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New weapon against superbugs

Tel Aviv - A research team have discovered a protein that kills bacteria. The isolation of this protein, produced by a virus that attacks bacteria, could help protect patients from hospital 'superbugs'.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Viruses in the gut may have created ‘superbugs’

Scientists have a new site for treating problem bacteria in the gut: the viruses that also live within our digestive tract.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Does breast milk hold the clue for fighting superbugs?

Some scientists have argued that a protein complex found in human breast milk can help challenge the antibiotic resistance of several bacterial species, including those known to cause hospital related infections.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Can panda blood be the answer to battling 'superbugs'?

Researchers are suggesting that a component found in panda blood may be more effective in treating infection than current antibiotics. According to the study, the component can fight bacteria in rapid time.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 9 comments

GM crop technology backfires as farmers need more pesticides

A newly-released, peer-reviewed study reveals that the cultivation of genetically engineered crops has increased pesticide usage by hundreds of millions of pounds.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 12 comments

Review: 'Defeating the Superbugs' Special

One of the major health problems faced by mankind in the 21st Century is the rise of so-called superbugs. This programme tells the viewer what most of us already know.
Digital Journal Report by Alexander Baron - 1 comment

Superbugs in city hospitals moving to suburban hospitals

New evidence indicates that hospital superbugs, like MRSA, more commonly found in big cities are being transferred to smaller community hospitals in the suburbs.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Reduction in ‘superbugs’ in UK hospitals

In 2005 a campaign was launched to reduce the level of so-termed ‘superbugs’ in UK hospitals. The campaign focused upon hand hygiene. A new report indicates that the initiative has been a success.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Scientists warn EPA about Monsanto 'rootworm resistant' corn

Scientists have warned the Environmental Protection Agency that Monsanto's "rootworm resistant" seed is now losing its resistance and is liable to cause crop failures.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Antibiotic use in hospitals to be tracked by CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be tracking the use of antibiotics in hospital settings using electronic tracking systems. The reason behind this move is to improve the use of medicines that could lead to superbugs.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 3 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

Superbugs in city hospitals moving to suburban hospitals

New evidence indicates that hospital superbugs, like MRSA, more commonly found in big cities are being transferred to...
Jul 22, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Pomegrantes and superbugs

Extracts from fruit may act as a potential new weapon in the fight against hospital superbugs like MRSA. Scientists at...
Jan 23, 2012 in  New Science by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Pomegranate 'can combat MRSA and other superbugs'...well maybe

Extracts from fruit may act as a potential new weapon in the fight against hospital superbugs like MRSA. Scientists at...
Dec 18, 2011 in  New Science by Tim Sandle
 

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