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Antibiotics News

Reducing E. coli in cows is key to food safety

Miami - A new treatment, using microparticles made from chitosan, may help dairy cattle resist uterine diseases and could help improve food safety for people. New research suggests chitosan microparticles kill bacteria.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Drug companies to phase out animal antibiotics

The U.S. FDA has asked 26 companies to voluntarily stop labeling drugs important for treating human infection as acceptable for animal growth promotion.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

New antibiotic combo targets pathogens

Microbiologists have developed an antibiotic "smart bomb" that can identify specific strains of bacteria and sever their DNA, eliminating the infection.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Use of drugs in animal feed remains high

A new analysis of U.S. government studies on animal feed uncovers a concerning and widespread use of antibiotics. Some of the antibiotics pose risks to human health.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

A world without antibiotics? The risk is real: experts

Paris - Humans face the very real risk of a future without antibiotics, a world of plummeting life expectancy where people die from diseases easily treatable today, scientists say.
In the Media by Mariette Le Roux (AFP)

'Golden age' of antibiotics 'set to end'

What most people assumed were permanent advances in medicine may become anything but, as pathogens gradually build immunity to antibiotics.
In the Media by Cameron Christner - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Most chicken in American stores is full of pathogens

Very few American's don't like chicken, either southern fried, baked or as chicken tenders along side their favorite dipping sauce. But most people don't realize just how many different kinds of dangerous pathogens raw chicken can harbor.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 9 comments

U.S. aims to limit antibiotics for farm animals

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has laid out a plan so that farmers will no longer use antibiotics to fatten up animals.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

New chemicals show promising bacterial kill

Portland - A new bacterial-killing chemical has been announced. The new antibacterial agent is called a PPMO and it appears to function as well or better than many existing antibacterial chemicals.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Europe saying 'no' to antibiotic over-use?

European Antibiotic Awareness Day is marked annually on November 18. For this year the campaign is centering on antibiotic over-use.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments
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Antibiotic resistance: a 'ticking time bomb'

The issue of growing resistance to antibiotics is a major global problem and should be ranked alongside threat of...
Mar 11, 2013 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Diving for novel antibiotics

The EU-project PharmaSea will bring researchers to some of the deepest, coldest and hottest places on the planet in the...
Feb 25, 2013 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Antibiotic use may aid the spread of MRSA in hospitals

New research suggests that the use of a commonly prescribed antibiotic is likely to be a major contributor to the...
Jan 14, 2013 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Antibiotic Resistance Using Crystallography

Scientists at the University of Bristol, together with collaborators at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, have solved...
Jan 11, 2013 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Antimicrobial textiles for medical use

The Molecular and Industrial Biotechnology Group of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC)...
Dec 23, 2012 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
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