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2012-04-05 05:16:54

By Rhonda Craig, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) --Bad bugs need drugs. It´s more than a catchy slogan, this statement epitomizes the Infectious Disease Society of America´s (ISDA) push to get 10 new antibiotics developed by 2020. For decades physicians have been using antibiotics to effectively treat patients with infectious diseases. However, these drugs have been used so widely and for so long that the infectious organisms the antibiotics...

2011-12-21 08:00:00

Embrace Health, Inc. announces the launch of its new Recovery Program for MRSA / Staph infections on 30 November 2011. Port Townsend, WA (PRWEB) December 21, 2011 Embrace Health, Inc. (a leader in Staph Infection and MRSA Treatment education online since 2008) announced a new educational program [launched worldwide on November 30, 2011] called the Recovery Program exclusively for sufferers of Staph Infections. This Staph Infection resource is a comprehensive collection of educational works...

2011-09-08 20:04:51

An analysis of the genome of a superbug has yielded crucial, novel information that could aid efforts to counteract the bacterium´s resistance to an antibiotic of last resort. The results of the research led by scientists from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are published in the Sept. 8 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Superbugs are bacteria that are resistant to multiple antibiotics and represent one of the most challenging health...

2011-06-01 07:00:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cempra Pharmaceuticals, a developer of differentiated antibiotics, announced the publication of a Clinical Infectious Disease supplement (Vol. 52, Supplement 7) that profiles fusidic acid and specifically TAKSTA(TM) (CEM-102), administered using a proprietary loading dose regimen, for use in treating acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) in the U.S. Articles contributed by experts in infectious disease discuss a range of...

2011-05-16 21:56:56

The antibiotic linezolid may be more effective than vancomycin in treating ventilated patients who develop methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pneumonia as a result of their ventilation, according to a study conducted globally by American and French researchers. The study will be presented at the ATS 2011 International Conference in Denver. "At the end of the treatment period in this study, linezolid offered statistically significant higher rates of clinical and microbiologic...

2011-05-11 20:26:00

SEOUL, Korea, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CrystalGenomics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company with 3 clinical stage candidates, has announced today that the draft Clinical Study Report (CSR) from CG400549's Phase I Multiple Ascending Dose (MAD) Study has just been received. CG400549 is a potential first-in-class antibiotic candidate targeting the fatty acid biosynthesis enzyme FabI, a critical enzyme in generating bacterial membrane and has a novel chemical structure which has never been...

2011-04-28 07:00:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from the Hershey Medical Center today announced the publication of research demonstrating that the antibiotic, fusidic acid, is active against MRSA strains isolated from cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. In addition, fusidic acid did not antagonize the activity of two antibiotics, tobramycin and amikacin, that are commonly used in CF patients to treat P. aeruginosa and B. cepacia infections. These results indicate the important...


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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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Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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