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Antibiotic Resistance Study: How Disease-Causing Bacteria Evolves Into Superbugs - The Inquisitr;

Antibiotic Resistance Study: How Disease-Causing Bacteria Evolves Into Superbugs - The Inquisitr

The InquisitrAntibiotic Resistance Study: How Disease-Causing Bacteria Evolves Into SuperbugsThe InquisitrUnwittingly, people have a role to play in terms of the evolution whereby microbes that may cause bacterial infection undergo mutation and transform into superbugs capable of antibiotic resistance. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ...and more »

Back from the brink: Has humanity averted the 'bacteriapocalypse'? - The World Weekly;

Back from the brink: Has humanity averted the 'bacteriapocalypse'? - The World Weekly

The World WeeklyBack from the brink: Has humanity averted the 'bacteriapocalypse'?The World WeeklyT he fight against harmful bacteria is shaping up into something of an arms race. Bacterial infections have long plagued humanity, causing debilitating and deadly illnesses, but the advent of antibiotics made them treatable. Overuse and misuse of these ...and more »

In Bacteria, Persistence Leads to Resistance - The Atlantic;

In Bacteria, Persistence Leads to Resistance - The Atlantic

The AtlanticIn Bacteria, Persistence Leads to ResistanceThe AtlanticLike ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. The threat of drug-resistant bacteria grows more pressing with every year. These microbes can shrug off the most potent antibiotics, including some drugs of last ...and more »

Antibiotic use for travelers' diarrhea favors particularly resistant super bacteria - EurekAlert (press release)

Antibiotic use for travelers' diarrhea favors particularly resistant super bacteriaEurekAlert (press release)Every year, millions of travellers visit countries with poor hygiene, and approximately one third of them return home carrying antibiotic-resistant ESBL intestinal bacteria. Most of them remain unaware of this, as the bacteria cause no symptoms. High ...and more »

BC biology students looking for new ways to kill antibiotic-resistant superbug - CBC.ca;

BC biology students looking for new ways to kill antibiotic-resistant superbug - CBC.ca

CBC.caBC biology students looking for new ways to kill antibiotic-resistant superbugCBC.caStudents at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George are searching for new ways to kill an antibiotic-resistant superbug that's been plaguing hospitals across North America. Methicillin-resistant staph aureus (MSRA) is a strain of ...and more »

In the Bid to Save Antibiotics, Are Drug Companies Allies or Enablers? - State PIRGs (blog)

In the Bid to Save Antibiotics, Are Drug Companies Allies or Enablers?State PIRGs (blog)In hospitals across the country, the rise of antibiotic resistance hangs like a specter over practitioners. Every new case of a drug-resistant infection brings with it a quiet anxiety -- the era of antibiotics could be nearing its end, and more than a ...and more »

More funding necessary to combat drug-resistant bacteria - The Bucknellian;

More funding necessary to combat drug-resistant bacteria - The Bucknellian

The BucknellianMore funding necessary to combat drug-resistant bacteriaThe BucknellianFor years, antibiotics have been a dependable method for preventing the spread of bacterial infections and disease. However, overuse of antibiotics now appears to be compromising their effectiveness. When bacteria face the same treatment time after ...and more »

Scientists Find That Bacteria Can Use a Dormancy Period to Develop Antibiotic Resistance - Natural Science News;

Scientists Find That Bacteria Can Use a Dormancy Period to Develop Antibiotic Resistance - Natural Science News

Natural Science NewsScientists Find That Bacteria Can Use a Dormancy Period to Develop Antibiotic ResistanceNatural Science NewsPrevious research has showed that bacteria can go into a kind of dormant stage while they attempt to wait out antibiotic treatments. Now, researchers have found that this type of dormancy can help bacteria gain resistance to antibiotics. The findings ...and more »

Back from the brink: Has humanity averted the 'bacteriapocalypse'? - The World Weekly;

Back from the brink: Has humanity averted the 'bacteriapocalypse'? - The World Weekly

The World WeeklyBack from the brink: Has humanity averted the 'bacteriapocalypse'?The World WeeklyT he fight against harmful bacteria is shaping up into something of an arms race. Bacterial infections have long plagued humanity, causing debilitating and deadly illnesses, but the advent of antibiotics made them treatable. Overuse and misuse of these ...and more »

Superbugs - When Antibiotics quit working - Payson Roundup

Superbugs - When Antibiotics quit workingPayson RoundupMicroscopic organisms that cannot be eliminated with usual medications are called Drug Resistant Microbes. We have been hearing about drug resistant bacteria for several years now. Recently a 70-year-old woman in Nevada died from a super bug that was ...and more »

'Tolerant' bacteria drive resistance to antibiotics - EurekAlert (press release)

'Tolerant' bacteria drive resistance to antibioticsEurekAlert (press release)Disease-causing bacteria that become resistant most quickly to the antibiotic ampicillin do so by acquiring mutations that allow them to tolerate the antibiotic first, a new study reveals. Antibiotic resistance is a major threat to human health, and ...and more »

Bacteria sleep, then rapidly evolve, to survive antibiotic treatments - Phys.Org;

Bacteria sleep, then rapidly evolve, to survive antibiotic treatments - Phys.Org

Phys.OrgBacteria sleep, then rapidly evolve, to survive antibiotic treatmentsPhys.OrgAntibiotic resistance is a major and growing problem worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world, and new resistance mechanisms are emerging and spreading ...and more »

Antibiotic use for travellers' diarrhoea favors particularly resistant super bacteria - Medical Xpress

Antibiotic use for travellers' diarrhoea favors particularly resistant super bacteriaMedical XpressEvery year, millions of travellers visit countries with poor hygiene, and approximately one third of them return home carrying antibiotic-resistant ESBL intestinal bacteria. Most of them remain unaware of this, as the bacteria cause no symptoms. High ...and more »

Scientists Identify Bacterial Fast-track to Becoming Superbugs - Haaretz

Scientists Identify Bacterial Fast-track to Becoming SuperbugsHaaretzAfter developing mutation for tolerance, bacteria can evolve mutation for antibiotic resistance 20 times faster, say Hebrew University biophysicists. Ruth Schuster. Feb 09, 2017 9:00 PM. 0comments Print Zen Subscribe now · Shareshare on facebook ...and more »