tested, researchers in Scandinavia say. Study leader Leena Sahlstrom of the Finnish Food Safety Authority, working with the Swedish National Veterinary Institute, says the danger the bacteria -- vancomycin resistant enterococci -- present in the wastewater treatment by-product and used as a fertilizer or soil conditioner could pass its superbug resistance genes to other bacteria in the human food chain....

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2009-05-29 10:14:41

Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) have been found in sewage sludge, a by-product of waste-water treatment frequently used as a fertilizer. Researchers writing in the open access journal Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica point out the danger of antibiotic resistance genes passing into the human food chain. Leena Sahlström, from the Finnish Food safety Authority, worked with a team of researchers from the Swedish National Veterinary Institute to study sewage sludge from a waste-water...

2008-11-10 15:00:25

Resistant bacterial infections, or "superbugs," have increased dramatically in Canada's acute care hospitals, researchers said. Epidemiologist Dr. Dick Zoutman and research associate Doug Ford said that although infection control has been substantially ramped up in Canadian hospitals since the severe acute respiratory syndrome crisis of 2003, resistant bacterial infections post-SARS are multiplying even faster. The Queen's University study is a six-year follow-up to a study that was...

2008-10-22 09:00:42

WOBURN, Mass., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx today announced that a new medical study demonstrated use of AdvanDx's PNA FISH(TM) test reduced mortality by 42% for patients with highly drug resistant Hospital-Acquired Enterococcus faecium bloodstream infections (BSI's). In addition, the study demonstrated that PNA FISH reduced the time to reporting of laboratory identification results for all enterococcal BSI's by 2.6 days and reduced time to appropriate antimicrobial therapy for E....

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2008-10-13 10:40:00

This week Nature Nanotechnology journal (October 12th) reveals how scientists from the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) at UCL are using a novel nanomechanical approach to investigate the workings of vancomycin, one of the few antibiotics that can be used to combat increasingly resistant infections such as MRSA. The researchers, led by Dr Rachel McKendry and Professor Gabriel Aeppli, developed ultra-sensitive probes capable of providing new insight into how antibiotics work, paving the...


Latest Lactobacillales 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 14:36:05

Enterococcus faecalis "“ formerly classified as part of the Group D Streptococcus system "“ is a Gram-positive, commensal bacterium inhabiting the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and other mammals. It is one of the main constituents of some probiotic food supplements. E. faecalis can cause life-threatening infections in humans. It is frequently found in root canal-treated teeth in prevalence values ranging from 30% to 90% of the cases. It is a non-motile, facultatively anaerobic...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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