Blog Posts - Antibiotics

MICs for multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria against common biocides

A new research paper of interest has been published - Determination of minimum inhibitory concentrations of common biocides to multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteriaThe abstract is:Background: Until now, very few studies have investigated the sus...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Dec 5, 2016

Engineering against antibiotic resistance with antimicrobial copper

In the WHO’s Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), backed by the UN, the prevention of infection is one of five strategies to tackle the global rise of AMR.News from Controlled EnvironmentsPathogenic bacteria can survive on standard...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Dec 1, 2016

KAPL Recruitment 2016 for Regional Sales Manager Post

Karnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceuticals Limited (KAPL) has published advertisement for the post of Regional Sales Manager on Temporary Basic. Interested and eligible candidates can apply before within 15 days from the date of this advertisement.
by on Aug 30, 2016

Antibiotics In Kids Linked To Type 1 Diabetes

After giving three ‘standard’ antibiotic doses to mice, researchers saw an accelerated and enhanced rate of type 1 diabetes in the mice. Repeated treatments with antibiotics were linked to the development of type 1 diabetes in mice, a ne...
by Jobs & Vacancies in Kenya on Aug 23, 2016

Antibiotic-induced perturbations in gut microbial diversity influences neuro-inflammation and amyloidosis in a murine model of Alzheimer’s disease : Scientific Reports

Severe amyloidosis and plaque-localized neuro-inflammation are key pathological features of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In addition to astrocyte and microglial reactivity, emerging evidence suggests a role of gut microbiota in regulating innate immun...
by PolygenicBlog on Aug 2, 2016

On Penicillin

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss penicillin, discovered by Alexander Fleming in 1928. It is said he noticed some blue-green penicillium mould on an uncovered petri dish at his hospital laboratory, and that thismould had inhibited bacterial growth arou...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Jul 31, 2016

Protect Yourself Against Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs Naturally

There are antibiotic-resistant superbugs in the United States right now. Learn how to protect yourself and your family from these virulent strains naturally.
by I Told You I Was Sick on Jun 13, 2016

Development of a new antibioticsacific

Researchers have discovered a molecular structure that could aid the design of broad-spectrum antibiotics targeting an enzyme essential to every known strain of bacteria. They've mapped the structure of that enzyme, called MraY, as it is bound to the...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Jun 2, 2016

THE SUPERBUG - The Drug-Proof Strain of E-Coli

"New ‘superbug' becomes first drug-proof bacteria to hit U.S." PBS NewsHour 5/26/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  A 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman has been found carrying a strain of E-coli that is resistant to last-resort antibiotics, which researchers s...
by Mage Soapbox on May 30, 2016

Antibiotic Associated Colitis Increases Risk

At least a half dozen times per week patient’s call with symptoms of a viral upper respiratory tract infection or present to the office for a visit with symptoms and signs of a cold.  These illnesses are caused by small viral particles which do no...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on May 12, 2016

Back to Methocarbamol – Not as Weak – Still in Pain

Day by Day with a Movement Disorder - My Journey with a Mitochondrial Disease I’m finally completely off the Clonazepam and back on the Methocarbamol and Neurontin. And I have a Neuro appointment in June. I had hopes that the time off the med...

Antibiotic resistance training slides

The U.S.  is doing a better job of preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), but more work is needed – especially in fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s latest Vital Signs re...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Apr 28, 2016

Bacteriophages offer an Antimicrobial Solution

One potential area for antimicrobial therapy, which takes a different direction to the search for new compounds, is with bacteriophages: viruses that have the ability to infect and fight harmful bacteria.In relation to this, Tim Sandle has written a...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Apr 4, 2016

Searching for Antimicrobials in the Unlikeliest of Places

The biggest challenge facing the world’s population is the shortage of antimicrobial compounds. This has arisen due to the overprescribing of antibiotics and other antimicrobials; as a consequence of bacterial resistance, arising from evolutionary...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Mar 20, 2016

Can You Donate Blood if You have a Tattoo?

The stigma of a tattoo has been diminished, and many people consider having a tattoo simply because they like it. Therefore we truly understand that there are many good people who have tattoos who want to donate their blood to help their fellow human...
by Start Grants on Mar 15, 2016

Explaining antibiotic resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria in our bodies adapt and find ways to survive the effects of an antibiotic medicine. When this happens, antibiotics lose their effectiveness and no longer work in fighting off infection caused by the...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Mar 11, 2016

Antibiotic Resistance and You

Public Health England wants to hear from members of the public about their views on antibiotic resistance. This public event is taking place in London on 24th February at the UCL John Hunbury Theatre, Russel Square, London. This free to attend event...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Jan 27, 2016

CDC and ACP: Stop Prescribing Antibiotics for Common Respiratory Infections

The Affordable Health Care Act has created patient satisfaction surveys which can affect a physician’s reimbursement for services rendered plus their actual employment by large insurers and health care systems. This has created a fear of not giving...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Jan 27, 2016

I Took Antibiotics! Now what?

In the previous article, we explored the dangers of taking antibiotics uncontrollably. But what happens when we have taken the medications? Remember that sometimes these pills are necessary for our recovery and they can even save our lives in dangero...
by Mind Body and Spirit Wellbeing on Jan 22, 2016

Antimicrobial resistance resources

Public health professionals have been given access to new resources aimed at reducing the unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics.The second edition of Public Health England's Health Matters resource sets out how healthcare professionals can deal with...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Jan 17, 2016

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