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2010-09-02 08:45:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- An antibacterial peptide shows promise as an effective therapy against infections in burn or blast wounds suffered by soldiers. Laszlo Otvos, research professor of biology in Temple University's College of Science and Technology, and colleagues found that when given intramuscularly, the peptide A3-APO was more effective than current antimicrobial chemotherapy measures in treating multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii, the most common systemic infection found in...

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2010-08-26 22:30:54

Kissing a frog won't turn it into a prince "” except in fairy tales "” but frogs may be hopping toward a real-world transformation into princely allies in humanity's battle with antibiotic-resistant infections that threaten millions of people worldwide. Scientists today reported that frog skin contains natural substances that could be the basis for a powerful new genre of antibiotics.In a report at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, the team of stalwart...

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2010-08-21 08:38:14

A new superbug that is resistant to a host of drugs has surfaced in South Asia and as it began to spread the UN's health agency on Friday called on health officials around the world to monitor the situation closely.The World Health Organization said research published in The Lancet medical journal on August 11 identified a new gene that allows some types of bacteria to become highly resistant to nearly all antibiotics."While multi-drug resistant bacteria are not new and will continue to...

2010-07-13 13:45:00

Requests Come on Eve of Congressional Hearing on Use of Antibiotics in Agriculture WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 1000 physicians and other clinicians, including nurses, have signed statements asking Congress to pass legislation to reduce the use of non-therapeutic antibiotics in food animals. Hospital and Healthy Systems representing over sixty healthcare facilities also signed a petition in support of legislation to end unnecessary antibiotics use in food...

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2010-06-17 07:43:41

Researchers have found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in seven species of sharks and redfish captured in waters off Belize, Florida, Louisiana and Massachusetts. Most of these wild, free-swimming fish harbored several drug-resistant bacterial strains. The study, published in the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in every fish species sampled. The researchers also found multidrug-resistant bacteria in fish at nearly all of the study sites, said Mark...

2010-05-19 11:23:10

Research: Effect of antibiotic prescribing in primary care on antimicrobial resistance in individual patients: Systematic review and meta-analysis Patients prescribed antibiotics in primary care may develop a resistance that lasts up to 12 months, according to research published on bmj.com May 18. It is widely recognized that resistance to antibiotics is a major threat to public health. However, according to the researchers, this is not seen by most clinicians or patients as a reason to...

2010-05-17 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Mpex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the presentation of data from its Phase 2b clinical trial with Aeroquin(TM) (a proprietary aerosol formulation of levofloxacin, MP-376) in cystic fibrosis (CF) at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Trial results demonstrated statistically significant improvements in bacterial load, respiratory function and time to need for anti-pseudomonal antibiotics (a measure of exacerbations)...

2010-05-12 11:53:52

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) responds poorly to chemotherapy owing to MDR. Recent studies have shown the tumors derived from the colon, kidney, or adrenal cortex, and HCC exhibited overexpression of MDR1/P-gp. This overexpression results in a primary MDR phenotype of these cancers. Tumor derived cell lines are one of the most important tools for investigation of the biological mechanisms directly leading to drug resistance in patients. Today, the experimental search for drug resistant...

2010-05-03 07:00:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Antimicrobial resistance has emerged as a global health problem and is a major impediment in managing childhood infectious diseases. Direct and indirect exposure of young children to antibiotics through medical and agricultural usage can increase their risk for carriage of resistant E. coli , according to a new study published in the May issue of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. It is estimated that E. coli causes disease in...

2010-04-26 08:41:01

The use of antibiotics to treat bacterial infections causes a continual and vicious cycle in which antibiotic treatment leads to the emergence and spread of resistant strains, forcing the use of additional drugs leading to further multi-drug resistance. But what if it doesn't have to be that way? In a presentation at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology's annual meeting, titled "Driving backwards the evolution of antibiotic resistance," Harvard researcher Roy Kishony...


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