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Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs A Growing Global Health Threat
2013-03-11 10:06:06

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Climate change, terrorism and cyber-crime are all issues that are a dire threat to a nation, and now Britain´s top health official says that “superbugs” should be added to that list. The danger posed by the growing number of bacteria resistant to antibiotics is as dangerous to the country as other top threats. Professor Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England, warned that routine operations could...

2013-03-08 00:21:25

-In a revolutionary article published in the journal "Archives of Microbiology", a researcher from the University of Granada (Spain) provides an answer to an enigma that scientists have still not been able to solve -According to his theory, bacteria that are non-resistant to antibiotics acquire said resistance accidentally because they take up the DNA of others that are resistant, due to the stress to which they are subjected A University of Granada researcher has formulated a new...

2012-11-14 14:38:05

A new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control reports of a phenomenon that could help control the spread of hospital-acquired infections: a surface-coating of metalloacids kills off microbial strains, even in multidrug-resistant microorganisms. Hospital infections are a major public health concern, causing an estimated 99,000 deaths a year in the USA alone. Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces greatly helps reduce these...

'Cyber War' On Cancer Proposed By Experts
2012-09-04 12:14:39

Researchers at Rice, Tel Aviv and Johns Hopkins universities aim to break cancer's codes for social networking In the face of mounting evidence that cancer cells communicate, cooperate and even engage in collective decision-making, biophysicists and cancer researchers at Rice University, Tel Aviv University and Johns Hopkins University are suggesting a new strategy for outsmarting cancer through its own social intelligence. "We need to get beyond the notion that cancer is a random...

2012-07-13 23:03:42

A new law signed into effect by President Obama this week is expected to assist researchers in developing new antibiotics for the most difficult to treat bacteria infections. Called the GAIN Act (Generating Antibiotics Incentives Now), the law provides incentives for companies to develop completely new antibiotics that can treat the most challenging bacterial infections that have become resistant to current treatments. Radnor, PA-based PolyMedix is one company that hopes to benefit from the...

How To Create Antibiotics That Don't Hurt Hearing
2012-06-12 06:52:11

Apramycin, already used in animals, shows promise against drug-resistant TB and other 'superbugs,' without hearing loss The world needs new antibiotics to overcome the ever increasing resistance of disease-causing bacteria — but it doesn't need the side effect that comes with some of the most powerful ones now available: hearing loss. Today, researchers report they have developed a new approach to designing antibiotics that kill even "superbugs" but spare the delicate sensory cells...


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